Class 4 Blog

Class 4 Blog

  • 04
    Oct

    Class trip to Chedworth Roman Villa

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    We had a fun-filled day of learning about Roman life this week, during our trip to Chedworth. The children enjoyed a tour of the Roman Villa, and took part in a range of hands-on learning opportunities. This included dressing up as a Roman slave, grinding herbs and spices to make traditional Roman medicine and handling a range of artefacts left behind by the Romans. The staff at Chedworth commented on how impressed they were with the children's knowledge of the Roman period. Lots of children took an active approach to learning by asking a range of interesting questions to deepen their own understanding and knowledge!
  • 01
    Oct

    Times table of the week

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Let's get practising our 4 times tables over the next two weeks. The children need to know them upside down, back to front, standing on their head...! The CanDo Maths challenges support your child's understanding of multiplication. We will continue working through Times Tables Rockstars next week, focusing on the 4s. However, please keep working on the 3x table alongside this!
  • 27
    Sep

    Roman Myths

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Year 4 and written their own Roman myth about how Rome was created, based on the legend of Romulus and Remus. In the story, we learn about how the ancient Romans believed Rome was first created. The children brought their myths to light by using a range of exciting vocabulary.
  • 24
    Sep

    Bring A Bulb

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Please could all children bring a bulb to school on Tuesday 22nd October. The children will all be planting their bulbs in the large planters at the front of the school. We are hoping to create a beautiful Spring surprise with lots of different flowers and colours. Thank you very much.
  • 24
    Sep

    Sound investigation

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    This week, we made string telephones to help us understand how sound travels. We made careful observations, and noticed how sound travels best through solid objects. We tested our string telephones on the playground and were amazed by how much we could hear!
  • 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!