It’s been all about the Greeks!29-11-2019 | 14:18:21 | No Comments

Over the last few weeks year 4 have been working really hard on out Ancient Greek topic!

In English we have been continuing to read ‘Mark of the Cyclopes’ and have discovered the precious wedding vase has been broken! We put our detective hats on and interviewed some of the key witnesses (played by some of the children) We asked some great open questions to find out the truth.

In Art we have made a start on painting our amazing masks. We thought about what colours would work to help set off our chosen emotion.

In History we have been finding out about how people lived in Ancient Greek times and if it was different for the rich and poor, or even different for men and women.

We also looked at the life of Alexander the Great and asked ourselves, Why is he so great!?

We used text books from our library to find out information. We used a contents and index page to help us find information in the books. We then used the internet to answer any other questions we had about Alexander the Great .

Parent Afternoon10-11-2019 | 18:46:03 | No Comments

As well as the already busy week we had in year 4, we also had our parent afternoon on Friday.

It was a super afternoon of Ancient Greek theatre mask making (and quite messy!)

Thank you to all the parents who came and helped. The masks look amazing and we will keep you updated on the blog of our progress in painting the masks and adding the final details.

First week back after half term10-11-2019 | 18:37:03 | No Comments

It’s the first week back after half term and we have had a busy one.

In Maths we have been looking at mental methods of addition and ways in which we can add numbers like 190 and 499 to a 4 digit number in our heads.

In English we looked at similes and created our own bonfire poem in honour of bonfire night.

We also researched the author Saviour Pirotta who is the author of ‘Mark of the Cyclopes’ the book we will be studying in English over the next 6 weeks.

In science Mrs Mansel from Moorside came in for her final lesson with us and we looked at how fruit can replace a battery in a circuit and used ammeters to measure the current produced by each fruit. We couldn’t believe that piece of fruit could possibly power our TV!

A’maze’ing Week in Year 418-10-2019 | 15:29:51 | No Comments

This week in year 4 we have been looking at the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.

We did some freeze frames to retell the story and thought about the characters thoughts and feelings during key moments of the story.

Then we made our own maze (Labyrinth) and wrote a description of what it would be like inside.

In Computing we looked at ‘copyrights’. We discussed what it means to copy something and how you may be breaking the law by doing so. Working in groups, we discussed different scenarios we may be in when looking at using someones work from the internet and what we would need to do to not break copyright laws.

Week 6!11-10-2019 | 13:41:46 | No Comments

This week in year 4 we have been looking at negative numbers in maths. It was tricky to begin with but we did an excellent lesson linked to geography where we looked at the coldest temperatures from around the world. This helped us to see that the further away from 0 we went the colder the place was. Russia had the coldest recorded temperature at – 67 degrees Celsius. BRRRRRRRR.

In English we looked at a new Greek myth called The Dolphin Boy. We were able to get into the mind of the main character, Arion and write a diary as if we were him.

In History we were looking at the different types of weapons the Ancient Greeks used in battle. We learnt that a Greek soldier was actually called a Hoplite.

Fantastic fifth week04-10-2019 | 15:02:23 | No Comments

This week year 4 have been looking at number lines to 10,000 in maths. We have found this quite tricky at times but have worked very hard.

In English we have been continuing our work on Icarus and completed our newspaper reports on the story. We were even able to type them up today and will get them published (printed) on Monday.

In Science this week Mrs Mansel from Moorside came in again and challenged us to create different circuits, such as creating a circuit with two bulbs and a switch that would only turn one bulb off!

In History this week we have been learning about the Battle of Marathon. We have learnt lots of key facts but we most enjoyed the recreation of the battle outside on the playground. I wouldn’t want to be invaded by these!

Week 4…already!27-09-2019 | 15:04:49 | No Comments

Another super week in Year 4.

This week in history we have been looking at the events of the ancient Olympic games. Can you name any?

In English we have been learning bout the story of Icarus and how he flew too close to the sun. Over the next week we will be putting together a newspaper article about this amazing story.

In Maths we have been continuing our work on place value.

We have also been History detectives today and thought about our year long project comparing two times in history. I’ll look forward to seeing your research pile up over the year and your final thoughts when you bring it together!

Week 3 in Year 423-09-2019 | 16:00:33 | No Comments

This week has been a week of visitors!

On Tuesday we had Mrs Mansel in from Moorside High School to teach us Science!

We really enjoyed experimenting with the circuits and discussing what happens when we change them around.

In Maths, we have been working on our place value knowledge and played a game to see who could get the highest number. We challenged each other and explained our answers.

Finally, our second visitor this week was Rachel from POP UK! We worked with year 5, learning about social media and how it can be good but also how to manage our time online. We sang lots of songs that POP UK had written and recorded them for you to listen to. We even performed them in our own concert at the end of the day!

Week 2 in Year 4…13-09-2019 | 15:04:45 | No Comments

This week in year 4 has been filled with new learning.

During the week we have been taking part in the BBC’s Ten Pieces Trailblazers. A collection of music collected by the BBC to showcase the best of classical music. We have been studying the work of Hans Zimmer who has created pieces for the Lion King, The Dark Knight and Madagascar!

We danced to his music as well as creating some artwork inspired by his track called ‘Earth’

We have also looked in History at some of the significant cities in Ancient Greece and in Science we kicked off our topic on Electricity by listening to a story on Now Press Play about renewable energy sources.

#WerringtonSTEM First week in Year 4!06-09-2019 | 16:28:07 | No Comments

During our first week in Year 4 we have had some interesting maths lessons all based around the Youcubed ‘Inspirational Maths Week’ challenges.
The children have had a theme for each day ranging from ‘take your time’ Tuesday where the maths challenge required taking small steps and deep thinking to ‘find the pattern’ Friday where we were creating patterns with numbers.


This week we have also been creating some art work based on the architecture of Ancient Greek buildings. We used chalk to recreate the columns of the buildings we had been studying.

A great first week and can’t wait for more interesting lessons.

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