Highlights of some of the fun we have!
In music we watched and listened to the music of Ludovico Einaudi “Elegy for the Artic” to invoke feelings about the environment. We made posters about saving our planet and global warming.
Year 4 have been researching different child friendly places to visit in France as part of their Geography and English topics. The childen will be creating a brochure persuading children to visit the different places.
We have been asking and answering questions about the Anglo-Saxons. The children used a range of resources to find the answers.
Rachel from Durham County Cricket Ground came into school today. The girls were taught how to catch and throw as well as the basic rules of cricket. All the girls have been invited to join her on a Friday night at Chester-le-Street Cricket Club for girls junior training.
Today the children wrote their own stories. They then made a scene from the story they had created.
Year 4 have loved the Fair Trade topic in Geography. They have gained a deeper knowledge of what injustices there are in some countries and appreciate the importance of organisations like Fair Trade. They even had a go of their own trade supply line. The end of topic writing task demonstrated their understanding, with some amazing writing from all children.
Year 4 were faced with some scenarios which required a lot of discussion with Jigsaw Jaz. They were able to successfully resolve the issues presented to them and designed a guide to dealing with conflict.
During English we have been looking at a range of Christina Rossetti’s Wind Poems. The children compared them, and spoke about what they liked and didn’t like about each poem.
Today, year 4 demonstrated their understanding of the digestive system by taking part in the “Inside Out” Challenge. The children drew around a volunteer and identified the digestive system inside as well as labelling.
In guided reading today we read a story about a dragon, wrote about its appearance, habitat and diet. Then, using our plan we created a fantastic piece of art.
Apollo class made a human bar chart to show their favourite food. Sunday Dinner was the winner!
We marked our own writing against a success criteria. We also checked for spelling errors and missing punctuation.
The Creation Story. In the beginning, there was only swirling water in a huge, dark, empty space. Lets see what happened next…
Reading a story in French.
Year 4 have been investigating ways to make their bubbles as big as possible. They designed their experiment, conducted it and are now in the process of writing up their results. Having great fun with bubbles along the way. Who doesn’t love bubbles?
Today in maths year 4 we’re looking at the properties of 3D shapes, creating their own trading cards with information on.
Year 4 completed their work on 3D shapes by constructing them with straws and Play-Doh. The children really enjoyed visualising the shapes and perfecting the edges and vertices. Well done!
We visited the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda. We learnt lots of new and interesting facts and had great fun!
For the past term the children have been involved in the Virgin Money programme ‘Make £5 Grow’. Yesterday the children held their sale where they made a whooping £602.17.
During our STaR session we worked as a team to build the tallest Giraffe.
After using keys in to identify animals in classroom lessons we have been finding out all about using a key to identify leaves.