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Designing and constructing a Tudor dwelling

We have been looking at Tudor buildings and how these have been constructed. Using these ideas, we have designed and are constructing our own buildings. We have looked at existing buildings, investigated joining and strengthening techniques, looked at how to get the maximum number of 'parts' from a limited amount of materials and begun to construct our dwellings.

Story Competition

A huge well done to all of the children who entered into Mrs. Price's story competition. We had a large number of entries from this class. The judging was not an easy task. However, congratulations to the winner, Eve Pearson, with a great story entitled - The Not So Scary Ghost.

The Spanish Armada

In 1588, the Spanish sent their Armada (navy) in an attempt to invade England. We looked at: causes of this event, what happened during the Armada itself and consequences of this event. We enjoyed acting it out!

Year 4 trip to Samlesbury Hall

As part of our topic on The Tudors, Monday 1st October 2018 saw us go on a trip to the Tudor mansion of Samlesbury Hall. We were met by Mistress Marjorie Southwell and Goodwife Agnes who were our tour guides for the day. We learned how it must have been like living in Tudor Times for both the wealthy and the peasant classes as well as how difficult it must have been to suddenly change religion.

Rounding 

To reinforce our learning and understanding of the concept of rounding, we spent a short while playing some rounding games.

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Battle of Bosworth Field 

On August 22nd 1485, a battle took place between Richard III and Henry Tudor. The battle resulted in a victory for Henry Tudor - who then crowned himself King Henry VII. It ended the War of the Roses as Henry went on to marry Elizabeth of York and began a new dynasty in British history. That of.... The Tudors!!

In The News

Each week, on a Tuesday, a group of children will be selected to find something that has happened in the news. This can be anything from a local to an international level. They can find the news from any source. The children will explain their news story to the rest of the class and answer any questions about it. I will have demonstrated this to the children. The news can be written down, typed or presented as a powerpoint- the crucial point being the children can talk about it.

Human Timeline

To increase our understanding of chronology, we created a human timeline where each year was represented by a centimetre. Did you know that the Ancient Egyptians would have started over 50 metres ago on our timeline!

Trip around Torrisholme

On Friday 7th September 2018, 4H went on a trip around the local area to develop their skills of observation and teamwork.

Teambuilding

This week, we have been looking at working together as a team. One of the activities was to build the highest tower out of just spaghetti and sellotape. Well done to the winners with a height of 91cm!

Welcome to 4H!

My name is Mr. Harding and we will be working together this year. We have many exciting learning opportunities for you to engage with. 

Other members of staff that you will see in the class are; Mrs. Tuer, Mr. Dagnall and Mrs. Green.

 

Resilience

Being resilient is an important aspect of learning. We will be working together to try to think about ways to achieve this. We do, however, have the help of our mascot of 'Not Yet' the yeti who helps us to remember that we may not know something..Yet!

Year 4 Spelling Challenge


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