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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

 

Earhhart Class: Mrs Tyas

Keller Class: Miss Taylor

Newton Class: Miss Hicks

RE Week

During RE week, Year 4 explored Buddhism and the guidelines Buddhists follow to help them lead good lives. Throughout the week, the children developed discussion skills on a range of thought provoking questions and statements, including 'What does it mean to be good?' Using the Eightfold Path as a starting point, the children reflected and developed their own ideas on what would make the world a better place. They generated their own guidelines that they would like people to follow in order to make the world a better place. The week really brought to light all the deep thinkers of the year group, allowing lots of opportunity for deep, meaningful discussions.

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Bug Hunt!

During our Science topic 'Living Things', Year 4 went on a minibeast hunt to search for bugs in their habitat. The children enjoyed being outside and getting their hands dirty while looking for different creatures. On their hunt, insects such as spiders, snails and millipedes were found! The children then studied them in great detail, as well as researching more about their chosen bug, before releasing them back into their habitats.

 

This work was part of 'The Great Bug Hunt Competition' and a child's work from each class will be chosen to enter.

 

http://www.schoolscience.co.uk/bughunt

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We've been developing our drama skills during English to create freeze frame of scenes.

We've been developing our drama skills during English to create freeze frame of scenes. 1
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Art Week

In Year 4, we have some exceptionally talented pupils. Throughout our 'Art Week', the children demonstrated values such as resilience and teamwork in order to create a final piece of art which was then showcased to parents at our 'Art Gallery'. Using skills including papermache, paint washing and pen sketching, a final piece was created which linked both our text 'Flotsam' and our topic 'Vikings'. 

 

Everyone worked incredibly hard and had so much fun in the process! Please have a look at the photos below to see what we got up to during our most recent Art Week.

Magna

Year 4 had a fantastic trip to Magna Science Park to start our 'Disaster Strikes' topic. Exploring each element individually, the children operated real JCB’s, marveled at a tornado made of fire and even felt the wrath of a hurricane! 

Editing Stations have really helped to improve editing skills in Year 4!

Editing Stations have really helped to improve editing skills in Year 4! 1

Egg-cellent experiment!

As part of our Science topic all about the digestive system, we are being scientists and are investigating what happens to our teeth when we drink different liquids. We couldn't really use real teeth for the experiment, so we're using egg shells instead. We planned our fair test and made our own predictions of what would happen. It was great fun watching what happened to the eggs and we were shocked by some of the results!

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Pobble Launch Day

 

On Wednesday 20th September, we had our Pobble launch in school. The Pobble representative, Mrs Robinson, came in and led a very exciting assembly where we found a mysterious box which contained a pocket watch and a letter from Professor H.

Without a moment to lose, returned to our classrooms and were very eager to get started! After deciding the period in history we would want to visit, we collected vocabulary in groups, using our senses. We then planned our story, using a WAGOLL from Pobble to help us. After break, we were finally able to write our stories. We explored all different eras!  

All in all, it was a wonderful day and we all got to be writers of our own stories. Some of us even got published and you can find our work on Pobble.com!

PE

We are very lucky to have specialist PE coaches teaching us PE this year. We've been outside looking at all the different skills needed to play cricket, such as throwing, catching and fielding.

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The Oakes Information Powerpoint

Curriculum evening powerpoint

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