This half term year 4 have been studying the ceramics artist Clarice Cliff. They have completed independent research, analysed work and created their own plates, using inspiration from Clarice Cliff’s designs.
Year 4 have been busy making their own Scratch animations! They have been creating their own algorithms, debugging and improving them.
In Design Technology, Year 4 made a model shaduf, a hand operated device for lifting water, invented in ancient times and still used in parts of the world today. They used hack saws and learned lots of new vocabulary in the process.
Year 4 put on an fantastic performance of “The Little Black Cloud” and “The Greatest Sow” to the theme tune of the Greatest Show Man. The message behind the assembly was to be thankful for all the produce we are lucky to have and to share what we are able to.
Many thanks to all those parents and carers who donated food. The produce we collected was given to St. Mary’s Church Community Café, and a group of children went to see how it was being used.
Year 4 were lucky enough to take part in a dance workshop with Motionhouse Dance Company.
PE is on a Monday and a Wednesday: PE kit should be left in school and can be taken home to be washed at the end of each half term.
Children should bring in a named water bottle which they have access to in the classroom.
Children have been given a new reading folder and diary; this should be in school on a daily basis as volunteers may hear children read at any time.
Children must read at least three times a week and you are expected to record in the reading record that you have heard them read, this is checked in school every Friday.
A home learning task is set every other Monday and children will be given 10 days to complete it. The task is on a printed sheet which is stuck in the children’s home learning books. Books must be returned to school on the given date for marking.
The children will be set a maths homework every Friday.
Children have a spelling test every Friday, they will be given spellings in a yellow book which must come back to school the following Friday to allow them to be given their new spellings. Test will take place in a red book which remains in school.