Year 4

mulberry sycamore larchThe teachers in Year 4 are:

  • Mulberry Class: Kim Cozens & Hannah Bawcombe 
  • Sycamore Class: Dominic Carini 
  • Larch Class: Gwen Tsenti 

In 2017-18 the teachers in Y4 will be Mrs Tsenti and Mrs Owen.

Year 4 had a wonderful time when History off the Page came and brought the hall to life with a Tudor day. The pupils dressed up as children from the Tudor era and spent time exploring various Tudor activities. The morning consisted of weaving on small looms, making candles, writing their names with qu​ills and painting lockets. In the afternoon there was a banquet and entertainment provided by the children themselves. In a very short space of time, a Tudor dance and two plays were produced, both of which were a huge success.  The children were totally engrossed and focused in all their endeavours and were praised by the staff who ran the day. 

Year 4 Sleepover
The Y4 sleepover was great fun. The children arrived at school at 6.30pm, made their beds up, played outdoor games in the dark with torches, ate pizza and cake, had a good sing song, performed a talent show, watched a movie and eventually went to bed!

The staff who slept over managed two and a half hours sleep! In the morning beds were packed, breakfast eaten and games played until the children were collected at 9am. It was a wonderful experience in preparation for the residential in Y5 and many of our children experienced their first night away from home and enjoyed it. Thank you to Mrs Thomas who organised it and all the staff who helped on Friday night and Saturday morning.

There are lots of pictures here.

Our Y6 Digital Leaders have been going round the school to find out what the children are doing. Here are their reports:

  • This week in maths Y4 have been learning about time, decimals and fractions. In history, they have been learning about Tudor monarchs. In English, they have been writing about the book ‘The Devil and his Boy’. Year 4 have also been working hard on some end of term tests.

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  • In PE Year 4 have been doing tag rugby. In maths they have been doing equivalent fractions. Also, in English, they’ve been writing about Tom’s adventure in The Devil and his Boy. In geography, they are learning about Barcelona and Madrid. They’ve also been creating backgrounds using watercolours, inspired by Salvador Dali.
  • Y4, this week, have been doing tag rugby in PE and in science they have been studying food chains. In art they have been making pieces inspired by Picasso. In English, Y4 have been reading The Devil and his Boy in class and have been acting about it. In maths, Y4 have been doing some work on fractions.

This term our learning project has been ‘An African Adventure’. A large part of this has been focusing on life in Ancient Egypt. During our curriculum day the children drew images of important Egyptian gods, made Egyptian cuffs and collar necklaces. They also learnt an Egyptian dance and ate food that was typical of the time, for example, dates dipped in honey. The children had a memorable day as Egyptians!

Here is some of the work we have been doing this term.

In Year 4 the children were thinking about and discussing problems in the world. They looked at water and how some children in some countries around the world don’t have running water and also how the water they drink is not clean and can cause disease. They also thought about countries where people didn’t have enough to eat. They discussed how this didn’t seem fair. They could see how this learning fitted also with our Value of the month – ‘fairness’

We incorporated our value of the month and explored whether it was fair that some people have food/clean water/access to healthcare/wealth etc. and some do not. We established what the project was all about and what the global goals are and focused on a few of them – making posters to promote the issues as well as what is hoped for by 2030.