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Year 4 (& Miss Scott) really enjoyed making their own felt llamas this week! We have a number of llama fans in the class and it was a lovely group activity πŸ¦™ πŸ₯°

FANTASTIC 'Birds in Trees' artwork by Year 4. Well done to all!

Year 4 have thoroughly enjoyed their class picnic today! There was an extra cheer and extra dancing when we played Three Lions and Vindaloo ! β˜€οΈ 🧺 😊

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed Sports Day today!

Year 4 have been creating their own clay masks of King Raedwald - the Anglo Saxon King. Watch this space for the finished, painted versions!

Some children in Year 4 have been learning how to play Cha Cha Cha Cha on the Tenor Horn

We had a fab day today! Chris and Jen from Durham and Chester le Street School Sports Partnership said - β€œ Fantastic day working with the Year 4 class at Finchale Primary school today learning and playing Quidditch #littlepotters #wizards #quidditch β€œ

Year 4 are really enjoying their music sessions with Mrs Norris and Mrs Mortimer from Durham Music Service. Some of the children are learning how to play the Trombone and some are learning how to play the Tenor Horn. Every week, the children really look forward to their sessions and they are showing excellent enthusiasm whilst rehearsing at home too! Well done, Year 4, keep practising at home so you can make great progress. 🎼

Y4 have really enjoyed looking at Anglo-Saxon art and literature while studying this period of history. They have created their own illuminated letters which are often found in handwritten books created in Anglo-Saxon times at the start of a new section of writing. Here are some of the letters the children have been working on – you can see the detail they have put into their work. Well done, Year 4, we are really impressed with this lovely art work.

Year 4 have loved reading The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. Inspired by this, the children have created their own African themed silhouette art. As part of this, they have thoroughly enjoyed looking at the visual technique of gradation, gradually transitioning from one colour hue to another. Well done Year 4 on your beautiful, colourful artwork. πŸ¦πŸ’πŸ¦“πŸ†

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We’ve been thinking about being kind to ourselves, reminding ourselves that emotions can, and do, effect us all and that we can try different strategies to help ourselves to feel more positive again. Part of this reflection involved looking at two books - Rain before Rainbows & The Colour Monster. Remember, we’re incredibly proud of you all Y4. 🌈 ⭐️ πŸ€—

Inspired by Roger McGlough’s poem The Sound Collector and the African setting for The Butterly Lion by Michael Morpurgo, Year 4 have been having fun writing their own poems about the sounds and actions of animals in Africa. We’ve all thoroughly enjoyed this task and the children have worked hard this week to start to get back into the swing of things!πŸ¦πŸ†πŸ¦“πŸ¦£πŸ¦’πŸ¦

In English, we’re reading The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo 🦁

Some of our great African animal masks!

Year 4 absolutely loved celebrating World Book Day a little later than usual when we all returned to school on Monday 8th March. We loved taking part in a range of activities including lots of reading, games, designing, arts and crafts and researching.

We are loving the BBC World Book Day lesson!

1st-5th March 😁 Video Message πŸ˜ƒ Can’t wait to see you next week! 🀩🀩🀩

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22nd - 26th February 😊 A little hello from Miss Scott and Ms Arnell 😎

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Video Message 8th -12th February 🀩 Topic Week! 🀩

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1st - 5th February πŸ˜€ A little hello from Miss Scott. Keep up the good work! 🌈

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We have been thinking carefully about how humans, fish and dolphins breathe differently. We found it very interesting! πŸ§πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ§β€β™‚οΈπŸŸπŸ¬

Some of the children in Y4 have made their own 3D aquarium. πŸ¦€πŸ πŸ¬πŸ™πŸŸβ€οΈ

Some of the plastic amnesty posters from Y4 children πŸ™‚πŸŸπŸ πŸ™πŸ¦πŸ¦‘πŸ¦žπŸ¦€πŸ¬πŸ‹πŸ¦ˆπŸ¦­

James has worked hard to draw and colour in his own perspective drawing of an aquarium! Well done!

Jack has made his own fish out of horseshoes! Well done, Jack.

Some of the children in school drew their own perspective drawings of an aquarium. Well done boys and girls!

Myles really enjoyed learning about volcanoes in Geography and has made his own paper volcano model to show key features of a volcano such as the magma chamber and the crater. Well done, Myles! Fantastic work!

Sam has been thoroughly enjoying taking time to create his own artwork at home. Well done, Sam. Your artwork is lovely!

Joseph has been working really hard at home, concentrating and persevering, and producing some fantastic work as a result. Keep up the good work, Joseph!

Maisie is thoroughly enjoying reading at home. Keep up the fantastic work, Maisie! It's lovely to see you reading and enjoying yourself immersed in books!

Sophie and her sister Grace have been working hard completing home learning lessons. Well done, girls. This is fantastic to see!

Sam has been thoroughly enjoying himself on the Turbo Trainer exercise bike game and also using his computing/engineering skills building and programming his own robot. Great work, Sam!

Tom and his brother have been thoroughly enjoying regular walks to make the most of the fresh air. They have been litter picking, showing great care for their local environment in this way. They've also enjoyed exploring how liquid puddles change to blocks of ice with the chilly weather. Keep it up boys!

Rose has been taking time to exercise on a Turbo Trainer, make biscuits based on the Roman mythical creature that she designed and building electrical circuits with her sister Daisy. The girls have also built their own marble run. Keep up the great work, girls!

Emily made her own erupting volcano! Well done, Emily.

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Isla eating haggis, neeps and tatties for tea after completing her β€˜Burn’s Night’ comprehension. Yum!

James’ art inspired by Piet Mondriaan

James’ French β€˜en ville’ poster! Fantastique James, tres bon!

Rose worked with her sister Daisy to complete some art inspired by Pier Mondrian. Well done, girls!

Isla and her brother exploring nature in their spare time :)

Chloe gained her first Blue Peter badge this week! Well done, Chloe!

Elizabeth has been taking part in some fantastic home learning activities with her brother.

Rose has been doing her work but also she has been doing her own ballet, tap and modern classes on zoom and helping her sister do hers. They dressed up as Victorians in their mum's old bridesmaid dresses and have been out for walks. They were also able to help their mum with a virtual lesson on dissecting a heart!

Sam has created his own robot! Well done, Sam.

Having previously revised primary colours and looked at the work of Pier Mondriaan, some of the Year 4 children have been furthering their understanding of colour by looking at secondary colours and how they are made. They have also looked further at the use of white shades to lighten colours, thinking carefully about strength of colour, colour temperature, colour relationship and emotional response.

Leo has been learning how to code using a microbit

Rose has made some Roman mosaics from Lego dots.

Some of the children in school in Year 4 have been recreating their own painting inspired by Pier Mondrian, after watching a CBBC Celebrity Supply Teacher show hosted by famous musician, and ex-Art teacher, Ricky Wilson. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about Mondrian and loved having a go at their own version of the abstract art, using only three primary colours: blue, yellow and red.

We wore 'odd socks' to mark Anti-Bullying week!

In Science, Year 4 have been learning all about sound. We experimented this week with how sound travels. See below for information on how to repeat the experiment at home if you want to share it with your family!

Our 'sound' experiment with string and cultery:

Year 4 took part in the last stage of the Joe Wick's Children in Need Challenge!

Year 4 marked Children In Need day today, dressing up and taking part in related activities! Looking great, Year 4!

Year 4 commemorated Remembrance Day on 11th November, reflecting on the lives lost and the lives effected by war. This year, we went up to our Finchale Memorial Garden, read poems and sang a song in a small service to mark the occasion.

We have been dancing in PE, creating our own sequences in small groups.

Finchale Spooky Day!

Year 4 have loved developing their Hockey skills in PE!

In Maths, Year 4 have moved on to revising and furthering their understanding of addition and subtraction. All of the children have been working really hard to develop their fluency and problem skills, taking care whilst exchanging! Well done, Year 4.

Year 4 are thoroughly enjoying Hockey sessions this half term!

Year 4 really enjoyed tasting some Greek food as part of European Day of Languages!

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed European Day of Languages!

Year 4 have created their own Roman mosaics, learning about Roman armour in the process!

Year 4 have been thoroughly enjoying their French sessions with Mrs Hamill πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

11.9.20 Year 4 have made an excellent start to the year, working really hard to revise and develop their knowledge of place value! Well done, Year 4 πŸ‘. I've seen superb work ethic this week! 😊

8.9.20 - This week we are developing our knowledge of poetry, looking carefully at narrative poems. We have been reading a great poem called Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen, an author famous for many texts including We're Going on a Bear Hunt. We'll be looking closely at figurative language (read more about this below) and having a go, at the end of the week, of writing our own narrative poems. Yum! Who's for chocolate cake?

7.9.20 - Year 4 have started learning about Europe in Geography, looking carefully at human and physical geography in the continent. Click the link below the picture to read 20 facts about Europe!

4.9.20 - Year 4 have started the year thinking about a book called The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas. In the story, the poor monster arrives at the beginning of the book feeling many different emotions and completely confused by it all. So, the monster’s friend, helps him identify and separate each emotion out.

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