What a year it's been! Class - we hope you have enjoyed being part of 4SW this year. You have been a fantastic class! Please have the best summer and return safely in September for the next adventure.... Farewell!
Here are some photos of our fantastic sports day! It wasn't the same without parents there to cheer the class on but the children still tried their very best and displayed some great team work and enthusiasm. Well done everyone. A special well done to Pine who were the overalll winners!!
Geography Field Trip to Bournville.
We had a lovely morning learning about the human geography of Bournville. When we got back to school, we drew a sketch map of Bournville Green.
We hope you enjoy this short performance!
Classification Keys in Science
This week children used classification keys to identify some pictures of British wildlife. Does it have fur? Does it have a tail?
Shop 'til we drop!
This week in Maths we have been learning all about money. Today, we have been using lots of different maths skills by going shopping.
Chocolate Treasure Hunt!
In our Geography lesson we have been learning about compass points. Everybody completed a virtual treasure hunt around Cadbury World and Bournville to reveal some hidden chocolate.
Here are the prototypes for our night lights. They are amazing! We will start creating our final products next week.
We have looked at some artists who used a Pointillism style of painting. This means they built up a picture using lots of tiny dots. We then had a go ourselves!
After looking at some impressionist paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and a local artist Sam Bailey, 4SW had a go at their own impressionist style art work. Fantastic effort everyone!
We have been working really hard in maths this week multiplying two and three digit numbers by 1 digit numbers using place value counters. Everyone has been trying their best to learn their 6 times table too!
Year 4 children are expected to know all of their tables by the end of the year so if you don't know all of yours yet, get practising!
There are so many games and websites to help you learn.
We have been looking at newspapers this week in English. On Tuesday we discussed what the purpose of a news story is and what features they have in common. Here are some photos of our group work! We did a great job!
Happy Easter Everyone!
We have had a lovely end to the term making Easter baskets filled with chocolate eggs and a cute chick.
Have a wonderful break everyone - you all deserve it!
Ancient Greek Food Tasting
Today, we learned about the types of foods that the Ancient Greeks ate. We were surprised to learn what a healthy and varied diet they had. Tasting some of the foods was interesting. We tried feta in honey, pitta in olive oil and olives. Everyone shared vocabulary to describe the taste, smell and texture of the food. Well done everybody - you had some great ideas!
It has been incredible to all be back in the classroom learning together. We are very proud of you all for the hard work you have put in this week. Here are a few snaps of us on World Book Day enjoying some hot chocolate and bedtime stories.
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
As you know, we will be setting you work to access at home for now. Please log in to your purple mash account for this week, there will be some activities to complete every day. We will respond to you when you complete and send back an activity although if you complete it after 4 pm it may be the next day before we respond.
Also, don't forget you should be reading and practising your times tables daily too.
If you have any problems then please email us or message through purple mash.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
4SW would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. A special thank you to each and every child in 4SW for all of your enthusiasm and hard work this term. You have all done so well and should be proud of yourselves. Enjoy a nice rest and time with your families.
Love from Mrs Weston, Mrs Sheldrick and Mrs Baillee.
P.S. Here are a few pictures of our "Be Funky" calendars. We hope you like them!
Please continue to read at home and return your home reading book to school when you have finished reading it to swap it for a new book. It's a really important skill !
Baking Roman Cakes
We've had great fun baking Roman cakes today. We enjoyed them with sweet, sticky honey and dried apricots - just like the Romans! Delicious!
Congratulations to all of the children who were awarded with certificates this week. There were 5 children who had 5 Outstanding awards last week. That's incredible! I am so proud of you all. Keep up the good work.
Everybody looked fabulous in their bright clothes today. Thank you everyone for taking part in our fundraiser for Children in Need. Don't forget to make your donations online if you haven't done so already.
Today in Geography, we became 'River Scavengers' looking for clues about world rivers. At the end of the lesson, we presented the information that we discovered.
Some of our seeds have germinated. Hooray! We have learnt that a seed needs water to germinate but that it can germinate in the light or dark. In fact our biggest shoot was the one kept in the dark! It must be trying to reach the light in order now to stay healthy and alive.
Thank you for all of the super homework that has been coming in. It is of a very high standard. We are very impressed. It's lovely to see the passion that the children have for their learning.
Well done everyone! Keep it coming!
What a fantastic week in 4SW. We have had so much to celebrate. Have a look at some of our members holding up their certificates. Well done to the whole class who managed to get into 'Outstanding' on Thursday. Superstars!
On Wednesday, children started to learn a song on their Ukuleles. Mr Matthews is really impressed with how children are progressing.
In Geography this week, children learned about hills and mountains. Can you remember what the differences are between them?
Thank you for a lovely week 4SW.
We've been having a great time learning all about the ukulele. Did you know ukulele originates from Hawaii? The word ukulele translates as 'gifts to come.' We have learned all of the parts of the ukulele and how to hold it correctly. We can't wait to start playing!
Our topic this half term in Science is plants. We have already started an investigation to find out what conditions will be good for a seed to germinate...... Does it need light? Do we need to water the seeds?
We have planted seeds in different conditions to make some comparisons. 4SW have made their predictions and now we are going to watch and wait to see happens to our seeds!
We are very excited to welcome you back on Thursday. We have lots of lovely activities planned to help you settle back in.
Don't forget your water bottles (with your name on) and a snack for break-time.
Enjoy your last couple of days off.
See you soon,
Mrs Weston, Mrs Sheldrick and Mrs Baillee.