Year 4

July 2017

July 2017 Science Week

During Science week, we had a visit from some very special friends from the farm. We had the opportunity to stroke the different animals. Our favourites were the three little new born piglets that shied away from us. During Science week we also took part in some interesting investigations, in Year 4 we made slime and spaghetti towers.

July 2017 PE Week

Mr Roach organised for us to have an amazing PE week which included wheelchair basketball, boxercise and the KS2 sports day.

Natural History Museum July 2017

We visited the Natural History Museum to look at the collection of living things; we identified the different predators and preys to create food chains. We also visited their wildlife garden to identify the different habitats and organisms we could find. We took part in a workshop were we looked at teeth of different animals skulls and classified if they were a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore. We also had to guess their diets by looking at the type of teeth the animal had. Also, we were one of the first schools to view the new blue whale skeleton in the main gallery of the museum.

Culture Week July 2017

On Monday we had a very special tea party, everyone in the school enjoyed sandwiches, cakes and juice as celebrated the arrival of the royal family (year 5 children dressed up as the royal family). During Culture Week, our topic was the Caribbean Islands; we created powerpoint slides related to the different islands and took part in a Steel Pans workshop! We brought in food to share with everyone and dressed up in traditional clothing. Mr Jordan visited us and shared stories of growing up in in the Caribbean. 

June 2017

Iron Man Workshop

We had an Iron Man workshop in the KS2 hall, in our Literacy lesson we re-wrote the opening chapter of the Iron Man. We dramtised parts of the story in the workshop. As well as this, we made a class Iron Man, using just our bodies. Each group were responsible for a different part of the Iron Man. It was particularly fun for us to move together as a class, representing the Iron Man’s body.

 

RE Hindu Weddings

Ms England organised for a very special visitor in our RE lesson, she introduced us to a Hindu visitor, who told us the traditions of a Hindu wedding. We even got the chance to wear the outfits and take art in a wedding ceremony.

May 2017

Geffrye Museum Visit

For our Art Chairs topic we visited the Geffrye Museum, we had the opportunity to look at chairs throughout the times since the 16th Century and how they have changed. We also sat in the museum garden and used water colour paints to paint beautiful flowers.

An artist called Tim came into school to help us make willow chairs. We enjoyed working together as a team to construct our chairs. They are displayed in the KS2 corridor.

April 2017

History off the Page – Vikings

Year 4 took part in a History off the Page day where they explored what it would be like to be living as a Viking.

March 2017

Book Week

During book week we had a visit from a famous author – Ann Fine, she has written the book ‘The boy in a Girls Dress’, which we read in class as our love of reading book. Ann Fine has written many other books for children, she shared her experience of writing with us.
During book week we invited our parents to come into school and share our love of reading with us.

 

March 2017 – Torches

In our science lessons, we have been looking at electrical circuits. We had the opportunity to investigate the different components that make up a simple circuit. We then looked at different types of switches and designed and made one of our own. In our DT lesson we designed and made our own torches which had to include a working circuit that had a bulb and a switch. We designed and made our own switches to add to our torches. We used all our learning from our science lessons to help us in our DT lessons.

 

March 2017 – Science Museum

We visited the Science Museum to take part in their EduLab, this is where they set up many different scientific investigations that we had a chance to take part in. Our topic in school is Electricity, we had the opportunity to test out different electrical circuits as well as completing other scientific investigations.

February 2017

Action Aid Visit

Year 4 have been learning all about a village in India called Chembakolli. We had a special visitor, who works for a charity called Action Aid.

The people that live in Chembakolli are called the Adivasi. We had so much fun learning about life in a village in India. Did you know that the children in Chembakolli earn money in school by sewing?
Did you know that the Adivasi people have to walk for miles to collect and carry water, for washing and drinking, on their heads?  We even tried some Indian tea which is called ‘Chai’.

 

Maths Week

During maths week, our parents were invited into our classrooms to take part in out Maths No Problem lesson. We had such a great turn out of parents in year 4. They helped us with finding equivalent fractions in class.

The Problem Solving Company worked with children in Year 4 .

We had the opportunity to work in  teams to solve maths problems in the KS2 hall. We had to lego building structures using our memories.

December 2016

In Design & Technology, Year 4 made delicious, healthy energy biscuits made from porridge oats. We worked in pairs to take turns with mixing the dough and rolling out the dough. They tasted amazing and gave us a lot of energy to work really hard!

Year 4 visited the beautiful British Museum to look at Anglo Saxon artefacts. They were found in Suffolk under a mound, this is area known as Sutton Hoo. Some of the items they found were masks, armour shields, weapons and household items.

November 2016

History off the Page – Anglo Saxons

Year 4 took part in a History off the Page day where they explored what it would be like to be living as an Anglo-Saxon. They took part in several workshops, such as name painting, candle and amulet making. They were also taking part in some role play where they fought in battle against the Vikings as spearmen and archers. The children also became mini archaeologists where they were given dig boxes and were asked to classify the artefacts that they found.

Dogs Trust

Year 4 were visited by Ruth and her very special friend, Fudge the dog, from Dogs Trust. Ruth taught us how to be safe around dogs when we may encounter them in the park. We enjoyed our visit from Fudge.

Trip to London Monument and the London Museum

As part of their London as a city unit, Year 4 visited Monument in Central London where they also sketched the landmark using different techniques to create different textures. Yr 4 also explored the Museum of London where they discovered more about our city through the ages.

October 2016

Year 4 – African Dancing

We really enjoyed taking part in the African dancing with our visitors from the Iroku Dance Group.

Year 4 Parent Workshop

We would like to thank all the parents who attended our Year 4 Parent Workshop. This was an opportunity for parents to find out the learning their child will be doing in class.

Year 4 London Curiosity Project

Thank you to all the children and parents who took it upon themselves to build a 3D London landmark for our London curiosity project. Our overall winner was Shanade from 4P who built a 3D London Eye, and we had some very good runners up. Deya (4K) made a paper London Eye and Raquelle (4K) who made her very own 02. Arina (4P) recreated the Tate and Lyle Sugar Factory and Shaik (4P) built the Houses of Parliament.

July 2016

Culture Week

During Culture Week our topic was China, we created powerpoint slides related to China, took part in Tai Chi and we also learnt the skill of eating with chopsticks! We brought in food to share with everyone and dressed up in traditional clothing.

June 2016

Science Week

During Science Week the Bug Man came into Hallsville with his weird and wonderful creatures. We have been studying Classification of livings things in our Science lessons. We always enjoy a visit form these creepy crawlies.

Tower of London – Music for the Queen’s Birthday

Mr Nunn organised a music trip to the Tower of London, where we performed three different songs. This was apart of a choir made of different schools in London in celebration with the Queens Birthday. We really enjoyed performing for the crowd. Can you spot Hallsville Primary School children  in the photograph?

May 2016

Geffrye Museum Visit

For our Art Chairs topic we visited the Geffrye Museum, we had the opportunity to look at chairs throughout the times since the 16th Century and how they have changed. We also sat in the museum garden and used water colour paints to paint beautiful flowers.

April 2016

Natural History Museum

We visited the Natural History Museum to look at the collection of living things, we identified the different predators and preys to create food chains. We also visited their wildlife garden to identify the different habitats and organisms we could find.

January 2016

Temple Visit

We visited the Sri Murugan Temple in Manor Park for our RE visit a place of worship week. Our topic in RE this term is ‘How do Hindus worship at home and at the Mandir?’.

Inside the temple the priest gave us information about the different Hindu Gods (deities). When our visit was over, the priest offered us fruits, biscuits and drinks to thank us for our visit.

 

 

 

 

 

Action Aid Visit

Year 4 have been learning all about a village in India called Chembakolli. They also had a special visitor, who works for a charity called Action Aid.

The people that live in Chembakolli are called the Adivasi. We had so much fun learning about life in a village in India. Did you know that the children in Chembakolli earn money in school by sewing?
Did you know that the Adivasi people have to walk for miles to collect and carry water, for washing and drinking, on their heads?  We even tried some Indian tea which is called ‘Chai’.

 

 

 

December 2015

British Museum

Year 4 visited the beautiful British Museum to look at Anglo Saxon artefacts. They were found in Suffolk under a mound, this is area known as Sutton Hoo. Some of the items they found were masks, armour shields, weapons and household items.

Making Biscuits

In Design & Technology, Year 4 made delicious, healthy energy biscuits made from porridge oats. We worked in pairs to take turns with mixing the dough and rolling out the dough. They tasted amazing and gave us a lot of energy to work really hard!

November 2015

LGBT Anti-Bullying Competition

These are the class winners from Year 4 for the LGBT Anti Bullying Competition. The categories were for best cake, t-shirt and poster or poem​​.

Anglo Saxons

Year 4 took part in a History off the Page day where they explored what it would be like to be living as an Anglo-Saxon. They took part in several workshops, such as name painting, candle and amulet making. They were also taking part in some roleplay where they fought in battle against the Vikings as spearmen and archers. The children also became mini archaeologists where they were given digboxes and were asked to classify the artefacts that they found.

Monument

As part of their London as a city unit, Year 4 visited Monument in Central London where they also sketched the landmark using different techniques to create different textures. Yr 4 also explored the Museum of London where they discovered more about our city through the ages.