Welcome to Class 4!
During the Spring Term, our topic is Roman Britain. Discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar, and find out what the Romans did for us. Here we will explore the rich history of this dynamic civilisation and answer important questions such as ‘Why did the Romans invade Britain?' and 'What comparisons can be made between Italy and Great Britain?' Once we have finished and the battling has made you hungry, why not relax, lie down and feast yourself on dormice and grapes, or perhaps a roasted swan sprinkled with nuts?
If you wish to see our Spring Newsletter, you can download it below.
Year 4 have started working in pairs to develop a gymnastic sequence that involves moving together. We have also been trying out different activities to build our strength, stamina, flexibility and balance.
Year 4's fabulous Mother's Day Assembly
Year 4 performed a fantastic assembly in front of Mums and Grandparents to celebrate Mother's Day. They entertained the audience with a range of funny and emotional songs, videos and photos. We didn't realise until now that our Mums are all secret superheroes.
Well done Year 4! You made us all proud.
A visit from a fast-jet pilot
A big 'Thank You' to Mr Heasman, a parent and former pupil of Sedgefield Primary, for coming into Year 4 to talk about his knowledge and experience as a fast jet pilot in the RAF. The children had so many questions, with several inspired to follow in his footsteps.
Year 4 Dance
Year 4 have been given the fantastic opportunity of working with Jasmine and Molly from Joanne Banks School of Dance. Over the next 5 weeks we will be learning an Egyptian themed dance routine to the soundtrack 'Walk like an Egyptian'. We have already started to choreograph some of the dance and can't wait until it's ready to be performed to an audience.
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Introduction to Brass instruments
All of our Year 4 pupils will have the opportunity to learn to play a brass instrument this year. The first group performed to a large audience in assembly this week and they were absolutely fabulous. They entertained us with tunes including 'Baby Shark', 'We Will Rock You' and 'Xmastime'. Well done! The next group will now start tuition by Mrs Norris. Last year, a large proportion of children from Year 4 continued with lessons after the trial period. What a fantastic take-up!
A new take on the party game 'Corners'
Year 4 have been learning to use the correct homophones for 'their', 'there' and 'they're'. To help make this spelling activity more interesting, we played a game of 'Corners'.
In an English lesson, we looked at a poem called ‘At the End of the School Assembly’. After reading the poem together, the children were asked to learn and recite part of the poem, ready for a performance at the end of the lesson. Each performance was then evaluated by small groups. We were really impressed by the confidence and enthusiasm of our pupils.
A visit from an electrical engineer
A huge 'Thank you' to Jon Scott, a parent and electrical engineer from ConocoPhillips, who has worked with Year 4 and Year 6 this afternoon. We have found out lots more about the different sources of electricity, how it is produced and how to stay safe.
In Science we are learning about 'Sound'. We have been experimenting with different instruments to see how sounds are made. We have also tried lots of different activities which help to show that sounds are made due to an object vibrating. Our favourite was hitting a tuning fork against a desk and then placing it in the water. This caused much amusement among the groups.
We all had lots of fun devising our own investigation into how to muffle sound. In it, we had to help solve our sound-proofing dilemma and put a smile on Professor Big-Hair and Professor Bee-Hive by stopping a noisy alarm clock from disturbing their work. After much thought, they all came up with sensible ways to solve the problem and give the Professors scientific advice. Well done Year 4.
After finding out about 'Sound' we will be going on a discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body. Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile? Are you really what you eat? We'll find out later...