Year 4 had a wonderful time at the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham! We had a tiring but fun day, and discovered lots of new things!
Potions topic began with a bang in year 4 with a visit from Jupiter Jack from Mad Science. We all had a wonderful day, making wands and creating some of our own spells to cast and potions to pour. Our gaggle of wizards, witches and scientists looked brilliant and had lots of fun!
The children will be finding out what different potions can be - will they be a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid or a sticky goo? They will be entering an amazing magical world of potions and their properties.
They will think and work like scientists - but they need to beware! There are some powerful and deadly potions out there - dangerous, unpredictable or plain tragic (just ask Romeo and Juliet!)
Today, Google Expeditions came into school to show off their new education app 'Expedition.' By using virtual reality technology, pupils were transported to various places around the world including underwater reefs, the Galápagos Islands, and even some volcanoes. All of this through a simple free app from the App Store and the play Store. Year four had a fantastic time visiting famous American landmarks, such as the Grand Canyon and the Golden Gate Bridge! We even had time for a quick float in space before arriving safely back in the classroom!
On Friday, the whole school took part in a special assembly. The children and staff dressed up in spotty clothes to raise money for Children in Need.
The children also thought about what it means to be a great friend. They each wrote a message of friendship which were all linked together to form a whole school paper chain.
Year Four all went to the Sea-Life Centre on Wednesday November 9th. They learnt about life under the Oceans, different habitats of animals that live near or under the water as well as discovering new plants and fish.
Year Four started their new Imaginative Learning Project by coming into school dressed as witches, wizards and scientists. They all looked fantastic. The teachers dressed up too, ready to engage the children in their new learning.
I made a medieval house for my Tic Tac Toe homework.
I got a cardboard box and covered it with twigs to make the walls. I made the thatched roof out of an old door mat. I used bits cut off an old Christmas tree to make trees round the edge of the house. I added a hen coop and sheep pen for extra detail and straw for the flooring.
I am really proud of all my hard work and the effort I out in to my homework. I wouldn't have been able to do it without my ace Grandad.
I got two straws and whoever picks the longest one goes first. The cards have questions on them. You need to answer a question right to move round the board. The questions are about Roman numerals and Roman life. I made the game from an old broken one. I felt relieved when we had finished making it because it took a long time. I felt extremely proud when it was done. My friends were all asking to have a go at my new game. It was great fun making this with Mum and Dad at home.
This half term we are learning about Roman Britain. They will be learning about the Celts and the Roman army as part of the project.
On Friday March 4th it was World Book Day. Year Four were visited by Dr. Who himself! The children all made an enormous effort with their costumes and looked incredible.
Children from years four, five and six have been rehearsing hard for a dance performance at the Albony Theatre. They adapted traditional Indian dance moves to create a routine to fit with music from the Lion King. Mrs. Prasad led the dance team and was incredibly proud of the children's attitudes, commitment and enthusiasm.
Our new Imaginative Learning project for Spring 2016 is 'Blue Abyss.' We will be learning all about life under the Seas and Oceans of the world. We have made jellyfish models to start our new project. They look great!
Year Four spent today with visitors form Warwick University who came in to help the children with their learning. The children's learning was all based on the book 'Flotsam.' They sketched pictures, excavated shells from sand and investigated seaweed. They all had an amazing day spending time learning and having fun!
We are jetting off to the USA to take a road trip! We will be learning all about Native American history and reading Native American stories by Paul Goble.
During this learning project the children will be learning about how potions have been used through history. They will be carrying out scientific experiments and make potions of their own!
Year 4 Photo Gallery
Learning Experiences 2014 - 2015