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Today, we've had a lovely day making sandwiches. Fortunately, Mrs Eales and Miss Stewart both remembered to defrost the bread we baked earlier in the term. We were joined in the afternoon by our mums, dads, grannies, aunts ... who, on the whole, said our sandwiches were great. Below are a few pictures of our day.
After an exhausting morning (sports day) we spent the afternoon designing and making packaging for our sandwiches - interspersed with a quick review of our sound science topic, you may have heard some rather strange noises emanating from 4E's classroom.
On Tuesday 21st, 4E baked their bread in preparation for year 4's 'Afternoon tea' on the 19th July. 4E found kneading hard work, '...it's like a PE lesson ...' but soon saw the benefits of this hard work as the yeast got to work and their bread rose beautifully. It is now residing in Mrs Eales' freezer waiting to be turned into delicious sandwiches - keep an eye out for your invite :-)
On Wednesday 15th June we started filming our short films on British Kings and Queens - some splendid outfits were on show and some interesting presentation styles were emerging too! We hope to download our edited films by the end of term.
we had a very noisy afternoon on Friday 10th June investigating how we can change sound - finishing of with using our knowledge to make a set of pan pipes each:
We have had a lovely start to our last term in year 4, with the culmination of our extended topic homework. The whole year group showed off the skills they have been practising over the last few weeks. We were treated to apple pie (10/10), skateboarding, crochet, keepie-uppies, recorder and guitar playing, card flicking ... Take a look at the photos - you'll need to be quick to spot the apple pie which was enjoyed by Mrs Eales, Mrs Neal, Miss Cook and Miss Stewart. All the children agreed they improved by trying hard, learning from their mistakes and of course practising lots.
This week we also started our new Food Technology topic - we will be making bread and then sandwiches. Look out for your invite to our afternoon tea on Tuesday 19th July. Below are some photos of our bread evaluation afternoon.
In preparation for our work on data handling we planted bean seeds. Over the next few weeks we will be measuring how tall they grow. We will be using the data we collect to create our own graphs. Keep your fingers crossed for us that they grow :-)
We have now come to the end of our topic on electricity, we finished this topic by trying to use all our knowledge to make torches with varying success. Take a close look at some of our switches and see if you can spot the deliberate mistake(s)!
This term we are looking forward to finishing our money container (purse). We will then be investigating Surrealism and having a go at creating our own surreal art work. Photos of our purses are below, watch out for a letter home saying how you can buy your purse and your clay owl.
In English we are starting the term by writing fantasy stories, we have been working hard to grow our vocabulary so we can paint pictures with words. We started of by exploring the playground for sights, sounds and smells, Mrs Eales even let us push our way through hedges to help us really feel it!
In science we are finishing off our electricity topic and will then be studying states of matter. In Computing we are going to become movie makers, so watch out for our short films on British Kings and Queens. In history we are going to be learning about the Anglo-Saxons and in Geography we are continuing to learn about mountains.
Keep an eye out for lots of photos' and work to have a look at over the next few weeks. To start you off here are a few of us enjoying tennis with the coach from Prestwood Tennis Club.
This term all the children in year 4 are embracing failure in order to succeed - we have all chosen a skill to learn and over the next few weeks we will be practising hard to improve - if you're really lucky Mrs Eales may even record her recorder playing for you all to enjoy :-)
- as an Easter treat we did some cooking to help us think about how we use maths every day, we measured, weighed, counted, divided and multiplied - and then using our cooking experience we wrote word problems for each other to solve.
On Tuesday 15th March 2016, 10 children from Year 4 were invited to Davenies School in Beaconsfield to play in a fun football festival with other primary schools. There were two girls and 8 boys. Our first match we lost against Davenies School; they were good.
We played 6 matches altogether - we played our hardest and had really good fun. We worked well as a team. Our first goal scorer was Riley – we were really pleased to score our first goal! Edward was a great goalie diving to save the ball and managed to save lots of goals! Our best result was in our last match where we won 4-0 against Holmer Green.
At the end of the match we were all presented with medals. I also collected a certificate for the school to keep.
By Ellie – 4S
We are coming to the end of our study of teeth and the digestion system but as we all know revisiting our learning is a great way to make sure we really know something so I've added the link to a great website for investing what happens to your food. Below you will find a couple of examples of 'Diary's of a piece of food' watch out for James' sacrificial start and Penelope's, rather horrible, but not unexpected, ending. Enjoy - but avoid meal times!
As promised, below are the photographs of a very successful footballing afternoon. We all enjoyed getting very dirty - see legs below, and playing lots of football, whether it was matches or skills/warm-up exercises with the Misbourne Young Leaders. The girls were surprised it seemed being overheard to say, '... this is really fun and I'm really enjoying it!' The children were particularly impressed with their young leaders, and on hearing they were working towards their GCSEs, Tia was keen to share her view that they'd all, 'get a tick from me'. A big thank you to all the mums who came along and supported us and made the whole afternoon an enjoyable one for everyone.
P.S. Look out for the evidence that even Miss Stewart managed to improve a few of her footballing skills.
In English we will be writing explanation texts. We will be creating our own new species of animals who will have a range of interesting features for us to explain. What will your creature be? We are also looking forward to a football tournament at The Misbourne - watch out for the pictures in early March. In science we will be studying the digestion system followed by electricity (the two not be mixed, of course). In music we continue to work on our own versions of fairy tales inspired by Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, hopefully we'll be able to upload some of these too. In Computing we will be finishing our Scratch projects and moving on to other programming tools. We will also be starting our a new DT topic which will involve designing and making purses.
What a great start to the Spring term we've had, we started with four days inspired by the book by William Grill 'Shackleton's Journey'.
In year four we used our Talk for Writing skills to learn Shackleton's story and then created our own comic strips to retell his daring escapades and dramatic rescue. We learned some sea shanties and made up our dances to keep us (the Shackleton crew) warm in the harsh Antarctica climate, and did a super job of showing the school in Friday's celebration assembly. In maths we studied coordinates and translation and used these skills to create maps and routes to challenge our class mates. Finally, in PSHCE, we thought about all the skills and personality traits Shackleton and his men needed to keep going in the face of such hardships and created our own adverts. We decided Shackleton's advert was not very persuasive!
Here it is:
We combined our Geography (climate) Science (friction) and DT skills to design and make sledges for our own races (see photos below). Look out for our comic strips, adverts and maps which will be appearing on the school reception display boards very soon.
THEN on Tuesday 12th January we were treated to a visit from Mr and Mrs van Oostrum who spent the afternoon telling us all about the Netherlands. We learned lots of incredible facts, apparently they have the best football team in the world! No, really we learned all about the importance of the dams they have built. And nobody guessed what the windmills were built for - they're used to pump water. We finished the afternoon by tasting some food from the Netherlands, we all loved the little cookies and sweets, nobody though was very keen on the salted liquorish! A big thank you to Mr and Mrs van Oostrum.
can you tell who was trying the liquorish?
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from 4E
Here are a few photos from our Christmas assembly.
In English we started by writing recounts. Here we are sharing our joint recounts of an imaginary summer holiday with each other.
Later in our recount topic we found ourselves being invaded by a dalek. Fortunately, we soon discovered Mr Eales was inside. We even had a go at talking like a dalek. You can pop into 4E and 4S to see our newspaper articles about this unexpected visit.
In science we have been studying animals and their habitats, here we are building habitats for mini-beasts:
Can you guess which Roald Dahl characters we are dressed up as? We had a great day studying The Twits, have a look in the entrance way at PJS and you'll find some of our hilarious headlines inspired by The Twits.
We even had the honour of being visited
by Mr and Mrs Twit themselves!
In art we have been learning about patterns. We have used our study of habitats to inspire our final pieces of art using repeating patterns, here are a few for you to admire.
Here we all are looking resplendent on Christmas hat day.
After a busy couple of registration sessions making colourful paper-chains here's the result a festive looking classroom for us all to enjoy as we work hard.
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