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Spring 2018 for our Fantastic Fours

The frogs are back... bigger, better, stronger, fitter for 2018!

Welcome to Year 4!

We are becoming fantastic authors; amazing mathematicians; wonderful historians, geographers and creative scientists,  musicians, artists and designers.

We work with  Mrs Curry, Mrs Howe and Mrs Macpherson.

Follow this page to see what we are doing this term. 

Our topic this half term, is all about the Mayans.

Marvellous Mayans

Our topic, for this term, is all about the Mayan Civilisations.  We will find out where and when the Mayans lived and will research many aspects of this important civilization, including some stunning architecture; beliefs and legends of the Mayan people; amazing arts and features of the Mayan calendar and number system. 

 

We will be historical detectives, looking for clues from a range of sources to track down important clues about what life might have been like.

Check here for pictures from our last topic, 'The Rampaging Romans'...

The Frog Blog

Terrific Tag Rugby

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We are extremely proud of our classmates who took part in the inter school tag rugby competition at Brandon. Our Year 4's played well as a team and achieved 3rd and 4th place overall. Well done!

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Cross Country Competition

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Five children from our class, Lily, Lilyella, Isabella, Sophie and Emily, represented our school in a cross country competition between Langley Moor, Brandon, Tanfield and Witton. Everyone who participated received a medal on the day for being great sports. We are really proud or our classmates as it was a long run. Well done Year 4's.

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Yummy Roman Roads!

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This week, in our literacy work, we followed instructions to make an edible Roman road. First of all, we crushed biscuits in a plastic bag and poured them in to a cup to represent the sand. Then we mixed together Maltesers and custard for the stones and cement. After that, we sprinkled Smarties into custard to show the crushed stones in the cement layer. Finally, we placed a custard cream on top to represent the stone slab. After all the hard work, we were allowed to eat it. It was a very yummy Roman road!

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Lost or Stolen?

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We joined Chandra, Ravi and Taj while they faced a massive dilemma in the book 'Lost or Stolen?' This inspired us to write our own chapter for the characters where they encountered another dilemma but this time at the fair. What choices will be made by the children? You'll have to read our stories to find out. We are all very proud of what we have written.

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Year 4's, Champions of the World!

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Our author this year, is the hilarious and clever Roald Dahl. In our guided reading groups we are reading his fabulous, funny stories. From the stinky Twits to the magical finger, they are all brilliant and each totally unique. Watch out for our Christmas cards later on in the term which are inspired by Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator Quentin Blake.

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Weekly news

Multi-skills Festival

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Well done to our class for excellent behaviour and demonstrating super skills with our partner schools at the 'Festival in the Snow' today

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Success @ Arithmetic

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Congratulations to Alfie, Brooke, Sophie, Freddie-Jay, Oliver, Isaac and the two Liams, who have completed Pathway 2. They have worked so hard, developing their skills and sharing mathematical thinking, showing great strides in their learning.

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Using 'asinine' in our writing

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The Glass Frogs found the word 'asinine' in 'Matilda'. We predicted what we thought it might mean from the sentence, then we tried to look it up in the dictionary but it wasn't in. So we searched on the computer and found out that 'asinine' meant 'foolish', 'lunatic', 'idiotic', 'brainless' or 'ludicrous'.

Our challenge is to include the word in our own writing. Wish us luck!

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Tickling a Trout - Does it work?

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The Treefrogs have been set a challenge to see if tickling a trout really works. In the book 'Danny the Champion of the World' by Roald Dahl, Doc Spencer goes to the river bank and tickles a trout on its belly until it eventually falls asleep before scooping it out of the cold water. Is this a real method that would work?

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Mayans

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We have started an exciting new topic about the Marvellous Mayans. We have already started learning about where they came from and when they lived. We have created some fantastic artwork recreating Mayan warrior art and altar circle sculptures.

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Spring 2018

This term we want to wish the amazing Miss Howells a huge, "Good luck" as she joins her new school for two terms. She should be back at Witton Gilbert Primary School in September and we will be in touch to see how everyone is getting on. 

Mrs Curry, Mrs Howe and Mrs Macpherson are really excited about working together again with our lovely class. 

We really value working together to make life at school a really exciting place to be so if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

 

Year 3 & 4 Golf

In Spring 1 half term, 12 children from year 3 and 4 have got the chance to learn new skills with coaches and CNS will be training up our future Lee Westwoods! They will be taking part in coaching sessions on Tuesdays this half term and then will compete against other schools on February 9th. Good luck to all taking part!

Halloween

On Tuesday 31st October 2017 a very spooky thing happened to Year 4....all the children became zombies, witches, vampires and various monsters in contrast to their usual angelic selves! They became very creative making spooky pictures, reciting Halloween poems and making pumpkin and spider place value maths sheets. They also took part in a spooky homophone bingo game! Watch the video above to see how scary we are...

New Zealand Week 

During our New Zealand week, we have learnt the Haka (as you can see above) and we are currently creating our own to inspire us to achieve in our tag rugby sessions. Through Maori myths, we have learnt about their culture and written our own story. We have looked at the history and geography of the land and researched the national animal of New Zealand, the Kiwi. We have also learnt a song that the Maori children learn to help them with their phonics.

Fitness Week

From the 11th to the 15th of September we were encouraged by Joe Wicks to take part in a Fitness Week to help us keep healthy. Each day we took part in a 30 minute fitness routine with Joe. We all got fully involved and enjoyed the experience.