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Welcome Year 4

4K. 4B and 4MA have settled into their new classes and have been busy with lots of amazing work. Here are some of the wonderful and fun activities activities they have been engaged in.  

Can you recognise some of these faces in Year 4?

Eid Al Adha Celebrations

Eid Al Adha Celebrations 1 making Eid cards
Eid Al Adha Celebrations 2
Eid Al Adha Celebrations 3 Party game- really quietly!
Eid Al Adha Celebrations 4 Dance time.
Eid Al Adha Celebrations 5 More party games..
Eid Al Adha Celebrations 6 We all love pass the teddy.

Ancient Greeks

In Topic we are learning about The Ancient Greeks.  We are learning about who they were, where they lived, what they did, their beliefs etc. Here are just some of the fun things we did. 

Greek food tasting

Greek food tasting 1 Some of the food we taseted
Greek food tasting 2 Pitta bread, feta cheese, humus, olives...
Greek food tasting 3
Greek food tasting 4 How does the humus smell?
Greek food tasting 5
Greek food tasting 6 Does he or doesn't he like feta cheese?
Greek food tasting 7
Greek food tasting 8 Some like it some don't!

The Olympics

The Olympics 1 Discus throwing.
The Olympics 2
The Olympics 3 Throwing javelins
The Olympics 4
The Olympics 5 Racing
The Olympics 6

Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box 1 Listened to and discussed the Greek mythical story
Pandora's Box 2 Planning the characters for role play.
Pandora's Box 3
Pandora's Box 4 Role playing Pandora's Box
Pandora's Box 5
Pandora's Box 6
Pandora's Box 7
Pandora's Box 8 Evil and bad things coming out of the box.

Pandora Box's created for our homework project

Pandora Box's created for our homework project 1
Pandora Box's created for our homework project 2
Pandora Box's created for our homework project 3

4K practising passing, indicating and defending skills

4K practising passing, indicating and defending skills 1 Passing using over arm.
4K practising passing, indicating and defending skills 2
4K practising passing, indicating and defending skills 3 Indicating direction to move
4K practising passing, indicating and defending skills 4 Defending the pass.
4K practising passing, indicating and defending skills 5 .

Safety Day

Wednesday 21st September 2016 was safety day in school. Children carried out E-Safety, Fire safety and Road safety activities.  

Fire Safety : workshop with the the firemen

Road Safety: Designing road safety posters.

Road Safety: Designing road safety posters. 1
Road Safety: Designing road safety posters. 2
Road Safety: Designing road safety posters. 3

E-Safety: Designing our E-safety charters.

E-Safety: Designing our E-safety charters. 1
E-Safety: Designing our E-safety charters. 2
E-Safety: Designing our E-safety charters. 3
E-Safety: Designing our E-safety charters. 4

Music Time 

Year 4 are very fortunate to learn how to play a musical instrument with specialist music teachers. 

4K are always looking forward to their music session with Mr Jennin, every Thursday.

Handwashing session with the school nurse 

The school nurse delivered are very interesting and informative session on the importance of washing our hands properly and thoroughly. 

Picture 1 Germs are all around us!
Picture 2 We learnt some interesting facts.
Picture 3 How clean are your hands Mrs Jones?
Picture 4 Checking for germs with the special light.
Picture 5
Picture 6 Hiba talking through the correct way to wash hands
Picture 7 Good rub and scrub with soap and warm water.
Picture 8 Germ free hands!!

Black History Day , Monday 17th October 2016

Black History Day , Monday 17th October 2016 1 Mrs William's assembly to introduce the day.
Black History Day , Monday 17th October 2016 2 Quick quiz to check children's knowledge.
Black History Day , Monday 17th October 2016 3 Zimmel representing Year 4 in the quiz.
Black History Day , Monday 17th October 2016 4 Year 4 writing a fact file about Rosa Park.
Black History Day , Monday 17th October 2016 5 Some role play. Can you spot Rosa Park?
Black History Day , Monday 17th October 2016 6 Rosa Park arrested for not giving her seat up.

Visit to the local Library

On Tuesday 18th October Year 4 visited the local library, Ward End Library.  After settling down on the colourful rug in the teaching room , Tony,  the librarian told us lots of interesting information about the library ie. the opening times, how the books are organised, other events held at the library and how we can join the library. Then she read two very interesting books, one was very unusual  book because it was printed out as burger. After that we got a chance to have a look around at the books in the children's section. Before leaving the library we were given application forms to join the library.

Visit to the Ward End Library

Planning ideas to write a description of a setting.

Planning ideas to write a description of a setting. 1 working in groups.
Planning ideas to write a description of a setting. 2
Planning ideas to write a description of a setting. 3 Mind mapping ideas for each of the senses.
Planning ideas to write a description of a setting. 4 Discussing our ideas in the group.
Planning ideas to write a description of a setting. 5
Planning ideas to write a description of a setting. 6 Wow so many ideas for our writing.
Planning ideas to write a description of a setting. 7 Sharing our ideas with the rest of the class.

4K displaying their Gymnastic skills

Guided Reading Parents Workshop

The focus for this years Inspire Workshop was Guided Reading. The parents came into the class and observed our new  whole class Guided reading session. We started with an ERIC picture activity, for this the children had to Choose, Retrieve and Interpret the questions from the picture. Then we moved on to whole class text- The Trojan Horse. After reading the text together and answering some questions together the  children then worked with their parents to complete the comprehension questions.

Children in Need Day 2016- What great fun and success

Children in Need Day 2016-  What great fun and success 1
Children in Need Day 2016-  What great fun and success 2
Children in Need Day 2016-  What great fun and success 3
Children in Need Day 2016-  What great fun and success 4
Children in Need Day 2016-  What great fun and success 5
Children in Need Day 2016-  What great fun and success 6
Children in Need Day 2016-  What great fun and success 7
Children in Need Day 2016-  What great fun and success 8
Children in Need Day 2016-  What great fun and success 9

Year 4 Christmas Celebrations 2016

Year 4 enjoyed a range of fun activities during this festive time. Here are some of them.

Picture 1 Visited Santa's Grotto
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Picture 4 Party dinner and crackers!
Picture 5 Look who we pulled our crackers with!
Picture 6
Picture 7 Watched Jack and the Beanstalk Panto
Picture 8

Maths Day:

Today the children had  an exciting day solving many maths puzzles and problems. They also designed and made Maths board games and wrote Maths raps. 

Picture 1 Making a board game as well as dice and counters.
Picture 2 Designing our names on squared paper.
Picture 3 Writing a Maths Rap.
Picture 4 Solving online puzzles.
Picture 5 Creating our own Maths board game.

Children who achieved 100% attendance in the Autumn Term

Children who achieved 100% attendance in the Autumn Term 1 Well Done 4K 100 percenters!

 Year 4 Cornerstone Topic

'Burps, Bottoms and Bile'

Open wide- let's take a look inside! We're on a voyage to investigate the busy world inside our body! Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile? Are you brave enough to disclose the plaque, caused by the effect of sugary substances, on your pearly whites using the disclosing tablets.
We will follow a tasty morsel as it makes its way through your digestive system, helped by some mouth watering saliva! 

During our journey we will be creative and make a working model of the digestive system, persuading and learning how to look after this marvellous, belching, squelching, mixture-making machine we call our body.

Talk by School Nurse on Dental Hygiene

Talk by School Nurse on Dental Hygiene 1
Talk by School Nurse on Dental Hygiene 2
Talk by School Nurse on Dental Hygiene 3
Talk by School Nurse on Dental Hygiene 4
Talk by School Nurse on Dental Hygiene 5

Investigating to understand the process of tooth decay

Investigating to understand the process of tooth decay 1 Recording observation of food at the start.
Investigating to understand the process of tooth decay 2 Recording colour, texture, appearance & smell
Investigating to understand the process of tooth decay 3 Placing each fruit in a bag.
Investigating to understand the process of tooth decay 4 Will record observations over the next 7 days.

Life Education Centre (February 2017)

Year 4 met Harold the giraffe and learnt about making 'choices' that affect our everyday life and sometimes the people around us, e.g. exercise,food, hygiene, games we play, being kind etc.

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World Book Day (March 2017)

World Book Day (March 2017) 1 World Book day winners announced in assembly.
World Book Day (March 2017) 2 Reading in class. Can you guess who this is?
World Book Day (March 2017) 3 Listening attentively to class book.
World Book Day (March 2017) 4 Writing interesting facts about David Walliams.
World Book Day (March 2017) 5 So many superheros......
World Book Day (March 2017) 6 ......and princesses!

Potions 

We designed and made Potion bottles with clay. 

4K Mother's Day Class assembly

A wonderful performance by 4K with singing, dancing, poetry, sharing our mums talents etc. Our mums and teachers were very proud of us. 

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