Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Last Friday, Year Four went on an educational visit to the British Camp, which is in Malvern, Worcestershire.











We were all really proud of Year 4...what a great day.
     Best trip ever!














The purpose of our visit, was to consolidate our learning about Celtic hill forts and Roman invasions. As well as this, it is the launch of our new topic Misty Mountains, and as the British Camp is more than 1000 feet high, it qualifies as a mountain.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Vicious Vikings!

4RG proudly presented their assembly based on the topic 'Vicious Vikings!' at the end of last half term.  The class worked hard to write the script themselves, with a little input from Miss Rhodes and Mrs Gallagher, using what they have learnt in class to help them.  D'Angelo took a starring role in both the writing and the performance of the production, taking centre stage as the mighty Thor.
The assembly aimed to correct some of the common misconceptions about these ancient raiders; is Thor a God or Marvel comic book hero?  Did they have horns on their helmets, and, if they didn't, then where did the idea come from?  What turned them into deadly raiders in the first place?  All these questions and many more besides were addressed in our performance of.....Vicious Vikings!
A fantastic seaworthy backdrop was provided by our super talented Mrs Zaman, who's use of bubble wrap is second to none!  The dancers were lucky enough to be supported by street dance extraordinaire; Miss Merrick. Massive thanks to her for her help.  And of course to the children themselves for working so hard to learn their parts and perform them so well.  You were all fabulous, and we couldn't be prouder of you.
Finally, a huge thank you to all the parents for providing costumes, helping with practise at home and supporting our show on the day, we are extremely grateful for your efforts. 



Uzair and Safa introduce our assembly. 
So why are they wearing hats with horns?
 Hope they put that right later.... 












Thor meets a modern day Viking....







Hold on, is that The Fresh Prince?

Awais did a fantastic job as a last minute stand in
for someone who was unfortunately ill on the day.

Is that Thor taking centre stage again?!


Those monks look a little worried.


They better be!  The Vikings are coming!



Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Utterly USA Business Enterprise


Year 4 had a fabulous time at our business enterprise event! We had been busy all topic making items (during our Art and DT lessons) to sell.

We designed and made Native American Dreamcatchers, Iriquios tribal art work and totem pole designs. We also sold a variety of traditional American snacks and drinks.

On the day, we made freshly baked cookies as part of our Maths lesson and we sold these too!

 

As well as all the things we sold, we also devised a range of competitions and raffles as part of our Enterprise, such as: 'Guess the Name of the Bear', 'Guess the State Miss Rhodes has visited', a USA cake raffle  'Guess the weight of the jar', 'Guess the calories in the jar', a tombola, 'Guess the age of the spear head' and much more! It was really fun to join in with all the stalls and we had lots of lucky winners!



Congratulations to Ayaan in 4M for winning the USA cake raffle! Thanks to Mrs Foster for picking the lucky winner! We had a wonderful afternoon celebrating the end of our topic...Many thanks to all those that helped and donated - we really appreciate it!

Thanks so much for all the donations and support this year! Our business enterprise total is staggering £324 to date, with other sales to be completed as well! We couldn’t have done it without you all! 




Monday, 8 April 2019

Brighouse Brilliance


Brighouse Brilliance!







Sunday, 10 February 2019

Plaque Attack!

Our Science topic this term is the Human Digestive system. We have been looking at the types of teeth both humans and animals have and their functions. As well as this, to help with our own oral hygiene, we have also been creating booklets about how to care for your teeth. In order to write effectively about our own experiences, we decided to use disclosing tablets, which showed us if we had any plaque on our teeth. This helped us to identify if we were missing any areas when brushing.

After this, we observed the areas where we could see the dye highlighting the plaque and this helped us to give handy tips on how to brush more effectively. 
Here is some of the advice given:

Cavell - 4M, " Ismaeel needs to brush nearer the gum line because this is where the darker patches are, so maybe he could lift his top lip up so his teeth are fully visible."

Tiffany - 4RG, " Uwais needs to try and brush between the gaps in his teeth better as I could see a bit of plaque that had built up. He could try using dental floss to improve his teeth cleaning routine."

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

ROMAN BANQUET


We had a great time celebrating the end of our Autumn 2018 topic, with a wonderful Roman banquet. Our lovely ladies in the kitchen, created a delicious platter of food,  designed around Ancient Roman diets. Year four children and teachers dressed up as Romans or Celts to dine together around a horse shoe of long tables, to emulate the feasts in the great halls of Rome and Roman Britain.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

4M’s Ruthless Romans Class Assembly


Last week, 4M performed our class assembly based on our topic “Ruthless Romans!” First of all, I would like to congratulate the children again for being the best they could be - they were super-stars!

During our performance, we took the audience on a tour of the Roman Empire from how it began, to many parts in between and to how it all ended. All the children wanted a speaking role so we wrote in parts for everyone to get their chance to shine!

Here are the Celts showing British resistance! unfortunately, they weren't organised enough at working together or as highly trained and they were defeated!









Romulus and Remus arguing over who had the right to rule!




















































Caesar and his legions of men dancing to "Backstreets back" changed to "Caesar's back!" to show when he returned to try and take over Britannia again!







We played our cornets to put fear into the hearts of the Romans just like the Celts when they blew their war horns!


















         

Cleopatra showed us "Girl Power" when she dealt with two Roman Emperors: Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony! What a super actress Zainab was as Cleopatra - loud, clear and really worked the stage!








Nero and his advisor heard about Boudicca's revolt and were not happy! They shared why they wanted to invade Britannia and delivered their lines so well!









Our fierce Celtic Warrior showed how little armour they wore and explained the ratio of Celts to Romans. Look at the Roman soldiers in the "Tortoise" to protect themselves from the enemy!



We thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the Roman Empire through singing, dancing, acting and supporting each other in our roles. Learning in a memorable way has helped us to retain information better and the children have secure understanding of the Roman Empire objectives from the National Curriculum. 






Thanks to all parents/carers for costumes and line learning! Also, to Mrs Zaman for all the props, backdrop and costumes and to everyone else who helped - it is very much appreciated!
Well done 4M - You were all amazing!