Welcome to Year 4!
Welcome to our 2018/19 Year 4 class page. In Year 4, we will be learning a variety of fun and interesting topics, these include: Ole! - Spain, North America, The curse of the Mummy, 3.....2.....1....Blast off!, Valiant Vikings and Smells, Spells, Lotions and Potions.
The staff in Year 4 are Miss Hulme and Mrs Gardner, we are always here to help.
On Thursdays, we are very lucky to be taught violins by Mrs Home and Miss Smith, from MAPAS (the Salford Music Service) who come into school. We all need to try to remember our violins every week.
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday, so please make sure the children have their PE Kits in school (including pumps and trainers) on those days.
I hope you enjoy Year 4 as much as I do,
World Book Day
Today is World Book day, so we have dressed up as our favourite book characters. Can you guess the characters we have come as and which books they are from?
Today was our last Forest school session. We used the flint and tried to make it spark so that we could light a fire. We managed to light the fire and then toasted marshmallows. We have had so much fun doing our Forest school activities and have learnt so much about our surroundings, the environment and about how much fun it is to be outdoors!
World of work week 2
Today we were visited by Cooper the therapy dog. He was very kind and gentle and we loved meeting him.
Today was our first session on the new scooters during Golden Scoot. As you can see from our faces, we had lots of fun. Such a great way of keeping fit. We are really looking forward to doing this on a regular basis.
World of Work Fortnight
We were visited by Freya's dad who is a Firefighter. He talked to us about his job and what we would need to do if we wanted to be Firefighters in the future. We had lots of questions we wanted to ask him. We learned a lot and now some of us want to be Firefighters ourselves. We loved it when Freya's dad let us try on some of his uniform. The helmet was very heavy and his Jacket smelt of smoke! A huge thank you to Freya's dad and the rest of the Fire fighting team who do a great job!
This Spring term we are learning about the environment in our Forest School sessions. In week one we made bird feeders to help feed the hungry birds at this time of year. In week two we made pictures and sculptures out of the nature that we found in the garden. We are looking forward to finding out what we have in store this week and in the weeks to come.
Forest school Week 4
This week we braved the elements and continued with our Den building. It was very windy but luckily our shelters didn't blow away!
Forest School Week 3
This week we had fun den building.
To kick start the New Year we were visited by Freddy Fit. We started the day with a healthy work out to get our heart rate up and then later in the day enjoyed an hour session of healthy exercise lead by Freddy. We all enjoyed the activities and it has spurred us on to think about living a more active and healthy lifestyle.
As part of our RE lessons we made Christingles using oranges.
For Remembrance Day, in our English lessons we wrote letters home to our loved ones from the trenches in World War 1. We also made some poppies in our art lessons.
Our our work made a lovely back drop for our remembrance service outside the church. We also did some research about some of the local soldiers that had fought in the war. We wrote their names onto a cross and then planted the crosses in the church garden.
Today we performed our class assembly about Spain. Thank you to all family members who were able to come and watch and support us. We hope you learned some interesting facts about Spain.
Tuesday 16th October 2018
Today we had a Spanish food tasting session in class. We tasted some traditional Spanish food. We made some non alcoholic Sangria and cut up some fruit to add to it. Some of us were waiters and waitresses and we served the food to our class mates. The food we tried was, manchego cheese, paella, tortilla, olives and chorizo. We made the sangria with non alcoholic red wine, orange juice, lemonade and added strawberries and apples. We then told our friends in Spanish if we liked or disliked the food. It was mostly a thumbs up from everyone!
On Wednesday 10th October we visited The Co-op Academy and took part in lots of really fun activities with the teachers at the High School. First of all we went into the science lab and learned about acids. We carefully added different chemicals into the test tubes and tried to create a rainbow effect with the different layers of colours.
Next we went for a maths lesson and did some really fun problem solving activities.
Finally we went into the sports hall for a fun PE activity.
Thank you Co-op Academy, we had a great time!
In our maths lessons we have been carrying out investigations using money.
Today we went to the local library to complete some research about our topic on Spain. When we arrived we were met by one of the librarians who showed us a variety of books that she had selected about Spain. She also talked to us about the library and the books that we might find useful.
We were then able to look at the books and use Britannia on the computers to research information about Spain.
We found out lots of interesting facts that we will share in our class assembly.