Year 4 Blog

Welcome to the Year 4 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Brass Lessons

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Excitingly, we have another brass concert coming up in a few weeks time. We are now learning some new tunes to perform at the concert, so keep practising your instruments at home ready to impress our audience.

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Health Week

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Last week year four had a brilliant start to the half term. We had lots of fun learning about keeping healthy and got to participate in a range of activities. We went to the life caravan to learn about making the right choices in certain situations, we watched a food show all about healthy recipes (and even got to try some too), we got to play rounders as a year group and practise some simple yoga moves and finally we had the opportunity to try lots of exotic fruits (kindly donated by Sainsbury’s in Mere Green) that we made them into tasty yogurts.

 

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Welcome back Year 4!

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We hope you all had a fantastic Easter! What a busy first week back.

During R.E this week we have been looking at music and sounds. We started the unit by listening to music by composers like Vivaldi and Pachelbel so we could discuss our thoughts and feelings about the pieces. Then we went on to understand the importance of words in important hymns and finally, we developed an understanding of the importance of silence in Christian worship.

This term we will be studying solids and liquids in science and rivers in topic.

Don’t forget to keep practising your musical instruments as there will be no lesson next week.

Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter to all of Year 4. Miss Hodgson, Mrs Alcott and I would like to thank you all for working so hard this term. We both hope you have a lovely break and come back refreshed and ready to work just as hard!

The music concert yesterday was amazing! Even though you have only been playing your instruments since September, you all did very well to read, understand and play the music. Some of the songs we very difficult and you should feel very proud. We can't wait till the summer concert.

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Turtle formation

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This week in Year 4, we have been designing Roman shields. We found out that the Romans placed their shields into a turtle formation to protect themselves from the enemy. We will be choosing one design to replicate next week when we make our shields out of clay.

What’s the news?

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Over the next few weeks we will be looking at newspaper articles in literacy. We have already started to identify the features. Can you remember any? This we have also written captions and predicted stories from the headlines! Next week we will be writing our own newspaper articles.

Click on the link below to investigate what is going on worldwide.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/

 

Sport Relief

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Today for Sport Relief, we had the opportunity to walk to Bishop Vesey and take part in five different sporting activities. We had a lot of fun working with the Secondary School staff and developing our skills further. We persevered and completed 2 hours of P.E.

Roman Banquet

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Last week we were so lucky! We got the opportunity for two Roman specialists to come into school and share their knowledge about the Romans with us. The hall was transformed into a Roman banquet with tables, foods, slaves and entertainers. It was so much fun to dress up, touch some Roman artefacts and eat some traditional foods. We had the chance to try olives, figs, grapes and dates, some of us were very surprised with how they tasted!

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Class Assembly

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We were so proud of ourselves this week for performing our class assemblies with such confidence and enthusiasm. We worked hard to learn our lines and to play our roles.The feedback we received from parents and staff was really positive. Thank you to all who attended and have supported us to help to make the assemblies really successful. We hope you enjoyed watching them as much as we enjoyed performing them!

Easter

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In R.E this half term we will be learning about the Christian festival of Easter. We will be learning about the importance the Easter story, the significance of lent and Christian traditions. This week we have used the internet to research the festival and learn about the key parts of the Easter story.

 

Click on the link below to re-read the story.

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Who eats who?

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In science we have been looking at and making food chains. We have been learning many things including;

  • The arrows on the food chain show what is eaten by what and the flow of energy
  • The difference between prey and predators
  • That all food chains start with a producer (any plant)

Click on the picture below to play the food chain game.

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Rainforest Experiment

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Rainforest experiment

This week we have been experimenting to see how plants grow in the rainforest. We planned and carried out our experiments in groups and are now regularly making observations of our plants to see how they are changing. Next week, we will be analysing the growth and drawing conclusions about the climate and grwoing conditions in the rainforest.

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