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Year 4 2017/18

Just a few snap shots of work this year.

Costume Design. Is it better to stand out or fit in? You decide.

Kurling - What an interesting and different sport to try!

Zumba

Zumba and Netball

Zumba was an experience that I will not forget and neither will the pupils. It was fantastic to get Creative and Miss Shelley in to demonstrate and take use through the routines. The pupils handled them with expertise, the staff not as well. It was all good fun and it was pleasing to see that everyone got involved and got a sweat on. Well done to all.

 

Netball

What a close tournament we had on Tuesday afternoon. After a couple of tight opening fixtures the goals started raining down and individuals excelled in both defence and attack. The final table had Blues on top. Well done to all of you.

Y4 Sports week. Basketball Winners Yellow-Kirkstall

Visit to CAST - We explored how a theatre is set out and what designs are used to make sure actors and actresses stand out.

Shakespeare work

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Class 4 have been improving their written stories by preparing dialogue by writing conversations between characters and performing them on camera.

Y4 Cricket

Well done class 4 for showing your excellent cricketing skills this afternoon.  Having played a series of games there was a close finish to the scores.There was some outstanding batting shown by Milosz, Bilal and Natalie in particular who scored 37. Bowling was just as impressive with George, Bilal, Matthew, Gvidas, Natali and Kuba each getting two wickets each. Equally in the field, superb catches were taken by Freddie and Zach W and there was impressive fielding by Georgie and Alex H.

The winnng team consisted of Freddie, Bilal, Matthew, Henry, Gvidas, Emily and Amelia-Jayne

 

 

 

Summer Term

Our topic this term, Is it better to stand out or fit in?

We will be looking into how characters are depicted in the costumes that they wear. Can we tell if a character is a goodie or baddie by how they dress? Pupils will discover how personalities are shared to an audience and will develop and create a costume that shows their personalities.

 

We will be reading The Firework makers Daughter as part of our reciprocal reading as well as exploring texts by William Shakespeare in Literacy.

 

Maths will see us cover decimals, money, time, statistics and geometry.

 

PE will consist of Summer games such as cricket, athletics, rounders, tennis and orienteering.

 

 

 

22.3.18

TAG RUGBY COMPETITION

Following on from our tag rugby focus we played out a mini tournament in class made up from teams representing Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos, Doncaster Dons and Bradford Bulls. In a close contest Wigan Warriors came out on top courtesy of 2 more tries than Bradford and Doncaster. Well done to Henry, Seth, Zach M, Zach W, Matthew, Alex F and Abbie who were in the winning team.

 

A BIG well done to all the Year 4 pupils for today's showcase. Having prepared over the last few weeks it was lovely to see how enthusiastic they were to share their work with parents. 

Doncaster Rovers Visit

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Home Learning from our Topic

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14.12.17 As part of our light work about translucent, transparent and opaque materials we have made our own Christmas stained glass windows.

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7.12.17 Having designed our Greek pots we have started making them.

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30.11.17 Class Assembly

A big well done to all the pupils involved in our 'Called' assembly this morning. I was so proud of each and everyone of them, with the way in which they spoke clearly and acted out the stories. Thank you to all staff involved with the organisation and to family and friends that attended.

30.11.17 Working with the In Reality Team on Advent.

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29.11.17 Play script writing begins.

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28.11.17 Planning to write a play script.

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22.11.17

Measuring length. We went around  the play ground measuring the different distances between two points.

How long is the basket ball pitch?

How far around the play ground?

 

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10.11.17

What's in the sock?

Finding out why light is important so that we can identify objects.

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18.10.17 Visit to Doncaster Book Awards.

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Y4 and Y5 attended the Doncaster Books Awards Launch on Wednesday. Whilst there, they listened to poems performed by Paul Cookson and even joined in with some of them. In the afternoon, they watched as James Riddle annotated poems whilst they were being read by Paul. He also told us that he is to illustrate the new Harry Potter Book. It was a brilliant opportunity to see poets and illustrators working collectively, something that the pupils will look back on in the future

19.10.17 More home work tasks.

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28.9.17

As part of our PE sessions we have been developing a game called zone ball, a lead into netball. After practising our pivoting, and pass and move technique we competed in a mini competition. After each house team had competed against each other, Fountains (Blue) were crowned champions. Well done Abbie, Emily, Gvidas, Freddy, Zach M, Holly and Mariam

22.9.17 Some of our home learning about Ancient Greece. The Greek alphabet, mythical creatures, vases, menus and family life.

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Work from last week. 11.9.17

We worked collaboratively on finding the Roman Numerals for different numbers, looked where Greece was and the countries nearby as part of our Ancient Greece topic work and began writing our own version of Jack and the Beanstalk.

 

Welcome to Year 4!

Homework - given on Monday's and due in the following  Monday.

 

PE - Wednesday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor)

 

Our Topic this term is 'What makes a Great Story?' We will use the Ancient Greeks to develop our work which will include a shadow theatre and the writing of our own myths.

 

 

 

 

 

2016/17

 

Summer Term Topic: 'Is it better to stand out or to fit in?'

This term we have been looking at costume design that reflects our own personality. We have enjoyed a trip to the Crucible and Lyceum Theatres and we were able to explore the costume department and what goes on behind the scenes of various productions. We were also privileged to receive a workshop about costumes made for productions which we were able to try on. We looked through a variety of mood boards at the theatre containing puppets designs and costumes.

We have also designed and created mood boards on costumes that we perceive to reflect our personalities, both on-stage and off. We have used a selection of materials and colour palettes to show the quality of our designs.  

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Our Rainforest Topic

The topic Rainforests was introduced by a visitor from Zoolab who delivered a ‘hands – on’ interactive experience. This really engaged the pupils and encouraged them to ask a variety of questions which extended their thinking and learning. We approached the project with a focus on the different layers of a Rainforest tree and the unique habitat that each layer of the tree provided to the plants and living creatures of the Rainforest.

Many areas of the curriculum were covered and this is an overview of some of the content covered by the Rainforest project.

Geography

To locate the World’s Rainforests and know the climate zone in which they are to be found. To learn all about the threats affecting the Rainforest focusing on deforestation. Conservation issues were a large focus of our project.

PSHE

Pupils recognised that they can impact their environment and community and recognised their roles as Global Citizens showing empathy.

Science

Pupils researched and produced food chains and food webs using the Rainforest habitat.

We focused on the four layers of the Rainforest tree. The pupils learnt about how living things have adapted to their ever changing habitats, and how ‘man - made’ events have impacted on their adaptations.

Design Technology

In order to design our Treetop Conservation Centre, pupils learnt about pulley systems and they designed and created simple pulleys.

The pupils designed and made Rainforest board games using Conservation issues as positives or negatives to achieve the aims of their games.

Pupils designed and made Rainforest creature masks to use in our end of project showcase whereby the creatures spoke to us about their dreams, hopes and fears for the future of the Rainforest.

Literacy

We based our literacy on three Rainforest texts:

  • The Great Kapok Tree

  • The Shaman’s Apprentice

  • The Vanishing People

From these texts we focused on the lives of the Indigenous people of the Rainforest and the impact of deforestation on their lives. We wrote diaries from the viewpoint of these tribes people. Pupils wrote letters to Conservation groups and their local MP about their concerns and hopes for the Rainforest.

Pupils wrote poems about the Rainforest and the creatures found within this habitat. We also produced newspaper articles on Deforestation.

Art

Pupils sketched and printed Rainforest creatures.

Using the project books as well as the IT devices, research played a big part in all curriculum areas of our Rainforest project.

Zoo Lab

We were privileged to have Zoo Lab come into our class this term. Caz, the animal expert, showed us the various types of animals closely related to our Topic work on Rainforests. We really enjoyed seeing all of the animals but our class favourite was the Madagascan Hedgehog.

St. Peter's Church Visit

We visited St. Peter's Church where we were greeted by Father Darren who kindly provided us with information about funerals to help us with our R.E work. We found out what happens at Funerals, the Vestments worn and the different symbols used within the service.  

Seated Volleyball Tournament

Following the Seated Volleyball tournament last year at Rossington All Saints, this term we made it through to the South Yorkshire Seated Volleyball Tournament held at the Sheffield Institute of Sport. The atmosphere was incredible as we were greeted by an array of sporting professionals. We demonstrated some good tactics and collaborated as a team. We placed 3rd out of a possible 5 teams and had a fantastic day.

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