Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
On Tuesday 23rd January 2018, the Year 4s travelled back in time to experience life in an industrial hamlet during the Industrial Revolution. We played with Victorian games, and explored the hamlet, learning about what role Sheffield played in its contribution to the Industrial Revolution.
Showroom Cinema Winners
In December, the Year 4 children went to the Showroom cinema to watch Paddington 2 as a reward for working so hard throughout the autumn term. The children took part in a competition, with the top prizes being two family tickets for the cinema. They each wrote a review of the film, and produced a piece of artwork to support this. Once submitted, the Showroom chose two winners. Here they are, holding their certificates and family tickets. Well done Hasnah and James!
As a reward for working extremely hard this first term in Year 4, the whole base took a trip to the Showroom Cinema to watch Paddington 2. There wasn’t a dry eye in the cinema afterwards, and we enjoyed sharing this experience together as a whole year group.
On 24th October, the Year 4s took a trip to the Botanical Gardens. We searched for the bear in the bear pit, explored the glass house and all of the exotic plants that were on display, and wandered around the wooded area whilst taking part in an autumn scavenger hunt. We loved this expedition to one of our greatest parks in the city, and despite the rain, we all came back smiling.
Today, we explored our surrounding area in the park and in the forest school to gather leaves of all different colours. Then, in groups, we were challenged to produce an art piece focusing on highlighting the natural gradients of colour found in these leaves. The children loved having the creative freedom to come up with different ways of showing these gradients.
During our ‘Heroes and Superheroes’ topic, the Y4 children wrote a persuasive letter to the mayor of New York. They argued that Spiderman was not a good role model and therefore should not be celebrated as a national hero. The children used rhetorical questions and exaggeration effectively to create convincing letters.
Residential - YHA Hathersage
In April, some of the Year 4 children headed out to Hathersage in the Peak District National Park for our annual residential. The two days were spent exploring the natural environment, walking along the Derwent River, finding Little John’s grave from the famous Robin Hood stories, and playing games. In the evening, we had a disco, played games in the grounds of the YHA, and enjoyed a lovely three course meal cooked and prepared by the in-house chef. Everyone had a fantastic time, and felt suitably exhausted by the end of the trip!
National Space Centre
In January, the entire Year 4 base went on a trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester as part of our work on Space. Upon arrival, we explored the museum area which had a wide range of interactive exhibits, mini-experiments, models of planets and space-crafts, and saw the amazing Soyuz capsule. We also watched a short film in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium called ‘Astronaut’, which went into detail about what happens to the human body in space. We finished our trip by going on the simulator ride, which took us on a 3D adventure to Europa – one of Jupiter’s moons – to try and discover extraterrestrial life!
Victorian classroom - October 2016
Year 4 travelled back in time to the year 1882 and experienced a day in the life of a Victorian school child. Each child had a role, including the monitor, the fidget, the gossip, and one child was even given the dreaded cane! Although we all enjoyed the day, everyone was glad to travel back to the year 2016.