printing

In art we have been studying William Morris and Laura Ashley.  Our final lesson was to make our own fabric in the style of the artists we have studied.  We all had a great time printing, even though it was a bit messy.  We now have to decide what we are going to make with the fabric next half term.  Any ideas?

Year 4

Bill’s NewFrock

Today in English we read the first chapter of Bill’s New frock by Anne Fine.  This story is going to raise lots of issues and dilemmas.  Bill wakes up one morning to find out that he’s a girl and he discovers that everything is different for girls.  We did some hot seating and Brooke pretended to be Bill and we asked her lots of questions to find out how he felt when he discovered he was a girl and we asked questions about what had happened to him on the way to school and at school.  Brooke did a great job and managed to answer all of the questions very well.

Science-toothpaste

Today Miss Judge visited us from the Regional Science Centre to do some work with us about teeth. We had a discussion about different types of teeth and their functions and she also showed us some animal skulls so that we could look at their teeth. After that, we had to follow some instructions to make our own toothpaste. We then brushed our teeth using the toothpaste. Some of us really liked the toothpaste but lots of us didn’t like it because it was too salty. Lots of us are going to make the toothpaste at home for our parents to try.

Visit to the Regional Science Centre

We had a great time at the Regional Science Centre learning about the digestive system.  We did a really fun investigation about the journey that food takes in our bodies.  We can’t wait for our next science lesson next week where we are going to be learning more about teeth and we will be making tooth paste.

Lucy Gray

Today we had lots of fun exploring definitions of words from the poem that we are studying, which is called Lucy Gray or Solitude, written by William Wordsworth.  We were all very good at using dictionaries to help us.

United Utilities

Today, we had a visit from Janet from United Utilities.  We learnt about the water cycle, water safety, how much water we use and what we can do to save water. It was very fun and interactive.

We are going to record how much water we each use over a week and then we are going to compare our water usage with each other.

Year 4

 

 

Art

Art Hokasai – The Great Wave

We have been learning about the artist Hokasai and we have recreated his artwork ‘The Great Wave’ using water colours.  We really enjoyed this activity.

Year 4