Teachers: Miss Cooper, Mr Latham & Mrs Durkin
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Brand, Mrs Hunt, Mrs Snow
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lots of amazing scarecrows appeared in the playground as part of our harvest celebrations. Here are the scarecrows made by year 4 children!
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.
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.
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!
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:
We also had the opportunity to use a disclosing tablet - check out our purple mouths!!
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.
Steel Pan Performance:
After significant hard work, year 4 were ready to perform their Steel Pan renditions to a specially invited audience of parents, relatives, friends and year 3 children. Each class performed a different song to rapturous applause!
THE SPRING TERM IN YEAR 4:
The first half of term:
Our main topic this half term continues our "Choco-doodle-doo" topic from last term. You can view the overview here.
The Great Chocolate Show:
To bring our topic to a close this term, year 4 exhibited their newly designed chocolate bar samples at the Great Chocolate Show. Each group of children had:
Heart of Heavitree Project:
We were extremely lucky to be asked to work with local artist Kerrie Seymour on a project for the traders of Fore Street, Heavitree. The project involved designing 30 unique flags to be displayed on the shop fronts of different buildings along Fore Street, Heavitree.
Kerrie, with Charlotte from Sustrans (a sustainable transport charity) came to work with both classes this half term. We started on a very, very wet morning hoping to visit Heavitree park to think about the natural environment of Heavitree, as well as visiting Fore Street itself. The rather inclement weather forced a slight change of plan and the school woodland area replaced the park...
Finally, after clarification of the design brief, we designed out own flags. In pairs, we designed a unique flag bringing together all our ideas. These flags will now be digitalised and sent off to the manufacturers who will turn our designs into flags! There will be a grand revealing of the flags, with many of the traders of Fore Street keen to display one of our flags. The flags will be on display from March to at least Christmas this year!!
You can see more pictures of the project here.
The second half of term:
Our main topic this half term is History based about the Romans in Britain. We will be considering the question: "What evidence remains in Great Britain from the Roman times?" You can view the overview here.
To launch our topic, we created a large scale time line along the back of the school. We measured from today (2018) back in jumps of 50 years, with each 50 years being 1metre long. The line was a lot longer than we thought it was going to be. When estimating where dates along the line might be, it turns out we placed the Roman arrival in Britain (43AD) in about 1600 (around the time of Elizabeth I). In fact we had to go back nearly 40 metres to when the Romans arrived, and the line stretched for 8 metres for the time the Romans were in Britain!
Heart of Heavitree Flag Project update...
Below is a copy of the draft of a leaflet being distributed around the different traders in Heavitree Fore Street, explaining the project. It includes, on pages 2 and 3, the final designs of the flags completed by our children.