Welcome to Year 4!
Exhibition of the North
Today, the children in 4M had the opportunity to work alongside two artists who are working with the Great Exhibition of the North, the project is called 'A Room Full of Art'. First of all the children were asked to draw a picture of a magpie but there was a catch! To draw the picture of the magpie the children needed to use their left hand and closer their eyes, a tricky task indeed.
After that, the children looked at a selection of pictures, the pictures were of famous British people. Using their pencils the children sketched portraits of the famous people. Lots of fun was had by all. The work produced by the children today will be be exhibited on a large banner at St James on the 5th August 2018. Family members are welcome to go and view the exhibition.
4M Visiting the Library
The children in class 4M have had the opportunity to visit the library this week and look at the books available to read about the Egyptians. The focus for this week has been Ancient Egypt, in particular mummification. Not only did the children listen to a scary story set around the pyramids but they also took part in a mummification quiz. Each time the team managed to answer a question correctly, another layer of mummy roll was added to their chosen mummy.
The children had great fun comparing the area of five yellow squares and five blue squares. The children soon realized that each square needed to be the same size in order to achieve accurate results.
Creating a Collage Mountain
The children had great fun on Friday making mountains out of a selection of different materials. Once the mountains were glued down they then added patterns and various textures to their pictures. I just wanted to say a huge 'THANK YOU' to all the parents who helped make the activity enjoyable for the children.
Creating a gymnastic Sequence
The children have been working on symmetrical and asymmetrical balances to use in a small gymnastic sequence. After doing lots of floor work and exploring how to move from one balance to another, the children then tried their balances on small apparatus.
Playing a multiplication game to help with times tables
In class 4M we have been focusing on using our times tables to help with multiplication and division problems. To make it a bit more interesting, the children challenged a partner to see who could answer the multiplication questions and reach the finish line first on their times table board game.
Walking through Chowpell Woods
To enhance the children’s creative writing they needed to describe a winter woodland setting. To help the children have a better understanding for their setting description, year three and four went for a walk through Chopwell Woods. The children had the opportunity to look at and write down words to describe the sky, trees, streams, paths and much more. It was a fun afternoon out, full of tree hugging, writing about the five senses, using mirrors to look at the sky and making bark rubbings.
In art this term the children in 4M have sketched their own imaginary castles. They then used various shading techniques such as: scumbling, hatching and cross hatching to shade their castle.