Here are the links to our research and discussion this morning. We hope you find this useful to help raise awareness of the issues that affect ALL of our daily lives.
A healthy ocean = a healthy planet. It’s time to listen to the ocean (SAS)
Year 4 are working towards making changes locally first. Ideas that were discussed were local litter picking, traffic congestion, traffic speed control, recycling in school/home, plastic use and pollution and clingfilm usage,
to name but a few!
Plastic Pollution National Geographic (contains images of animals affected by plastic)
Egypt came to year 4 today in the form of super costumes, a mummification ceremony (the mummies were quite ticklish so all organs remain intact!) and epic pyramid building. Tiger Bites were tasted, having been made yesterday from ground almonds, oil and honey under the careful supervision of Mrs White and Mrs Glover with the children. Also sampled today, with year 3, were flatbreads, honey cake, olives, grapes and dates ... needless to say there were many dates left un-nibbled! Year 4 continued with their Egyptian collars and will make the finishing touches after half term.
We wish you a very safe and happy sun filled half term,
Thank you too to Mrs West who has been supporting in class this half term.
Miss Chalcraft, Miss Bennett, Mrs White and Mrs West
Year 4 are SO lucky with their rain free Wednesdays lately!
Really super end of sequence writing this week! We had some superb ideas for alternative endings to this super story from escapee tortoises tumbling downstairs, parachutes made of lettuce leaves and relaying tortoises off of balconies! Such fun. All children decided that Mr Hoppy should not have a happily ever after, as he had lied to get the love of Mrs Silver! Quite right too!
We were blessed with the weather on Wednesday for our walk along the base of Cawsand / Cosdon along to the Triple Row. Charles and Debbie Scott were our guides and talked to us about the history of the moor from Cists, to Triple Rows, to granite splitting using the Feather and Tail method. A truly wonderful morning of fresh Dartmoor air and Starlings calling. Thank you to the Year 4 patent volunteers! Awesome effort Year 4!
What a super morning of forest school, Tepee building and team building - and the showers held off! We enjoyed our socially distanced hot chocolate around the fire with year 5 and had a good ole sing song! Thank you year 4, it was a wonderful morning!
In Art this week with Mrs White, year 4 started learning about hieroglyphics. They wrote their own names on stunning slate using fine brushes and acrylic paint. These will be varnished and then go home. Jasmine shared her Charmouth fossil finds and Alex shared his family Egyptian treasures which included a tablecloth, papyrus painting, various wonderful books which will be very informative for our topic and a super long map of the Nile. We have also had a Bananagram challange of how many CEWs can we use.
Have a super Bank Holiday weekend,
Miss C, Miss B and Mrs W.
A fun packed week here in Year 4! In topic, we are learning about 'Egypt', in Science we have started learning about Living Things and Environment, in Maths we are starting Decimals and in English we are enjoying reading Esio Trot and the hopeful love story between My Hoppy and Mrs Silver. We have been speaking about our worries and how best to make a worry go away. A problem shared is a problem halved! Have a super weekend!
Here is a treat for you ... Fun dance at end inspired by this video.