Welcome to Year 4
Please make sure you are practicing your times tables regularly at home. You can use TT Rock stars or TimesTables.co.uk.
Our Last Day
We have had lots of fun today competing in our sports day all together. We even got Mr Elder, Miss Hope and Miss Williams to join in.
The Chocolate Factory Trip!
We had the best time at the chocolate factory!
Due to the torrential weather we had our PE lesson in the hall. We enjoyed some team building games and a game of bench-ball.
We have been exploring food chains and had a go at creating our own.
We have had another go at our self-portraits for the hall display. We are really proud of the results!
We have conducted an experiment to see which liquid would damage the egg shell. The children have predicted the coca-cola would do the most.
We have been tasting chocolate to see which one we like the best, ready to design our own chocolate bar next week.
We enjoyed a game of rounders with Nick.
We have been researching which countries our food comes from and how far it has to travel to get to our plates.
We enjoyed some sports day games today with Nick. Even Miss Hope and Miss Williams joined in!
We have been exploring the work of Picasso and had a go at creating our own image in his style.
Today we had a go at creating our self-portrait. It was certainly trickier than what we expected but we are going to keep practising!
For mindfulness, we played some games which test our resilience!
We have been researching our favourite chocolate bar wrappers to see what information we need to include on our own designs.
This week we have been practising our bowling skills with Nick.
Together, we have created a class reading river to go in our reading corridor. We have used collage to create our river and discussed some of our favourite books to recommend to other year groups.
In maths we have been identifying 2D shapes.
In science we have been exploring how we classify different animals. To finish off this topic, we looked at endangered species in the world and what we could do to help them. The children worked together to research their animal and even presented their findings to the rest of the class.
For our last session with Nick from CUFC, we went over to the field and played some games where we had to demonstrate our resilience. We had lots of fun and will miss our sessions with Nick!
Today in PE with Nick, we have been playing different games to practise our teamwork skills. There were some excellent goals scored and saved and the children should be very proud of the teamwork they displayed!
Today we have explored the garden habitat in the school playground. We discussed the changes that we have made to the garden that could have had negative effects on the wildlife that live there. We also explored what we could do to protect this habitat.
This afternoon we have been sketching our own Tin Forests in the likeness of the books illustrator Wayne Anderson.
This morning, we were lucky enough to have a taster session of wheelchair basketball with Nat. We really enjoyed this session and had lots of fun!
Today with Nick, we explored how we can manage our emotions through different lifestyle changes.
Today we have created family potions as part of our ‘different family, same love’ week. We discussed all the things that fill our family such as love, laughter and a little bit of craziness!
Today in PE with Nick, we have been playing lots of different team games. We have been able to practise our teamwork skills and had lots of fun while doing it!
This week we have been talking all about our families and how they are all different but share the same love. In art, we have used the watercolours to create a family tree picture.
In our PSHE session with CUFC, we talked about the resilience we demonstrated during the lockdown.
Today in PE with Nick, we have been practising our catching skills. It was made even better because the sun was shining!
This morning in our assembly, we talked all about friendships. We worked together in groups to answer different questions about friendships and then shared our ideas together at the end. This week we are going to try our best to be a good friend.
Today in topic, we learned all about the Maya diet. We even had a go at making our own tortillas. They were yummy!
As a class, we completed our daily mile this morning. We love starting our learning outside and catching up with our friends after a busy weekend.
This week in music, we had a go at playing 'Balckbird' on the glockenspiel.
In science, we have been learning all about how we group different living things. Today, we have explored invertebrates and how we group them depending on their characteristics.
In PE, we have been having cricket sessions with Nick. Today, we had a go at some fielding skills. We had lots of fun, even in the rain!
In topic, we have been learning all about the Maya. On Tuesday, we had a go at using the Maya number system. It was very tricky!
In music, we have been learning the song 'Blackbird' by The Beatles.
Today in PSHE, we had Carl in from CUFC to talk to us all about resilience and self-esteem.
This week in our PE session with Nick, we have learned how to use the cricket bat and had a go at playing cricket golf.
This week we have enjoyed an English lesson outside in the sunshine, where we created a word bank that described the old man in our class story.
We have been working on our tactics skills with Nick and enjoyed a game of dodgeball to put our new skills into practice.
We have enjoyed an afternoon in the sunshine, exploring the garden area behind school and sketching what we could see!
In DT, we have been creating our own volcanoes. We made the structure using papier-mache and this week we have painted them. Next week we are hoping to make them erupt!
In art, we have been using oil pastels to create wave pictures in the likeness of Kensuke's Kingdom front cover.
In topic, we have been learning all about volcanoes. We even had a go at acting out a volcano eruption!
In PE, we have been working with Emma on our dance and gymnastic skills.
In science, we have continued our electricity topic and had a go at using the electrical equipment we have in school. We have been making simple circuits and testing different materials to see if they are a conductor or an insulator.
In art, we have started creating some Christmas crafts. In the session, we had a go at creating Christmas trees using plastic forks.
In science this week, we have been looking at what volume is and how we can change it. We have experimented changing the volume of lots of different instruments.
This week we have been focusing on anti-bullying and how we as a class can make our school a safer and happier place. We have made our own odd socks as part of our MSSC learning.
Here is some of the work we are proud of this week.
In art, we have created our own Poppy pictures using water colours.
Today we observed the 2 minutes silence in honour of our armed services.
Tullie House Viking Workshop
This week we have been to Tullie House and participated in the Viking workshop. We were able to visit the Viking burial exhibition in the museum and then look at Viking artefacts. We even got the opportunity to dress up as Vikings!
Happy Bonfire Night!
Have a fabulous fun-filled bonfire night, but please stay safe!
In art we have been creating firework pictures using different types of art media.
In art, we have been using apples to print pumpkins to create a Halloween placemat.
Our Anglo-Saxon Huts
This week we have finished our Anglo-Saxon huts. We hope you like them!
Here is some of the work we are proud of.
We have used a leaf printing technique to create our own autumnal artwork.
We have been learning about the water cycle by acting out the four stages. Try testing your children at home and see if they can remember all the actions!
In DT, we have started to create our Anglo-Saxon huts.
Black History Month
This week we have been learning about the achievements of black people throughout history. In art we had a go at creating self portraits in the style of Faith Ringgold.
Our WOW Work
This is some of the work we are proud of this week.
In gymnastics, we have been practising our balancing skills.
We have used a finger painting technique to create our own colourful flowers.
We have been using the laptops to find out about Anglo-Saxon Gods.
Our Crazy Custard Experiment
The children participated in the crazy custard experiment to start our new science topic, States of Matter.
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