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Year 4

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Class of 2017-2018

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The topic that we are going to be exploring in this Autumn term is ‘Ancient Greece’. In the Spring term, we will move on to ‘Ancient Rome’ and then in the Summer Term we will learn about ‘A place called home: the UK’.

We will also be studying a number of brilliant texts in English and expanding our thinking across topics in Maths. In Computing, we will be focusing on logical thinking and creating presentations, animations and games on screen. There will also be a focus in French on exploring new vocabulary and linking this with our own language, whilst in Art there will be time for creativity and exploration of new techniques. Across Science topics, we will take part in active experiments and develop our understanding of living things, electricity, sound and states of matter.

Year 4 have enjoyed creating abstract animal art.

We loved practising our measuring skills in maths, making magical potions on Monday.

Greek day! Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed our Greek Day with Durham University.

In Year 4, we designed our own inspiration squares and diamonds on Perspex today. The children thoroughly enjoyed this process, which will contribute to our outdoor artwork at Finchale.

Here at Finchale we took some time out of learning to take part in a Remembrance Day Assembly with the rest of the school. It was time for us to reflect on those lost and those affected by the loss of a loved one in the armed forces. We also took time to visit our Finchale Remembrance Garden as a class, where we took time to reflect. We took a wreath with us to lay next to our War Memorial soldier.

Some of our class took part in a brass performance in front of the whole school, showcasing their skills and knowledge of how to play the mini trombones. We were very proud of our Y4 children playing mini trombones, who gave us a performance of the very seasonal “Spooky Blues".

Year 4 showed their excellent acting and singing skills when performing our Greek Class Assembly on 3.11.17. Miss Scott was very proud of the class and our audience left our assembly very informed. Well done Year 4!

Songs for our Class Assembly

Peloponnesian War

Theseus the Minotaur

All Greek to me

We're the thinkers

Wooden horse of Troy

Harvest Competition 20.10.17

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Harvest Competition Winners

Harvest Competition Winners 1 Callum
Harvest Competition Winners 2 Lucy

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon at the Quicksticks Festival. We practised our skills, focussing on technique, control and tactics. Then we played a series of matches in a mini-league format. It was great fun and it was great to practise and apply our skills even further.

*European Day of Languages* We started our session by revisiting our use of vocabulary such as 'bonjour', 'comment tu tappelles?' and 'ça va?'. Then we looked at key words linked to our topic of 'les transports' and we practised how to say how we travel to school. Finally, we had great fun learning a French song that we later performed in a whole school assembly.

Today, Year 4 took part in fitness activities for National Fitness Day. It was great fun and it really got our hearts racing!

In PE, we have been learning all about Hockey. We have loved learning new hockey skills!