Welcome to the Year 4 blog!
19th October 2018
This week Year 4 have learnt about the mummification process. We watched a couple of videos as well as a song to help us learn about it.
After that we put pictures into the correct order and wrote sentences about them. Once this had been done, we did a little experiment to mummify an apple. We will find out next week what the apple looks like.
We put a piece of apple into a cup and covered it with salt and bicarbonate of soda.
18th October 2018
Here are a couple of websites that we have used in school to aid our times tables learning.
18th October 2018
This week, Georgie's Mum, who works at the RUH in Bath, came into school to talk to us about the Restart the Heart initiative.
We learnt about how to dial 999, how to put someone in the recovery position and we used portable dummies to practice CPR. We all had a lot of fun learning about these important skills.
Afterwards, some of the parents came in to learn these skills too.
16th October 2018
This week we have started to plan our non chronological report about Ancient Egypt. We started by working together to put an example report back together. We had to read teh sentences and decide which sub headings they should go under. We also thought about the title and the opening sentences. To make it harder, sometimes only one of us could talk and another person could only move the paper. This made us listen to each other and work better as a team.
9th October 2018
We continue to enjoy our tennis lessons with Chris at the tennis club. Most of us can demonstrate the ready position, turn to the side and wobbly tooth sequence in preparation for hitting the ball. It's great we are able to use the courts and Chris is a great coach.
4th October 2018
Year 4 had an excellent day learning about Ancient Egypt from Mr Egypt. He spent the day in school explaining to and teaching the children many aspects about the Ancient Egyptians. As he lives in Luxor and works in Egypt, he was able to share his wealth of knowledge throughout the day.
Before break, we learnt some geography and what natural resources Egypt has. We also found out about the first King of Egypt and how the country got its name. We looked briefly at daily life and how important children were. We listened to some music and performed a short dance.
After break, we learnt how they wrote using hieroglyphics by translating some words and trying to write our own names in them. We also tried some Egyptian maths and watched a video about the importance of the dung beetle!
During the afternoon, we were able to handle genuine artefacts, some were over 3500 years old. We also learnt about the mummification process and had a go at wrapping someone up! It was great fun!
We ended the day hearing about some of the most famous Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt before finally hearing a true story about how dreams can come true and how important it is to read.
Throughout the day, Mr Egypt awarded a number of prizes to children for behaviour and contributions.
26th September 2018
This week in RE we have been learning about the Good Samaritan and how he showed compassion and agape love towards the Jewish man, who had been beaten and robbed. We watched a cartoon of the parable, listened to it being read from the bible and acted it out.
21st September 2018
This week we were lucky enough to have Rocktopus in school. We listened to them play then helped them to create a song about Roald Dahl, which we recorded. You can hear it on their website.
We also had great fun joining in with their song, which involved a high five, hand shake, fist bump and an octopus wave! Rocktopus will be playing our song at their concert at the Cheese and Grain on Sunday 30th September.
Rocktopus will also be back at St John's in June working with each class, linking music and sport. We can't wait!
13th September 2018
We had some great costumes in Sycamore for Dahlicious Day.
6th September 2018
And gave Miss Muffet some lemonade.
Archie, Charlie, Mia Adina, Tameem, Natalia
In the yolk.
Sonny, Rylie, George M, Lea Anna, Aphie
Bringing their big bags of you.
Sophie, Evie, Dora, Erin
As three smelly slugs
Edward, George W, Seth, Scott, Oliver A, Nate
And Jill turned into Freddy.
With Freddy and the devil
Kizzi, Thomas, Noa, Oliver J, Oliver S, Daisy