It was great to see you todayYear 4!
We were based in the Artroom and had a fabulous day making clay tree spirits. We also enjoyed playing charades, meeting Mr Searle for a chat about Year 5 and best of all playing with our friends!
Here are some photos of our amazing tree spirits. Many thanks to Ray for taking the photographs and to Mrs Herbert for all her help today.
Wednesday 6th May - Exercise Challenge!
Lots of you will know about the school sports competitions that are run by Move More, our school sports network. While schools are closed, they have set up a challenge that you and your families can take part in at home. While out on your daily walk or bike ride, or any other form of exercise where you travel, keep track of how far each member of your family goes and record this on a chart. You have until Friday 22nd May to try and travel as far as you can. Finished charts can then be sent to me and I will send them on to Move More in the hope that we can win some prizes!
Remember - If there are four people in your family and you all go for a one mile walk you will be able to record 4 miles on your chart. There are lots of apps available to help track your distance.
An information leaflet and a tracking chart (you can make your own if you want to) are below.
Monday 4th May
A big hello to everyone in Year 4! Miss Hillier and myself are both really missing you but we hope you have enjoyed the better weather over the weekend and been able to get out in the fresh air .
We have an exciting week this week, as on Friday 8th May our Country is celebrating a special Anniversary for VE Day ( Victory in Europe)
75 years ago on May 8th, Britain celebrated the end of World War Two.
To find out more about this momentous day, I have downloaded a variety of fun activities for you to do. Try to choose one activity per day. I would love to see any videos of you dancing the Lindy Hop or singing some war time songs. You could even send me a morse code message!
Have fun! From Mrs Walsh
Friday 1st May
Its been great to see the hard work that some of you have been doing at home recently. Clemence, Florrie, Imogen, Finn and Rida have hardly missed a day of Doodle Maths - Well Done! Ray, Paris, TJ, Florrie and Imogen have also put in a great effort with Doodle Tables! It was lovely to see the English work that Ray and Finn completed and emailed to us. We would love to see some more of the stories that you have written this week. Miss Hillier and Mrs Walsh
Saturday 25th April
Well done to those who took part in the Ancient Egypt Kahoot quiz. The results are as follows:
1st Ben, 2nd Dylan, 3rd TJ, 4th Eilish, 5th Clemence.
Hope you've all been able to enjoy the sunshine this week and are not missing school too much! Miss Hillier and Mrs Walsh
Tuesday 21st April
What can you remember about Ancient Egypt?
Test your knowledge with the Kahoot PIN 04615440. You have until lunchtime on Friday to complete.
Monday 20th April - Summer Term Home Learning
We hope you all had a relaxing Easter break even though it was not the holiday that most of us had planned! The beginning of the Summer term will now take place at home so we hope you have your pencils sharp and your desk space tidy for learning! We have now set more structured work for the week with a Maths and English lesson for each day along with Reading Comprehension, Science, Art and History. We will be continuing to monitor the use of Doodle Maths and Tables so don't forget to collect your 15 stars a day on both.
Clicking on the star below will take you to all the resources you will need. As always, if you have any questions, or would like us to look at any of your work, feel free to email us.
Miss Hillier & Mrs Walsh
Wednesday 15th April - Kahoot results are in!
The Kahoot results are in for all three quizzes and the results are as follows:
Awful Auntie Quiz - 1st Ava, 2nd Eilish, 3rd Jessica, 4th Sam, 5th Ben H.
Electricity Quiz - 1st Ben, 2nd Ava, 3rd Eilish, 4th Finn, 5th Sam
Easter Fun Quiz - 1st TJ, 2nd Sam, 3rd Ava, 4th Jessica, 5th Clemence
Well done to everyone who took part! I will create another quiz for next week so keep checking this page to find the PIN. Miss Hillier
Saturday 4th April
Its officially the Easter Holidays!
This may not be like normal school holidays but I'm sure you will still all find ways to have fun, especially if the weather stays sunny. You now have 3 Kahoot quizzes available to play, it would be great to see as many of you play as possible. Please remember though, you should only do each quiz once.
The top five children in our first quiz were: 1. Sam 2. Finn 3. Rida 4.Tabby 5. Ben Well done to everyone who took part!
I have also uploaded some Easter activities with a few ideas of things you may want to do over the next two weeks. Don't worry however, none of them are maths questions!
I hope you and your families have a relaxing Easter. Stay safe, Stay at home and (don't) eat too much chocolate!
Kahoot Quiz PIN numbers
Electricity quiz: 0522131 closes Wednesday 8th April 8pm
Easter fun quiz: 0899843 closes Saturday 11th April 8pm
Awful Auntie quiz: 0890231 closes Saturday 11th April 6pm
Friday 4th April
Hi, I hope you are all well and managing to keep yourselves busy. I have created a second Kahoot quiz for you, this one is all about our last science unit on Electricity. It's been great to see how many of you have taken part in the first quiz and I will publish the results after the quiz closes tonight.
The PIN number for the next quiz is 0522131. Good Luck! Quiz closes Wednesday 8th April 8pm
A note from Poppy - she has been really excited to receive so many emails from you and your pets. She has tried her best to reply to them all but it is taking her a while as her paws are a bit big for the key board (and she is easily distracted and keeps running off to chase birds or find another tennis ball!). She hopes that she might receive a few more as she enjoying getting to know you all.
Thursday 2nd April
Hi Year 4!
Did anyone play an April Fool's joke yesterday or did you have one played on you? We would love to hear about them and might post some of the funniest ones on our Year 4 page. Send me an e.mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have just been checking doodle maths scores and delighted to see that: Ava-Rose, Clemence, Deborah, Florrie, Lewis, Lilly, Martha, Finn, Ray, Imy, Sydney, Rida and T.J have all been having a go. Lilly and Florrie are our top scorers at the moment. Well done girls!
Here is a little Easter Challenge for you!
Tuesday 31st March - A little quiz!
I have created our first Year 4 Kahoot Quiz!
In order to take part you need to download a free app called Kahoot! onto either a tablet or phone. When asked to enter a nickname, use your first name so that I know who you are! For this quiz you then need to use the PIN 0733848. You will have until 8pm on Saturday to complete the quiz. I will be able to see your scores and will publish the results of the top 5 here on our web page. Today's quiz is based around numbers, some answers are very straight forward while others are a little more tricky!
I will create more over the coming days and weeks on a range of themes.
Good Luck and I look forward to seeing your score. Message your friends to take part so that you can compare scores with them!
Monday 30th March - Hello from Miss Hillier!
Hi Year 4,
I hope you are all well and staying safe at home. It seems so strange not coming into school, I'm sure you are all finding it strange too! As most of you know, I was not in at the end of the last week that you had in school as I was having an operation on wrist. The operation went well and I have now been able to take off the bandage but still have stitches in my wrist. The bruising is quite impressive, ranging from blue, purple, yellow and green!
As we are all trying to find new ways to entertain ourselves, I thought I would share a picture using my new favourite discovery of Google 3D animals. I now just need to train my horse ready to do show jumping in the garden!
This week's home learning is attached below. We have a link to a maths lesson for each day now which provides video explanations and then some questions to answer. They are set out in a very similar way to the questions that we use in the classroom. If you find these questions a bit tricky you can always look at the link on Mrs Burton's page to the Year 3 lessons but I'm sure the majority of you will be fine with the Year 4 work.
If you have any questions about your work, or would like to share some pictures of things that you have been doing, feel free to email me using: email@example.com
Having to stay at home means spending more time with this ball of fluff! Poppy would like to introduce herself to Year 4 children. Poppy has heard that Christ Church has a reading dog and thinks that Peachy must be really clever to come into school and read to the children. She has decided that she will use her home learning time to get better at reading herself with the hope that she too can come and read to you one day! I think that she needed to start with a smaller book and maybe one with pictures but I'm sure she will manage. Poppy loves to hear from children and is a bit lonely at the moment as she cannot go to her dog agility and obedience classes so if you (or your pet with your help!) would like to write her letter you can email them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass them on to her!
Our Topic for Spring 2020 is... 'Vikings - Raiders or Traders?'
This term will be looking at whether the Vikings deserved the reputation that they have today. We will look at the trade routes that they established and the legacies that they have left in modern Britain today.
Some useful websites:
Have fun exploring these sites and tell us what you have learnt!
Last term Year 4 were inspired by dragons! They began by writing instruction manuals for how to care for a dragon. Subjects included ‘How to wash your dragon; How to teach your dragon to fly and How to teach your dragon to eat with good manners!’ Having written these detailed instructions the class decided they could be responsible dragon owners and began writing letter to Mr Cook to ask if they could have their own pet dragon! The letters were so impressive that this week Mr Cook arrived in our class holding our new pet! We are very excited that Roary has become part of our class, he is already working hard and we are treating him well. Thank you Mr Cook!
"Ancient Egypt- Who built the pyramids?"
We will be taking a journey along the River Nile, learning about its features and considering the question 'Who built the pyramids?' We will join Howard Carter's expedition as he discovers the "wonderful things" in Tutankhamun's tomb. We will also be learning about pharaohs, gods,the afterlife and what life was like for the Ancient Egyptians.
Summer 2019 - Pigeons and Pumps!
Our topic for the summer term is Pigeons and Pumps! This is an exciting new topic for Year 4. We will be discovering and exploring the rich history of Cheltenham and its importance as a Spa town.
Did you know, Cheltenham's first healing spring waters were discovered by pigeons pecking at the ground!
Thursday 20th June - Gymnastics
Year 4 were invited to a gymnastics session at Rowan Gym Club. The children practised handstands, cartwheels, forward rolls and enjoyed getting to experience a sprung floor as well as using equipment such as the bars and trampoline. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and really improved their gymnastic skills.
Thank you to Mrs Dove and Dave for coaching us!
Sports Day 2019
The rain stayed away and we had an amazing time at our Sports Day!
Everyone tried their best in all activities and the end result was really close however Warwick were this year's winners. Well done Year 4!!
Year 4 are loving their time at Forest School. Every week they are involved in a variety of activities such as; leaf rubbings, making nests, mini-beast hunts, building shelters, making bracelets, climbing trees and of course getting muddy!
Friday 7th June - Cheltenham Science Festival
Today we went to the Cheltenham Science Festival (in the pouring rain!). We went to a talk by Jon Chase on the science of Roald Dahl. We learnt that it would have taken over 2 million seagulls to lift the Giant Peach, which would have had to have been over 12 metres in diameter to float in the water as Roald Dahl described. We discovered that in reality it takes 21 helium filled balloons to lift one true size peach from the ground.
We also learnt how George would have been able to make his magical potions change colour using red cabbage juice as an indicator for acid and alkali liquids in George's Marvellous Medicine! Other scientific facts were based around the stories of The Twits and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
We then went to The Discovery Zone where we investigated how boats travel through locks, programmed robots, flew paper airplanes, and much more.....we even ate meal-worms!!
On 15th May we travelled to the Forest of Dean for a two night adventure at the Dean Field Studies Centre. We waved goodbye to our parents and set off for a fun-filled time surrounded by nature. We participated in many activities such as climbing, tunnelling, forest walks, minibeast hunts and pond dipping (or sunglass fishing!) During our few days away, we developed our teamwork skills and showed many of our core school values - especially perseverance - in order to overcome many personal and physical challenges.
Our fantastic PowerPoints are available below for you to view...
Christian Arts Festival Theatre Visit
Year 4 were lucky enough to visit Sale Church today along with year 3 to see a theatre production by the 4front theatre group. They performed A Fisherman’s Tale, a lively and enjoyable play about how Jesus helped the fishermen who were struggling to catch fish and later went on to become his disciples. Through laughter and song, the miracles Jesus performed were retold along with how his disciples then betrayed him before finding peace through his resurrection. A thoroughly enjoyable morning with an important message!
We visited The Edward Wilson Gallery for a fascinating insight into Cheltenham during the Georgian period. We enjoyed dressing up in Georgian clothes and looking at the various artefacts. We learnt all about the 'fan language' which was used by wealthy Georgian women.