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Dolphins & Starfish (Year 4)

Teachers: Miss Cooper, Mr Latham & Mrs Durkin

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Brand, Mrs Hunt, Mrs Snow

Welcome to the year 4 pages on the school website! We are Starfish (Miss Cooper) and Dolphins (Mr Latham).
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ESCOT CAMPWILD RESIDENTIAL: 28th - 29th JUNE 2018

 

Click the link below to find all the information and forms for this residential visit booked for June 2018. We will upload forms and information as they are shared with you.

Keeping you informed:

We send home a weekly review and home learning newsletter each Friday. This contains information about our learning that week and any home learning. It also has a list of key dates relevant to parents of year 4 children.

You can view and download copies of the current and past newsletters by following the link below.

Home Learning:

You can find copies of any sheets used for English and Maths home learning by following the links below.

THE AUTUMN TERM IN YEAR 4:

 

The first half of term:

Our main topic for the first half of term is science based and called “Eyes and Ears”. You can view the overview of learning here.

Visitors Galore:

We've been busy in year 4 with a number of visitors who have spoken to us about different aspects of our learning.

 

Our first visitor - Mrs Mayne - came to talk to us about her job as an optometrist. Mrs Mayne talked all about what she does, the sorts of things an optometrist might look at/for during an eye examination and what they might use. She also showed us some fascinating optical illusions.

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Our second visitor - Mr Wilder - performed his magic show. Mr Wilder showed us a variety of jaw-dropping tricks to great applause and wonder - there were definitely lots of "oohs" and "wows"! Without revealing the secrets of any tricks, we finished the afternoon with a question and answer session.
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Picture 3 The magic colouring book
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Our third visitor - Dr Claire Clode - talked to us all about the ear - the different parts of the ear, how we hear, how to look after our ears and what might cause our ears to hurt. Dr Clode helped us to understand the ear by using various ordinary objects to represent the different parts of the ear! 
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Our last visitor - Mrs Binnie - spoke to us about different visual impairments and how these effect people living their everyday lives. We had the chance to try Braille books, and wear different glasses to experience different impairments. We also learnt about a friend of hers whose daughter is registered blind and how she completes her learning at school.
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Quest:

We  have begun our first quest of the year, all about "The Eye and the Ear". Here is a copy of the quest challenge sheet.

Harvest Scarecrows:

Lots of amazing scarecrows appeared in the playground as part of our harvest celebrations. Here are the scarecrows made by year 4 children!

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Let's Get Cooking:

Miss Cooper has been busy cooking again! Ably assisted by Mrs Edwards, Mrs Acland and Mrs Slack, she has been helping 12 year 4 children master some of the basics of cooking!

Gum Boot Dance Performances:

After weeks of creating, learning, practising, refining and rehearsing our Gum Boot dances, we performed to a packed hall of visitors and relatives! Both classes performed their whole class and small group dances.

As amazing as we were, we couldn't have completed the dances without the expert tuition from Mrs Read! Here are a selection of photos, and you can see more here.

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The second half of term:

Our main topic for the second half of term is technology based and called “Choc-a-doodle-doo!”. You can view the overview of learning here.

Bikeability training:

This year, for the first time, we were able to offer Bikeability training to children in year 4. Over three weeks, 56 children (from a total of 60) took part in Level 1 training. Level 1 focuses on safe and proficient riding of a bicycle, with the children staying on the school grounds. All children who have completed level 1 have been awarded their badge and certificate and can complete level 2 (out on the roads) either in year 5 or year 6.

Well done to all the children who completed the training!

Picture 1 The year 3 and 4 Bikeability children!

Dental Hygienist Visit:

Jen, from Pinhoe Road Dental Practice, came to speak to us about looking after our teeth and gums. We learnt all about:

  • food and drink which are "healthy" and "unhealthy" for our teeth
  • how to brush our teeth properly, and for how long
  • what causes tooth decay
  • the importance of visiting the dentist

We also had the opportunity to use a disclosing tablet - check out our purple mouths!!

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Multi-skills workshop at St Luke's (Exeter University):

We had a fantastic afternoon completing a multi-skills workshop at St Luke's. Mr Upston invited us along to work with the students on the PGCE course. We really enjoyed all the different activities we rotated around during the 1 hour workshop.

You can see more pictures here.

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