The children loved swapping their books just before break today!
Learning about sound in Literacy
We undertook some experiments in Literacy to demonstrate how sound travels.
Each Monday, for the next six weeks, our PE sessions will be taken by an outside coach - Nick. Despite the cold, the children have been enjoying these sessions.
Reading with Reception
We have linked with one of the Reception classes to undertake some shared reading activities. Everyone enjoyed this activity. We hope to do this on a weekly basis.
I trust that you all had a restful half term and are ready to begin our next topic: Lights, Camera, Action!
We have a number of exciting learning opportunities for you to experience and our main focus for this topic is Science - particularly Light and Sound.
We will be performing a School Production on the evenings of Tuesday 19th December and Wednesday 20th December- more details to follow.
The focus for our day was how art and literature are displayed in different churches.
We had a visitor to start our day - Sarah Dodd from NISCU - and she talked about how language is used to convey different moods and feelings with her example of Sailing through the storm.
After this, we visited Torrisholme Methodist Church and Church of the Ascension to see the similarities and differences in the way art and literature are displayed and the meanings of these.
Designing models of products that will transport us across the North Sea
Over the last two days, we have been designing and constructing products that could transport us across the North Sea. We restricted the children to a limited number of materials. The children went through the design process of; coming up with initial designs; choosing a final design; planning their stages of making; construction and evaluation.
In Literacy, we have been assuming roles to understand how characters felt at Lindisfarne after it had been attacked by Vikings in 793.
Re-enacting the Battle of Ragnarok
On Friday 13th October, Year 4 re-enacted parts of the Battle of Ragnarok. The Vikings believed that this battle would end the known world.
See if you can spot:
Vali (the God of Revenge) killing the Fenris Wolf;
Thor smiting the Midgard Serpent, Jormungand;
Odin rushing toward the Fenris Wolf only to be swallowed whole!;
Baldur surviving the battle;
Two gods and two humans sheltering under the Tree of Life.
On Tuesday 4th October, members of 4H went climbing at Morecambe High School. We had lots of fun.
In The News
The children have been doing a great job of bringing in news items and talking about them in front of their peers. I have learned so much! There have been a huge variety of topics. We have learned about the effects of various tropical storms, satellites crashing into gas giants, new dinosaurs being discovered, facts about the International Space Station and a new biometric way of paying for goods! Keep up the good work! Each child will be presenting In The News once every five weeks.
Sequences in gymnastics
During gymnastics sessions, we have been working on sequences involving turns, balances, jumps and travels.
Visit from Adrian Warrell - Viking Man
On Tuesday 19th September 2017, Year 4 had a visit from a Viking!
We did many activities and learned many things. For instance, did you know that Viking bread contained tree-bark? Or that many place names around here are actually Viking?
In the afternoon, we undertook a number of activities such as milling corn, playing Viking games, making a Viking coin and weaving cloth.
A great day was had by all.
Constructing our human timeline
In order to place the Viking Period in the context of the history of Britain, we constructed a timeline with 1cm representing 1 year.
During the first week of the new school year, Year 4 have been undertaking a number of team-building challenges. These activities included; Building the tallest tower with limited materials, problem solving activities and a trip around the local area to answer as many questions as possible using our observational skills.
Welcome to 4H
I hope that you all had a fabulous summer and are looking forward to some exciting topics and activities that we have planned for you.
Staffing this year consists of myself, Mr. Harding, and Mrs. Marriott.
Our first topic for this year is going to be all about the Vikings so look out for the newsletter that will outline the experiences in more detail.