End of term blog
Today, Year 4 were very kindly invited to St James’ Church, to take part in some festive celebrations.
After walking down to the Church, we thought about different ways that messages are sent today and compared this to how Mary and Joseph found out about their special news.
We watched an interesting video clip about the chords/cords of Christmas and then split off in to different groups. Each group spent time doing a range of activities, organised by the lovely volunteers at the Church.
One group made some beautiful Angels and Manger scenes which will look beautiful hung on your Christmas trees at home.
Meanwhile, another group sang some fun songs sat in the choir.
Next, the children discovered how the bells worked in the belfry and wrote their own messages to be rung out through the town.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the children were incredibly well behaved. We were very proud of them and they were a real credit to the school.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their Tudor experience days. Mr Davies braved the kitchen with each of the three classes to create ‘authentic’ Tudor Pottage and bread rolls which the children (and adults) weren’t quite sure they enjoyed.
Mrs Bromley took the children back in time to become Tudor Doctors. With thanks to our wonderful actors who took on the roles of the sick people, the children were able to suggest cures for them using traditional methods.
The children loved looking at the different herbs and trying to work out what they were. Don’t trust any of the remedies they suggest for your next headache.
Mrs Stortors coached the children to produce traditional Tudor dancing which they then performed to each other. The children were excellent at adopting the style of dancing required and produced some really great routines.
WOW! What a busy few weeks we have had! What with the exciting (and very comfortable) World Animal Day on Wednesday to a fantastic (if a little creepy) Woodlice experiment for our Habitats Topic in Science.
We have spent out week learning all about Roman Numerals. Some of us have an excellent understanding of reading and writing Roman Numerals all the way up to and beyond 1000!!!
This week, we started our History Topic of Anglo-Saxons. We have started looking at the fall of the Roman Empire, and how Britain was invaded by Nomads from all over Europe – I am sure there is a Brexit joke in there somewhere.
We have held debates about whether it was fair to call the Barbarians barbaric, created our own images of what they looked like and discussed in detail whether we would prefer to be a Roman or a Nomad.
We are linking our History topic to our English Non-Chronological Report writing over the next few weeks, so we will be aiming to share some of these with you later in the term.
We are all excited about our Harvest Festival next Wednesday (11th at 9:30-10:00). We look forward to seeing you there, and hope you remember to bring in Harvest boxes for us to delivery on Thursday and Friday to the local community.
Welcome to Year 4! The children have settled in really well as we approach the end of week 3. Please don’t forget that we have our Harvest Festival celebrations on Wednesday 11th October from 9:30am. The children have been working hard to learn an array of Harvest songs for you to enjoy.
This week we have been looking at habitats and the invertebrates that live there. We went on an investigation walk around our school grounds looking for them. Here are some pictures of what we found. It was a great afternoon.
We have been working really hard in ICT to edit our own pictures. We have used a green screen and a photo editing software to manipulate pictures of ourselves and transpose them onto pictures inside our bodies.
Here are a few examples from our class.
If you would like to see any more, please let us know and we can add them to our blog :)
Our next topic will be Mountains.
We thought we would give you some options as inspiration for your homework this half term. We would like you to choose 1 or 2 tasks from the list below. You are more that welcome to do more than 2 of the tasks if you would like.
1. Make an equipment list for what you need to climb a mountain
2. Make a model of a mountain
3. Write a biography of Edmund Hillary
4. Write a poem about a mountain
5. Write a diary entry about being on a mountain
6. Take a photo of you on a mountain
7. Draw or paint a picture of a mountain scene
8. Make a mountain collage
9. Learn a song about a mountain
10. Create a mountain dance
Homework is due back on Wednesday 26th April
Your homework will be presented to the class (if you would like) and then be put on display around school.
Year 4 had a fabulous afternoon with John from Skip2Bfit. The children skipped for two minutes and tried really hard to get the best score they could.
Lots of children got scores above 150 and Lulu and Poppy achieved record scores of 187 and 193 respectively.
We all had a fabulous afternoon and the children loved their free blueberries.
Skipping ropes will be on sale after school next week please look out for them!
Welcome back! I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas break and are sufficiently full of mince pies, Christmas pud, Quality Street, etc.
We have come back with a bang, as Samba lessons started today. We arrived promptly in the music room to an array of Samba drums, Ganzas and Agogos, eager to start playing. We were delegated our instrument for the morning and were taught some different rhythms, starting with “I Like Custard In The Microwave” (ask your children). We will be doing Samba on a Friday morning for the next ten weeks, culminating in a fantastic assembly, in which parents are invited to attend to see our hard work.
Our Science topic this week has been Teeth and Digestion, which we have linked to Recount writing in English. Today we watched an episode of The Magic School Bus, in which the children took a journey through the digestion system (not literally). If you could encourage your child to watch the link again at some point over the week, it would really help support our English lessons next week.
On a similar note, a gentle reminder that your child’s Greek Project is due in on Monday 23rd January.