In science this half term we are looking at States of Matter. We have talked about the 3 states which are solids, liquids and gases. We have looked at solids turning into liquids and we have also investigated about gases.
On Thursday 7th March celebrated World Book Day. As part of the day we dressed up and we decorated potatoes as our favourite book characters.
Year 4 Curriculum Letters outlines exactly what we will be learning about over the next half term.
Year 4 were so lucky to have a visit from a Roman Soldier! We learned lots and lots about what life was like in the Roman times. We looked at artifacts, pictures and even dressed up as a Roman soldier. We all had a go at a Roman battle using a shield and soft spears!
The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) came into school to deliver some science lessons. Year 4 were chosen to take part in a workshop in the school grounds. We looked at wildlife around school. This is what we saw...
For our topic 'What makes Quarry Mount Unique', we have been learning all about the history of slavery. We read Henry's Freedom Box and reached the life of Harriet Tubman. We discovered that many slaves made and ate cornbread. For DT, we made our own cornbread. Here are some pictures...
This half term, Winnie the pug and her owner came to visit us from Dogs' Trust. We learned about how to look after a dog properly and how to approach a dog. Winnie was very sweet!
This year, the snow cancelled our World Book Day! Thankfully, this didn't dampen our spirits and we celebrated a few weeks late! Look at some of the fantastic costumes Year 4 came in. Miss Boyd even dressed up as Miss Trunchbull!
My goodness, we were so lucky this half term to experience the snow! For some of us, it was the first time we had ever seen or felt snow! We played out and had lots of fun. We built snow animals just like Tom in our class text, The Ice Cat, and we thought about wonderful adjectives to describe the snow, which helped us with our innovate work!
We had a fantastic time in Year 4 making our own snow. We then created snow sculptures from it to link to our work on 'The Ice Cat'.
For Safer Internet Day 2018, Year 4 read a rap and then performed it!
Last half term, Year 4 had loads of fun making catapults! We had to be extremely sensible using a saw to cut the wood. We made out catapults using string, elastic bands, wood, and egg cup and a little bit of glue. After we had made our catapults, we had a catapult competition! The winning team won some yummy chocolate!
We had a fantastic time visiting Leeds Central Library for the History of Magic exhibition! We were able to explore the different lessons Harry and his friends learned in and we even got to go to 'staff only' areas to see some very special books! It was a wonderful day and we had an amazing time.
We love our ukulele lessons on a Wednesday afternoon! At the minute, we are being all 'Christmassy' and are learning 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!'
On Thursday 16th November, Year 4 had an extremely exciting visit from a Roman Soldier! We found out about what you had to do to become a Roman soldier and we even took part in a battle. Making formations with the shields was especially fun. Later in the day, we found out about civilian life and looked at Roman baths. We even found out how Romans went to the toilet! Eurgh! It was a fantastic and we learned lots!
Year 4 created some amazing artwork based on 'The Island' by Armin Greder. They also linked their work to refugees. Mrs Blackwood helped Year 4 to explore different techniques that could be used with charcoal and showed them how to use art to express emotions.
Boo! We all dressed up in super spooky outfits for our Spooky Day! Even Miss Boyd was a bit scared when she saw all of our amazing costumes!
We loved making Roman helmets as part of our hook! We even pretended we were ready for battle! Have a look at the pictures to see our wonderful helmet creations.