Class 9 and Class 10- Year 4

In Class 9, the teacher is Mr Harding. His Teaching Assistants are Mrs Beeken, Mrs Mason and Miss Overton. Mr Day is the other Year 4 teacher. He teaches Class 10, along with his Teaching Assistants, Mrs Daniels, Mrs Carter and Mrs Kightly. 
Year 4 celebrated the end of their Royal Opera House project on Friday with a ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’. They looked wonderful in their Alice in Wonderland costumes and took part in dancing and crafting activities led by the fantastic team from the Royal Opera House.
What a day! Year 4 had a super day today taking part in all things Roman. They started the day with cooking honey cakes and bread. Then they learnt about Roman numerals and wrote their Roman names onto wax tablets. The start of the afternoon was spent having a Roman feast, including the homemade cake and bread, figs, grapes, wheat porridge, dates and flamingo brains (strawberry jelly!). They finished by making some Roman-inspired mosaics. The children were superstars and put lots of effort into every activity. Look out tomorrow for a video about the whole of Year 4's Roman topic!
On Friday, Year 4 took an interactive journey through the human digestive system, using Weetabix, orange juice as stomach acid and tights as the small intestine. We even used cups to see how our waste leaves our bodies once it reaches the other side. It was so fascinating... just as long as it's not just before snack time again!
Year 4 made Roman shields. There were many kinds of Roman Shields used by legionaries (soldiers). Earlier on they were oval and flat, but at the time of the invasion of Britain (AD43) most were rectangular and curved, like part of a cylinder. This shield is called a scrutum. 
Year 4 have started their new English unit working on non-chronological reports. They have read about the insects found in 'James and the Giant Peach' and have discussed how the information is organised so it is easy for the reader to understand. The children have worked brilliantly in groups to do this and we are looking forward to them writing their own reports in the next few weeks. 
Year 4 have been learning about Creation of the world as described in the book of Genesis. What lovely illustrations.
Year 4 have made a great start to their music work this year! They have used traffic light cards to help develop their 'thinking voice' (this was really tricky) and this week they learnt about pulse and rhythm. They sang The Grand Old Duke of York whilst clapping along to the rhythm and pulse.
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