Welcome to Year 4's Blog
Autumn 1 was a busy term with many different activities. One of the things we did was a Junior First Aid course provided by St.John's Ambulance. The children enjoyed learning about real life examples and having practical opportunities to learn the recovery position and bandage a small bleed.
To celebrate the end of their Big Write topic of Superheros they enjoyed a great morning of superhero fun at the end of October. As superheros they had written diaries, interviews, newspaper articles as well as inventing their own superheroes. They have been real superheroes!!
We are really proud of the Rainforest projects the children completed for their homework in Autumn 1. Our classrooms were filled with beautiful displays which many others commented on and appreciated viewing as they walked through. All the children put in a great effort.
Autumn 2 has been full of lots of different learning and opportunities!
The Lion class prepared a class worship on Remembrance Day. They learned a poem and a beautiful song and each child took a part in the afternoon, whether through a speaking part or lighting a candle. Thank you to all the parents who came along - it was great to have such a full hall!
As part of our rainforest topic we created a tribal dwelling out of clay, straw and paper. Each pupil spent several afternoons designing and creating their hut. The final results looked excellent!
We had a wonderful visit from Richard from Reptile Roadshow. He brought many different rainforest animals for us to look at and even touch! The children enjoyed meeting lizards, snakes, a scorpion, a chinchilla, a cockroach and a millipede.
December has been a very busy month with lots of different things going on to prepare for Christmas.
We had a school Christmas lunch where the children prepared christmas hats. We decorated them with colour, glitter and sequins!
We have enjoyed watching the infant nativities, and the upper school carols and readings rehearsals.
We made a class advent calendar and under each door was a kind act for the day.
We also made christingles and we learned the different meaning of each individual part.
What a term we have had back after our winter break! There has been lots of different learning opportunities.
We began our new Our World topic on Egypt. We have enjoyed learning about Modern Egypt, we used the laptops to create brochures on Microsoft Publisher! They are displayed outside our classrooms.
Life in Ancient Egypt was very different! We have explored many different aspects and found lots of exciting information!
In music we have been learning to play the African Drums with our music teacher Mrs Kay!
We had a special math's day on the last week before half term. In the morning we played TT rockstars on the ipads and also played lots of active games using our times table knowledge! We then had a special assembly from Rock steady where they played rock music and quizzed us on maths questions! After break a puzzle company came in and we got into groups and attempted various different puzzles!
We had lots of fun!
We also had a smashing science day that week!
We planted seeds in a cup. This is an experiment to see if some plants can grow with just moisture and light rather than being planted in soil.
Then we went outside to our new allotments and had great fun digging and raking the soil.
Next we had a talk from Holly at Whipsnade Zoo. We heard about how different animals adapt to different weather conditions.
After break we worked on a design and built an animal habitat for animals.
In the afternoon, we did a digestion system experiment. This was great fun and even quite messy! The smell was too much for some of us!