Autumn term is here!
Welcome back to all the new pupils in class 4. Mrs Farnsworth and I are really looking forward to getting to know everybody, and are planning lots of fun interactive activities to help pupils with their learning. All our topics for this year can be viewed on the curriculum map via the website. Our class learning board also shows all topics as well as the key learning indicators for this year. The writing wall features various text forms and grammar and punctuation information. However, we need to add more WOW words to help pupils extend their vocabulary. Class 4 pupils please bring some more in. REMEMBER – make sure they are words that you can use creatively in your own writing.
PE lessons are on Tuesday and Wednesday
Library session is on Monday
Homework will be set every Friday and should be brought into class the following Friday, unless otherwise stated.
Your Mile Your Way
Class 4 Ran, walked and played through their mile. Children enjoyed the sunshine and the exercise.
DT – Ancient Indians (Dussehra Elephants)
In the state of Mysore the festival of Dussehra is still celebrated with a parade of beautifully decorated elephants through the streets. The festival’s main theme is about good overcoming evil and a celebration of triumph. The children carried out research, made notes about the different aspects of the parade and collected photographs of the procession. The photographs were used as a stimulus for their own work. The children used clay to create their own Dussehra elephant, we hope you enjoy looking at our magnificent parade.
CREATIVITY WEEK – RUSSIA
The children have been using atlases; identifying neighbouring countries and exploring geographical features. The children have carried out research and found lots of interesting facts about Russia; the jeweller Peter Carl Faberge and designed and made their own eggs. Final the children used a traditional Christmas recipe to make sweet teacakes – they were delicious. WE’VE HAD A BRILLIANT WEEK.
In DT children had lots of fun and used recycled materials to create their very own Junkbot
During Science children explored forces and gravity, testing out their own experiments to challenge and test theories.
Children in Class 4 enjoyed finding out about about street dance and even completing a lift during their taster session.
A big thank you to our fabulous FOBS for arranging the Easter Egg Hunt event. Class 4 thoroughly enjoyed searching for eggs and are looking forward to eating them over the forthcoming holiday!
Class 4 have enjoyed raising money for Comic Relief, wearing our red noses with pride, having red nosed themed fun and wearing non uniform.
Geography in Class 4 has taken us to France. We have discovered interesting facts about Brittany and the Alps and presented our information to the rest of the class.
Using chalk dust, shaving foam, food colouring, water and oil we made patterns on paper...and a mess!!! We had a fabulous time discovering the science behind the designs left on the paper.
As part of our Science Creativity Week to enrich our curriculum, Mad Scientist Nitro Neil taught us all about how everything in the world is made up of matter. The children particularly enjoyed making their own slimy putty!
Using drama helps children with their final writing in literacy
After tasting, testing and reviewing a variety of biscuits children from class 4 designed and made our own. We thought they were all delicious
Using the style of the artist Mondrian, we created our own Winter Tree. Here are some examples of our work.
Material World - In Science in Class 4 we have been looking at the properties of different materials, we particularly enjoyed investigating which material would protect our meringue the most.
We took inspiration from our work in History to make Roman bangles in DT.
History - We travelled back in time to the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons to complete research and perform presentations for the rest of the class.
Year 4 P.E. at the Multiskills Festival held at Hyndburn Sports Centre.
Children in Class 4 had fun talking about their favourite books and dressing up on World Book Day
Class 4 support Children In Need
The stars of the Dracula Rock Show
Class 4's summer trip
Year 5 Multiskills event at Hyndburn leisure centre
In Art we have been looking at landscapes and the art of Richard Wilson. We have come a long way from our first lesson and created some wonderful finished masterpieces.
On Friday 13th November we celebrated Children in Need. We had lots of fun and we raised lots of money, thinking about those less fortunate than ourselves.
In creativity week, Class 4 have been learning about Spain. We looked at the geography, history and culture. We really enjoyed learning the language, a traditional Spanish dance and preparing tapas food.
In History we have been looking at the Roman Empire and the impact on Great Britain.
During Literacy, Class 4 use drama to engage with a text, understanding the thoughts and feelings from the perspective of different characters.
Creating an alternative scene for literacy and considering how the feelings of the characters might change.
We used drama to verbally rehearse our own writing.
During our PE lessons with Pro Sports we have been improving our football skills.
In Science we have been looking at gravity. Here we are testing the effects of air resistance on falling objects using different types of cupcake cases.
Class 4 had a tennis taster session today. We think that we have some future Wimbledon stars amongst us.