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This week we all took part in Walk to School Week aiming to try harder to walk to school instead of driving. We learnt how this was better for the environment as well as our own health. On Friday we took part in Green Day, with this terms topic being Renewable Energy. We looked at what energy sources were and why renewable sources were better for the environment. We then put our creative talents to use in designing a car of the future which was powered only by renewable energy sources.
This week we attended the Strings Explosion Concert at Warwick Arts Center. We have been working hard since September to learn to play our string instruments and along with a number of songs. We joined together we a number of other schools to perform to teachers and parents. Although we all felt a little nervous, we all played brilliantly and it was a lot of fun. We are now looking forward to learning some new songs throughout the next term.
We have been extremely lucky to be recieving Cricket Coaching for the past 6 weeks and on Tuesday we were given the opportunity to share all that we had learned. We attended Mosely Cricket Club and played matches against 3 other schools. Peterbrook were lucky enough to come out on top and our first team will now be given the opportunity to attend Edgbaston Cricket club and take part in the final!
Words cannot express how much fun we had at St Briavels this year! There are so many activities which we got to take part in that it would be hard to pin point just one as our favourite. It was a fantastic experience for all the children and they had lots of fun. Here are just some of the things that we did...
This week was Science week across the country and all those who took part in our Peterbrook Science Fair, along with the Science Ambassadors got to go to the hall and present their projects. We had lots of entries from Year 4 so thank you for participating. We can't wait to go to the Science Fair Final held at Birmingham University next week and want to wish Lillia from our class lots of luck in the LKS2 competition!
This week we aimed to raise lots of money for Red Nose Day. We came into school with crazy hair, wearing red and took part in lots of fun activities throughout the day, our favourite being Splat the Teacher Thank you for all your support in raising money for such a good cause.
Today was World Book Day and everyone had a fantastic time dressing up and sharing their favourite books and characters. Thank you to all of you who got involved the costumes were brilliant!
We have just started our new Science topic called Digestion and we have started by looking at our teeth. We have learned that different teeth have different names and functions that help us to eat and swallow our food. Next lesson we will be looking at how we can keep our teeth healthy. How often do you clean your teeth?
It is with great relief that we can report all our Rainforest animals have returned to their homes. It has taken a while and been a gradual process over the last couple of weeks. But we are pleased to say that after all of our hard work and research we are now much more informed about the ways in which we can play a part in protecting these animals and our rainforests .
The pupils have had great fun this half term with our English topic. We have been set a variety of activities by the extravagant entrepreneur Rex Colt who would like to build the world's first gym for kids called The Fun Fit Factory. We have designed floor plans, created posters wrote letters to the Solihull Council outlining our ideas. But the children's favourite lesson happened this week in which we designed and created t-shirts for the coaches and trainers to wear. All of the ideas were fantastic and extremely creative and pupils worked together beautifully to bring the final ideas to life!
Disaster!!!!! 4A came in today to find that our rainforest has been destroyed. Did you know that rainforests once covered 20% of our worlds surface and now cover only 5%. Every second, an area of the rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed. Some scientists believe that, if we lose our rainforests, we might put our whole planet at risk. What will we do to help save the rainforest?
Within our new English topic we have started to look at different forms of persuasive writing. We have been set a task by an entrepreneur called Rex Colt to help him design a gym for children called The Fun Fit Factory. We have started by looking at current advertisements on packaging and in magazines and newspapers to gain some ideas which we could use in our own work. Which adverts attract your attention the most? Why?
We are very excited to have started our new topic work which is based on Rainforests. We have started by researching many of the animals who live in the rainforest as well as the many indigenous people who live there too. We even designed and created our own tribal face masks.
Welcome back!!!! I would like to start by saying a huge thank you to all the children and parents from both myself and Miss Smith for the wonderful cards and gifts that we received We are looking forward to starting all our new topics and we are sure the children are too!
We have had such a busy month with lots of preparations ready for the end of the year. The children have had a fantastic first term in Year 4 and have already achieved so much. So we hope everyone has wonderful break and we look forward to seeing you back in the New Year!!!
We have had lots of exciting events taking place this week. On Thursday for Anti Bullying Week, we all wore odd socks to school to represent being proud of who you are and be accepting of one another. Then on Friday, we had an afternoon full of activities for Children in Need. Not only did we all arrive at school wearing our pyjamas but we held a Bring and Buy sale in Year 4 and held 4A's Got Talent, with lots of funny and interesting acts. Thank you to everyone for your support and donations :)
After a lovely weeks rest we have been back to working hard this week. In Art, Mrs Jina helped us to make our own Diva lamps for Diwali. We used clay to shape our designs and painted them before placing the tealight in the centre .
This week marks the last of our Ancient Egypt topic. We finished by focusing on each of the Ancient Egyptian gods and used the iPads to research their key traits and characteristics. We then looked in more detail at Anubis who watched over the dead. It was very interesting learning about the Book of the Dead and the adventures that awaited the Egyptians in the after life.
This week we have completed our first English topic based around Fables. The children have shown fantastic creativity and imagination when writing their own fables this week We even had a fable based on a Springbok!!! Which is your favourite fable and how would change it?
This week we came together as a school to celebrate Harvest Festival. I would like to begin by saying a huge thank you to everyone who donated something to our 4A hamper. Each year group participated in the celebration by either performing a poem or singing a song. We worked alongside 4R to perform our own song created by the pupils themselves. Please find the lyrics below if you would like to sing at home :)
We have continued to learn more about the way in which Ancient Egyptians used to live. We looked at the video below to learn about the typical day of an Ancient Egyptian child and used this and our own research to create a diary entry as part of our cross curricular writing.
This week we had a visitor from the NSPCC come to talk to us in our assembly. They discussed what the charity is and does and discussed ways in which could support them. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be taking part in a sponsored challenge. 4A have decided to carry out a dance tournament in our session. Look out for our sponser forms which will be coming home shortly and we would appreciate any donations no matter how big or small.
This week we took part in our first Strings lesson. We were introduced to each of the instruments and learnt what each string is called and how to pluck them. In a couple of weeks we will be allowed to take our instruments home. Watch this space!
What an exciting first week we have had! On Thursday, we started to look at our new topic Temples, Tombs and Treasures. We took part in a carousel of activities including, an archaeological dig for Ancient Egyptian treasures and we even turned Miss Allen's cupboard into an ancient tomb, complete with a life size mummy. All of this has really sparked our interest and we can't wait to find out more!
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