We have a fantastic time for Sports Day! We spent a lovely morning trying lots of different activities and the children all showed excellent sportsmanship.
In Science, we have been learning all about teeth and the digestive system. Together we looked at the different parts of our body and labelled them.
We love skipping in Year 4 and as the weather has got nicer we have been able to get outside more to enjoy skipping. We skip independently but a favourite is always the long skipping rope.
We have researched and made our own instruments inspired by the Ancient Greeks. You can see a few examples below.
This term, we have been reading 'Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief' which we have really enjoyed. We are currently half way through the book and we are hoping to watch the films at the end of the term. Letters will be coming home with more details about this.
Please be aware that Spring Term home learning will be taking place via Google Classrooms. Your logins are inside your home learning packs and if you have any problems please contact school on the email address below or via telephone.
Extra tasks can be found in the recommended essential and non-essential tasks folders below.
Aisyah has been doing some great work at home working on Emoji Code breakers.
She also celebrated Eid with her family. This is the celebration of end the holy month of Ramadan. She received gifts, spoke to her family via video and had some lovely food to eat.
Ashton had an Eggsellent time completing the Egg Drop Challenge.
He said, "After some thinking of what I could use I decided to go with something similar to a hot air balloon. I used a carrier bag to catch the air and dad's poached egg pot as a basket and layered the basket with paper towel. When I dropped it out of the window my arms weren't long enough and got caught half way down. We all found this funny. Dad has longer arms so he dropped it from the window while I waited in the garden. My egg did not crack."
Logan has been pursuing his own interests while he has been at home and has shared an amazing PowerPoint with us to show us everything he has learned about lots of different animals. He still hasn't finished either. I can't wait to see what he researches and learns about next!
There is a shocking surprise included.
Harriett and her brothers have been having a fabulous time at home exploring different mathematical ideas. they have been measuring each other with blocks, making estimates and then dividing their blocks to learn about fractions. Finally they built a structure, estimated them again and sorted the blocks as they dismantled it.
Well done guys it looks like you had lots of fun and learnt lots in the process!
Plant Update from Nathan and Ava:
They have re-potted their plants in the greenhouse and they are all growing fabulously.
Well done guys they are growing so quickly you must be doing an awesome job of looking after them.
Adam has finished his Greek vase. I am sure you will agree that it is AWESOME! Well done.
He has also been thinking of inventive ways to practise his spellings. This week he used stamps!
Nathan and his sister became archaeologists for the day.
They worked very hard with lots of different tools to find the 11 bones that were hidden in the block.
Well done guys this looks like it was so fun!
Isobelle has had a fabulous time exploring some science experiments. She created 'Elephant Toothpaste'. Check out the video below to see the results.
Well done Isobelle this is so cool!
Lee has found out some great facts about Greece such as its location, population and traditional foods.
Facts about Greece.
The capital of Greece is Athens.
Greece is in the continent Europe.
The population in Greece is only 10.72 million.
GREECE IS JUST OVER HALF THE SIZE OF ENGLAND
Greece use euros as THEIR currency.
The most popular dessert in Greece is galakdobourko. THIS is kind of like shortBREAD but just a little less sugar.
the country’s that Greece boarder are Bulgaria, Alberia and turkey.
the most popular food is taramasalata. Taramasalata is like pizza but with no crust.
Greece do not have a king or queen.if a country has no king or queen it is called a republic
Greece is surrounded by the lonion sea, the aegean sea and the mediterranean sea.
Annie has been researching Greece and found out some facts about where Greece is. She has also been measuring her living room using her slippers!
Click on the document below to see her amazing Greek research!
Some amazing research and information collected here by Izzi. Well done!
In Greece there are three volcanoes, the first is Kos Elevation(m) 430 (ft) 1411 and the last eruption Pleistocene. Most of the volcanoes in Greece and the Greek islands are extinct, still some are active.
Greece is in South eastern Europe. It is part of the Aegean, Mediterranean and Ionian Seas and has thousands of islands.
The capital of Greece is Athens. The official language of Greece is Greek.
Greece is boarded by Albania, Bulgaria and Turkey. It has lots of islands such as Corfu, Rhodes and Cyprus! I have been to Rhodes on holiday it is very small, hot has a nice beach and my hotel had a waterpark.
May day was a holiday to celebrate Spring and the beginning of Summer. Workers get the day off to celebrate May day. It is usually on the 1st or closest Monday to the 1st of May. This year it is celebrated on the Friday the 8th May to conclude with the 75th Anniversary of V.E day. Things you can traditionally do on May day are making flower crowns and bracelets, enjoy a picnic of a bonfire!
Adam completed his Literacy task and thought carefully about which myth or legend he enjoyed the most. He chose Finn MacCool and the Giant's causeway but his Mam preferred the Mummy story. He even included a picture to show us what is left of the causeway.
My favourite legend.
My favourite legend was the story of Finn MacCool and the Giants causeway because it had giants in it. I liked Finn MacCool because he hid in the bathtub and dressed as a baby.
I don’t think it is real as there is no evidence of giants living. Big skulls and big bodies have not been found.
Isobelle has been working so hard while she has been at home. After looking at the myths and legends website for her Literacy task, she decided that her favourite Myth was Medusa the Gorgon. She gave a brief outline of what happens in the myth and explained why she liked it so much. Her favourite part is the most gruesome - when Perseus chops off Medusa's head.
She has even had time to do her French work, design a healthy day of meals for her family and paint a rainbow on her window! You have clearly been very busy Isobelle well done!
Adam has written an amazing setting for Narnia. Have a look at the language he has used and see if you can spot his simile.
There was snow across the land as far as the eye could see. The snow looked like puffy marshmerlos that fell from the dark sky. The snowflacs danced around the cracked lampost like a tornado. The wind blew the snowflacs which covered the majestic lampost that stood tall and mighty. The lampost was frozen in time.
In the distans the frozen ice castle looked like it was about to shater into a million pieces of icey glass. The gloomy smoke from the castle made the sky disgusting and the smell coloured the air gray. Near the lampost, the sky looked like a celing that had been painted with glowing, glittering diamands and it made the sun look like it was made of ice.
The woodland was so cold that your breath would instantlee freeze in the air and would fall to the grond like the Titanic sinking in the frosty depths of the Atlantic.
The welcomeing trees smelled like peppermint candy canes. The regal trees were hevey with thick fluffy snow that glistend and sparckld. The jowcy snow on the grond, crackld, popped and melted under foot.
Lucy wondered what this magical land was.
By Adam Crone
Adam was so excited about our Roman topic that he has spent weeks at home creating his own Roman PowerPoint. He has taught us all some new names and facts and we can't wait to use this fabulous work in our lessons! Well done Adam this is AWESOME!