Week Commencing 30.09.19 – Computing Week
Year 4 had a fantastic week this week enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the computing curriculum. We were able to check out our new computer suite (The Hub) and everyone was so excited to finally have their own computer to work on! We practised logging on and creating safe and robust passwords then had a go at making our own maths rounding game using Scratch! Later in the week, the children used iPads to collect and manipulate photographs for digital art and learned about what it means to be ‘Share Aware’. We also discussed our digital footprint and collected data about what Year 4 like to do online and how long they spend having screen time in maths. It was an amazing week and we are all looking forward to using the new computers more in the future!
Thursday 26th September – European Day of Languages
Year 4 had a fun filled and enriching day learning Spanish as a language as well as delving further into its culture and history. They practising using day to day phrases in Spanish and used this to fill in some speech bubbles from a comic. They thorough enjoyed learning a new song and could recall the meaning of the words behind it. We also explored surrealism, a concept inspired by Spanish painter ‘Joan Miro’. Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed interpreting the paintings and creating their own rendition of Miro’s work. Overall it was a fantastic experience and we are excited to learn more!
Thursday 12th September
Year 4 got their new topic, Earth & Fire off to a ‘ROCKing’ start this term with a Stone Age workshop! The children were able to hear about what life was like for Prehistoric man and even handle some authentic stone age artefacts. Og, our very own caveman for the day, told the children stories inspired by the past and they even had a go at cave painting too – it was a brilliant way to launch our new topic
We Love world book day
It’s our favourite day of the year and the costumes did in no way disappoint!
Visiting Harbury Library
We had another lovely morning at the library this week. First we had a fact finding treasure hunt then we got to play the Ancient Egyptian game of Senet.
Year 4’s trip to the Ashmolean
After days of patiently waiting, class 3 and 4 went to Oxford’s Ashmolean museum. Class 3 and 4 were separated and began their journey in the museum. Class 4 were led by the tour guide to the Ancient Egypt gallery where they learnt about a shrine made for a pharaoh to give him life and power.
Once lunch had ended, class 4 had some free time to sketch in the Roman and Greek galleries. Both classes enjoyed the trip very much and desperately want to go back – maybe one day they can come back with their parents as they didn’t see everything the museum holds!
By Mikey Birch
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As part of our science topic on plants, we dissected a lily flower and found the stamens, stigma, style and ovary.
After reflecting on the value of courage ,we created artwork to show the courage Jesus showed on Good Friday.
To learn about the features of a river, we worked collaboratively to make a river in a tray.
Design and Technology
The children used their reading skills to follow a recipe accurately to make trench stew; a famous World War Two meal. They measured and chopped all of the ingredients safely and carefully. They even got to eat the final product!
The children have been analysing the features of Anne Frank’s diary entries in preparation to write their own one, in a similar style. They have had to categorise specific vocabulary in order to understand which tense, person and suffixes to use correctly.
The children enjoyed acting out various scenes from Romeo and Juliet, which gave them a concrete understanding of Shakespearian language and the characters interactions. From this, they managed to produce a written outcome, using direct speech to punctuate a conversation between two characters.