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Tuesday 13th July
A tough morning was spent by all, as Mr Francis put us all through our paces. Each team worked hard on a variety of events, including long jump, javelin, relay, dodgeball, obstacle race and a nerve-wracking penalty shootout! However, the toughest event was at the end, as the teams worked together to win the tug of war.
Monday 12th July
For our Spanish afternoon, we had a flamenco workshop from Vivian, a dance teacher from Dance Days. He worked us hard as we learnt a flamenco dance piece, which needed energy, rhythm and expression. We had to concentrate well to follow the steps and perform with strength and passion!
Monday 12th July 2021
For our Spanish themed day, we have focused on Joan Miró. He is a surrealist artist, sculpture and ceramicist. Miró is well known for his simple lines/shapes and bright colours. The pupils created mood boards of ideas and then a final piece of Miró inspired artwork.
The pupils were given a set of wires, a bulb and battery. Their challenge was to get the bulb to light. The pupils did a fantastic job of using the problem solving skills and working collaboratively in pairs. We then added additional components and tried to get them working.
Our Roman Mosaics - May 2021
Roman Shields Homework - April 2021
The pupils have been busy at home creating their own Ancient Greek temples. They have used their knowledge of Ancient Greek architecture and columns.
Our Completed Ancient Greek Pots
Today we have started to create our Ancient Greek pots using clay.
Today we had a go at sketching our Ancient Greek pottery. We focused on shape and the ‘Greek key’ pattern and the ‘egg and dart’ pattern.
Tuesday 16th March 2021
Today we have been learning about Ancient Greek architecture. We investigated the three orders (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian). We looked specifically at columns and had a go at drawing our own. Most of the columns had grooves down the sides called fluting.
To celebrate British Science Week, we investigated making ice-cream in a bag. We were able to observe how a liquid turns into a solid by freezing. We placed a bag of milk into a bag of ice and salt. We then took turns to shake the back. The milk turned into a solid, similar to the consistency of ice-cream! We would love to try different flavours and maybe even cream.
Our topic this half term is Ancient Greece. We learnt some interesting facts about the Greeks using a range in non-fiction texts.
We had a great start to our first day back at school. Do you think you could solve the puzzle below? It most certainly tested our resilience and perseverance.
Tuesday 15th December 2020
For our calendars, we have made seasonal trees. Can you identify which season each part of the tree represents? What's your favourite season?
In 4F we made Danish Heart calendars. These are traditionally made by families in Denmark as a symbol of affection and peace.
14.12.20 - Visual Literacy - 'The Nutcracker'
We were inspired by watching the 1993 version of 'The Nutcracker' for the design of our annual Christmas cards. Our English this week will be based around 'The Nutcracker'. Watch this space for nutcracker themed poems!
We are learning about time!
Design and Technology - 25.11.20
We are investigating packaging for our chocolate boxes. We had fun creating 3D shapes from a variety of nets.
Tuesday 10th November
In Science, we investigated the digestive system by creating a working model.
Tuesday 20th October 2020
For PSHE, we discussed online safety and created a class online safety charter.
Monday 19th October 2020
In science, we had a look at our enquiry that we set up on Thursday. We placed eggs into 6 different liquids to find out which liquid would cause the most tooth decay, Look what has happened to the eggs!
Here are our results. The vinegar caused the most damage to the eggshell. It weakened the eggshell and cause it to soften. We also found that a layer of the eggshell was peeling away! Why do you think the vinegar did this?
Cola caused the eggshell to crack all over and it also stained and discoloured the eggshell. This shows the impact fizzy drinks could have on the enamel of your teeth.
Thursday 15th October 2020
We have set up an investigation to find out which drinks cause the most tooth decay. We put eggs into different drinks to see what happens over time. We used eggs because the shell of an egg is similar to the enamel on our teeth.
Thursday 15th October
Last week’s homework followed on from our special assembly from ‘Interland’. We enjoyed exploring the website and discovering the best ways to keep safe online.
Here are are some eye catching posters which will remind us all to keep safe when we use the internet.
Week beginning: 05.10.20
It is lovely to hear about your learning at home and how you want to do more of it! To support with learning at home, we will be doing a weekly overview of our learning in class so you can have a go at home. Below are some links to help you.
Friday 2nd October 2020 - Multiplication in Y4B
We have been busy investigating multiplication this morning.
Key mathematical vocabulary:
Friday 2nd October
We are super proud of our diary entries. We wrote diary entries from the perspective of Charlie Bucket from 'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory'.
Thursday 1st October 2020 - National Poetry Day
Today we had a magical day conjuring lost words back to importance. We explored and performed the poem 'lark' from 'The Lost Words', a book of spells. They are called ‘spells’ rather than poems as they are designed to be spoken (or sung!) out loud in order to summon back these words and creatures into our hearts. The book began as a response to the removal of everyday nature words from a widely used children’s dictionary, because those words were not being used enough by children to be included.
We had an enjoyable day rehearsing and performing 'lark' and using collage to decorate our larks with words and pictures from newspapers. We also listened to 'The Little Astronaut' (see below) and were captivated by the music and lyrics.
"We find it hard to love what we cannot give a name to. And what we do not love we will not save." - Robert Macfarlane
Wednesday 30th September 2020
We have been learning about the history of chocolate. We were inspired by Aztec art and created Aztec inspires prints using our own collagraphs.
Monday 28th September 2020
The pupils have crating their own Aztec masks at home using mosaic.
Thursday 3rd September 2020
We had a lovely discussion today about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We explored the 54 articles and pupils were able to articulate the articles that resonated with them the most. It was difficult to decide on three articles to include in our class charter, as we felt they were all just as important as each other. After a thorough voting system, we finally decided on three articles. Read our class charters below.