We looked for invertebrates and identified them using a key as part of our Science Unit on living things and their habitats.
The children in Class 4 enjoyed writing and reading out their very own Kenning Poem!
Have a listen to us reading our Kenning Poem!
The Children in Year 4 enjoyed a fantastic day of cricket and music with our guests from Chance To Shine including Billy the Trumpet and Matthew Hoggard.
Year 4 spent the day as Victorian school children at our local Victorian church - St Thomas'. In the afternoon, we learnt to write with dip pens and ink, made Victorian silhouette pictures, examined genuine Victorian objects and learnt to sew. Then we received our attendance certificates. It was a brilliant day!
Year 4 spent the day as Victorian school children at our local Victorian church - St. Thomas'. In the morning we arrived at "school", had our hands inspected for cleanliness and had the register taken. Then we had the 4 Rs: Religion, 'Riting, 'Reading and 'Rithmetic!
Thank you EW for bringing in a Victorian toy replica. We all had fun watching Miss Hughes try the traditional cup and ball game.
Continuing our SRE unit of work, the children in Y4 were able to recognise their own worth as individuals and to challenge stereotyping.
On Tuesday 30th March, Y4 had the opportunity to discover soft archery. We used the Decathlon Soft Archery Set that was designed for discovering archery recreationally between 5 and 10 metres with suction cup tips for safety. rn
We had a fantastic time at our Christmas party with games and party food. Santa sent us a special message and delivered some exciting parcels. Merry Christmas!
We all enjoyed our delicious dinners with our friends and had lots of fun with our crackers. We send a big THANK YOU to all the dinner staff who look after us.
As part of our history topic, we learnt about Victorian Christmas traditions and made some Victorian style crackers
We used our work on switches to investigate which materials would allow electricity to pass through. We discovered that metals allowed the bulb to light when we used them to make a switch.
Today, Class 4 supported MISSION CHRISTMAS and Cash for Kids by donating a minimum of one pound, to dress up Christmassy. Cash for Kids responds to the needs of children in our communities so they can live life to the full and realise their individual potential. Based across different areas in the UK, at the heart of your favourite radio stations, Cash for Kids support children aged 0-18 who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Together, we can make a difference.
Today, the children in Class 4 continued to explore the book, Coming Home. We discussed reading and preparing poems to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action. With only a small practice, the children performed a section of the poem that we luckily captured on this iPad recording.
We are learning how to make circuits with bulbs, batteries and wires. We then investigated what happens when we change the circuit.
On Friday 13th November, we raised money for BBC Children in Need in exchange for ditching our school uniform. We also had a special Children in Need Raffle, live on zoom, with many winning tickets from Class 4. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US SUPPORT CHILDREN IN NEED.
In gymnastics, it's important to learn how to control the muscles in your body and to learn the basic shapes. This half term, Year 4 will be working with Mr Anderson, Primary Sports Coordinator, in learning that these are not just the fundamental skills needed in gymnastics they are also needed in many other sports.
Class 4 investigated what happened to the volume as sounds as the sound source moved further away. Most of us predicted that the sound would get quieter. We thought that it might be because the vibrations had to travel further.
In our Science topic on Sound, we have been investigating how sounds travel as vibrations. We found that if we tapped a metal coat hanger hanging from an elastic band, we could hear the sound much more loudly when the sound travelled as vibrations through the band to our ear instead of through the air.
Class 4 were excited to welcome Jamie Sykes from Yorkshire Cricket. Jamie will be delivering 6 weeks of COVID19 safe, fun and inclusive sessions for our pupils. The aim is to keep our pupils physically active and have fun whilst in a learning environment. Due to the epidemic we know the children are desperate to get back playing and now Y4 will have the programme and high-quality staff to help them achieve this.
Along with many schools across the country at Stanningley Primary School we use the NSPCC Pantosaurus rule to help to teach children about keeping themselves safe. With the help of the friendly Pantosaurus dinosaur adults both at school and at home can teach children about how to stay safe from abuse. At a level appropriate for their own age, all children learn about how the parts of their bodies which are covered by our underwear are private parts and are not for other people to see or touch and how important it is to talk to someone about anything which upsets or worries you. Today, Class 4 were introduced to the NSPCC singing dinosaur video to introduce the very important PANTS acronym. The children loved singing along with Pantosaurus whilst learning the key PANTS messages. HELP YOUR CHILD TO STAY SAFE BY TALKING PANTS.
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In English, the children have been working really hard to write a persuasive speech. Linking closely with one of our PSHE units the children have learnt about democracy and why it is important to use your vote wisely. Today, the children who were interested in becoming a class councilor read out their speeches to the entire class to persuade their classmates that they should be elected as the class representative for school council. The children showed great confidence and the Year 4 Team were all very proud. Good luck to you all, when the council election takes place this week.