Have a look at all we have been doing in Year Four.
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In Year 3 and 4, we had a Dragons Den afternoon in which children had to deliver a sales pitch for their new chocolate design. We were lucky enough to have the wonderful Miss Taylor and some special helpers judging. Children worked in small groups to deliver a presentation on their new bar. The children worked extremely hard and were able to answer some very tricky questions on their designs.
In Owls this week, we have carried on with our chocolate theme! We have made delicious chocolatey buns and written a fab set of instructions on how to make them in English. Also, we have used a range of materials in our Topic lessons such as: water colours, sketching pencils, paint and pastels to re-create well known chocolate bars (KitKat and Smarties)!
Year 4 - Osprey - York Chocolate Story Trip
York Chocolate Story Trip.
Year 4 - Owl - Penguin Art
In owls we have been writing fact files and researching all about our adopted animal the 'Adelie penguin'. This week we have experimented with water colours to create wonderful pieces of art work.
Year 4 - Osprey - Mayan Art
Caption: Osprey looked into the Mayan calendar and studied its details very closely. We then designed our very own and created it using chalk and black card so it really stands out! "Using the chalk was a very challenging task. It didn't react like a pencil and could easily be smudged" Toby.
Year 4 - Osprey - Computing, Mayan PowerPoint
Osprey class were tested on their computing skills. Their task was to produce a PowerPoint in pairs that gave an insight into the life of a Mayan. They included a range of information on chocolate making, football, food and traditions. They really rose to the challenge and created some interesting and brilliantly designed slides.
Year 4 - Osprey - Mayan Chocolate
This week, Osprey class got the special opportunity to explore real Cacao beans and Cocoa nibs (Cacao beans that have been crushed after roasting) picked from South America. The children commented that it smelt very bitter, but also delicious at the same time.
Year 4 - Owl and Osprey - Making Chocolate lollies
Year 4 carefully followed a set of instructions to create a delicious chocolate lollipop, complete with sprinkles! We then began to create our own set of instructions for others to follow, adding more detail and improved descriptions. The lollies looked and tasted amazing!
Year 4 2018 - 2019 Please see above.
Year 4 - Osprey - World culture week
Ospreys were introduced to African Drumming during World Culture week!
Year 4 - Osprey - Battery power
Ospreys set out to investigate if a lemon could be used as a battery in a circuit. We found that using a galvanised nail and a copper penny would act like the two ends of a battery to produce an electrical current. Unfortunately, this time we didn't manage to light up the bulb!
Year 4 - Osprey - Police Visit
Ospreys had a visitor from a local Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) as part of British values week, to discuss their role in the area and to answer any questions. We discussed a lot around laws and the children found out how they can keep safe. "The police officer told us all the different ways they can keep us safe and the different numbers we could tell our parents if there was any trouble" Ceejay.
Year 4 - Owls - Forest School Faces
Owl class had a fantastic time on Thursday afternoon when we went to the forest to create our own Boggarts. The children collected different things from the forest area to use on their clay faces. Not only did they make some amazing creations, they also worked with the children from nursery. It was amazing watching them help, support and encourage the younger children.
Year 4 - Owls - Reading with Cygnets
On Friday, Owl class went to read with Cygnets in EYFS. The children loved having the opportunity to read with the younger children and they did an amazing job supporting Cygnets when words became more challenging.
Year 4 - Osprey - Digestive System
Osprey class acted out each section of the digestive system. Firstly, they crushed up bread, banana and water in the stomach then passed it through some tights that acted as the intestines. Eventually, the mushed up food was passed out through a small hole in a cup.
Owl class had a fantastic cricket session led by Rachael from YCC. We began by practising our throwing and catching skills, which we then used in an exciting game. During the game, each side took turns at batting and fielding, but we had to work as a team showing sportsmanship and resilience.
Year 4 - Owl - Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Despite the cold and snow, Owl class had a fantastic day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Throughout the day, we had the opportunity to see some amazing animals, learnt lots of fascinating facts and had the opportunity to hold some interesting creatures. Some of our favourite animals were the giraffes, lions, wallabys, tigers and polar bears.
Owl class have taken part in two Boxing sessions led by Mr Harrison from Premier Sports. We learnt some of the different techniques including the hook, cross, uppercut and duck. The children had a fantastic time and joined in with real enthusiasm.
Year 4 - Owl - Pedestrian Training
Owl class have taken part in pedestrian training, during the sessions the children thought about the dangers of the road and how to keep safe. The children had the opportunity to cross different roads after identifying hazards and steps to ensure a safe crossing.