Welcome to Year Four!
Check out what we have been up to so far this year. We can also look back over your time at Woodthorpe Primary.
Owl class had an amazing time at the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds. Both workshops were fantastic - the children loved having the chance to try on different Roman armour and handle the weapons. A particular highlight was the Roman drill exercises, which really got the children thinking about why they were so successful.
Owls have been so lucky to have a visit and take part in workshops all day with Julian from York Theatre Royal. During the day, the children focused on Roald Dahl’s story “George’s Marvellous Medicine”. They turned themselves into the characters of George and Grandma through use of their voices, facial expressions and body language.
They also created their own scenes focusing on Grandma’s earlier life thinking carefully about what might have made Grandma’s personality as mean as she is. It was amazing watching the children perform these to the rest of the class - they had fantastic ideas!
We had a fantastic time during our basketball workshop with Coach Gunn. It was an energetic lesson where we were able to practise and develop our skills through quick competitive games and challenges. There are some real basketball champions within Owls class who showed real talent.
On Tuesday morning, we found an unusual visitor in school. Captain Greybeard was found fast asleep and snoring loudly against the cushions in the reading area. Once he was woken up he told us about his adventures and how he was unaware as to how he had ended up in school. Unfortunately he didn’t stay long as he was worried his shipmates would track him down. However, he left some of his belongings in school so we’ll always remember him! One of the things he left was his Pirate Grog! Owls class was eager to find out more so we found a recipe and used our knowledge of fractions to calculate what amount of each liquid we needed to make our own. Once we had made it, we calculated fractions of an amount to work out how many squares needed to be each colour then designed our own label for the bottle.
In Year 4 Ospreys, we were acting out different similes to increase their understanding of them. We are looking at similes and metaphors to put into our own repetitive poem.
Quotes from the day - “The children were as big as balloons” - “The children were like little Gremlins” - “The children were as strong as Hercules”
As part of National Fitness Day the children had a great time taking part in a range of different workshops. We began with cricket where we played “Diamond Cricket”, there was some fantastic batters and fielders. After dinner, the children had an opportunity to create their own Street Dance routines with some real attitude. We finished our day with some calming Minecraft yoga, some of the positions defiantly challenged us but it was a brilliant end to fun day.
Year 4 had an email from Mr Denison which stated “He had found an unusual object in the ground whist digging and wondered if we were able to help find any more”? Owls class were eager to help! After looking in a few different places, we soon found the spot. We found a range of different objects, mostly coins and bits of pottery but also some unusual metal objects. We carefully brought our objects back into class and looked carefully at them. We think they are historical coins possibly Roman or Egyptian from looking at the pictures and words on them.
What a fantastic day we had! All the children looked amazing in their costumes.
For the start of our new topic ‘Buried Treasure’ we initially spent some time looking at maps of our local area. The children then became treasure hunters and went on a scavenger hunt. They had a great time and managed to find all the treasure on their lists!
In Year 2 we read 'The Disgusting Sandwich' story. We retold the story using exciting adjectives, interesting sentence openers and conjunctions. We then had a go at writing our own version of the story.
We have all made our own disgusting sandwich using different imperative verbs (bossy words) and next we will write the instructions to tell people how to make their own disgusting sandwich.
During Art Week our work was inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, a sculptor who uses natural materials outside. After looking at photographs of his work Class 6 went to the forest and used the materials we found there and natural materials out on the playground. The children created these fabulous sculptures.