Monday, 24 February 2020

4G's Assembly - Recyclops!

Before the holidays, 4G put on a spectacular show for the children and parents. It was all about Recyclops (and her wonderful team). She was an eco warrior but she had evil Anticlops against her, undoing all of her good actions.

We watched Anticlops bully Recyclops out of doing her brilliant job and losing all of her friends. She almost gave up!

In the end, with some brilliant singing and inspirational words from environmental activists Greta Thunberg and Pete Calingski, she formed a huge team and cleaned up the earth!

To end, we had a brilliant message from Antghar and Decsharn about what we can do to be more like Recyclops. This included: taking old clothes to charity shops, using old paper and material to make art, swapping from plastic to reusable straws and using a compost bin for our food waste.

However, most importantly, we has such fun rehearsing and performing our assembly. I am sure that all teachers, parents and children who came would say how well 4G did. 

Just remember... Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!!!

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Super Science Practicals!

This half term, Year 4 have taken part in lots of science practicals this term in our topic, Electricity. Have a look:
In this practical lesson, we were given wires, a battery and a bulb. We were told we had to turn on the bulb. It took us a few minutes to complete a full circuit and switch on the bulb.

In this practical starter, we were shown objects such as toys, pencils, a lamp, a remote and lots more, also 2 hoops which were going to be 2 groups. First, we discussed what groups they could possibly be: conducts heat, conducts electricity, made of plastic were some of the ideas we came up with. We finally decided that the groups were objects that conduct electricity and those that don't. Then we worked as a class to organise the objects into the 2 groups. Did we group correctly?

Monday, 16 December 2019

Tooth-tastic Experiment

Last week in science, we took part in a very interesting experiment. We each had a disclosing tablet which made our teeth turn blue!
We then had a look at each other's teeth as the tablet showed us, in dark blue, the plaque on our teeth. 

Look at those pearly whites!
We then discussed where they should brush better, using our scientific words like 'incisor', 'molar', 'premolar' and 'canine'.
Watch this space for our Eggsperiment!

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Roman Banquet Bonanza!

Last week Miss Gibbs, Miss Merrick and all of us transformed ourselves into Romans for the afternoon. Miss Gibbs and Miss Merrick served us our Roman food: pizza, wedges, beans and Neapolitan ice cream. Take a look at our fab costumes and delicious dinner!
Later on, so many parents joined us for some fun activities. We started by welcoming them to our art gallery where we showed them our beautiful watercolour portraits and our functional and realistic Roman shields. 

Next, we showed just how functional our Roman shields were by showing parents the tortoise shell formation to protect ourselves from swords and spears from the enemy. We learnt this when a real Roman soldier joined us in school (see our blog here: named Rockin' Roman Experience Day!)
Next, all of us and our parents took part in some code breaking and wordsearching. Congratulations to the winners!

After that, a group from each class performed our focus playscript about Romulus and Remus. We had some great voices, actions and accents! 
All you need to do is look at his face to know how amazing the performances were. 

Finally, we had some confident readers from each class reading their recount of Boudicca's revolt. We used SO many Year 4 skills, Miss Gibbs and Miss Merrick couldn't keep count!
Just a final thank you to all the parents who took time to come and support us and enjoy our fun-filled afternoon. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Amazing Angles!

Last week, we did some practical work on angles. We were split into groups and we had 2 sheets of paper. With these, we created an angle, and then on our tables, we compared and ordered these angles from smallest to largest.

You can see our creating and comparing angles here:

Next, we got some tape and our whiteboards and assorted our tape anyway we wanted (as long as they overlapped). After that, we identified the angles we could see. Here are some pictures:

We're excited to start our work on angles!

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Rockin' Roman Experience Day!

In year 4, we were treated to a visit from a 'real' Roman soldier, Guyus, who taught us ALL about his life in Rome and the Roman army. He even brought with him all of his armour and artefacts!

It started off very confusing as he came in speaking in Latin, none of us had a clue! We then learnt about the Celtic way of life and how this changed when the Romans invaded. 

Next we learnt about the Roman army. We learnt that it is best to come from the countryside to become a soldier, so lots of us want to now live on a farm! We discussed the roles of different people in the army including, Optio and Centurion - he was an Optio. A couple of us even got the great (not!) job of showing the class what a soldier in the Roman army wore, have a look:

Malachi and Shalom were great models!!

Also, great actors!

Next, we did the best bit - the battle reenactment. We had replica Roman shields and swords - foam swords, of course! We were split into 2 groups, one did a shield routine and the other tried to ATTACK!!!!

Check it out below:

We LOVED our Roman Experience Day and we can't wait for more fun times in Year 4!!

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.