This half term we have been learning about Ancient Egypt.
We have enjoyed finding out about the country, the way the people lived, mummification, Pharaohs, making Canopic jars and lots more!
Wow! What an amazing afternoon we all had yesterday. The sun was shinning and we had great fun taking part in different events. The children participated in javelin throwing, relay race, shot put, standing long jump, sack race and the egg and spoon race.
Although it was a shame families could not join us, you would have been very proud of your child. They showed great sportsmanship and respect for each other when completing the races. Thank you for your support in making sure your child Sports Day was a success!
I am sure you are all keen to know the results….drum roll please…
1st – China (Red Team)
2nd – Brazil (Green Team)
3rd – Italy and Australia (Blue and Yellow Team)
Elijah received the ‘Respect’ trophy for his support towards other children, during the events.
As a treat for working so hard on their weather reports in IT, year 4 were given time to play on Prodigy and improve their maths. The class loved using the new laptops to brush up their skills and create their new characters in the game.
On Tuesday 29th July, Helen from Life Education visited our school to talk to us about health, drugs and emotional wellbeing. Unfortunately, we were unable to have the lesson in the Life Education bus however we still really enjoyed having Harold back to visit us. We learnt about the different systems in our body and what effect certain foods, drugs and alcohol can have on us. We also spent time exploring why it is such a good to be unique!
On Wednesday 16th June, it was our class turn to go to Hay Tor on Dartmoor. We were very lucky to have beautiful weather which allowed us to see more of the stunning views in our local area. Our parents and carers came along with us which made the trip extra special. We can’t wait to go on another Time to Think Trip!
“I liked seeing the horses and cows.”
“I saw a face, on the rocks, on Hay Tor.”
“I spotted a Fox Glove.”
“People were screaming because of the beetles.”
“There were so many beetles that we have to run from.”
“The rock looked like toes.”
“I liked seeing the Moor Otter.”
“I enjoyed seeing the views and the ponies.”
“I enjoyed using my binoculars and seeing everything close up.”
“I enjoyed seeing and taking a picture of the rock.”
“I enjoyed the view.”
“I liked seeing the foals.”
“I enjoyed having the class picture taken.”
On Thursday Lucas and Johnny came to our school to teach us circus skills. We learnt how to use diablos, flower sticks and juggling balls. They amazed us with a fantastic show. The unicycle was really high and we got a chance to take part!
“Lucas and Johnny were really impressive”
“I enjoyed learning how to do flower sticks”
“I learnt how to balance a peacock feather on my chin”
“I enjoyed learning how to spin plates”
“It was great watching them juggle”
“I enjoyed being part of their act on Johnny’s shoulders!”
“I learnt to keep trying and sometimes it can take years to achieve what you want!”
Last Tuesday, Mr Patchett from Newton Abbot College, came into our school to support us with our PE. We really enjoyed this session, working with Mr Patchett. We focused on skipping and how we can challenge ourselves. It sounds simple but this proved to be quite tricky at times!
“I enjoyed learning to skip with my friends”
“I enjoyed learning new tricks and getting better at skipping”
“I enjoyed seeing Mr Patchett and I enjoyed skipping faster”
“I became a better skipper”
“I learnt different tricks and techniques”
This week all the children in year 4 will be participating in the Big Ask!
The Big Ask is a survey from the Children’s Commissioner and is a chance for all adults and children to be heard. After a difficult year, it’s time that adults really gave something big back to our young people.
- What do you think is important for your future?
- Do you think anything is holding children back?
Tell the Children’s Commissioner and you will be part of making a huge difference! They will use what you tell them to tell the people who run the country how to make life better for you and younger people.
It has been great being back together again. We have been all been supporting each other in rebuilding our classroom community. We are enjoying seeing everyone, working together, playing games and being out in the sun.
Over the last few weeks, in groups, we have been creating our own board games. Once they were made, trialed and tested we shared them with the year 3’s. This was really good fun!
We are looking forward to collaborating more with each other over this term.
Good morning year 3 and 4!
We hope you are well, safe and are relaxing at home with a warm hot chocolate on this chilly morning.
We will try to be in touch with everyone today to check in. There will be learning posted on the Splash page by tomorrow morning for you all to access. We will also be exploring the use of Google Classroom over the next couple of weeks, with the hope to use this more.
Speak to you all soon!
Take care of yourselves and your families.
Mrs Cousins and Mrs Brown