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World Book Day

Year 4 looked amazing dressed as ‘Comic Book Super Heroes’. They enjoyed a range of  learning challenges throughout the day and visited classes in mixed age groups. It was lovely to see pupils working together and exploring they’re learning in different ways. 

 

Anglo-Saxon Visit

On Wednesday ‘Ert’ and ’Afle’ came into class to show year 4 what it would have been like to live in the Anglo Saxon times. Pupils had to work out the identity of 3 people from looking at artefacts and had the opportunity to handle helmets, weapons, clothing and tools. They asked lots of questions and enjoyed tasting mead and writing their own messages in ‘runes’.

The Life Education van visited last week and pupils enjoyed a lively session learning about how to stay safe. Year 4 impressed the tutor with their knowledge of the digestive system and how to stay healthy. She also complimented the class on their excellent behaviour and level of thoughtful discussion.

In History we have started our new project about Anglo - Saxon Britain. As part of this year 4 are developing a dance in P.E based on invasion and life as an Anglo Saxon. Pupils are combining a range of movements that reflect their learning.

 

Year 4 and the school choir enjoyed singing carols and Christmas songs at Egremont Christmas Market. Shoppers stopped to listen and a few stall holders joined in. Pupils appreciated a drink and cake during the break.

Last week we combined Badminton and Art and completed some quick sketches of moving figures. Thank you to our sport coaches who became our models and posed in freeze frame.

Doodlebugs

Year 4 enjoyed an art workshop with Ian from Doodlebugs. He showed them how to build a cartoon in stages using dots and careful measuring. He focused on encouraging the pupils to keep trying and develop resilience when faced with any problems. He was impressed with how well year 4 listened and focused on their learning. 

Competition Time!

As part of our Science topic ‘Living in Environments’ we have been looking at animals and habitats.

Can you answer all or any of the questions on the Science display?

Explain your answer to win a prize!

Winner to be announced the week before half term.

Good Luck.

 

Alien Landing!

 

In English we have used role play to study the text ‘Alien Landing’. Children acted out different parts of the story and explored what the characters were thinking and feeling. It got very tense as children imagined what it would be like to discover an alien spaceship!

 

 

Children used their senses to create a word bank to describe a woodland setting.

They then used this new vocabulary to write a new introduction to Alien Landing.

Art and Design

In Art year 4 looked at pictures of Roman mosaics and have researched in guided reading how they were made. Children drew their own designs then developed their sketches to enable them to make their own mosaics.

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