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4S Archived 2018-2019

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Research

This term, we are learning about our local area. In Computing, we have been using google maps to plot our route from home to school.

Today, we had a fantastic morning visiting the Moravian Settlement in Droylsden. We  walked around the settlement learning about the origins and history. We also learnt about the history of the Moravian Church. Dressing up as Moravian brothers and sisters  (boys and girls.)
Today, we have been learning about Remembrance Day. We have made poppies to remember the people who have been injured and died since World War I. 
Today, our class visited Clayton Hall to experience a traditional Victorian Christmas.
On Tuesday, Year 4 traveled back in time to the Roman empire and met a Roman Octio named Gias and a retired Roman centurion named Aticus. We learnt about life as a Roman civilian, the life of a Roman soldier and shield formation whilst in battle. A fantastic day was had by all.

English

This term, our class are reading the book 'Tom's Midnight Garden.' We are writing a new chapter for the story where Tom has an adventure with Hattie in the garden.

This term, our class are learning about the features of instructions. We have used the features to write instructions for magic potions.
This week, as part of our curriculum links with Science and Design and Technology, our class have composed poems about vegetables.

This week, we have listened to  the poem:  Jemima Glitter and the Voyage of Bob the Bottle by Steve Backshall as the inspiration to write our own poems about the devastating effects plastic pollution is having on our environment.  

Jemima Glitter and the Voyage of Bob the Bottle by Steve Backshall

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This term, our class are learning about the features of explanation texts. Today,  in groups, we brainstormed ideas for 'How a Washing Machine Works.
Play scripts is the genre we are learning about this term. We have learned  and identified the features of a play script. In small groups, we have also performed Little, Red, Riding Hood.  We are now writing our own play scripts using the nursery rhymes: Hey, Diddle, Diddle and Jack and Jill.
This term, we have read a range of traditional tales. Using the structure of traditional tales we have written our own stories.

Our class, read our stories to the children in Key Stage 1.

Miss Haygarth  was particularly impressed with the confidence and expression the children used when reading their stories out loud. Well done 4S.

This term, we have written newspaper reports about our traditional stories. We have a class of budding journalists.

Science

This term, we are learning about nutrition and eating a healthy diet. We are also learning about the human skeleton. Today, we have drawn around our body and drawn in our bones.

As part of our nutrition and healthy eating unit, we performed an assembly for the whole school combing healthy eating with the harvest festival.

Computing

With a partner, we are using Google Docs to create a web-site about the Moravian Settlement in Droylsden.

Art

This term, as part of our local area studies, we have learned about the life of L.S. Lowry. We are re-creating scenes that Lowry painted.

Physical Education

This term, we are working with Mr Rose from Audenshaw Boys School. We have learnt invasion game skills ( 12 o'clock catch, pop pass, 6 o'clock pass and tri-scoring ) using rugby.

Today, Mr Rose taught us the importance of formation when playing team ball games.
Today, Mr Rose taught our class the importance of 'Game Management.' This is a strategy used to read the players on the opposing team, intercept the ball to win the game.
Today, our class were lucky enough to practise our bat and ball skills outside o n the school field.

Religious Education

Today, Wednesday 7th November, we celebrated Diwali with Dhilan. We tasted chakri, plain gathia, sev mamra and sakapara as we listened to  Indian music. We placed candles on the window ledge to help guide Rama and Sita home.

Design and Technology

As part of our 'Healthy Eating and Nutrition' Science unit, our class prepared a range of vegetables for our  'Surprise Vegetable Soup.'

Our class, have finally designed and created calendars for 2019. We will never be late for an appointment again.

The Bronze Age - Beaker People Clay Pots

As part of our learning about the Bronze Age, we have designed and made a clay pot like the beaker people did during the Bronze Age.

Music

Today, year 4, had a singing workshop with Miss Mottershead. We warmed up  our bodies and voices, then we learnt to sing Count On Me by Bruno Mars and This is Me from the Greatest Showman.

This Is Me

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This Is Me

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Count On Me

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This term, our class are working with Mr Partington. We are composing lyrics and singing about L. S. Lowry. We are using chime bars to compose riffs for a performance at the end of term.

Reading

Every Thursday, our class visit the  school library to choose a library book to read. Our librarians are Scarlet and Lily.

Today, we visited Droylsden library and learned the library system for how the fiction and non-fiction books are ordered on the shelves. Some of us joined the library and were given our library cards. If we brought our library card we were able to choose two books to take home to read.

We also learned how to use the self service check out machine. We had lots of fun choosing our books.

Children In Need

Today, our class supported 'Children in Need.'  We did our own thing.

Dylan played 'Yankee Doodle' on the keyboard. He can now play the keyboard with both hands.

Finley is the best under nines bowler at Droylsden Cricket Club. He has been playing cricket since he was four years old.

Eddie also plays cricket for 'Droylsden Cricket Club.' He demonstrated his batting technique.

Lily-Mai attends T.C.A Tycoons. She demonstrated different jumps.

What a talented bunch we are.

Dhilan

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Eddie

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Finley

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Lily - Mai

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Happy Mother's Day!