Rampaging Robots

 

This week we held our first parent workshop in Year 4. It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to showcase their skills and knowledge of electricity as they had to make a robot which would light up. Not only did it have to light up, it also needed to have a switch so that the light could be turned on and off. The children had a great time decorating their robots once they had completed the circuit. It was a great turnout across the whole of Year 4 and we would like to thank parents and carers for taking the time to come and visit us. 

Christmas will soon be upon us so we are practising our songs ahead of our Christmas production. 

 

Year 4 News

Last week, Year 4 enjoyed their trip to Cineworld to watch Goosebumps 2. The children behaved brilliantly especially during our long walk to the bus! They were ready for their lunch by the time we arrived back at school. This week is Anti-Bullying week and so we have discussed the importance of respect. They have listened to stories of well-known people who have been bullied and discussed strategies to deal with uncomfortable situations.

Exploring 10, 100 and 1000

 

It’s been a fantastic week in Year 4 with lots of learning taking place. In Maths, the children have enjoyed exploring 10, 100 and 1000 more and less. In English, the children have finished reading The Iron Man and created their own sequel called The Iron Woman. In Science, the children have been learning all about Thomas Edison and how he invented the lightbulb.

 

Newsround reporters

 

This week we have been using the amazing green screen to become budding news reporters. This is linked to our newspaper report writing that we have been doing in English. Saying our report out loud helped us to improve our report writing skills and it helped us improve our language choices. 

Next week will be incredibly fascinating because we are exploring Space Week. We are writing our own picture book for a Reception audience, visiting the planetarium, exploring the Solar Mars Rover and completing an art project. What a fantastic way to end an incredibly busy half term. 

Julia Hickman

KS2 Pupil Premium Lead and Year 4 Lead

Year 4 - Roman Day

 

Year 4 have had another busy and exciting week. Visitors from Time Zone led our amazing Roman Day where we debated; marched as Roman soldiers complete with shield and spear and learnt how to write the Roman alphabet with quills and ink. In Science, we enjoyed creating electrical circuits and predicting which circuits would work. After all the excitement of these lessons, we have relaxed in our Pilates sessions where we hold poses with strange names such as Siamese, Giraffe and Mountain Ledge!

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