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Year 4 visit the Synagogue

What a wonderful morning we all had at our local Synagogue. We were kindly welcomed by Rabbi Levy who led us through the vestibule and into the main Synagogue area. We listed to Rabbi Levy as he told us important stories and facts about the Jewish religion; he even answered some of our burning questions! Did you know this Synagogue was completely bombed down during WWII and was rebuilt in 1947?! We thank Rabbi Levy for his generosity and kindness today. Another big thank you to all the parents that supported our trip, as we wouldn't be able to do it without lots of extra hands.

Read with me

What a wonderful afternoon we all had reading with some extra special adults in our class! We hope you enjoyed seeing how we read in our lessons and how we use VIPERS to understand a text. Next up in March...Calculate with me!

Music: Digging the Dancing Queen !! 4H

Spring Term Learning

It's fair to say we have hit the ground running in Year 4 and have had a jam packed few weeks of learning. Can you see us measuring the volume in Maths? Spot us investigating how sound travels in Science, and take a look at our real life learning in RE with an assembly all about living life as a Hindu from Mrs Juglual!

Music Enrichment

Year 4 have been lucky enough to take part in extra music lessons for free this year. They have been learning the flute, clarinet or violin. Take a look at the pictures below to see how much they're enjoying it. What a fantastic skill to add to their bow (no pun intended!)

4H learning the violin

To celebrate Africa is a giant country, we all dressed in the colours of African flags. 4H

Jerusalema is a fantastic dance we have been learning to celebrate Black History month. We have been practicing in our PE lessons ready to perform at the end of the week!

As well as coasters, we have been researching Ethiopia and Madagascar in order to compare the 2 African countries that are on the east of the continent. Take a look at some of the work we produced.....

For Black History month we have been learning about countries on the continent of Africa. We compared Ethiopia and Madagascar. One feature of life common to both countries is traditional art and craft using raffia. This is taken from the leaves of the Palmyra palm tree and is a sustainable product. We had a lot of fun learning how to plait, first with paper and then with raffia ribbon. We made coasters.

4H P.E. improving our tennis. Wimbledon here we come!

4H PSHE friendships and peer pressure

4H Ice cream making

From the Rhine Wetlands to Firs Farm Wetlands!

The Rhine and Med

Our Geography learning took us across the water to learn about the River Rhine that runs through 6 different countries in Europe before moving onto to look at part of the Mediterranean. This was a great chance for us to taste the foods of this part of the world before our next stop...Firs Farm Wetlands!

Pablo Picasso

Our first 2 weeks of the academic year were focused on the life and artwork of Pablo Picasso. We studied his portraits in detail and was then inspired to create some of our own. Here are our interpretations.

4H sketched, drew, coloured, painted and stuck in the style of Pablo Picasso.

4H

Science Week kicked off in style yesterday for years 3 and 4 with a carousel amongst the phase. Each class went to all 6 rooms to complete different activities including:

  • Making space rockets
  • Powering the International Station (electricity!)
  • Reaching for the sky
  • Chromatography
  • Boomerangs
  • Olympus Mons (volcanoes!)

The children had so much fun going around the school completing these and it was great for the teachers to see how well the children worked together. A lovely had by all.

Coming up later in the week, both year groups will have a Science workshop to further immerse them in 70 years of Space!

4H First aid course

4H generosity ready for the school fete

While most of Year 4 were staying up all night, the rest of us had fun too. Can you see how we made "Teams" with good teamwork? Then we made Jubilee games and played them with our friends. Also we were lucky enough to watch the play Oliver Twist at school. 

Not Camping!

4H dressed to impress.

Dress up as your decade...the 70's!!!

Money madness

We have been making money containers, developing our design and sewing skills. First, we practiced different stitches on binca before choosing our preferred stich and making a purse/wallet. We had to follow our design in order to create a physical object. A growth mindset was a MUST as it was really tricky to thread the cotton through the needle and tie the knot....we all managed in the end, though! Once we had made the basic shape of our wallet, we decorated it with buttons and jewels - matching what we had initially designed. 

4H evaluate their purses.

Crazy about circuits

World Book Day 2022

The Queen comes to Firs Farm!

After learning about her accession day before half term, Year 4 made information posters all about Her Majesty the Queen’s platinum Jubilee (in preparation for whole school celebrations in June). 4P had their posters sent to Buckingham Palace and were overjoyed when they received a reply the first week back (Miss Price in particular!). We hope to send more Jubilee celebrations her way later on in the year and will wait to see what reponse we get that time….

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Living life as a Hindu

Take a look at the wonderful Hindu shrine Mrs Juglual created for us today. She brought all of these items in from home to create a real life learning link to the RE topic we are currently studying. Thank you so much, Mrs Juglual the children of year 4 had a wonderful experience.

Year 4 Children's Mental Health and Internet Safety

This week - 7th to 11th of February we have spent a lot of time considering two very important issues. We have reflected on our mental health and wellbeing and thought of strategies to help us achieve our goals. This has combined well with Internet Safety day and how to be safe and happy online.

 

Here are some of our digital wellbeing pledges and some of our personal growth hopes and strategies.

We have also Dressed to Express on Friday 11th and had lots of fun being relaxed and creative.

Digital pledges and hopes and dreams for personal growth

Year 4’s terrific trip to the Science Museum

Take a look at some of the highlights of our trip to the Science Museum. We walked (a lot), took a bus there and back, rode the tube both ways and got to see and explore lots of wonderful objects and artefacts. We each had an object hunt to complete….who could find something made from glass? Who could find something useful? Could you find something really expensive?! It was a lovely day and lots of fun (our teachers were very tired afterwards!) Thank you to everyone that helped to make the trip such a success. It was great to learn outside of school for the day!

4H at the Science Museum

A comedic, yet tragic, time!

As part of our Ancient Greece learning, we designed and made Ancient Greek theatre masks, inspired by tragedy and comedy shows. Did you know that the theatre dated back that far? In those times, theatres were all outside and spectators would sit on stone benches, dug from the ground. The chorus would be made up of people who would sing, dance and play music and would sit behind the orchestra. They also included an altar so people could bring gifts to the gods and goddesses.