Today Year 4 visited Gladstone Pottery Museum and were wowed by everything they saw. We had two fabulous guides who took us around the museum and who shared everything they knew with the children. We were taken through every stage of the pottery making process and learnt all about how children had to work, the heavy pottery they had to carry and all of the dangers of working in the 1800s. It was a magical visit and we all loved it!
As part of our learning about Pottery and how people used to live we had a go at piece work making a clay rose. We tried very hard to make the clay look like roses or flowers. What do you think?
We decided that we couldn't make 60 of these in an hour like the ladies would have to at Gladstone!
Year 4 had a fabulous day on the 29th of March. All the children looked amazing and bought in pillows to sit on while they read their books. As you can see from the photos we had a fantastic time.
During our STEM week our school all took part in the Rocket Mouse investigation finding out how to get the mouse to move the furthest. We decided to investigate what angle of launch would make the mouse go the furthest. We had lots of fun designing our mice and then launching him using the bottles and protractors to make sure our angles were correct. Look at how much fun we had!
In forest schools for the last few weeks we have learnt all about how sound travels, how vibrations cause this and that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear. As you can see we had a lot of fun learning and got to make a lot of noise too!
Welcome to Y4C!
This Spring Term we are looked at and performed Julius Caesar. The children really enjoyed performing the different scenes and discussing the themes of conspiracy and betrayal.
We used lots of different drama techniques such as 'Whoosh!' and 'Freeze frame' to discuss how the different characters would feel or think in each scene and used the lines from the play to practice how they would speak.
Julius Caesar Puppets!
Today the children made puppets of the different characters from Julius Caesar. They made rod or marionette puppets from recyclable items from home and tried really hard to ensure their puppets had moving parts, facial expressions and showed their puppet's character. The children had really good fun and learnt that making puppets is not as easy as it seems! We hope you like looking at our puppets.
As part of our new Science Topic the children took part in drama linked to states of matter.
Can you guess what state of matter the children are showing in their drama poses?
In Year 4 our first topic this year was the Vicious Vikings.
We read the text 'How to Train Your Dragon' to learn all about Hiccup and his adventures on the island of Berk and used this to create our own fantastic stories that included lots of exciting narrative features.
We also learnt all about why the Vikings came to Britain, how Vikings lived in their settlements, what they used the land for and how the beer they drank affected their teeth.
We carried out an experiment to see what happens to food when it enters your mouth and the journey it goes through using banana, weetabix and a pair of tights!
These are just a few examples of all of the exciting learning that took place in Autumn Term.
The fun never ends in Year 4!
As part of our learning in Science Year 4 have learnt all about human teeth and also animal teeth. We invited in Bran and Gilly to tell us all about how dogs teeth are different to human teeth and how they need to be taken care of. Gilly showed us some amazing pictures and Bran showed us how she got her teeth cleaned using sausage toothpaste which she loved!
Rockstar Times Tables
As part of our learning in Maths Year 4 have become Rockstars to help with their times tables.
The link to these is below. Each child has been given a username and password that is personal to them and the tables that they can make progress with have been added to their account so they can have fun and learn at the same time by competing with others in their class or year group.
So the dudes and dudettes in 4C can have fun and get better at their tables! :)
On Wednesday 6th December our school all made Christingles which were used at the Christingle service that evening at St. Andrew's church with Father Chris and Reverend Allison. We all enjoyed making these and the service was beautiful.