Year 4Mrs Wardle, Mrs Donkin
Welcome to Year 4!
Hello! Year 4 is made up of 34 children; our teacher is Mrs Wardle and our teaching assistant is Mrs Donkin. This term we are looking forward to learning all about the Ruthless Romans, including their daily life, their powerful army, famous Romans, what they brought to Britain and the rebellion of Boudicca. Some of Year 4 will also have the opportunity to take part in the ‘Tall Ships’ project along with other local schools. Keep popping back to our class page to stay up to date with our journey through Year 4.
We have been working on factor pairs this week and designed posters to show different ways to represent these. Following this, we have been solving problems including...
Year 4 have had their first dance session in PE. We began by looking at some moves from 'Street Dance' and can't wait for our next sessions. Keep checking back for updates on our dancing progress.
This morning, pupils from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 performed a wonderful cheerleading routine for both parents and peers. It was choreographed in their after-school club and took a lot of hard work to get right! Everyone loved it! Well done to all those...
The KS2 reading breakfast was a fantastic morning where children, parents, grandparents and other relatives got together to read and enjoy a bite to eat. We loved seeing so many people sharing a love of reading together. Thank you to all who came!
This week, as part of our topic on the Ancient Greeks, Year 4 have been trying some traditional Greek food. We tasted olives (stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, stuffed vine leaves and yoghurt. Some of us loved the different foods…others weren’t as keen. Mrs Wardle was so proud of us for trying out new foods.
We’ve been using our ‘rapid recall’ boards to work on our mental maths skills. We are super proud of our work!
We are writing our myths! After reading Ancient Greek myths such as Icarus, King Midas and the Golden Touch, Medusa and the Quest of Perseus and Orpheus and Eurydice, we’ve started to write our own myths including mythical creatures, magical objects, heroes and heroines and gods and goddesses. Mrs Wardle can’t wait to read them.
We have been using our multimedia skills to work in pairs and create powerpoints based on the Ancient Greeks. We included facts including the Olympics, Gods and Goddesses, food, school and clothes. Finally, we got up in front of all our peers and presented them to the class.
This week in Year 4, we have been writing spooking settings using our 5 senses, alliteration, metaphors, similes and personification to create imagery in our work. The results were spine-tingling.
Year 4 have been working on our athletics skills and trying to beat our own best scores. Among us, we have some amazing long jumpers, balancers, throwers, aimers and hurdlers!
We have started circuit training in PE to get our blood pumping and our bodies working. Mrs Wardle was so impressed with us this week as we didn’t give up and kept going through all of the different stations….with some funny facial expressions!
This week in Year 4, we have been designing our own Greek pots using scratch art. We looked at the traditional Greek designs on their pottery and created our own based on these. We think they look fab!