Friday, 27 March 2015

A fantastic finish to our Roman topic!

Year 4 enjoyed an exciting trip to St Albans Abbey on Monday, having the opportunity to take part in two intriguing workshops. Some began with a drama workshop, learning about the story of St Alban and taking the roles of various characters. It was a great way to learn about local history, engaging the children with fun and hands-on experiences. The other group began with a Mosaic tile workshop. Here the children learnt about the types of people who would have had mosaics during Ancient Roman times and then had the chance to be creative and make their own. These will be on their way home at the end of term!

In English this week, the children have completed their planning of information texts about the Romans. Next week, they will be writing them and finally presenting them like a page in a non-fiction book.
We hope you have a lovely weekend,
Miss Clements and Mrs Renier

Saturday, 14 March 2015

A fantastic week of Eisteddfod and more!

What a busy week it has been in year 4!

We have really enjoyed watching the children perform in Eisteddfod over the past few days. It is a wonderful opportunity for the children to show off and share skills they have learnt outside the classroom with their peers and their teachers. We really do have some very talented children in year 4! We were also very impressed by the quality of the children's display items, especially some of the cakes that were made!  Thank you for all your support in helping the children prepare this year.

In English, we have kick-started our latest unit on non-chronological reports or information texts. The children have been learning a text about a type of dragon. It would be great if you could ask them to show you their text map actions at home so they are practised and ready for Monday's extended writing session. Next week, we will also move on to preparing our own non-chronological reports based on the Romans. Why not head down to the library and explore their selection of information texts on the Romans?

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The year 4 team.