As part of our Olympic celebrations every class took their own torches to significant buildings and areas of Chopwell. Year 4 took theirs to the Catholic Church off Hall Road. Luckily the day was sunny and we were given an extra special treat, a delicious ice lolly, from Shenika's parents on the way home!
As part of out whole school theme 'Blast from the Past', Year 4 enjoyed a special visit from Mistress Bentham. She told us all about life in Tudor times and the difference between rich people and poor people's clothes.
We even got to dress up. Here we are as Lord and Lady of the Manor.
We looked at lots of artefacts. We tried to read a Tudor book, but it was made of wood and only had one page!
As part of our topic on 'Amazing Inventions' we held parents afternoons based around theme of inventions. In Year 4C we had been studying the History of Electricity. Parents and children were challenged to make their own electronic quiz games. We used a lot of foil and paper fasteners to make them work!
On Friday 13th May we had a Total Wipeout Day.
Miss Scott organised an obstacle course and some target challenges for us all to take part in.
In the afternoon we had great fun throwing wet sponges at our poor teachers!
We had so much fun we are planning to do this again in the very near future.
WATCH OUT TEACHERS!
Gardening club is continuing this term.
What has been going on?
4B spent an afternoon learning more about Tudor life.
What did they learn about?
On Tuesday 25th January Year 4 took part in a Multi-skills competition with Rowlands Gill.
How did we get on?
On Thursday 3rd February, Year 4 visited Gateshead CLC to make their own animations using Zu3D software.
After extending their skills using Pivot, they created their own clay models and then worked very patiently in groups to create an animation. After that they added in sound tracks.
See what you think!
4B carried out an investigation to find out whether the children (and staff) in Chopwell Primary were squares or rectangles.
4B have been learning all about ELECTRICITY this half term.
What have they been finding out?
Last half term, 4C looked at different kinds of data that could be collected. As a class, they decided they would like to collect the temperature in different rooms around the school. This was carried out over one week. Children collected the temperature in various rooms at a set time each day and recorded the information in a table. Using this data, the class then created a variety of graphs using their ICT skills.
In year 4, children looked at the settings and characters in a variety of stories. They identified the adjectives and discussed the impact that these had on both the setting of different stories and the characters within them. Through writing their own stories based in Imaginary Worlds, they were able to use adjectives effectively to portray their fantastic settings. Year 4 wrote superb stories and thoroughly enjoyed picturing what their own Imaginary World looked like and the adventure their character was going to have.
In Art, year 4 have been developing their drawing and painting techniques to produce different effects. One task that the children did was to draw self portraits. The children used charcoal to draw their own face and included any necessary detail. They thoroughly enjoyed this.
In ICT Year 4 have been experimenting with the tools available in 'Paint'. Children have designed some fantastic patterns and pictures. They have become superstars at designing patterns and using the copy tool to make the patterns repeat.
Using the curved line tool allowed children to design stained glass windows. Children are now confident enough to import pictures on their own and use tools to create their own designs.
In Literacy, year 4 have been looking at recounts. Last week the children carried out their own debate. The debate topic was- 'Is it safe for children to cross the road outside school without a lollipop man or woman to help them'. Children researched this topic for themselves. Each child was given a role in the debate, whether it be a spokesperson or questioner. After the debate was carried out, a vote was taken to see what the children's final decision was. 4C decided that it was not safe for children to cross the road outside school without a lollipop lady.
Year 4's Science topic has been moving and growing. Over the weeks, we have looked at bones and muscles. The children have learnt the names of the bones and their important jobs. Children have also looked at the names of the muscles in our bodies and what their job is. We made pasta skeletons to help us remember the names of our bones!