Welcome to Year 4
We hope you enjoy exploring our class page. Our teachers are Miss Plastow, Miss Booth and Mrs Arqum.
We are a class made up of 17 girls and 14 boys. We love reading, writing and computing.
Make sure you check out our blog for updates of the places we have been and what we have been up to.
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05/12/2017 – Parent Workshop
On Tuesday afternoon, we were joined by our parents to create winter art pictures inspired by our work on the Polar Regions. The pictures were themed around winter in the UK and how seasonal changes affect our wildlife. We had a fantastic turn out of parents who wanted to join their children in their learning so big thank you to all those who came!
Children and adults were very competitive with their pictures and left our classroom covered in glitter! Some of our pictures are now proudly displayed on our working wall.
17/11/2017 – Children in Need
On Friday, all children and staff came in non-uniform to raise money for children in need. Year 4 discussed why charities are important and how we can help.
We decided to create Pudsey bear masks which looked fantastic! Can you tell who is who?
11/11/2017 – Remembrance Day
On Friday, Year 4 learnt all about Remembrance Day and why it is important to remember those who lost their lives during war. We explored the history of the 2 minute silence which we then took part in at 11am. In the afternoon, we wrote some beautiful poems and made our own poppy.
29/09/2017 – Charity Day
Today Year 4 were visited by WaterAid. WaterAid is a charity which supports countries all around the world. They specialise in helping deprived areas gain access to water supplies. Chris Freeman delivered an interesting PowerPoint to us which we learned about different toilets all over the world!
After our talk we were inspired to create something we can use in water. Bath bombs! Thanks to Miss Kelly’s mum for helping us get the right ingredients we got stuck in and created some wonderful bath bombs.
21/09/2017 – Bolton Abbey – Habitats workshop
On Thursday, Year Four visited Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales to explore habitats. During the workshop, we identified different types of tree using a classification key, this was tricky as the key had not been drawn to scale. Simon our workshop leader then got us to create a tree using our bodies. We talked about things that could damage a tree and why trees were useful. Did you know? trees provide us with chewing gum, rubber gloves, pencils, medicine, cork and chocolate.
Afterwards, we explored how acorns grow into trees and played a game in which squirrels ate some of the acorns, we discussed why sometimes forestry commissioners need to kill animals to protect the woodland. We thought carefully about food chains within the forest and discussed how food chains worked which will help us in our science unit.
When the workshop finished,we enjoyed a picnic accompanied by ducks who were trying to eat our sandwiches before going over a bridge to explore the abbey’s grounds and play games.