Year 4 have been working really hard throughout all subjects to think about how we can use our vocabulary choices to create the best work possible. We are focusing on the effect that vocabulary can have on the audience and also how vocabulary should be selected for a certain purpose. The word wall in our classroom is really helping us to develop our vocabulary so that we can make powerful, appropriate and accurate choices. We are really enjoying learning new words too! There are so many out there (many of which sound really cool!)
Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their homework task of designing their own Greek vases. Our classroom looks lovely with this work on display!
Children in Year 4 have been thinking very carefully about how to stay safe online and on digital devices. This is an ongoing topic of conversation in our classroom and we have written our advice for one another.
Year 4 have produced some beautiful poetry about Africa, using the technique of personification. Inspired by a poem called ‘The River’ by Valerie Bloom, we were able to focus on bringing Africa to life for our readers!
Year 4 are thoroughly enjoying learning about the Ancient Greek period. Amongst many other things, we have been writing newspaper articles about the Ancient Greek olympics and we have also been considering the reliability of different sources. We considered what we could learn and infer about the period from primary and secondary sources.
Year 4 celebrated National Poetry Day by looking at different poetic features, styles and purposes. One of the poems that we wrote during the week was a poem about our school values. These were excellent! Well done Year 4!
Year 4 have been thinking about our Finchale School Values, in particular focussing in the meaning of the values and what these values might look like around school.
Having studied a poem called ‘The Sound Collector’ by Roger McGough, Year 4 created their own poetry about the sounds of Kenya. Well done! Great work!
Some of our children in KS2 took part in the Durham Schools Cross Country competition and represented our school in such a positive way! All children were excellent. The levels of determination, sportsmanship and respect that we saw were wonderful. Well done in particular to the Y3/Y4 Boys team who came 1st in the competition and the Y3/4 Girls team who came second! We had many personal bests and Phoebe from Year 4 achieved 3rd place in her race. Well done!
Year 4 have been thoroughly enjoying their Computing sessions on Scratch where they have been designing and making their own Theseus and the Minotaur Maze Game. Well done! Great programming!
Across our school, we have been celebrating European Day of Languages 2019. In Year 4 we have been looking at Greece, learning about their language, location, traditions and culture. We particularly enjoyed researching vocabulary that originates from the Greek language and also trying some of the regional flavours such as olives, feta cheese, pita bread, seasame breadsticks and Cretian honey.
Year 4 have thoroughly enjoyed using a special t-shirt and Augmented Reality technology to explore the insides of their bodies. They focussed in particular on the digestive system as they are studying this in Science. The children were able to see 3D pictures of parts such as their liver, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, oesophagus and intestines. The children were even able to click to ‘hop into’ the small intestine and see what it looked like from the inside!
Year 4 are thoroughly enjoying their French with Mrs Hamill!
Children in Year 4 have worked hard in their first week to produce their own description of a lion after beginning to read our class novel - The Butterfly Lion. Well done!
Year 4 have enjoyed creating their own Ancient Greek plates, thinking carefully about colours, patterns and symbols. It has been great to see such enthusiasm during our first week in Year 4!