The children have taken part in European Language Day by learning about the Portuguese culture.
They have spoken the language, found out interesting facts, drawn the flag, written a postcard and created artwork in the style of Diogo Machado Azulejo tiles.
We have been exploring circuits as part of our new science topic - Circuits and Conductors. We had to workout which circuits would work and which wouldn't.
We have started our new topic in Geography with a bang! We used 'Now Press Play' to imagine that we were at Pompeii in 79AD, then we researched Mt. Vesuvius and finally we got to make our own volcano!
As part of Our Ladies birthday, the children in Year 4 took part in a class liturgy. They then thought about different inspirational women that there are in the world. Finally they made their own miraculous medal.
The children visited The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery as part of their learning about the Anglo Saxons. They took part in two workshops where they made their own helmet and clay pot. They even got to see the famous Staffordshire Hoard.
For our Design and Technology work we have been looking at and making different kinds of switches to turn an alarm on or off. The types of switches include push to make, on and off and push to break.
The children dressed up in red, white and blue for the day and the took part in a variety of activities where they learned the names of pets in French. In the afternoon they even got to go to the ice cream parlour and order an ice cream in French!
The children had a visit from Jayden Paddock who is part of the GB gymnastic team. The children all took part in a circuit session with him.
As part of world ocean day, the children took part in an assembly from Severn Trent, where they found out about how important water is and that it is crucial that we stay hydrated. Following on from this they discovered that the oceans are in huge need of revitalisation. Using recycled materials from home, in groups the children created collages of sea turtles to highlight the problem that many sea creatures face of extinction and that we need to recycle our waste.
The children visited Newcastle College to experience science in the Science Labs. The children took part in three activities:-
The children looked at the different types of teeth that we have. They then made their own models of their teeth out of clay.
Year 4 Reminders
All children should bring their reading books and diaries on a daily basis. It is encouraged that children read for a minimum of 10 minutes a day, five times per week at home, with an adult. This will help the children with their comprehension, creative writing and widening their vocabulary.
How many red experiences can you tick off?