Class 4 Blog

Class 4 Blog

  • 12
    Sep

    Times table of the week: 3s!

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    This week, we are working hard to develop our recall of the 3 times tables. We've been taking part in daily activities and games to build up our speed and fluency. Please keep practising by chanting or playing simple games over the weekend ready for your 'Rock Stars' challenge next week. 'Hit the button' is a fun, free resource online to help develop speed and accuracy.
  • 10
    Sep

    Welcome back, everyone!

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Wow, what a busy first week we have had back at school. It's been a joy to welcome the children into Year 4: they have all settled quickly into new routines, and are becoming more familiar with the new classroom. ALL of the children have approached new learning opportunities with great enthusiasm, and it's been great to see them working together and being creative. We recently launched our 'Romans' topic by designing and making Roman shields... More updates to come on topic work soon...!
  • 07
    Jul

    Treat Winners

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Well done to the house winners Scott who have earned the swimming pool treat tomorrow! Please ensure that all Scott children bring in sun cream, towel and costume ready for their treat. They may also bring in woggles, floats and pre-pumped inflatables! Many thanks and a huge well done!
  • 02
    Jul

    Fact files!

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    This afternoon, children in year 4 spent time researching a country of their choice from the Cricket World Cup. Children had to use the computers to research and prepare fact files about a variety of different nations (England was not allowed to be included). The children really enjoyed finding different facts about a range of countries. Some did struggle with Australia not having any bordering countries though...
  • 01
    Jul

    Transition Afternoon

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Today year 4 had the very special privilege of meeting their new teacher Mrs Vizard. The children were very excited in the morning and couldn't wait to meet her. She planned some very exciting activities for the children and I was lucky to see some absolutely brilliant art. The children really excelled themselves and really appreciate an artistic teacher. The platform has been set for a wonderful year 5!
  • 25
    Jun

    Day 2 ...in the Wilderness house

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    The first night has been and gone. We've had some tears, some forgotten teddies and a bit of a drama, but that's enough about Mr Hart and Miss Fitzgerald. The children have settled into life in the Wilderness house well. The tunnels appear to be many of the childrens' personal highlight but having experienced what else the camp has to offer, I'm positive that that will change. We had a nice evening stroll around the picturesque grounds yesterday, where we saw some sheep (Mr Hart felt very much at home) and horses. We enjoyed looking for the Wild boar tracks but unfortunately we weren't able to see any of these magnificent creatures.The children also went through the wishing tree. As always with these things, you can't tell anyone what to wish for as it won't come true...Mr Hart's did involve rugby though... The second day will be survival day.That is not because some of the children will be working hard with a lot less sleep, but they will be looking at ways to survive in the woods. Looking at the weather this morning, the children will need to learn these skills quickly to ensure we all stay warm and dry. Hopefully a nice full breakfast for those who asked for one, will set us up for the second day.
  • 25
    Jun

    Survival Day

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Well...you'll be glad to hear that we have all survived survival day so far. The children have spent the day learning a variety of different skills and trying new things. We started they day learning how to make bread. They mixed the flour and water into a dough. Rolled it out and then baked it on an open camp fire. The children were shown and then made their own fires. They then used natural materials to make their own shelters to protect themselves away from the rain. After lunch, the children had the opportunity to complete some orienteering activities, where they had the chance to explore the Wilderness Centre, along with applying map reading skills to find certain signals. It has been a very good second day. After dinner/tea/supper tonight, the children will be working in small teams to complete an egg drop from the top of the building. Hopefully the physics skills will be on point to ensure no eggs are broken.
  • 25
    Jun

    Eggcellent!

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Our last job for our second day at the Wilderness centre was to create a device, which would keep an egg safe from 2 stories high (We are abseiling down this tomorrow! eek!). The children applied themselves in small groups. I'm pleased to say that 2 groups were successful. However, 4 groups were not. One of the successful groups were incredibly lucky, I'd say but still...they passed the test. The children have shown some interesting scientific knowledge (without knowing) and did really well with their task. Unbelievably, tomorrow is our last day here. Only seems like half n hour ago, when we pulled up in the bus! We have some big tasks ahead tomorrow and I'm looking forward to see the guys apply themselves again with the crate stacking and abseiling. Should be fun!!
  • 24
    Jun

    We have arrived

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Year 4 have arrived safe and sound at the Wilderness Centre. Excitement is very high and they are excited to crack on. They are starting off with making their beds (honestly) and then some team building games. Next up is a problem solving and a hunt through the tunnels. Lastly, after a dinner of burgers and chocolate cake, the children are going for a nature walk.
  • 21
    Jun

    Sport's Day and Cricket

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Friday afternoon we finally had a chance to prepare for sports day. The children focused on running and range of techniques. Also due to their topic, it was also encouraged that they try some cricket. We started with the best part of the game...fielding. Some of it is not quite ready for the world cup, but at least our throwing and catching techniques are improving.