For Your Information
The summer holidays will finally be here at 215pm on Tuesday 23rd July and hopefully the sun will make an extended appearance too!
 
There are lots of things available to families throughout the summer and we have displayed this information on the noticeboards in the alleyway between the main gates to both sites. We have listed activities to do, cheap or free places for children to eat and information about courses happening for families supporting children with additional needs. Don't forget to take a photo when you are collecting your child at the end of the day!
 
We are aware that the holidays are not always easy as normal routine and everyday life is suddenly changed (and that's for children too, not just us adults!). If you are finding it challenging, then please visit our website page which lists the support agencies available: Signposts to support home adults
 
We hope you all have an enjoyable break and can't wait to see you back on Wednesday 4th September for another exciting year ahead!
School Blog Year 4

School Blog

Year 4

The blog for Lime, Larch & Laburnum
Miss Shields, Mrs Herron and Miss Mead

Science day

By Miss Newman , in Year 4 - Friday, 24 March 2023

We had a brilliant Science Day last week in Lime class! Lots of us dressed up like scientists and we explored lots of the different types of scientists people can be. Some of us even brought in some science experiments to show to the class, which we really enjoyed taking a closer look at! We finished our day making posters for the Science Day competition all about connections. 

Passion Week!

By Miss Newman , in Year 4 - Sunday, 26 February 2023

Lime Class had a fantastic passion week learning all about the teacher’s passions! 

 

On Monday we learnt about Mrs Gray's passion or art and looked at some famous artists. We created pieces in the style of Picasso, Banksy and Bridget Riley. 

 

On Tuesday we learnt about Miss Newman's love of musicals and turnt our classroom into a theatre to watch 'Shrek! The musical'. We were treated to popcorn to get the full experience and lots of us rated this musical 5 stars in our performance reviews. We then took on some drama activities for ourselves and decided to either act out a scene from a play or sing one of our favourite songs from a musical. We also got to go to the school field to visit Miss Ferguson's horse named Archie and we even got to stroke him! 

 

On Wednesday we spent the morning learning about Miss Newman's passion for travelling. We discussed lots of different holiday destinations and created posters to persuade Miss Newman where she should travel to next. 

 

On Thursday we got creative and all worked together to produce a quirky piece of artwork. We all got given a piece of Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘The bedroom’ and could choose which media we wanted to use to recreate these on our blank pieces of paper. 

 

On Friday we spent the day teaching each other about eachothers passions and taking part in some child led activities. We got in to the hall to learn all about golfing techniques, different styles of dance, the game of cricket and football skills. Once back in the classroom, some children showed us tutorials on how to draw faces, how to draw in the style of Quentin Blake and how to draw football T-shirts. 

 

We had a fantastic week learning about and embracing everyone’s passions!

Passion week!

By Miss Mead, in Year 4 - Friday, 24 February 2023

This week was Passion week! Miss Mead shared with the class that she loves baking and cooking. We were able to give it a try and we created lots of yummy desserts! 

The first thing we made was a cheesecake. This was quite tricky and we had to make sure we crumbled the biscuit to help make the base. We then took it in turns to mix the soft cheese and cream and mix it together to make our topping. (Some of us were a bit unsure about using soft cheese, but once we tried it we realised it was delicious!)

On Tuesday, we made rocky road. We used melted chocolate, marshmallows, biscuits and raisins and mixed them up. We loved choosing the ingredients for this.

On Wednesday, we made chocolate cornflake cakes. Miss Kirton melted the chocolate for us and in small groups we created the mixture which we then put into the cases. An oldie but a goodie- this was tasty!

Throughout the week, we also created art work based on desserts and sweet treats. We used some vidoes as inspiration and were able to create cartoon style artwork. 

 

It has been a great week and we have definitely enjoyed Miss Mead's passion. 

Passion Week

By Mrs Herron, in Year 4 - Friday, 24 February 2023

Passion Week 20th – 24th February 2023

Our value for February is passion.  We discussed the importance of making the time to do the things we love and shared some of the things that we enjoy doing.

This week we have been enjoying learning about some of the things our teachers are passionate about.

Mrs Herron shared her passion for music.

We have had a super fun week composing rhythms, melodies and lyrics. We composed and performed music which included rhythmic and rap sections; a melody that used a pentatonic scale and vocals to go above it.  Our lyrics were about something we were passionate about.  We used Djembe drums and glockenspiels.  To help us to remember what we had composed, we learnt how to notate our rhythms and melodies onto stave paper.

On Thursday, Mrs Herron let us have a whole lesson to do something from our list of passions. Most of us chose mindful colouring or football.  Many of us enjoy being active but we recognise when we need a calmer activity. Even when we were colouring, we couldn’t help singing some of our favourite funny songs and getting up to dance. Laughing is good for the soul!

Miss Ferguson shared her passion for horses.

On Tuesday, Miss Ferguson brought her horse into school for all the children to see.  We got to meet him, talk to him and stroke him. Some of us were a little nervous, but it was amazing to be able to be so close and to have a horse on the school field!

Mrs Gray shared her passion for art.

On Friday we spent the day creating art that is inspired by different popular artists.  We created pieces in the style of Picasso, Banksy and Bridget Riley.  We were also inspired by Michelangelo and lay under our tables to draw above us, as he had done so on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Merry Christmas!

By Year 4, in Year 4 - Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Dear Year 4 and all your families,

Thank you for an amazing term of hard work and fun. These last few weeks have been super busy and we are all looking forward to a rest and some fun with our families. All the staff would like to thank you for your kind words, cards, drawings and generous gifts. Wishing you all a Happy Seasonal Holiday.

From the Year 4 Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

Year 4 - Snow Day Home Learning

By Year 4, in Year 4 - Monday, 12 December 2022

Good Morning, Year 4.

School is closed today due to the snow.  Attached are some activities for you to complete at home.  If you are set up on Google Classroom, then you will also find the activities set on there.

1. Complete a row of bingo challenges

2. Complete a TTRockstar Garage set and Soundcheck

3. Complete one of the English tasks

4. Complete 4 of the maths challenges

As an extra challenge, can you create a fancy dress snowman? Build it; take a picture; share it with us (on Google Classroom or bring it in to school to show us).

Have fun and stay warm!

We Love Learning!

By Mrs Herron, in Year 4 - Thursday, 1 December 2022

Today was Laburnum's class assembly. We had a great time this week deciding on what we wanted to share with everyone and then putting it all together. There was so much learning to choose from! We even managed to include some brand new learning and helped one of our classmates celebrate Romania Day - which happens to be today! Although we were quite nervous, we tried really hard to speak clearly and loudly enough for our audience to hear us, and by the time we performed for our parents and carers we were feeling more confident. Thank you to everyone who came to support us today. We can't wait to share more learning with you in the future.

Playscripts

By Miss Newman, in Year 4 - Thursday, 17 November 2022

In our English lessons this week, we have been looking at Playscripts. Today we worked in groups to rehearse the Tea Party scene from Alice in Wonderland. We looked carefully at the stage directions to help us with how to say each line and which actions our character should do. After each performance, we all commented about how successfully each group brought the drama to life!

Science fun!

By Miss Newman , in Year 4 - Wednesday, 16 November 2022

As part of our topic 'George's marvellous medicine' we have been learning all about solids, liquids and gases. We looked at how the particles were different in each state and even acted out behaving as the particles would! We were investigating cornflour starch, a sponge and some bubbles to see how their particles behaved and whether we thought they were a solid, liquid or a gas. The cornflour starch was very interesting to touch as it felt hard when you applied pressure to it but when you relaxed, it would fall through the gaps in your fingers. We recorded everything we found out in our books and Miss Newman was very impressed with our diagrams.

Remembrance Day

By Miss Mead, in Year 4 - Friday, 11 November 2022

Today was Remembrance Day. 

We had some lovely pieces of homework brought it this week. We had written pieces of research and even some homemade poppies using different materials!

This week, we learnt about why we celebrate and why poppies are a symbol for Remembrance Day. The children looked at a non-fiction text and were able to use retrieval skills to answer questions about the text.