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Term 6 2013

Welcome to the Year 4 Class Page
Scroll down to see what we have been up to...

Welcome back to Term 6!

We are continuing our World War 2 theme this term, there is still lots to learn! We will be looking at mould and micro-organisms in science and learning to draw figures in art. We will be practicing our track and field sports ready for sports day, practicing our singing for the KS2 performace and taking care if our 'Oldmixon in Bloom' plants - busy busy busy!!

We've made a great start back to the term. Take a look below to see some of the things we've been up to...

As part of our Micro-organisms topic in science, we have made compost pots! We will be observing the changes to the materials over the next few weeks and investigating what is happening! 

We went onto the field to collect natural materials. We worked in groups and made sure we all helped.

We have been observing how the materials have changed over the week. The main changes we noticed were...

  • There is water and condensation on the sides of the pot
  • The grass and leaves have changed colour from bright green to darker green and brown
  • The compost pots are smelly!
  • There are some bugs in our pots
Watch this space for more info!

Reading and Plotting Co-ordinates...

Caring for our flowers....

All About World War 2

This week we have been learning about Rationing. We looked at which items were rationed, why rationing had to happen and the impact it had on people's lives. We discovered that not only food was rationed, but food and other things too! Do you know any facts about rationing?

We studied World War 2 rationing posters and thought about why they were made and how they changed people's opinions about rationing. We decided which ones we liked best and had a go at designing our own.
Which ones do you like best?

Building Anderson Shelters 
Over the past few weeks the children have been working hard on their Anderson Shelter projects and they are looking great! All sorts of materials have been used to create some fantastic effects (see if you can spot the tea bags!)




Oldmixon in Bloom update...
The sun has been shining down and some of our plants are beginning to flower, let's hope the warm weather continues!

Thank you to everyone who has helped us out by sending in plants, seeds and pots, we really appreciate it! We have been getting our hands dirty doing lots of planting and digging, now we're just hoping for some sunshine to help them grow!

Have a look at what we did...

Pop up on to the decking to see if our plants are growing!

What have we been doing this week?

We have been busy planting for the Oldmixon in Bloom competition, keep your fingers crossed that we get some sunshine to help our flowers grow! ABIG thank you to everyone who has donated pots and seeds to help us along.

Stay tuned for pictures of our growing garden...

Our St. Georges Day Assembly!

We performed the Legend of St. George and The Dragon in our class assembly this week. The whole school and some family and friends came to watch us - we hope you all enjoyed it and learnt a little about our Patron Saint. Have a look at our photos to see our play....

The Villagers live in fear of the evil dragon.

Princess Cleolinda is to be scafriced to satisfy the dragon!

Our Hero, George, battles the dragon to protect the Princess and the villagers! Hurrah!

Back at the village, George slays the Dragon and the saved the day!

The King and the villagers are so grateful they that George becomes Saint George. The King decides that 23rd April ever year will be St. George's day to honour our hero.

Week beginning 15.04.13
We have now begun reading The Lion and The Unicorn and this week, Lenny has been evacuated! Our aim was to write diary in role as Lenny to really get a feel for what it must have been like for him and the other evacuees.
To help us we listened to extracts from a real evacuee diary (click the link to listen...)

We also read real examples of evacuee diary entries...


Take a look at the events in our class that you can get involved in...

Welcome back to Term 5!

Welcome back to term 5! We hope you had a great Easter. Our theme this term is Children in World War Two. We will be looking at evacuees, rationing and important people in the war - plenty to get our teeth into! Our class book is The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes. This is a touching story of a young boy, Lenny,  dealing with his experiences as an evacuee. 

The children have already started researching World War 2 for their holiday homework projects, so far with great results! A big thank you to everybody that has helped out at home so far.

 Miss Green and Miss Cox

Please click on our 'Topic Web' document below to find out more about our learning this term.


Things to remember....

Read our 'Things to Remember' document for important reminders.