WOW, we cant believe we've reached the end of Term One already!! Here are some of the things we've been up to this last week, we have been super busy!!
On Wednesday afternoon some of our parents and carers came into class to have a look at some of the work we've been doing on our topic this term. We enjoyed showing them our research and sharing with them everything we had learnt about our European neighbours, we even go the chance to share some french bread!
Wednesday was a busy day for us and in the evening we had a great time dancing away at our disco.
On Thursday as a whole school we have been celebrating Diwali, the festival of light. We made our way around the Key Stage Two classrooms to take part in different activities. We made Diwali cards with diyas on them, rangolis, lanterns and designed our own henna patterns. We thought about the colours we were using to celebrate this festival of light!
We look forward to seeing you back in school on Tuesday the 31st October to start Term two. ENJOY YOUR HALF TERM!
This week in Art, we have been drawing and painting pictures of the Eiffel Tower as part of our topic 'Who are our European neighbours?'. We enjoyed using water colour paints to begin to make our pictures come to life and we are looking forward to finishing these next week.
In PE over this term we have been playing rugby and this week we looked at making passes and practised these with a partner. Some of Year Four were able to take part in a rugby tournament this Friday with some other local schools, where we were able to put all of ours skills from the term into practice. We had a great day!
In English over the last few weeks we have been looking at a trilogy of picture books by Aaron Becker. This week we have been looking at writing holiday brochures for some of the settings in the book, thinking about words and phrases to sell it to someone looking to go on holiday!
This week in our Maths we have been looking at negative numbers. We made a human number line and had to figure out amongst ourselves who was cooler and who was hotter. We really enjoyed doing this and its helped us all to understand and be able to work with negative number.
Wow what a busy week we've had in Year four! In maths we have been working on rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. It was quite a challenge at the start of the week, but we're all becoming quite good at it now.
On Friday we had the Big Day Out; the whole school was able to go to the Tropicana. We took part in some great sports activities, before moving onto creating our own sand sculptures. We worked together to build a fort!! Before it was time to head back to school we made our way inside to watch the 'Balloon Man'. He was brilliant and even manged to fit himself inside a giant balloon!!!
This week in Year four, we took part in an African experience workshop. We started the workshop by learning some African songs and chants. We then put these to a beat using our body's to make the music. After this we were shown how to play these beats out onto the drums and shakers. All of the instruments were made from natural materials and some of them were even made from vegetables. We had a great time playing along to the songs and chants as a class.
This week, we were lucky enough to have Warburtons bakers come to school to see us. The session started with a video about how the bread is made, sliced and packaged in the factory. It was then down to the children to ask some questions; "How many factories do you have across the country?" We found that there are 12 bakeries and 14 depots. We then got the chance to make our own bread rolls which we took home at the end of the day which were delicious! We starting by adding the ingredients into a bowl and took turns to mix these together, it was then time to add some water and start to need the bread into a dough. Once we had finished this we each had a piece of dough and made it into our very own bread roll shapes. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!
This week the whole school have been reading the book Only One You, written by Linda Kranz. The book is all about individuality and being unique. There is a video available on YouTube of the story if you would like to look over this with your child. On Tuesday we were thinking about what makes us individual and what makes us a good friend. The children worked in pairs using freeze frames to show to the class there ideas of what makes a good friend.
Welcome to year four, this term our topic is 'Who are our European neighbours?' this topic map should give you and idea of the work we will be doing over the term, we're very excited to get started!!