Year 4Mrs Wardle, Miss Woods, Mrs Graham and Mrs Fulton Wren
Welcome to Year 4!
Hello! Year 4 is made up of 35 children; our teacher is Mrs Wardle and our teaching assistant in Miss Woods. This term we are looking forward to learning all about the Ruthless Romans including the spread of the Roman Empire and it’s impact on Britain, the Roman army, famous Romans and the rebellion of Boudicca. We will be visiting Segedunum as part of our Wow Week. Year 4 also have a tri-golf tournament to look forward to. Check back on our page to see how we get on!
This week, Year 4 enjoyed a visit to the Roman Fort of Segedunum as part of our Ruthless Romans topic. We were put through our paces as Roman recruits, training to become soldiers. We also explored the ruins and found about life for soldiers living on the fort many years ago. Have a look through our pictures to see what we got up to.
As part of our WOW Week on the Romans, we invited our families in to school to work alongside us. We had a fab morning creating Roman amulets from clay, designing our own mosaics and built Roman Scorpion and Ballista catapults. We then tested our aim at the targets!
Over the last couple of weeks, Year 4 have been investigating the speed of evaporation. Some children set up an investigation with water located in a range of locations; Some children also looked at a range of liquids in the same location. They observed changes over the week and recorded their findings.
This week, we have been learning all about the spread of the Roman Empire and what life was like as a Roman soldier. We used our knowledge to create our own quizzes then tested our friends to see how many questions they could answer.
Year 4 have been creating electrical circuits to test insulators and conductors. We designed our own experiments and loved testing them to find out the results.
This week, some our amazing singers from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 were joined by Tim West from Sun FM to record some verses for a special Christmas song. We recorded verses for 22 days to go… and 11 days to go… so you will soon be able to hear our children on Sun FM radio. We should be played on the 3rd December and the 14th of December. Keep yours ears open…
Last week, some of our Year 4 children took part in a Hockey tournament with other local schools. We are so proud of you all – well done for superb skills, behaviour and attitude!
This half term’s 100%’s celebrated with some biscuit decoration and pumpkin carving! Miss Woods and Mrs Storey left school on Monday with blisters on their fingers from carving pumpkins. Well done to everyone and we will let you know what this half term’s 100% attendance prize will be next week!
A huge thank you to all of the family and friends of our Year 4 children for attending our Greek WOW morning. It was great to see so many of you at school. We all had a super morning painting our Greek vases, writing hidden messages to each other using the Greek alphabet and even tasting Greek food whilst being blindfolded. Have a look at the photos for some fab reactions.
This week, Year 4 visited Palace Green Library to take part in an Ancient Greek workshop. We had fun handling real Greek artefacts, exploring the museum gallery, building our own temples, playing traditional Greek games and even performing our own Greek play. A super way to kick off our Ancient Greek topic!
We started our new topic this week…The Groovy Greeks. As well as writing the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, we spent some time researching our own lines of interest around Ancient Greece. Why don’t you ask us what we found out?