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  • Friday 8 October 2021 Reader's Theatre based on Leon and the Place Between As part of ourliteracy unit, Year 4 have been reading 'Leon and the Place Between'. The children performed part of this magicial story using expression, clarity and inntonation, as well as using their wonderful acting skills. We were lucky with the weather and each group was able to perform their piece to an audience using the outdoor theatre. They performedsowell that you could almost feel the audience shouting out 'Encore!'
  • Thursday 8 July 2021 Year 4 Challenge Warriors Mark 2
  • Friday 18 June 2021 Year Four Godly Play - Pentecost Today Year 4 dug a little deeper into the story of Pentecost using drama.
  • Tuesday 8 June 2021 Problem solving in Maths - Challenge Warriors To further flex their reasoning muscles, Year 4 have been exploring 'Challenge Warriors' - a selection of challenges related to a wider, relational understanding of number and focusing on our current topic of multiplication and division by 10 and 100.
  • Wednesday 26 May 2021 Problem Solving in Science: The Washing Line Puzzle As part of our ongoing Science investigations into evaporation, Year 4 faced a (hypothetical) dilemma:  In order to prepare for swimming next term, we need to erect a washing line (!) in the playgground to dry our towels. What would be the best site for it?   What factors might affect the rate of evaporation?
  • Thursday 20 May 2021 Farewell to Mrs Norton Taylor Year 4 have been practising hard with their moves to Jerusalema Dance step and their hard work has clrearly paid off, with each child demonstrating such skill at co-ordinating their movements and joining in so well!
  • Wednesday 12 May 2021 Year 4 Climate Justice for Christian Aid Week Today Year 4 spend some time in the outside spiritual area to consider the concept of Climate Justice and how we could use our 1 John values to make a real  difference in the world.
  • Monday 10 May 2021 Mathematicians - Prove it The thumbnail has been assigned to the news item, and for convenience also added to the body here:
  • Thursday 22 April 2021 States of Matter in Year 4 As part of our new topic on Materials, Year 4 participated in a series of focused practical tasks involving exploring some misconceptions around states of matter...
  • Tuesday 23 March 2021 The Great Big Art Exhibition Y4 Today Year 4 had the opportunity to curate some of the Great Big Exhibition art work created by the other classes (pictured is one from an artist in Year 4).
  • Friday 5 March 2021 Marvellous Maths in Year 4 - Pesky Rabbits Today for World Book and Maths Day, we all dressed up as our favourite maths concept or number, and then debated with the class our reasons for choosing it.  We had an impassioned argument in defence of Dice from some children, a fascinating day in the life of the Human Calculator, a strong argument in favour of the under-appreciated number 17, and an emotive set of reasons why the number 2 is in fact The name but a few!
  • Wednesday 9 December 2020 Exploring different ways to make and alter sound As part of their investigations into sound waves in Science, year 4 have been exploring some focussed practical tasks related to the different ways sound is produced using different materials.
  • Wednesday 4 November 2020 The Great Greek Debate! After a long and exhausting campaign follwowing Alexander the Great as he conquers the known world 'by the spear'- including a stop at the very bloody Battle of Issus - the children are now deciding where they stand on the question of:  Was Alexander truly Great?
  • Thursday 10 September 2020 Do you speak Maths? This week in our maths lessons, Year 4 have been looking at the importance of using the correct mathematical vocabulary and how to select the most specific word for that particular maths problem.
  • Tuesday 14 July 2020 Story Stones -the Monkey and Papa God Today we explored one of the Haitian folk tales in our new CLPE text - The Monkey and Papa God.
  • Tuesday 30 June 2020 Wildlife Explorers
  • Tuesday 23 June 2020 Polyhedra Time!
  • Thursday 11 June 2020 The Green Man
  • Tuesday 2 June 2020 Long distance communication
  • Monday 18 May 2020 Grow your own
  • Tuesday 12 May 2020 Bird Song
  • Tuesday 5 May 2020 Keep Learning and Carry On
  • Wednesday 29 April 2020 VE Day Challenge
  • Tuesday 21 April 2020 Kindness Stones
  • Friday 3 April 2020 Have an Easter Egg Hunt
  • Monday 30 March 2020 Keep up the tables!
  • Friday 20 March 2020 Digestion
  • Friday 20 March 2020 Sketching
  • Friday 20 March 2020 Hot Cross Buns
  • Tuesday 28 January 2020 What happens to our dirty water?
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