Year 4 News
Dangerous Dragon on the Rampage in Local school
Children from Wolfson and Trinity class have started a new unit of English in which they will learn the features that are needed to compose a Newspaper Report.
As their first lesson on these kind of texts was due for the first day back after the Half Term, Miss Hill and Miss Sanchez thought that it would be a good idea to give children a Hook that could motivate them for their Cold Task.
Some children from both classes told us that they tried to find the video on Youtube but they weren't successful... Here we have left the link so you can watch it (It has a lot of sound issues..., sorry we are not ICT experts but we tried haha)
We hope you like it!
Around the World Performance!
Last week, Year 3 and 4 performed their Around the World extravaganza. Barnaby Brocket visited an array of places and met some interesting people along the way! He also learnt some important things about our environment and how vital it is that we find ways to look after and save the future of this incredible planet. Thank you for coming to watch the performance and we hope you enjoyed it - we had a lot of fun creating and performing it!
Trip to Ely Cathedral
Wolfson and Trinity class had a fabulous day in Ely. It was a little bit windy but they all managed to make the best of it! The ladies who showed us around were very knowledgeable about the history of Ely. Thanks to them we learnt that the cathedral has its origins in AD 672 when St. Etheldreda built an abbey church.
Children had the opportunity to visit the enormous cathedral, do a pilgrimage, dress up as some of the main villagers of the 7th century, do a tour in Ely and learn about the area and that the name of the city Ely or, the “Isle of Ely” is so called because it was only accessible by boat until the waterlogged Fens were drained in the 17th century. Still susceptible to flooding today, it was these watery surrounds that gave Ely its original name the 'Isle of Eels', a translation of the Anglo Saxon word 'Eilig'.
Half Term Reading Challenge!
We have got an exciting challenge for Year 4 this Half Term - we would like to challenge the children to 'Get Caught Reading' over the half term break!
We challenge them to ‘get caught reading’ either a fiction or non-fiction book, comic, magazine or newspaper in a place that may be special to them, unusual or different in some way. As evidence, we would like them to be photographed reading their book.
Some ideas of places may be cuddled up in bed, in a treehouse, at the dinner table, in the park… I am sure the children will think of some more imaginative ideas!
The photographs need to be handed in to your child’s class teacher by Friday 1st March 2019. Please ensure that your child’s full name and class is written clearly on the back of the photograph. The photographs will then be very carefully considered and a winner, along with three runners-up, will be chosen. Runners-up will receive a house point each and the overall winner will receive three house points!
After the deadline has passed, we plan to use the photographs to create a display in school to celebrate reading in Year 4, so we are sorry to say that we are unable to return any photographs submitted.
Thank you for your support in encouraging your child to read. Happy reading! :)
Our Spanish Pen pals have answered us back!
"Dear penpal..." This is how the children from Trinity and Wolfson class decided to start their letters to children from a Spanish school some months ago, but why?
A friend who lives in Spain contacted us to ask something: "As I am an English teacher in Spain and you are teaching English children in the UK," he started, "how about exchanging letters with our children, so we can develop Pen PAL relationships?" "Yes!!!!" we answered... So, from that day we started to put various ideas together so both, Spanish students learning English and native English speakers could share cards and letters from each other, that way all our students would build confidence and would develop further their English skills.
Also, Pen pal letters provide the opportunity to break down classroom walls. They will provide an avenue to create better writers via an authentic audience. Every student will know that not only someone is actually going to read their letter, but also respond it.
Children from a school in Sevilla received our letters before Christmas and here in Cambridge, we have just received our letters inside these colourful envelopes ✈️✈️
Have you ever had a Pen PAL?
Thank you for joining us for our Science Cafe today!!!
We hope you had a really good time and enjoyed doing some activities with your children. We appreciate all your feedback and we'll take this on board for our next Learning Cafe.
We can't wait to see you there! What subject will it be linked with...? Shhhhhhh...
Miss Sanchez and Miss Hill
Happy New Year everyone!
Year 4 had a fantastic day at the Greek Workshop - we played Ancient Greek puzzles and board games, completed a quiz and learnt all about Ancient Greek armour and weapons. We even took part in our own mini Olympics!
Have a look at some of the pictures from the day :)