Class 4 Blog

Class 4 Blog

  • 12
    Feb

    Internet Safety

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We have been studying internet safety all term. This has involved discussing the dangers of what you say and do online, the possible pitfalls of the pictures and videos that you share and understanding how hurtful and offensive comments made online can be seen as cyber-bullying. We have discussed the terms ‘copyright’ and 'plagiarism' and understand the consequences of these actions. We follow the Purple Mash scheme of work for computing and your child should know their log-in details. Feel free to have a look at the resources and see some of the work they have created.
  • 03
    Feb

    Hockey Skills

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We have been developing our hockey skills this term. At the beginning of the term there was a focus on controlling the ball and passing accurately to our partners. Maintaining possession of the ball whilst also choosing appropriate tactics to cause problems for the opposition has been our objective this week. Everyone has followed the rules of the game and has been a respectful team member. Good work, Year 4, keep it up!
  • 30
    Jan

    The Scream

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    As part of our work on Scandinavia, we looked at the most famous painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch - The Scream. As part of our art and design curriculum, we have to replicate some of the techniques used by notable artists, We sketched the outline of the central figure and finely drew the scene around him. We discussed who (or what) we thought was screaming. We used chalks to add colour and blended these to create a sense of uneasiness and panic. The finished works are now on display in our classroom.
  • 20
    Jan

    New Class Reading Book

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    After the disappointment that there were actually no werewolves in our tent during our last class book, we move onto "The Everything Machine." Here is a brief summary - Eleven year old Olly has a very special delivery - a 3D printing machine, stamped with PROPERTY OF M.O.D and BRITISH SPACE AGENCY. WARNING. DO NOT TAMPER, which has magical powers... It has a name, it speaks, and it can print ANYTHING Olly asks it to - a never-ending supply of sweets, a swimming pool in the shed - but what Olly really wants is... his dad, who has separated from his mum and moved out of the family home. Cue the creation of Dad-Bot - he looks just like Dad (on a good day) but is totally chaotic - and his antics tip Olly and co into a heart-racing and heart-warming adventure!
  • 16
    Dec

    New Class Reading Book

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Firstly, many thanks to everyone who attended the Wow afternoon last week. It was fantastic to see so many of you there. (Thank you, also, to the parents who had spoken to me beforehand to let me know they were unable to attend) Your participation in these events are so important and mean so much to your children. We have just started a new class book, much to the excitement of everyone, "There is a Werewolf in my Tent" by Pamela Butchart. She has a very distinctive style which children love.
  • 08
    Dec

    Carols Around the Tree

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    The arrangements for our KS2 celebration ‘Christmas Around the Tree’, on Friday 20th December, 2019 are as follows : Please arrive at church by 4:45pm, to ensure a prompt 5 o’clock start. If your child is in a specific role, please ensure that they come to church in their costume. All other pupils to wear school uniform. Coats may be worn, but should be taken off on arrival. The whole school community is very much looking forward to this special event; it is always very uplifting and a fabulous way of getting into the ‘festive spirit’. Many thanks go to Revd John McHale and the members of Berkeley Church for allowing us to use their beautiful building. We hope that you will be able to join us and we look forward to seeing you there.
  • 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.