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Year 4 - Seahorse

2017  -  2018

Welcome to Seahorse home page.

Keep checking back for updates on what has been happening in our class.

We have all returned ready for the new Summer term and new topics. Our big topic is 'The Tudors' . We will be learning about the Battle of Bosworth, Henry VIII and his 6 wives, Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada. The children's learning will be used to assist in their writing an information book, newspaper report and narrative story. There will be many exciting activities during the term as well as a trip to Anne of Cleves house in Lewes

See our Newsletter for more information on this term's focus.

Mr Butler and Mrs Woodman

June - Tudor Trailers

 Our Year group showcase was produced, directed and starred Year 4. It featured film trailers written by the children. Could you spot the murder mystery, comedy, sci-fi and even romance!

            

           

            

             

May - Passion Play

We had a great day led by Luke (Mr Etherton) who told us his story of Jesus.

           

May - Visit to Anne of Cleves House, Lewes

         

April - Inclusion Week

We were very lucky to have Mr Etherton's dog, Asha, visit us who is being trind as a 'Hypo Hound. She will give a warning when Mrs Etherton, who has Type 1 diabetes, is unwell.

                      

 

Year 4 Tennis Team come Runners Up to qualify for the Southern area finals to be held at West Worthing Tennis Club

Science - An investigation of the Digestive System

    The children had a fun time investigating their digetive systems in a practical way.

        

Food is chewed, saliva mixed in and swallowed.                  It passes down the oesophagus and into the stomach

           

Then into the intestines where water and nutrients are removed before the waste is passed out.

One Planet Future - Our Play for the Environment

The children enjoyed rave  reviews of their 2 performances of One Planet Future.

                                     the Warriors                                                                                   The Grots

         The fish       

           

             The old sofa                                             Granddad                                                        A Minibeast

Book week - March 2018

We had great fun dressing up as our favourite book character and then guessing who we were.

   Our class winner was Medusua.

 

 

  

We enjoyed a visit from Year 6 who read us their stories.

              

                

Maths Week - January 2018

We have had a fantastic week focussing on maths of all sorts. we started off with the challenge to draw a real sized Great White Shark! This took a lot of measuring, team work and head scratching to get it looking realistic.

        

The winning team produced an amazing effort which now adorns our room, ready to swallow up any distracted child!

                         

Then they had the challenge of measuring the perimeter and area of the Ark. A bigger challenge altogether.

                                                                

 

The children had made maths games for homework . We were very pleased to welcome parents and grandparents into our classroom to play them. The chiren had a great time and lots of amazing maths was going on. Thank you to all those who gave up their time  to play games.

         

    

 

We ended our first term by saying goodbye to a great friend. We wish her and her family good luck as they return to Australia.

                                          

Making a string telephone

In science, we have been investigating sound. Sound is made when an object vibrates. So to test this, we made string telephones and spoke to each other.

   

Making packaging

In DT, we have been designing and making packaging for a Christmas present. This involved looking at a variety of different packaging and the materials used, designing and planning our own packaging for a special present, then making it.

       

       

Learning about Fractions

In maths we have been learning about fractions. Ask us to explain how to make equivalent fractions or convert a decimal to a fraction!

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Our Class Assembly

Thank you to all of the parent's who watched our class assembly, showcasing our work on Ancient Egypt. The children loved showing off their learning and theatrical and learning skills.

    

      

    Ancient Egyptian Artwork

  In art, we have been looking at  how the Ancient Egyptians portrayed their gods and goddesses, especially the colours and shapes that they used. We then focussed on a small area of one picture to produce an abstract version.

       

    Ancient Egyptian Mummies

                

Mummies! We started the new year off with our topic on Ancient Egypt. The childre enjoyed making mummies and sarcophaguses.

                     

 

Seahorse Visits

 

Welcome to our Seahorse Class page. On here you will find information about special class events, photos and a copy of the homework set.

If you have any concerns about your child at school, please do not hesitate to briefly speak with us at collection time.

Thank you for your support. Our big aim to make sure your child is safe, happy and enjoys learning.

 

Mrs Woodman and Mr Butler

 

 

 

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