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Week 7

We have completed our relief printing unit by printing our Hokusai-inspired boats. We then designed and began carving a design of our choice for a card.

Steven and Phoebe are our Achievers this week for being excellent mathematicians!

Week 6

We received a video from Miss Morris’ dad, who is Bishop of Colchester. We were very interested to hear his responses to our questions about his job and how he communicates with people from different faiths.

Zak and Tilly are our Achievers’ this week. Tilly’s confidence has grown over the course of the year and we’re so proud of how she’s progressing. Zak has impressed all the teachers in KS2 with his fantastic writing - his non-chronological report on robots was very informative.

 

Week 5

In our English lessons, we’re continuing to read The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. We’ve begun a writing unit on non-chronological reports - so far, we’ve analysed the features of them by reading lots of different examples and have planned our own report on robots. Here we are beginning our research about robots.

On Tuesday, we explored making circuits using different components. Look how pleased Jake was when he and Kaiden made the bulb light up! Some childr3n went on to explore adding more than one component to their circuit.

On Wednesday, we began carving our print designs in to foam boards using a sharp pencil. We had to be careful when carving out our design, as we could easily go through the board.

Week 4

On Tuesday, we had a fantastic time at Forest school with Miss Cowling. We followed a recipe to make our own dough. We then wound it around a stick to cook it on the fire pit. We then cooked hot dogs and slotted them into our bread buns. They were delicious! After, we toasted marshmallows as our pudding! 
Well done to Jake M, Zak, Andrew, Sienna and Ellie who achieved 100% attendance during Autumn term! Well done team! 
Erin has stood out as a super learner this week, as she impressed Mrs Hibberd with her increased confidence in maths, astounded Miss Morris with her perceptive questions in RE and showed Mrs McGettrick that she’s working hard across the curriculum! A great week of learning Erin! 

Week 3

We’ve had another busy week in Y4! We have looked at seasons and climates in our geography lesson this week to discover that the UK has a maritime climate. This means that our seasons are cool and wet. We discovered why we have seasons and the reason for extreme weather around the world.

We have focussed our efforts on winning the Circle of Fitness challenge this week - and we were rewarded with the trophy on Friday! A brilliant effort by all Y4 - well done! 
Ellie is our Achiever this week - she has shown a great understanding and enthusiasm in our maths lessons. A super and impressive effort this week!

Week 2

This week we’ve continued with our journalistic writing unit and have begun writing a report on The wolves in the Walls.

 

In science this week, we were investigating pitch. We explored how glockenspiels, ukeles and wooden blocks created low and high sounds before looking at glasses filled with differing quantities of water. We predicted which glass would make the highest and lowest notes before tapping them with a spoon. We found out that the glass with the lowest amount of water created the highest note.
 

In art, we designed a stencil and carved it out of a potato so that we could print our design.

 

Miya is our Achiever this week - she’s settled in to our class brilliantly and has made lots of new friends. Well done Miya!

Week 1

Welcome back and happy new year everyone! Miss Morris and I hope that everyone had a lovely festive period! 
We’ve begun our art unit on relief printing today. Miss Morris is our artist in residence and brought in a number of lino blocks for us to use in our lesson. She explained how she created each block and allowed us to use them to print an image. We discovered lots of techniques to make our prints effective. We then tried to copy an image, thinking about the negative space on the page.

We’ve begun an English unit on journalistic writing and have analysed the features of a newspaper article. On Thursday, we looked at writing techniques for effective headlines and begun writing our own from a picture prompt. These were some of our ideas:

’Puppy in a cuppy!’ by Ellie, ‘Clock dings its last dong!’ by Harley and ‘As snug as a pug in a mug!’ by Nate.

 

Amber was our Achiever this week for all her super effort throughout the week. Keep it up Amber!

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