Year 4 have been enjoying the opportunity to play Ukulele since the start of the year. Last week, they tried to play different chords while reading the music from their whiteboards. They played a range of different musical notes too - bugs (quavers), spiders (double quaver), flies (minin) and even remembered a rest
To finish our diversity and equality learning last week, Year 4 attempted to play sitting volleyball. They could not believe how challenging this was.
Copper Class - Remembrance Day 2021
What a memorable day in Year 4 - Roman Feast Day! A lovely way to bring our first topic to a close.
Today, Year 4 investigated how Romans may have dyed their clothing all those years ago! We used boiled spinach, onions and tumeric, red cabbage and blackberries to make the dye. The smell wafted through the whole school but the children had an amaxing time.
Copper had another enjoyable week at Forest School last week, building dens and getting really hands on!
Year 4 have started 'Gladiator School' this week. We have discovered the lifestyle of a gladiator and researched famous gladiators! Watching gladiator battles has bought this topic to life and we will soon be writing setting descriptions to showcase our writing skills. Who is going to be the most resilient gladiator?
Year 4 started the term learning how to write a soliloquy. We used powerful verbs, fronted adverbials and recorded our ideas in first person. Some of the children presented their work too. We are so impressed with how they have started the year!
Copper Class are loving the opportunity to take part in Forest School activities each week. They are always full of stories the next day!
Year 3 loved creating their Roman shields last week. We designed, decorated and evaluated them. Then, it was time for battle, creating a Roman tortoise formation as a class!
Today in Year 4, we have been investigating whether Romans used toilet roll! We made a prediction and then observed during several experiments of softness, durability, absorbency and 'ability to wipe.' The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves but we were sure to remind them not to use any of these Roman bottom-cleaning methods at home!
Term 1 Week 1
Year 4 have had an excellent start to the term. We have thought and talked about how we each flourish as a Minster child - as a person. Next week we will focus on each of us flourishing as learners.
We thought about how to lift our mood through exercise and as our social action challenge we devised exercise routines to cheer others up. We found out that exercise is good for our minds as well as our bodies. Ask us to show you some of the moves that we put into our routines - they should make you smile as well as feeling a little puffed out!
2020 - 2021
Misty Mountains Sierra
It has been a wonderful start to term 5. Already the children are engaged and enthusiastic about our new topic 'Misty Mountains Sierra'. This is going to be a Geography based topic, and the children are excited to find out more about what we are going to be doing this term.
The children have been enjoying the term filled with science experiments, Rounders games, Gold book writes, smashing their way through their timestable belts and lots more!
Term 3 & 4
I am Warrior and Traders and Raiders
Throughout lockdown the children have been covering History based topics. They thoroughly enjoyed these, even whilst working from home. The children were able to still doing exciting tasks and loved sharing what they had done with us . The Year 4 children showed us how resilient they really are! We are super proud of them.
Coming back into school for Term 4, the children were eager to get back into routine and start enjoying school life again. We have had a jam packed end to our term with lots of Science, D&T, Geography and lots more.
Burps, Bottoms and Bile
All things POO . The children have been classifying different poos. They have been using keys to match them with the correct animals. They got the opportunity to join in with the science experiment of making different animals poos, which of course they absolutely loved and had lots of yucky fun!
The children are also finishing off the term with another Gold write. They enjoy this calm time to show off all of the skills they have been learning in their literacy lessons. This Gold write is a diary entry based on Demon Dentist. We can't wait to read them!
Year 4 are loving this terms topic. They have been producing some fantastic work across the subjects. The children have been enjoying some exciting Science experiments, immersing themselves in our book 'Demon Dentist',creating some lovely Harvest acrostic poems and learning all about French speaking countries, so far.
2019 - 2020
Traders and Raiders
Burps, Bottoms and Bile
Week Beginning 20/01/2020
Year 4s STEM day was all about the digestive system. Throughout the day, full of practical activities, the children were able to explore and understand the function of the digestive system. To start the day off, the children were lucky enough to have Pfizer scientists come in to school to show them some exciting experiments. We then came back to the class room to carry out our own experiments. We are learning about the organs involved in the digestive system, looking at how sick was made and digested through the body, then finally in the afternoon then children made wearable digestive systems. For this the children used/learned different skills. Sewing, drawing, cutting, gluing and lots more. The children had a lovely day and we were really impressed with their knowledge by the end.
Week Beginning 06/01/2020
Happy New Year
The children are back and excited to learn. This terms topic is Burps,Bottoms and Bile, something i'm sure they're all going to enjoy. To start the topic off we have been reading 'Demon Dentist' by David Walliams, which straight away has been a hit with the children.
The first couple of weeks this term in Literacy we will be looking at information texts. The children have been busy this week looking at fact files. The children will be writing their own fact file on 'Teeth'. So far the children have been looking at features of a fact file and have been learning some new technical vocab. We can't wait to read their final fact files.
First week back in science we have started off with an investigation into the effects different drinks can have on your teeth. The children had 5 boiled eggs and sunk them into 5 different drinks. Over the next week the children are to observe the effects the drinks have on the egg shell. We are thinking about the enamel on our teeth and how the egg shell is similar.
A week after the eggs had been submerged in the different liquids
Week Beginning 09/12/19
Its coming towards the end of term now and that only means one thing for the children...CHRISTMAS! This week all the children have enjoyed learning all about Christmas in France and their traditions they have. The children have been busy baking traditional apricot galettes, making Joyeux Noel Christmas cards and learning all about Christmas day for a French family.
The children also took part in Christmas Jumper day.
Week Beginning 02/12/19
Week Beginning 25/11/19
In our reading lesson the children were reading the poem 'Chocolate Cake' by Michael Rosen. A firm favourite from them so far.. I wonder why?. Once we had finished discussing what we liked about the poem and if we could relate to the poem. The children were working on freeze frames with their partner to make a still picture. The children were to pick their favourite part of the poem and create a still picture. See if you can guess what they could be?
Week Beginning 18/11/19
Year 4 have been getting their read on. Fridays are for chilled reading for pleasure...