Welcome back and a Happy New Year from Year 4!
In Year 4 we are taught by Miss Scott (Class 3) and Mr Greenley (Class 4). We are also supported in our learning by Mr Wise and Miss Cameron.
We have a very term ahead, exploring the UK and Europe in Creative Curriculum, as well as Electricity in Science.
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure PE kit is always in school and that children have the correct footwear. Please also ensure girls have long hair tied back and wear no jewellery.
We will soon visit a Synagogue as part of our RE and Winchester, as part of our Creative Curriculum.
We look forward to another very successful term and if you have any questions, please pop in to speak with your child's class teacher.
Internet Safety Day
Today in Class 3 we discussed how to use the internet safely and positively. We started off by using a Bingo style set of situations where we had to identity if we felt worried, happy, angry or no too sure. We then made a class pledge on how to be positive on the internet and created a class jigsaw with all our suggestions.
Alongside Christianity, Year 4 are learning about Judaism this year. We visited the synagogue in Reading where we had a tour of the synagogue its self, saw the Torah scrolls before going into the hall next door to find out more about the Jewish faith and traditions. It was a fascinating experience and we're very grateful to the Reading Hebrew Congregation for hosting us.
We have been creative with biscuits and make Christmas Robins with Julie from Tesco. We're pretty sure no robins will be left by bedtime!
This afternoon we have been exploring and evaluating our project homework. The children have all out a huge amount of effort and time into some excellent projects. It's been great to see the mix of artistic and written creativity! Well done to everyone.
Year 4 visited St Michael's church to explore the concept of "Holy". There were lots of fantastic activities for us including looking at Baptism at the font, the stained glass windows, the bread and wine and the memorial chapel. The children all thoroughly enjoyed the chance to visit the church and the effort that was put into the arrangements for our trip.
Year 4 had a fantastic Science Day learning about digestion, and experimenting with Skittles, different levels of water and glass bottles, milk and food colouring in the afternoon. They then worked with visitors from The Vyne to work out which can was which through measurement and timing.
Before we start work on out Egyptian self portraits, Year 4 have been mixing colours and looking at how we can create different shades of colour.
We have been looking this week at reversible and irreversible changes in science. Mr Greenley wanted to prove how extreme changes can be with an outdoor experiment. Below is the video evidence of what happened. Thanks to cameraman Gervin!
Year 4 were looking very colourful for "Time to shine" day looking at road safety as the nights get darker. They have created posters using collage to get their message across.
We investigated different liquids in science today, looking at how fluid they were and talking about how tight we thought the particles were. Our fastest liquid was water and our slowest was custard. It was really interesting to compare how quickly they went down our slime trails!
Year 4 today were learning about different states of matter and how the particles behave in each state. To demonstrate this, we went onto the playground and acted like the particles in each state.