Sunday, June 29, 2014

From Jesse and Ryan


we`re in Paris and am really missing you.
Soon we will send a blog post about are trip
with Coco and Nutty to the U.S.

From Jesse and Ryan

Saturday, June 28, 2014


There was a noise of running hooves as alpacas started crowding towards the King's palace. Everyone was chattering excitedly as they bustled towards the construction. There were news about the King summoning an alpaca. The heroic type of course. There had been a lot of kidnappings in Alpaconti lately, the supercontinent that they lived on. There has hardly been any in the last few thousand centuries. So, every one of the alpacas were talking about it. The palace was a huge structure nearly entirely made out of quartz blocks. A summoning was a special occasion because it had only happened twice. Then, everyone fell silent as the King suddenly came out of the palace and onto the balcony. He looked at the alpacas below.

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"I am ready for the Summoning to begin," he said.

A butler walked up to him and gave him an enchanted sword named Ashrune. Then, he stabbed the sword in to the ground. Next, he muttered some ancient spells and after a few minutes, a blinding light flashed into the sky and the alpacas gasped. Something was falling from the sky! Everyone started panicking.

"Do not worry, citizens!" he shouted. "I will use a spell to stop it from getting hurt."

And that was what he did. The falling thing was now falling much slower than before so it was like it was floationg to the King's balcony.

The 'thing' was in fact, a little male alpaca with a headband that read 'Satoshi'. He was still asleep and didn't seem to notice that he, before, was falling from about 500 metres. While he was sleeping, he looked more like a small sheep than an alpaca.


'He looks rather cute, to be honest.' thought the King. 'He also looks like Shoop Sheep the Cotton Ball'.

He sent for his butler to drag the sleeping Satoshi into a spare guest room.

4 hours later...

Satoshi suddenly woke up. He had woken up from a strange dream of alpacas. There was a king alpaca and it stuck a sword and then he started falling out of the sky. It was the weirdest dream he had in years! Yet while he was awake, he could still see them! Was he going CRAZY??? No he couldn't be...
Then the truth suddenly dawned to Satoshi... he had become an alpaca.....



Friday, June 27, 2014

What connections?

All the numbers from 1 to 90. Let's take two of them:
3 and 69. What have these two numbers got in common? What connections are there between them?

More Big Questions

This year in 4G we've had our "Big Question Times". This week we wrote either some new questions, or ones we still wanted answered more fully:

Any ideas?

my year3 blog

The link is here

class blog

The Blind Man and the Hunter

In Year 4 this week we've returned to Hugh Lupton's book of Tales of Wisdom and Wonder. We particularly liked a story called The Blind Man and the Hunter. You can read it with your eyes here or listen with your ears to Hugh Lupton telling it here.

We talked about general statements you could make about the blind man, sentences with words like always, often, never, and sometimes. Here's some that we wrote:

Latin Squares and Euler Squares

Yesterday in 4G, as a five minute thing at the start of the maths lesson, the challenge was to make Latin squares, where each colour appears only once in each row and column of a square:

Mr Gregg tweeted an image of this and got a reply that took it further:
So... diagonals...
We used a Word document (switching the gridlines - 2cm - on, to snap to grid) as there aren't enough plastic squares for everyone to have a go!
Ryan was the first one to get it!
Well done Ryan! After that, lots of others found a way.

Mr Gregg had had another tweet:

So, now for something much harder.... Euler squares! (We've met Mr Euler before!)

Mr Gregg had made a Word document for this too. This time there are shapes and colours, and both have to be organised!
Mr Gregg said we wouldn't try for very long because it looked very hard! But, just as he said, "Right, that's enough," Rozenn shouted out, "I've done it!"

And she had - well done Rozenn!
 Here it is, recreated in plastic squares:
A big thank you to all the people on twitter who helped us!

Mr Euler said it was not possible to make this kind of square if its size is 2, 6, 10, 14...
He was right about 2 and 6, but in 1960 it was discovered it is possible with 10 and all the others:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Algebra with shapes

Mr Gregg came across these shapes in Foundation Stage:
They're called Rolf Circle Fun, and they're just right for a bit of algebra...
We used this blank sheet:
and, with Paint, coloured in sections. (Only the Rolf shapes were allowed.)
Next we named some areas of the shape: b c 
We could see quite quickly that b + c = a
So, armed with this, we were able to start describing all the areas in our designs with abcs. Like this:
Here's a slideshow of some of our creations:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Concert

Well done everyone for your great singing and dancing tonight!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Elephantastic News!

The cake sale to raise money for the elephants has made €386.50 !

Well done and thank you to all those who made and bought cakes.

Also, a big thank you to the bracelet making team who sold their bracelets and gave all profits to the elephant project.
What a great team Year 4 are!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cake Sale

The cake sale has been a great success - well done everyone!


Fuleco, the Brazil 2014 mascot
In each World Cup there's an official mascot. This year it's Fuleco, but there have been lots of others:

In Year 4 we've been designing our own mascots:


Today 4G tried together.

We began by creating a set of points using a table with x and y and joining them together in some-kind-of-circle-sort-of-shape.

by Alicia

by Fernando

by Jacques

by Maëlle

by Mimi

by Pablo

by Ryan

by Tobias