Today in Owls we made some fantastic Spring observational art. We went outside in the playground in groups and sketched the Daffodils growing there using pencils. We observed all the wonderful colours and then went back into our classroom to add some of the colour to the sketches. We used oil pastels for the first … Continue reading
Owls have been exploring the wonderful story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ in class. We heard the story, read it to our partners, acted it out using puppets and masks, did some dances using music from Africa, counted the fruits the cheeky animals pinched and even wrote our very own version of the story! We have loved this … Continue reading
This week we have been learning about The Romans and the life of a legionary! Some of the children wanted to try on the soldiers armour – take a look at these pictures! We have also been learning all about forces this week and have carried out an investigation of friction. In PE we were … Continue reading
We have had a great start to the new term! The pictures speak for themselves really. We have concentrated on our well-being by tackling some Yoga and some Mindfulness, especially our breathing and what we need to do if we are feeling anxious or overwhelmed. We all had a good laugh at the Masked reader … Continue reading
Today was the moment we have all been waiting for in Year 4… We finally unwrapped our mummified tomatoes! The children were ever so excited to peel the bandages off their tomatoes. Firstly, we looked at the one that we didn’t fill with salt. It felt a lot lighter and we were very apprehensive about … Continue reading
In Topic this term we have started to look at famous women of the world. We have learnt about Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale, Edith Cavell and Jennifer Worth and the amazing things that they have achieved in their lifetimes. We had fun role-playing hospitals and bandaging each other!
Linked to our topic, Toys and Games, Owls have been busy this week making wooden spoon dolls inspired by Forky from Toy Story 4. We used knives, forks and spoons to create our cutlery toys and then we played with them.
This week Year 4 have been thinking about the role of cats in Ancient Egypt. Cats were sacred animals and the owners used to even dress them up in jewels and finery and feed them the tastiest of treats! We discussed how cats were used for protection in the afterlife and were often mummified and … Continue reading
For the last 2 weeks we have been learning about Remembrance and what it means. We have researched the meaning behind the different coloured poppies that we wear and why we wear them. We have made poppies out of clay and painted them. We have also read Captain Sir Tom Moore’s book, ‘One Hundred Steps’ … Continue reading
To start our new literacy topic of poetry, we performed an Egyptian poem called ‘Mummy’ and thought about appropriate actions to suit the words. We chose a verse that we liked and worked well as part of a group. We were very proud of our performance. We hope you enjoy it too!