Welcome to Year 4
In Year 4 we are working very hard to be perfect role models for the new Year 3 class. Have a look at some of the things we've been doing since the start of term.
Nine Men's Morris
The children were asked to make their own version of the Viking game 'Nine Men's Morris' as part of their homework. They all approached the task differently and made a super job of them. Well done, Year 4!
Olympic Athlete - Peter Bakare
We had a visit from Olympic Volleyball player, Peter Bakare. He ran a sponsored event to help raise money for sports equipment in school and to raise awareness of sport and fitness.
Peter followed this with an inspirational assembly where he shared his personal journey to the 2012 London Olympics. The whole day was fun, fast and furious and we loved every minute. Thank you, Peter!
Cumbria Music Service - Carnival of the Animals
Year 3 and 4 were visited by musicians from Cumbria Music Service who wanted to share Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns with the children. The children had to identify the animals from the dynamics, tempo or instruments used and got a chance to sing and play along too. What a lovely afternoon we all had.
First Aid - North West Ambulance Service
Every child in school was able to participate in some first aid training with NWAS. The children learned about all kinds of emergency situations, how to get help, how to place someone in the recovery position, how to stop someone choking and how to do CPR. It was very informative and the children learned some skills that might save someone's life one day.
We had a Viking visitor today! Bjarni came to class to show the children how the Vikings lived more than 1000 years ago. He brought weapons, artefacts from every day life and even games that the children from then will have played.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their day and learned lots about our new topic. Thank you, Bjarni!
We mummified tomatoes to see how salt will have helped dry out bodies during the time of Ancient Egypt. It was messy, great fun and it actually worked!
Today, Jonathon and Julie from Natwest Bank came into class to deliver their learning resource 'MoneySense'. The children were given the task to plan a party for a chosen character within a budget of £100. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and each group managed to come in under budget. In fact, many of the children were so frugal with their choices, it makes me wonder why they make their parents spend so much on their own parties!
Jennifer Carver Award Day
Today, Year 4 have been preparing a 'Jungle Buffet' for Jennifer Carver day. We've made fruit kebabs, jungle dips, snake sandwiches and Animal biscuits. The children got to explore lots of different food preparation techniques and had fun too! We waited with baited breath for Mr Rice to announce the winners and ... It was us! Well done Year 4!
Voting for School Councillors
We voted for our class school councillors today. Any candidates had to share their manifesto with the rest of class. Then the children voted for their favourite using a ballot box. Secrecy was maintained at all time! The two candidates with the most votes were sworn in as our new class representatives.