Matthew B - 'I liked it because my favourite sport is tennis'.
Harry C - 'I liked the tennis because it was so much fun learning the tennis moves'.
A great trip at Denso Marston pond dipping
Millie P - 'Everyone caught lots of things in the ponds... I caught mostly snails!'
Rylee - ' I found pond dipping fun because a toad jumped out at someone...'
A fantastic morning at skipping
Enjoying an Alice in Wonderland workshop
SPRING 2 - Raging Rivers
In Spring 2 our theme is Raging Rivers. As well as learning about river formations and the water cycle, we will study bridges in DT. We aim to research famous British architects who have designed bridges and try out some of their techniques ourselves. Watch this space!
Building bridges in DT
Measuring the area and perimeter of the playground in maths.
Enjoying the great outdoors as part of science week
Should Mrs. Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory get a job?
Debating and voting.
Practising our cookery skills to create a Mayan feast.
Meeting the Brownlee brothers at the infant school
Dr Diane Davies coming to visit us, to talk about the Maya
Exploring the Mayans
Solving a treasure map using co-ordinates
Maths and PE combined
Go away, tooth decay!
A fantastic performance by all who took part
We all had a fantastic time at Murton Park
Creating sound maps in science. We could hear lots of interesting sounds outside in the playground.
Our first topic during the Autumn term is: Who were the Romans? We will cover the Roman invasion of England and learn about the rebellion of Queen Boudicca. We will also consider what the Romans did for us and their importance in shaping England as we know it today.
Our art focus will be looking at and creating Roman mosaics, and we will be looking at teeth and digestion in our science work. Our exciting music this half term will also be linked to the Romans!
Examining Roman artefacts
A Roman Temple, from dawn to dusk.
We love doing art on Friday afternoons.
Making Roman helmets to create our legion.
Picking our vegetables to give to the kitchens.
Democracy - voting for our class representatives.
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Summer Term 2
I do love to be beside the seaside!
During summer 2, leading up to our Scarborough / Sea life centre trip we looked at the geography of the coastlines and explored some of the animals we hoped to find in the rock pools near to the Sea Life Centre!
We also raised some debates about whether commercial buildings should be erected close to our beaches.
Experimenting with bulbs, buzzers and motors in science.
Experimenting with circuits in science.
A great day was had by all learning how to play cricket
Oh we do love to be beside the seaside!
Year 4 enjoying learning how co-ordinates work
A tea party to celebrate the Queen's birthday
We all had a brilliant day at Ilkley tennis festival. Thank you to the parents for all your help.
Year 4 had a fantastic morning skipping. Thanks for all the parent volunteers who made it possible.
This term we will be focusing on pond creatures and learning about their habitat. In computing we will be working collaboratively to research information and edit our writing using the website Primary Pad. In PE this term we will be developing our hockey skills, as well as practising some tennis in preparation for the Ilkley Tennis Festival (further details to follow).
We all had a fantastic time pond dipping this morning
Year 4 pupils used keyboards and percussion instruments to compose their own relaxation music. They learned notes in the C Major key and wrote their own musical notation.
SPRING 2 - Raging Rivers
In Spring 2 our theme is Raging Rivers. As well as learning about river formations and the water cycle, we will study bridges in DT. We aim to research famous British architects who have designed bridges and try out some of their techniques ourselves. What this space!
Our brilliant bridges!
Bridge Building workshop
Spring 2 - What We Enjoyed......
"We had fun looking at the water cycle"
"Our bridge building workshop was amazing and was so exciting"
Skipping skills in PE.
Hunting for mini-beasts around school.
Year 4 enjoying a workshop with the author Emma Barnes
SPRING TERM 1 - Mighty Mayans.
We explored the Mayan Empire and compared it with British history. As the Maya discovered cacao beans, we carried out chocolate related activities and practised our culinary skills by creating a Mayan Feast. Our science focus was changing state. We had so much fun.
Making tortilla fillings for our Mayan Feast
A cracking idea-watch this space for any eggciting news in the next few weeks!
Spring 1 - What We Enjoyed......
"I enjoyed Minetest when we had to create a Mayan Village" JB
"I really liked learning the scooter skills with Mrs Murray" Riley
"I have enjoyed recorders and it was fun when we learnt a new song" Lucy
Roman Day at Murton Park
Exploring Mayan numbers
Year 4 Jewish Creation Story. We have used drama and other forms of creativity.
Telling a story through dance
Writing and performing ostinatos in music.
Autumn 2 - POWERS AND POTIONS
Our second topic this term is: Powers and Potions. Our work is based around the text, Midnight for Charlie Bone and will revolve around the creation of imaginary worlds and adventure stories. Our Science topic will be ‘sound’ where we will be investigating pitch and volume and finding patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the objects that produced it. We will also be starting some programming using the program Scratch in Computing.
Autumn Term 2 - What we enjoyed learning about......
"I enjoyed swimming this half term" Evelyn
"I liked doing football with the Guiseley coach" William
" I enjoyed learning about powers and potions"
Measuring the perimeter of the playground
Year 4 Swimming- photographs taken by Owen
Autumn 1 - Who were the Romans?
During Autumn Term 1 we have covered the Roman invasion of England and learnt about the rebellion of Queen Boudicca. We also considered what the Romans did for us and their importance in shaping England as we know it today. Our art focus has been looking at and creating Roman mosaics, and we will have looked at teeth and digestion in our science work. Our exciting music this half term was also be linked to the Romans.
Roman temples throughout the day.
Autumn 1 - What we enjoyed......
"I have increased my swimming confidence by going weekly and I can now put my head underwater"
"I have enjoyed column addition and subtraction in maths"
"Acting out the Boudicca play helped me to really learn the story"
"I've enjoyed Rugby in PE"
4K Mosaic Making
Maths Problem Solving