What We've Been Up To
On Monday 1st July, Year 4 went on a local area walk as part of Heritage Week. We looked at points of interest locally and used an I-Pad to capture images. We found some houses that were built a long time ago; even as early as 1620! When we returned to school we created a map of the walk we did and added the points of interest we found. It was interesting to look carefully at things that we regularly walk straight passed.
On Friday 28th June, Year 4 visited the Bradford Literature festival 2019. They saw 'Testament' a Beatboxer and Hip-Hop Rap Artist, who shared some of his poetry and inspired the children to enjoy writing poems. Followed by two editors for Marvel, who helped write the book, 'Fearless and Fantastic!' They did a book signing and shared lots of female superheroes with us. The last act were fantastic! They performed a superhero show for us featuring the evit doctor who wanted to take over the world. Everyone had their own superhero pose and it brought lots of laughter to the room. A great day out!
On Thursday 27th June, Year 4 visited Liverpool's Albert Dock. This trip linked to our Geography topic of transport and The Titanic. The children took part in two workshops on the day at the Museum of Liverpool and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. ‘The Gateway to the World’ workshop explained how Liverpool became one of the world’s greatest ports and how this shaped the city of today. They explored the trading of goods and identified examples of imports and exports to and from Liverpool. An important part of the session involved exploring the significance of the River Mersey to Liverpool and the city’s geographic location. The ‘Voyage of Discovery’ was an exploration of the Titanic, its local history connections to Liverpool and the causes of the famous disaster. The session was delivered by a lady who called herself Miss Emily Brooks; one of the survivors of the great ship disaster. We had a lovely stroll along the riverside in the sunshine and saw the Mersey Ferry.
On Wednesday 16th May, West Yorkshire Police came in to talk to Year 4 about internet safety. The children learnt about how to stay safe when using tablets, computers and phones and the session included friend requests on social media, gaming and their ratings as well as popular APPs. They took part in a quiz and answered the questions really well. It was explained to them that sharing what they do online with parents and carers is important, so please ask your children what they play on a how it works to ensure everyone is kept safe online.
We visited Murton Park near York, where we spent the day living as Vikings. Among other things, we worked to guard our village, dig the fields, make clay lamps and collect firewood. We all now have a much better idea of what it would be like to live as a Viking - and we're sure we wouldn't have liked it much!
Today, KS2 took part in a Star Wars themed Science day which was delivered by students at Bradford College. They learnt about adaptation by creating aliens and plants, as well as light and reflection by using light sabers. The children thoroughly enjoyed the activities.
Sam the Sound Man brought all sorts of experiments for us to do to support our learning in Science. We found out how to make loud, quiet, high and low sounds using different materials.
Last Tuesday we went to Blackhills for a Forest School day. Fortunately we didn't get TOO wet!
Year 4 enjoyed a World Book Day 'Reading Cafe' on Monday 5 March 2018.
We enjoyed a variety of books from different genres.