Why not have a go at this digital escape room with a Harry Potter theme.
On Thursday 5th March we celebrated World Book Day. This year’s theme was ‘Share a Million Stories’. We began the day by discussing the importance and benefits of sharing a story and who we could share a story with. The rest of the day was spent completing book related activities and completing a school competition. As part of the day we either wore our pyjamas or dressed up as a book character, we were very impressed with the children’s efforts and enthusiasm.
Year 4 children worked really hard to make slingshot cars. First we made the chassis using lolly sticks, dowelling and wheels. We needed to add a hook and make a slingshot. Next we designed and made the body of the car, thinking carefully about air resistance. Finally, we raced and evaluated our cars.
As part of our sculpture topic, Year 4 worked in groups to create some wonderful bottle top sculptures.
Year 4 children worked hard to develop a range of mark-making techniques in charcoal to create different textures and effects. Children used the charcoal in different ways to express the meaning of as many words and phrases as they could in an abstract way.
In Year 4 we created our own sculptures using inspiration from the artist, Sokari Douglas Camp. We created words describing how we feel at school, we then had photographs taken with our words to become part of our own sculptures.
On Thursday 5th February, Year 4 children visited the Laing Art Gallery. We enjoyed taking part in a workshop where we created our own abstract sculptures using clay. There was lots of fantastic art work in the gallery for us to see.
During creative week Year 4 enjoyed creating collages in the style of the artist Arcimboldo. We created faces using pictures of food that we cut out of newspapers and magazines!
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.