JJ’s Art Academy in Newton Abbot, visited us at Haytor View and gave an assembly to remember! They introduced us to the drums, bass guitar and electric guitar. We learnt about each instrument and enjoyed listening to the different sounds they made. At the end of the assembly, they played a song which we all got up and danced. We had such fun making lots of noise and singing along.
“They were really good playing the instruments.”
“I thought it was special.”
“I think they were really good and I loved the instruments.”
“My favourite instrument was the bass guitar.”
“I enjoyed the band.”
This week, Year 4 has had lots of fun designing our own inventions. We have talked about some of the great inventions we have and how they have changed our world. Then we worked in groups to come up with our own invention and decide how it would work, how it would change our lives and then drew diagrams to show this. Next, we presented our inventions to the rest of the class.
Some of our amazing inventions were; The Worry Monster Machine: to help us with our worries, The Snack and Drink Dispenser for more choice at breaktime and The Squeaky Clean Machine: to clean our homes. Which one would you choose?
What a fantastic week we have had in year 4!
We have been taking part in lots of different activities and team games. We have enjoyed getting to know one another and building relationships in our class. We have all learnt something new about each other and looking forward to continuing with this next week.
Wow, what a great first day back we had! We are really enjoying building our relationships and getting to know one another. There will be lots of photos on our class page by the end of the week.
Our PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays. As we head into the colder months, please make sure you packs jumpers and jogging bottoms. We will aim to be outside as much as possible for Tag Rugby.
For break time, you can bring in a healthy snack from home for you can buy a snack. Below is a copy of the snack menu and prices. We ask that you bring in change rather than notes (you will not need any more than £1).
If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to me.
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!”