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  • Wednesday 14 July 2021 Bastille Day To celebrate Bastille Day we had a non-uniform day and wore blue, white and red. We learned what Bastille day is and why it is celebrated in France. We enjoyed a croissant in our outdoor classroom, which we decorated with bunting we had made and listened to some French cafe music. We learned about the Eiffel Tower and created our own Eiffel Towers using just newspaper and sellotape!
  • Tuesday 6 July 2021 Brass Workshop What a fantastic morning Year 4 had with Mr M from Brass Bands England! 
  • Wednesday 30 June 2021 Run-off! We are so proud of how brilliantly all of Year 4 ran this afternoon! Everyone gave it their best and we were especially proud of how supportive and encouraging you all were! Well done! 
  • Friday 25 June 2021 Sports Day Well done Year 4 - you were all brilliant! 
  • Monday 21 June 2021 Andy Goldsworthy Art We have been learning about the British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. He uses natural resources to make sculptures in the environment. We enjoyed using the garden to find resources to create our own sculptures. 
  • Wednesday 16 June 2021 Nature in Art Wow! We couldn't have asked for better weather for our trip to Nature in Art. The sun was shining and we had a fantastic day creating amazing pieces of art!
  • Tuesday 25 May 2021 David Hockey inspired pictures David Hockey is an artist. He paints and is a photographer. We looked at his style of photography and made our own pictures using photos of Bristol. 
  • Thursday 20 May 2021 Tennis at the tennis courts A huge thank you to Northleach Tennis Club for allowing us to use the courts for our tennis lessons this half term. We are loving having 2 full courts to play on and full size tennis nets to hit over! 
  • Tuesday 11 May 2021 Year 4 Orienteering What a fantastic orienteering session we had this morning with Di Clarke, despite the rain!
  • Monday 10 May 2021 Exciting Electricity Year 4 are thoroughly enjoying our Science Electricity topic. This week our lesson started with a challenge: to make a circuit with a bulb that lit up. Without any explanations/instructions/help everyone successfully completed the first challenge.
  • Friday 30 April 2021 Clay Flowers We have been learning about the UK, the British Isles and Great Britain. We used clay to make the national flowers that represent the 4 countries of the UK. We then painted them and we are so proud of how they look!
  • Friday 30 April 2021 Parent Communication Letter Y4 Please see our parent communication letter using the link below:
  • Wednesday 21 April 2021 Investigating Breakfast Cereals In Science this week we have been learning about food and nutrition. We learned about food labels and practised reading information on them. We investigated the sugar content of different breakfast cereals and then ordered them according to their sugar content. We were surprised by some of our findings! 
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Computing This week in Computing Year 4 have been learning how to use the different tools in 2Calculate. We enjoyed using what we had learned to create our own number bonds games.
  • Wednesday 10 March 2021 Yoga We really enjoyed our yoga session with Sue Pilling this afternoon. The theme this week was 'Around the World'. Can you work out what our yoga poses represent? 
  • Friday 26 February 2021 Kennings This week in English Year 4 have been learning what kenning poems are and having a go at writing their own. Can you guess who or what these kennings are describing?
  • Friday 12 February 2021 Amazing Anglo-Saxon Bubble Homework! Text
  • Friday 5 February 2021 Wonderful Water Cycle Work Year 4 have been working hard this week learning about the water cycle. They made their own water cycle models and have explained the water cycle in different ways. Thank you to Harley and Harry for sharing your excellent work.
  • Tuesday 5 January 2021 Good morning Year 4! Good morning Year 4, 
  • Friday 18 December 2020 Christmas Service We were given the opportunity to present an assembly to Bishop David with Year 3. We read facts about the way Christmas is celebrated around the world and then told the story of Babushka. 
  • Thursday 17 December 2020 Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! What a fun day we have had! In the morning we made elf and Santa hats ready for Christmas lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious lunch and pulling our crackers.  In the afternoon we had our Christmas party and quiz. Our Christmas general knowledge was tested along with our knowledge of Christmas songs and Christmas films! 
  • Tuesday 15 December 2020 Christingles Today we made Christingles. We found out what each part of the Christingle represents and made our own. A huge thank you to the Church for providing us with all the resources. 
  • Tuesday 15 December 2020 Christmas Wreaths We started our week of Christmas activities by making these stunning wreaths. Thank you so much to the Christmas Craft Team for organising such a lovely activity for us. We are looking forward to hanging our wreaths up at home! 
  • Monday 14 December 2020 Roman Mosaics We researched Roman mosaics to decide what made them effective and then we designed our own. We used squares of paper and followed our design to create are very own mosaics! Can you see a sword, a pot, a crocodile or some patterns?
  • Monday 7 December 2020 Trinity Sculptures In R.E. this half term we have been exploring 'What is the Trinity?'. We have been learning about the Christian belief in the Trinity: There is one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Look at the amazing sculptures we have made to explain this belief. 
  • Thursday 3 December 2020 Enjoying Our New Library We have thoroughly enjoyed spending time in our new library. There is a fantastic range of non-fiction books (and fiction) books for us to choose from. 

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