It’s finally arrived! Year 4 have received their Poetry Wonderland book with all of their published poems inside. Well done year 4, they really are great!
Year 4 Robins looked at landscapes again this afternoon.
Lexi reminded the class what landscape meant: “It is a drawing of outside and what we can see.”
Evie added “It is the land outside.”
They looked at some examples and discussed it was how people could see what other places looked like before photographs were invented.
Year 4 looked at a number of different examples where it was easy to see what time of year it was.
Bright colours captured a summer, sunny day. Dark colours and a black sky showed a stormy landscape.
The children used some great adjectives to describe some of the landscapes:
The class then recapped the “vanishing point”.
Demi said “It is when something is far away and you can’t see it anymore.”
After a quick demonstration the children began to sketch out their landscapes…these will be worked on again later this week.
Year 4 had their usual Monday check in today. Lots of great adjectives used to express how they felt, like:
And they shared some great news like:
• seeing puppies
• having time with cousins
• playing with DS’s
• getting a hamster
• going shopping
• watching a film
• stayed with family
• going out for a walk with the dog
• going to a baby shower
• going to a trampoline park
• having a birthday party
• reading a Harry Potter book
• sorted out own bedroom and ordered new furniture
• St Patricks parade
• ate a giant tub of popcorn
Well done year 4 it was lovely to hear all about your weekends and how you’re feeling about the week ahead.
This morning, Year 4 had a special visitor – Sandra from HSBC. She showed the class how to complete a paying in slip for a bank account!
The children all had their own pot of money and a slip to complete. They were taught how to record the money onto the slip, what information to put where and how the bank stamp the slip twice. One part of the slip is kept by the bank for their records and the other part is a receipt for the customer.
The children then had an opportunity to ask Sandra any questions they had about the bank or the paying in slip itself. The children had a great time and really enjoyed learning about the bank! Thank you Sandra from all of year 4!
This afternoon, year 4 spent some time looking at photos from the past of the local area. The children really seemed to enjoy looking at these and were straight away making comparisons to what it is like now.
We then had a discussion starting with what we saw in the photos, before moving on to how things have changed. The children spoke lots about how they think the local area looks a lot neater now than it did before and seems to be more looked after.
Year 4 had a great time sharing their books with Year 1! They were really good at helping them to read tricky words.
Year 4 have started to look at the history of the local area. We have started off the week looking at names of the local area and where these names originally came from. We discussed Bells Farm, Druids Heath and The Maypole and even looked at pictures of these places from the past! The children’s job was to compare these photos to what the places are like now. The children found this lesson very interesting and can’t wait to find out more!