WELCOME TO YEAR 4
Class 9 teacher - Miss Crosby, Class 10 teacher - Mr Ross
The Anglo-Saxons and The Vikings have arrived
We had a WOW day to re-create some Viking and Anglo-Saxon inspired artefacts We designed and made Viking shields, made broaches and necklaces and had a go at writing out own names in Viking runes.
Invaders and Settlers
It's 410AD the Roman army have left Britannia to help protect their empire and Rome who are under attack. We've now got no protection.. who's coming to invade and settle next?
Take a look at our plans for the year below.
At the end of the term, year 4 had a very competitive topic quiz to find out who knew the most about our topics so far this year. It wasn't easy as the questions weren't just based on the Romans but ALL of the topics we have looked at. The winner in class 10 was Amy and class 9's joint winners were Eleanor and Jasmine. Well done! Will they be able to retain their title or will someone else become champion when we do it again in the spring term?
Labor omnia vincit
Roman Creative Homework
Like with our previous topic, we have had all sorts of AMAZING creative homework returned to us ranging from pictures to delicious Roman cakes! Take a look at some of the incredible work below.
luceat lux vestra
Building Roman Aqueducts
In DT, year 4 had a go at building aqueducts. All they had at the start was a list of objectives and some materials they could use. The results were amazing, with ALL of the aqueducts fulfilling the design criteria! This success was down to both the excellent teamwork and creativity of all groups. The Romans would have been proud, well done!
We were very lucky to have a real archaeologist come in and work with us all day. We looked at a variety of amazing Roman artefacts (lots of them being REAL!) including pottery, coins, jewellery, weapons, armour and many more! It was such a fantastic day. The amount of knowledge we have learnt about the Romans both during the term and today is incredible with the children's love of the topic being obvious!
sapientia et doctrina
As part of our design and technology work this year, Year 4 designed, created and cooked their own pitta bread pizzas. They also designed some packaging and made a mini pizza box prototype. Here are some photographs of the children showing of their skills and delicious creations - some of them were even brave enough to try an Olive.
Roman WOW Day
This week year 4 had their Roman WOW day where we officially introduced our new topic on the Romans. As part of the day, we designed and made some mosaics of our own. I am sure the Romans would have been very impressed by the craftmanship shown!
Our topic for the second half of the Autumn term is all about the Roman Empire as well as its impact on Britain. We will be looking at how the empire expanded, the awesome Roman army, Roman roads, the 3 Roman invasions of Britain, life in Roman Britain, Boudica's rebellion and much more! Take a look at our knowledge organiser to get a head start!
BUILD AN IRON MAN WOKRSHOP!
Year 4 had an amazing day building the robots they designed in class with parents and carers. The amount of creativity unleashed was incredible with all sorts of designs being made WITH working circuits inside then! The day really brought our topic alive and many thanks to all the adults who attended as well as all who sent in materials we could use. After the skill and creativity shown, I think we definitely have some future engineers and electricians on our hands!
See you at the next one!
The children were challenged to be electrician and chose some equipment to use to try and make a lightbulb light up. It was fantastic to see some real life 'lightbulb moments' During Thursday's lesson the children created a simple circuit and explored which materials were conductors and which were insulators.
Autumn Term 1 2019
Welcome to Year 4's web page for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Have a look at the clues below about our new topic... What could it possibly be?