Today we held a special attendance assembly. Any child who had 100% attendance in the Autumn Term received a bronze certificate and a bronze wristband. congratulations to all!
In our Technology lessons, Year 4 have been designing and making torches. We needed to think carefully about who the torch was for and what it would be used for. We enjoyed using plastic bottles, wires, batteries and switches to make torches that lit up.
During this term, within Science lessons, Year 4 have been studying electricity. As part of our unit, we have been looking at circuits. To enrich the curriculum, we participated in a Lego workshop. We were given Lego, batteries, wires, switches, bulbs and magnetic leads, which we used to build model buildings that illuminated. Public transport was also built and put into motion. We thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon and learned a lot about circuits.
As part of our Book Fayre we sold books and also held a competition where pupils were given a range of front covers and they had to write their own blurb for one of them. One winner was chosen per class, here are our winners.
As part of multicultural week Y4 enjoyed learning an African dance. We needed to listen really carefully to the rhythms in the music.
On Friday 20th September, Year 4 visited Jarrow Hall to introduce our Anglo Saxon topic. The children were very intrigued to learn lots of facts and information from that era. We carefully handled replicas of artefacts, used during that period of time and thought about their uses. We looked at and talked about the farmland and uses of each animal as well as the life of a soldier. We found out more about everyday life in Anglo Saxon times in the replica village.
On Monday 8th July, Year 4 pupils visited Durham Oriental Museum to find out more about life in Ancient Egypt. We had a fantastic time handling real artefacts and discussing what they were used for. We performed a weighing of the heart ceremony where we found out more about the after life. We even saw a real Egyptian mummy which is over 2000 years old. We all had an amazing day!
In 4NW we have been discussing how we are all different but that we are all equal. We are unique! We created our own jigsaw piece and made on complete jigsaw for 4NW. We drew and wrote things that mean a lot to us – our hobbies, our families, our favourite things. Every jigsaw piece was different.
On Friday 10th May, year 4 enjoyed finding out more about the Ancient Egyptians with our visitor, ‘That History Bloke’. We learned all about mummification and the after life and even mummified our own dead body! We also wrote our names using hieroglyphs using special ink.