Sam the Bear visits 4P!
We were very excited to win Sam the Bear for the best school attendence for the past two weeks. We enjoyed our extra playtime in the sunshine and hope Sam did too!!
Farm to Fork Trip!
We had a very fun trip this morning to Tesco! They showed us different types of foods including fish, bread and cheese. We got to learn all about how the bread is made and go behind the scenes in their bakery then we had to study carefully to find the different countries fruits and vegetables had come from. We found some kiwis had travelled a VERY long way to get to our local supermarket! We got to eat some yummy cheeses, breads and even made our own fruit skewers. What a fun, educational morning!
Creative Arts Week!
We have had a fantastic week this week in school learning all about 20th century artists. We have done some great music, had a visiting artist working with us in a great drama workshop, looked at some famous artists and even made our own clay pots. We ended the week with our annual dance festival and in Year 4 we danced to the Beach Boys!! Enjoy the photos!
String Explosion Concert!
On Monday 18th May, children from 4P went to our String Explosion concert at the Warwick Arts Centre. We have been learning to play stringed instruments each week in our music lessons since the start of September. Most of the children had never even seen some of the instruments before like the cellos and violas and now they can play lots of different pieces on their instruments thanks to our great music teachers Mrs Marks and Miss Tyrrell.
We have been practising hard for the concert over the last few weeks as we had lots of pieces to perform including Olly Murs, 'Dance with me tonight,' Tip-Toe Boo (which had a great surprise ending!) Walk on Mars, Shrek, Sailing Home, Mamma Mia and one of our class favourite pieces, 'Toss the Feathers.'
The children all performed brilliantly! It's amazing to think they have only been learning to play their instruments for nine months!! We hope all the parents that came to the concert enjoyed it as much as we did.
Well done 4P! :)
We are back from our fantastic residential trip to St Briavels castle. Year 4 had a great few days visiting some great places. We left school Wednesday morning and travelled straight to the International Birds of Prey Centre where we got to meet lots of special birds and even see some of them fly for us. We then travelled to the amazing Puzzle Wood where we had a list of things to find hidden in the wood including dinosaur footprints, a hidden chair, a secret door and even a scary face on a tree! Well done to my group for managing to find everything on the list! After all that excitement, we got back on to the coach to travel to St Briavels Castle. The children were very excited to unpack and settle into their bedrooms. We had a delicious dinner, had story time and went to bed.
Thursday was a very busy day for us! We got up early for a yummy breakfast and then got ready for our first trip of the day to Clearwell Caves. We had a fantastic tour and learned lots about what life working in the mines would have been like. Even young children worked in the caves - 4P were glad they didn't have to do that! We had lunch outside before getting on the coach to go to our next place; The Dean Heritage Centre. We split into four groups here and got to do four different activities: shelter building in the woods, a nature walk, a sculpture trail featuring a very well known character and team building games. We had lots of fun! When we got back to the castle, we didn't have long to get ready for our medieval banquet. All the children looked brilliant dressed up in their costumes and we even had a top table made up of a King, Queen, Lady-in-Waiting and a Squire! Well done to Cassius, Amelia S, Ava and Joe B for getting chosen!
Before we knew it, the last day of our trip had arrived. We had to pack up everything from our rooms and then leave the castle to travel to our last destination: The Amazing Maze! We had loads of fun meeting the owner of the maze who performed some clever tricks for us to watch and then explained to us how to play a great maze game. We all managed to find our way through the maze (in the end!) Some children even managed to get through the maze ten times finding different routes through to the middle!
We just had time for lunch after all our maze fun before getting back on to the coach to travel back to school where all the parents were there waiting for us. Fifty-three tired children, five very tired teachers and three amazing days of fun! :)
We have a very exciting term ahead in 4P! Our residential trip to St Briavels will soon be upon us, our Strings Explosion concert is at the end of May at Warwick Arts Centre and we will have the cricket festival in June too. Creative Arts week is also in June with our annual Summer dance festival and we have also just started our weekly swimming lessons on Mondays. That's all on top of our daily English and Maths and our new IPC topics too. Phew!!
Our new IPC topic is called, 'Living together' and focuses on learning about our own communities including our school community. We will be looking at the geography of our local area and learning about the history of it too. To start our new unit, our entry point involved us completing lots of team building activities including passing a hoop around a circle without losing hand contact, moving from one area to another using only two mats without touching the floor and moving a bucket of beanbags from within an area using only two skipping ropes!!
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