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Week Commencing 15th March 2021

This week in Drama, we have been reciting the poem, 'Don't' by Michael Rosen. We split the class into groups, and each interpreted our lines, adding expression and miming to bring the poem to life. We aim to learn the poem by heart so that we can perform it to the rest of Year 4 after the Easter holidays.

Week Commencing 8th March 2021

This week in Music, we learned about note values and how to write a rhythm on a stave.  Having written our piece, some of us performed our work to the class.

Week Commencing 1st March 2021

WORLD BOOK DAY

To celebrate this special reading day, we were set a number of challenges. Among our favourites were: reading in an unusual place, recreating a book cover using items around our home and making our own comic strip. It was great to see our friends and class adults dressed up at our live lessons.

Week Commencing 1st March 2021

On Wednesday, we had a day away from the computer screen, giving us a chance to try new things and be creative. 

Our activities included:

  • Being David Attenborough for a day - looking for plants, bugs and other creatures in the nature around us.
  • Origami
  • Making pictures of springtime
  • A virtual 'Bring your pet to school' day
  • Watching a movie that was made before we were born
  • Writing a letter to someone we have missed during lockdown
  • A Year 4 Bake-off!

We had so much fun trying out new things and old things(!) - the films made before our time are actually quite good; made our parents feel old though! 😮 We certainly learned that there are lots of activities, aside from gaming, that keep us occupied and entertained

Week Commencing 22nd February 2021

In Maths this week, we were looking at properties of shape and angles. 

Angles are all around us. We made a right angle by folding a circular piece of paper in half and then in half again, to form the 90 degree angle. We used this to help us find obtuse angles (bigger than 90 degrees) and acute angles (smaller than 90 degrees) in our own home environment.

Week Commencing 8th February 2021

In Science this week were investigating and observing freezing water.

 

Our first task was to build the tallest icy skyscraper, using just ice cubes and to see how well it stayed up after 20 minutes - good job this wasn't done in the summer! 

 

Then we experimented with freezing different liquids to see which froze the quickest: boiled water, salt water, coloured water (with food dye added) and fizzy water/lemonade.   

                                    

We won't spoil the fun by telling you the results... try this yourself to see what happens 🙂

Week Commencing 1st February 2021

This week we have been doing daily activities linked with Mental Health Week. We know how important it is to look after our own minds as well as our own bodies and in turn look out for each other.

 

One of our fun tasks was to design a 'home school' uniform. We think you'll agree that some of these outfits reflect our wish to be comfortable and relaxed, whilst other designs focus on being more eye-catching - really waking us up and making us ready for a new day!

Week Commencing 25th January 2021

We have had a busy week, rewriting our own story modelled on The Three Little Pigs. Each morning we have looked forward to hearing the next episode of Mrs Leary's 'The Three Malicious but Delicious Year 4 Kids', to help give us some ideas for our own work.

 

Another hi-light of the week was making our own 3D model of a Saxon village. Those of us who couldn't get hold of the resources drew a picture of one instead.

Week Commencing 23rd November 2020 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you no doubt will be aware, Year 4 are going to be recording a video of their Christmas performance that will be released on Teams on Wednesday 9th December.  We are writing to you to ask for costumes for this performance.  Please can your child bring in as much as possible from the following items on Monday 30th November:

  • Christmas jumper (to be returned in time for Christmas Jumper Day)
  • Christmas hats
  • Christmas or novelty glasses
  • Tinsel for a scarf
  • Other wearable Christmas decorations

Thank you so much in advance for helping to make our 2020 Christmas performance the most memorable yet.  We hope that the finished result brings a big smile to your faces and a little bit of Christmas cheer.  

Kind regards,

Mrs Walter and Mrs Leary. 

Week Commencing 9th November 2020

4SW have been practising different stitches in preparation for making Christmas decorations in DT this term.

Week Commencing 28th September 2020

For the past two weeks, 4SW have been looking at similarities and differences between people in PSHE.  We have had many an interesting discussion about the challenges faced in our country and beyond – issues with racism and discrimination of minority groups of people, religious differences, and we have even had a look at Donald Trump’s ideologies and opinions. The children have done really well tackling such big issues in a mature manner, listening to each other’s differing opinions with respect and decorum.  They made me very proud to be their teacher. 

 

Week commencing 14th September 2020

4SW have had a wonderful start to the term, exploring all of our new topics such as electricity in science and the Romans in history.  “Sanitise your hands” has become our new class mantra and is repeated many a time throughout the day, even managing to work its way into our register responses.  The children are settling in well and are relishing the challenges that year 4 presents. 
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