Enjoy reading our creative learning blog.

14th March 2019
A huge thank you to all year 4 parents who were able to attend our after school cafe on Wednesday 13th March. We read our current class English novel Beowulf as inspiration for the final artwork pieces that we would be creating. An art workshop then took place with pupils and adults drawing monster eyes using a step-by-step guide. To finish them, we used water-colour wash techniques to create the patterns for skin, scales and irises. Refreshments and an opportunity to chat and network with other parents, was provided half-way through. A creative time was had by all as you can see from the photos and many beautiful pieces of artwork were taken home by children and parents! Thank you for supporting our cafes this term. Look out in the school newsletter and school calendar for our upcoming dates in the summer term.
 

 

 

14th March 2019
This week year 4 built a ‘World in a Jar’ ecosystem. We spent time outside in the elements collecting materials to create them from, including soil, rocks and plant life. Back in the classroom, the children layered up these material before adding their earth’s ‘atmosphere’ in the form of clingfilm! We will make observations of our ecosystems over the coming week to see what changes occur. 

 

 

 

14th February 2019
Year 4 had an inspiring visit to West Stow Anglo-Saxon village on Friday 8th February. The day began with us exploring the outdoor village and trying to be historians – looking for clues. See map and photos. After lunch we were given the opportunity to look around the museum. We tried on clothes and armour; looked at the impressive collection of archaeological finds and even got a chance to handle some real life artifacts. It was a cold and tiring day but a fantastic springboard into our history topic after half term.

Encourage your children to do their own research if they wish in their free time. 

 

 

13th February 2019

Danger-Us club visited Norfolk’s highest climbing wall at the OPEN on Wednesday 13th February. We had the wall to ourselves for an hour and the coaching of an amazing instructor. We can’t wait to go back!

30th January 2019
Thank you to all year 4 parents who attended the ‘Brainbox’ cafe on Thursday 24th January after school. Lots of fun was had by all as we used maths equipment, iPads and resources to help improve our times table knowledge. We also watched a video of the  ‘How Many Legs’ book and used our counting skills to work out how many legs were seen in the room. We look forwards to seeing you all at our next year 4 cafe on Wednesday 13th march from 3-4pm – The Year 4 Team. 

 

 

5th October 2018

This week year 4 have been subtracting using formal methods in mathematics and have been reasoning about whether they would rather have 3x50p or 7x20p.

Here is another reasoning problem which you could talk to your child about at home as part of their Marvellous Maths work:

Sam has 5 different coins in his pocket. What is the highest amount this could be? What is the least? How do you know? 

3rd October 2018
Year 4 have been busy in class today, retelling the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.

 

28th September 2018

This week year 4 have been reasoning using the vocabulary ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’. They have learnt all of the mathematical comparison symbols and have had to explain their mathematical thinking. 

20th September 2018
This week we have looked at place value and practised some mental maths. We learnt that you have to think about what goes in the space. For example: 1639, 2639, 3639 – Josh, year 4.