Year Four

Academic Year 2017-18

 

This week in Science we have been exploring sound. We created our own string cups to investigate how sound can travel along the string.

 

Wow!!! We managed to get 100% in our attendance this week.

Guess what that means?..

Here is Arthur joining in with our biography writing.

 

 In our first week back at school we have been enjoying our new tranquil addition to the class... a reading corner!

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Year 2016-17

 

We made a whole minion army of book marks to sell at the Summer Fayre.

We learnt so much through our Egyptian Day at school with Doc (otherwise known as Stuart Davies from Horrible Histories).

 

 

We looked, listened, worked in  quiz teams, played games, embalmed, mummified, mourned and hunted!

Some of us dressed up as Ancient Egyptians, others as Egyptologists. 

 

 

After our 'Clean up the park' campaign, we are looking forward to the poster competition being judged. Then we will have the excitement of the winner's design being made into a proper sign to be used in Dawley.

 

We had a small visitor in our classroom. Look how much he has grown in one week.

 

We have been learning about play scripts. We have acted out scenes and written our own.

In science we were learning to identify trees on the school site.

We love our park run so much, we even ran in our Disney costumes on mufti day.

We had an exciting end of half term week with a visit from Mr Penfold from the council who has given us a competition project to help keep the Dawley Park clean and pleasant for everyone.

On Thursday, after much planning and organising, Year 4 hosted a park run for every class in the school including both Nursery sessions. Despite the heat, it was a great success and everyone did extremely well.

In science, we have been using keys to identify minibeasts and here we are trying to make our own to identify tree leaves.

Year 4 have  produced some excellent poetry using imagery in literacy based on the trees in our park. Come and visit the classroom to see them.

 

Here are some of the children at WeDo Lego club building computer controlled Lego models

This week we have been looking at free verse poetry. We went into our beautiful park to inspire our tree poetry writing.

 

We are planning to improve the secret garden area next to our classroom and this is what it currently looks like- not very inspiring or diverse to attract a variety of wildlife!

 

Every single Year 4 pupil has now run and amazing 100km+ since September. Look out for the totals next week!

 

We ended the term with an Easter egg hunt in the park.

 

 

Year 4 showed great understanding and learnt lots more too during the Easter Experience at the Christian Centre.

 

 

 

 

On Friday we were Red Nose running

 

 

Several of our class have been giving up lunchtimes to build a willow tunnel on the adventure playground for everyone to enjoy. The Willow team were awarded the Fellowship Award this week.

 

 

We were designing rover vehicles to collect information from the surface of Mars after Dr green had been telling us about his work on vehicles exploring space.

 

We have been campaigning about local issues and writing letters of complaint- look out for these in the press!

 

Another exciting week in Year 4 where it appears we explored space thanks to our learning in computing with Mr Smith!

 

 

Gory but fascinating- that's how we would describe our hands on learning about the heart and how it works. Here we are investigating a real pig's heart.

On Thursday we also began our lessons on the ukulele.  

   

The Demon Dentist came to life in Year 4 on World Book Day.

                             

Today we were learning to use coding to control animations. We also received a microbit chick which we will be learning to programme.

We had an exciting end of half term when Holly made her homework volcano model 'explode'!

 

Thursday is now our musical day and we all enjoyed singing and adding the percussion with Mrs Wolfe.

 

Great celebrations!

We have won the attendance award  and Arthur has joined us for the week. He enjoyed the energetic dodgeball in the hall on Friday. Look out for photographs of his antics this week in Year 4.

Look at the damage to the egg shell that was left in orange juice in our science investigation into how drinks affect our teeth. We concluded the orange juice and Lucozade sport did so much damage because they were acidic.

 

 

While running in the park on Friday morning, we were horrified to find some of our hard work had been vandalised!

  

We set about quickly replanting the flowers so they would not die.

However, the damaged willow weaving was too big a job for us to tackle without some expert help.

   

We used our Dawley Mindset and team work to find out how accurate our estimation skills were in maths on Friday.

 

Have a look in Dawley Park for the beautiful willow weaving we have been doing with the artist Robot Cossey.

What an active Autumn Term we had. As a class, we ran an amazing total distance of 1,773km!
Our wall  of fame says it all.

 

We enjoyed our Christmas themed park run today. We have run every day this term except for 1 day. Next term we will be training like an astronaut as we have signed up to Mission X!

 

  

Here are some of Year 4 taking part in the gymnastics competition at Wrekin College today.

 

Choir and Year 4 went along to Ashley Court to sing to some of the residents. The recorder players played for the first time and did a brilliant job.

The pupils enjoyed well earned refreshments with the residents afterwards. 

 

On Tuesday, we went to Holy Trinity to take part in lots of different activities to remember the Christmas story.

 

Choir and Year 4 singing at the Bandstand in Dawley High Street as part of the Christmas lights switch on celebrations.

 

 

 

Despite the very wet weather, we learned lots about the work that they do and what their jobs involve. We particularly enjoyed trying out the digger for size!

The third canoe group eventually had their activity day and had great fun with smiles all round. Even getting wet, some stars keep showing the Dawley Mindset!

We are still running every day in the park -come rain or shine.

 

 

 

 

The second canoe group went out on Tuesday and despite the cold, had a great time.

Look at all these examples of team work.

   

We used the Dawley Mindset to take on new challenges.

 

The first canoeing group were excellent, being brave and taking on new challenges.

 

 

 

Year 4 were brilliant hosting the Macmillan Coffee Morning and raised a generous £213.