Predator V Prey
This week we have been planting tomatoes on our allotment. We are so excited to watch them grow. Everyday we have to water our tomatoes, especially in this heat!
School Camp was a huge success, Year 3 and 4 had an amazing time. We spent a night camping and took part in many activities; assualt course, games, rope swing, team building activities and many more!
This week we have been learning lots about different predators and preys. We were able to dress up and bring in our favourite predators and preys to share with everyone! This week has been extremely exciting and we are all looking forward to learn more throughout this term.
THE STONE AGE
In art we have been exploring Cave drawings and have made some of our own. English has been extremely exciting as we have been making our own Stone Age stories.
This week we have been reading the book 'Stone Age Boy' and learning lots about the Stone Age.
Also this week, Year 4 have had a Steel Drumming Workshop, where we were put into partners and able to play lots of different music, following notes to create some amazing music.
Exciting this week, as we have been practicing some different Gymnastics skills. First we tried a pike.
'It is important to keep your legs together.' - Erin
Then we tried straddle position.
'This is slightly different, as you have to keep your legs apart for this.' - Corey
After, we made different capital letters using our bodies
We have been extremely busy this week, on Thursday we went to Hans Price Academy to watch an amazing dance show preformed by the students. This extremely enjoyable for all and the children didn't want to leave!
We have been continuing with our 'Romans' topic this week in Year 4, we have been also been doing lots of music. Below you can see a video of our Roman poem we preformed with actions and music.
On Thursday we had an Indian Music Workshop, we learnt a new song and played new instruments, we even learnt some dance moves to add to our singing and instrument playing.
See video below.
This week we have been starting to learn about the Romans, researching facts and finding out lots of information. On Thursday we had an invasion in our classroom! Year 6 came into our class, a few at a time. Before we knew it, we were being budged off of our seats and Year 6 started to take our books and take over. The whole of Year 4 ended up in the corner of the classroom- this was so that we understood what life was like for the Romans.
Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
NSPCC Number Day
Today we have spent the morning enjoying various maths activities, these includes table tournaments of Hit the Button, Fun Five and a The Big Maths Quiz. We have enjoyed ourselves and put our maths knowledge into practice.
On Thursday we explored maps and started to recognize different symbols that are used on maps. After we felt comfortable reading maps with symbols, we then made our own maps.
This week we were able to learn lots of different facts and information about China. In class we made Chinese dragon pictures out of cupcake cases. It took a lot of time and patience but we are please with the end result. We were then able to go round all of the classes and take part in different activities going on around the school.
African Drumming Workshop
Year 4 had an amazing music lesson, they were able to play lots of African instruments that they may have not seen before. They were able to have a go at playing all of the instruments and the end song that they sang as a class with their instruments was outstanding.
Forest School Update!
We are having so much fun at Forest school! This week we explored the woods for different bugs and leaves. We also made mud faces which were amazing. We enjoy getting very muddy at Forest School so please remember your wellies and waterproofs!
This week in Year 4 we have been experimenting with different materials to see which ones would make the best earmuffs.
"We used lots materials but cotton wool was the best as it blocked most of the air." -Leo
Despite the terrible weather, Miss Parker took us around the school grounds to find different leaves for our very 'Forest School' hat!
We explored our new book and wrote some setting descriptions by using adjectives.
We also tried to look at some art by using the front cover for inspiration. The technique is called prospective art or Vanishing Point
'I really enjoyed the art, it was difficult but I'm looking forward to making it better.' - Luis
' I found it tricky it at first but I gave it a few goes.; - Kaiden
Get your magnifying glasses out! As Year 4 are ready to search and explore countries around Europe
Welcome back! We really hope you have had a fantastic break and ready for another exciting term in Year 4.
Well done to Year 3 and 4 who participated in a Netball match vs Bournville. All the children showed an excellent attitude to the game and demonstrated our Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship values
This week Year 4 have been looking at circuits! We have discovered lots of different ways in which we can make a circuit. We also investigated different circuits to see which ones would and wouldn't work. We had to look at different diagrams and predict whether they would or wouldn't work.
We got a visitior from a real life spy! He came in and showed us some really exciting top tips on how to be a spy! He showed us how to crack codes, be stealthy and even how to search for clues. He also shared with us some real life spy stories from the war.
'It was absolutely brilliant, he showed us how to crack different codes' - Maisie
'I really liked some of the gadgets which he brought in, my favourite was the small magnifying glass which you hold in your hand.'
Another exciting week has begun in Year 4! This week we have visited Bournville Primary to participate in the Raise the Roof singalong. A massive thank you to Anne Clough from the music event for being so fantastic in running the event!
First Year 4 have been using Atlases to find different capitals around Europe. We have learnt new skills to help us understand and use maps properly.
'I know the capital of Russia is Moscow' - Cameron
'Europe is a continent and a continent is a group of countries' - Lucy
'You can tell what the capital of a country is on the map but the red icon.' - Jack
Welcome to Year 4
Just a reminder that PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays
Term 1 Week 6
This week we have been looking at harvest and on Thursday we had a scarecrow competition and sold food that we made.
Term 1 Week 5
This week has been very exciting for Year 4, we have started to take part in very practical activities in the afternoon working outside and being creative.
The first activity we took part in on Monday was called 'Who's in my Pyramid?' We had to dress up as mummies and catch the intruders.
Tuesday we were stuck in Ancient Egypt and had lost our classmates, in groups of 5's we had to find maps that were scattered around the playground and write in hieroglyphics messages to the Ancient Egyptians so that they could help us. We all survived on the island!
Also this week in Year 4, we were able to watch an M&M production which was Oliver Twist and we are all really excited about all of the Oliver Twist themed enrichment activities we will be taking part in.
Another exciting part of our week was Thursday it was 'No Pen Morning' instead of picking up our pens in the morning we were able to have imaginative convocations with our classmates and complete role play activities and story telling.
Term 1 Week 4
Well what a week it has been, this week we have looked at our mummified apples "They looked mushy, weak and disgusting"-Kaylum.
We managed to preserve most of our apples but some were not covered by the mixture therefore started to grow mold.
The Big Day Out was amazing on Friday, we met all of the Co-op schools at the Tropicana and were able to complete a range of activities from beach multi-sports to arts and crafts, we even wrapped up warm and made sandcastles on the beach.
Term 1 Week 3
In year 4 we have been looking at mummification and how the Ancient Egyptians preserved bodies. During our English lesson we were given instructions on 'How to Mummify an apple' in pairs we have mixed salt and bicarbonate of soda to replicate what the Egyptians used to do.
Look back next week to find out if we were able to preserve our apples...
Term 1 Week 2
This week we have been on a school trip to pizza express and Bristol Museum! Whilst at Pizza Express we were able to make our own pizza, after making our pizza we went to Bristol Museum where we were able to eat our yummy pizza and to explore the Ancient Egypt artefacts as part of our topic.
Term 1 Week 1
What a great start to Term 1! This week we have enjoyed getting to know each other and have been looking at class rules and expectations that we have as year 4 students.