Great Union Day
This term, Year 4 have been doing lots of work around discrimination and diversity in topic and PHSE. We have discussed how it is important to celebrate different cultures and acknowledge respect for one another’s differences.
In connection with this, Ana-Carla discussed her Romanian heritage on Great Union Day. Her explaining the significance of the celebration with her traditional dress enabled us all to reflect on the pride we all feel for our own identities.
A Special Guest
In connection with our work in Literacy on Muhammad Ali, we welcomed a very special guest into our classroom. Our guest was Kane, Sharrow’s Assistant Caretaker who is also a professional boxer. He brought in various boxing equipment for us to look at – including two championship belts – and we were able to ask him a range of questions about the sport. It was particularly useful to discuss boxing with Kane after we had done lots of P4C discussion about the ethics around boxing. We talked a lot about respect and discipline.
The Science of Sound
During the autumn term, we dedicated all our science learning to the topic of sound. We spent the few weeks conducting various experiments, observing and measuring variables, and learning key vocabulary associated with sound. To consolidate all of our learning, we created posters to illustrate our understanding of sound.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The entire Year 4 base loved exploring this art gallery without walls. Set in the beautiful hills of Yorkshire, the YSP is an open-air art gallery displaying some very thought-provoking sculptures. The children particularly enjoyed Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac Heads piece, and were very enthusiastic to locate which animal represented themselves. We were lucky to visit on a beautifully autumnal day which helped create the perfect trip.
Sharing StoriesWe partnered up with the Year 5s and shared our short stories in the library area. The Year 5s then read their work that they had recently completed in their creative writing unit. The children had a great time sharing their stories to their neighboring year group.
Science Week 2018
Today in art, we used clay to create sculptures of faces. As our current unit of work is based on Greek myths, some of us decided to create faces of mythological creatures. We used a range of sculpting tools to create our masterpieces, along with our hands, and some water to make the clay easier to shape.
Year 4 love Forest School. As we’ve done quite a lot of it this year, in this session we were given creative freedom to make whatever we wanted. Some of us made shelters, others made a bug-playground, a small group of children made a bridge, and some even made a drum kit out of found materials!