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Habitats and Living Things
What fabulous learning and information from Fatimah and Isla about living things.
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Roman Diary Extracts

Have a read of Tommy A's wonderful extract, he has really been able to put himself in role and used some fabulous detail and description, excellent work.

A fabulous effort from Alexa, she has thought very carefully about the success criteria and used some fantastic vocabulary/detail. Great presentation too.
Look what creative effects Iman has added to her diary extract, super work, well done .
Isabella has worked extremely hard on her diary entry, what a brilliant authentic look and some amazing description.
Well done Will, you have structured your diary entry really well and challenged yourself with some super vocabulary.
Roman Learning
Fatimah has shown a keen interest in her learning about The Romans . Look at her brilliant timeline, map and facts about Boudicca, great work .
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A super Boudicca Top Trump card from Isabella
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Another amazing job, Emilia's ear defenders are so well designed and look very colourful, just perfect  be worn to a rock concert, hope you have been testing them out by playing your loud music but hopefully not disturbing the neighbours ! 
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This week, Will designed and made some creative Ear Defenders for his Science Task. Don't they look great and so professional , I hope you've tested them out with some loud music ! Well done, a super job.

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Why not take a look to see what your friends got up to during half term...

Wow! What a fantastic drawing of a Roman solider Fatimah! You thought carefully about proportion and shape!

Wow! What a fantastic drawing of a Roman solider Fatimah! You thought carefully about proportion and shape! 1

A big well done to Alfie, Nidhi and Arnav for logging onto Lexia and continuing to challenge yourself with your learning over lockdown!

 

A special mention for Alfie who has achieved his Level 8 and Level 9 certificates. Fantastic effort Alfie! Well done!

How lovely, a special message to the class from Anna all the way from Malawi !

 

Dear Year 4 Bishops,
I am so sorry about all the time inbetween my messages, I keep meaning to send you  one. School is πŸ‘and I am supposed to make poo this week. Swimming season has just stopped and if I was at school, I might have been in the wild dogs (the running group.)

In English we have been learning about Ernest Shackleton but it is difficult to do it with all this online learning business. In Science we are doing teeth and we did a virtual school trip the other day 😁. About new friends,yes,I have settled in nicely and all the people in my class are friendly. My especial friends though, are called Zahra, Ayana, Ruby, Reagan and Roma. πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«.

Are you still getting the normal amount of work and working the same hours as you would at school? Do you do Google hangouts or FaceTime's with each other? Where do you get books πŸ“š from? Is school sending you them?

I'm still thinking and worrying about you here in Malawi,
                           Hope to hear from you soon,

                                          Anna xxx

 

Take a look at some of our letters to those who have helped us or others during lockdown...

Here are our 'Who is Captain Tom Moore?' challenges...

Here are our 'Who is Captain Tom Moore?' challenges... 1

Fatimah has written her own version of the famous poem 'The Magic Box'. You have used such super noun phrases, creative adjectives and exciting vocabulary! Well done Fatimah!

It's lovely to see that Fatimah has enjoyed her Eid celebrations with her family in lockdown. She had a BBQ party in the back garden with her family, played games and distributed treats to friends. It certainly looks like you had a lot of fun celebrating! Fatimah has also been busy completing the Roman tasks, lots of walking and karate sessions and making binoculars to see the ISS on Wednesday!

Luca has been busy using his modelling clay to make this fantastic Roman bath, complete with water! It looks fantastic! You have certainly challenged yourself to learn, especially by working independently. A great job, Luca. Well done!

Fatimah is continuing to be motivated to learn while working at home. She has been keeping up with her daily walk, taking online karate classes and lots of arts and crafts. We can't wait to see some of your karate moves! She also made a lovely poster and Haiku poem to thank her teachers. What a kind, caring and thoughtful gesture, Fatimah! We all appreciate it massively!

Isabella has been enjoying her learning at home this week. She has written a lovely letter to her Auntie, challenged herself in Science and made some fantastic ear trumpets. She found the bottle with the cut out bottom was most effective! Isabella has also been conducting research on the Romans topic and making this great map of Roman Britain. The Roman bath with the water detail and the togas are magnificent! We're very impressed, Isabella! Well done!

Tommy A has been playing his trombone every day during lockdown and even played for the NHS clap this Thursday. Your tribute has blown us away Tommy. Such a kind and thoughtful act for your neighbourhood and of course, the NHS. You are, as always Tommy, showing our school value of supporting and caring for one another.

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Tabitha is certainly making learning fun with all of these activities! The garden tea party looks absolutely wonderful and you've been exploring your creativity with drawing and brilliant sewing skills. The ration books are very good and a great way of learning about the war. The heart shaped cake also looks delicious! Well done Tabitha.

Luca has been a busy bee! He has been applying his maths knowledge working on translations, made a wonderful poster about kindness, challenged himself to learn about Pompeii and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius with Mum and researched and planned for his Roman Baths model. We can't wait to see it!

Fatimah has created this very colourful medal as part of her VE Day celebration activities. We love the bunting you have designed and made too! A great effort Fatimah!

Fatimah has created this very colourful medal as part of her VE Day celebration activities. We love the bunting you have designed and made too! A great effort Fatimah! 1

It's wonderful to see that Logan has enjoyed learning about the war this week and challenging himself using additional resources with lots of fun facts and quizzes! You have also shown our school value of supporting and caring for each other with your kind and thoughtful thank you messages to the NHS and postal workers, Logan! We're very proud of you and all of your hard work. Keep it up!

Isabella has had a fun-filled week - baking mouthwatering jam tarts, enjoying a wonderful garden party for VE Day with lots of lovely food, story-writing, the Captain Tom challenge and completing her VE Day tasks. We can see you have also been working on your beautifully presented handwriting too! You are certainly challenging yourself while learning from home, Isabella!

It's so lovely to see that Caitlin has been enjoying her VE Day activities this weekend. She has created this very effective VE Day poster with a simple heartwarming message and has baked these delightful scones. What a wonderful baker you are, Caitlin! We hope they tasted as good as they look!

Tommy N has been working hard to research VE Day this week. You have certainly been motivated to achieve your best while working at home. Keep up the good work, Tommy!

Willow has been a busy bee this week learning about war time and the celebration of VE Day. She has also been solving cryptograms and Morse code, as well as producing this great poster. Well done, Willow!

Willow has been a busy bee this week learning about war time and the celebration of VE Day. She has also been solving cryptograms and Morse code, as well as producing this great poster. Well done, Willow! 1

Sathvik has been working very hard on his Romans project - researching, recording facts, creating a timeline, mapwork, and presenting it all beautifully with great illustrations. You are certainly motivated to try your best Sathvik. Keep up the great work!

This week, Luca has been busy with the VE Day celebration activities. He wrote a message to his parents using secret code, learnt about rationing in WWII, planted his own carrots and tomatoes, drew a lovely picture of Captain Tom and made a bunting to thank veterans and the NHS. What a lovely thoughtful idea, Luca! You are certainly showing our school value to support and care for each other!

As well as enjoying the sunshine and playing on the water slide in the garden, Isla has created this very impressive aeroplane made out of lolly sticks. It looks great! You should be very proud of yourself and your artistic and creative skills! With the help of her brother Thomas, Isla also made this mouth-watering and very patriotic cake. What great bakers you have become during lockdown!

Fatimah has created this very factual and illuminating poster all about germs, after watching the Resilience PowerPoint. It is so brightly coloured and eye-catching that people will definitely take note how to avoid horrible germs! Great effort Fatimah!

Fatimah has created this very factual and illuminating poster all about germs, after watching the Resilience PowerPoint. It is so brightly coloured and eye-catching that people will definitely take note how to avoid horrible germs! Great effort Fatimah! 1

Nidhi has been very busy creating beautiful pieces of art, building a den with her brother, baking yummy cakes and planting seeds. You have certainly shown your creativity and artistic flair with these activities, Nidhi. Keep it up!

As well as code breaking, Will and his sister Jess have also been creating these brilliant VE Day buntings to hang in their home. Such colourful and creative designs and showing our school value of 'Together we are a team' brilliantly!

What a great job Isla has done with creating this VE Day poster! Lots of great facts, creative illustrations and lovely presentation, as always. A fabulous effort and a super way to celebrate and mark this occasion.

What a great job Isla has done with creating this VE Day poster! Lots of great facts, creative illustrations and lovely presentation, as always. A fabulous effort and a super way to celebrate and mark this occasion. 1

Will and his sister Jess were inspired by the code breaking challenges and made a coded treasure hunt for their parents at home, with a whopping 16 clues to find their hidden phones! It sounds like you're all having great family fun joining in the VE Day celebration activities.

Kate has been busy making these delicious-looking jam tarts to commemorate VE Day. We hope they tasted as good as they look! Well done on your excellent baking skills Kate. Keep up the good work!

Fatimah has made this wonderful time capsule booklet. What a great idea! You have used your creativity skills on this, and what a brilliant keepsake to have for years to come. Well done Fatimah!

Fatimah has made this wonderful time capsule booklet. What a great idea! You have used your creativity skills on this, and what a brilliant keepsake to have for years to come. Well done Fatimah! 1

Wow! Isla has been working very hard this week with her fabulous story writing and planning, character and setting descriptions and sound investigation. You're definitely showing that you are motivated to learn and challenging yourself! Well done Isla!

Willow has created this fantastic animation, named 'The Mysterious Egg'. You're very talented with film-making Willow, and could be a film producer of the future!

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Iman has spotted a witch whilst wandering down the canal, so beware ! She decided to make a model of the witch, great job, well done. 

Have a read of our witch stories...

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Super sorting in your homemade Venn diagram Will, it's amazing what you can create from household items, great job!
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A pumpkin bordered 'Wanted' poster from Fatimah , I would definitely be looking out for people wearing gloves and that give away metal ! Great job! 
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Another super 'Wanted poster from Ollie, goodness knows what this witch could do to small children with those very large hands!
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Your poster looks great Iman, I really would be afraid of coming across a witch looking as scary as that ! Well done.
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What a great original idea for your poster Luca. Think I'd rather meet this witch in disguise and she must certainly be very dangerous, that's the largest reward I've seen yet!
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I'll be on the hunt for this very dangerous witch, just look at that grand reward!  A great poster Isabella, well done.
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Super 3D effect headline on your wanted poster Lucy, careful detailed drawing too, great job, well done.
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The grand high witch has a fabulous reward but you're probably only going to want to meet her if she's dead ! Well done Arnav a super poster.
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How would you like to meet Miss Evil ?! Well done on your poster Joel, some super description.
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Wanted dead or alive, this must be a very dangerous witch ! A great poster from Sathvik, well done.
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What a great original idea from Tommy A , a Wild West themed 'Wanted' poster with another fabulous reward, super job.
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Well done to Tabitha for another creative 'Wanted' poster. What lovely, effective writing and that witch definitely has large nose holes ! A great job :)
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Another great wanted posted, What a super kind and lovely looking witch, little do the children know just how lethal she might be ! Well Done Will.

 

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An excellent wanted witch poster designed by Kate, you certainly wouldn't like to meet someone with blue spit and just look at those teeth! A very generous reward though so maybe it's worth taking the risk ! 
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It's easy to see how much Iman is enjoying The Witches book and what a great job she has done completing all the worksheets and designing her poster. Very well done on  how motivated you are Iman to do your best, keep up the super work :)
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Just look at the work Luca has been completing, wow you have been busy. Super effort, keep up the great enthusiasm and well down for all the challenging you are giving yourself :)
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What a lovely cheerful picture Isla with your super  transparent and colourful mandala. 
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What a beautiful mandala design from Isabella, all made from natural materials and very eye-catching with the super lilac effect.
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Another creatively designed mandala, love the natural materials used Kate, well done.
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Will has made a very creative mandala using lego! Look how carefully he has designed it using a lot of symmetry and colour to add effect. A super job, well done.
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Caitlin has been working hard to create this fantastic mandala. We love how you have included features of nature to create this unique design! You should be very proud of yourself!

Caitlin has been working hard to create this fantastic mandala. We love how you have included features of nature to create this unique design! You should be very proud of yourself! 1
Whilst self distancing, Kate has been busy creating her own keepsake diary detailing the activities that she has been doing. Great job Kate and keep up the good work :) 
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Isla and her brother Thomas, who is in year 2, have been busy in the kitchen, baking Easter 'buffins' Don't they look delicious , hope the family enjoyed them ! 

Dear 4 Bishops,

 

Now we have had a couple of weeks to settle into our new routines, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all, both children and adults, for your amazing understanding and continued support at this difficult time. 

 

I have always been so proud of the high level of motivation, dedication and passion demonstrated both inside and outside of school by you all .  I would love to see what you have been up to since leaving school, so please feel to tweet or email any photographs of your amazing investigations, work, projects or activities!  It would be great to continue to update our class page and see all of your hard work!

 

I wish you and your families all the very best and I hope you are keeping safe and well.  Remember that together we are a team, so I hope you are all listening to your parents and guardians 4 Bishops.

 

Stay safe,

Mrs Betts 

2020 Science Week. The children researched into climate change and why our frozen worlds are at risk. They then thought of their own enquiry questions about what they wanted to investigate with their groups. Following this they designed their own unique experiments to carry out and test their hypotheses.
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For World Book Day, 4 Bishops used their speaking and listening skills to summarise and retell a story of their choosing. The children did this in a number of creative ways such as using props, illustrations or puppets to help them present their chosen story in a fun and imaginative way.

Year 4 Residential Trip

 

What an amazing adventure the children in Year 4 had whilst attending their residential trip at Castle Head, Grange-over-Sands. Ranging from Bushcraft activities to Eco Action and Team Building Tasks, there was plenty of challenge for all involved. The children learnt how to safely handle and use outdoor cutting tools, design and build a bug hotel, make eco-friendly bird feeders, build an outdoor shelter and how to light a fire without a match!  We all enjoyed the reward of toasting and eating marshmallows and damper bread around the campfire.

 

Despite the inclement weather, the children were filled with enthusiasm, gaining new life-long skills, leading to them building and developing strong relationships with each other. Everybody worked incredibly well within their different teams, both during the day and night challenges, showing support and care for each other, particularly because this was the first time many had been away from home.

 

The children certainly grew in independence, making their own beds on arrival, organising their belongings and even making their own sandwich packed lunch! We all loved the appetising food, which was healthy and nutritious, especially welcome after the demanding activities. Every child was motivated throughout the whole trip, representing the school admirably and are now fully equipped for next year’s Langdale trip.

 

A big thank you to all the parents for their support and helping the children to prepare for the first successful Year 4 residential trip.  We all had a great time, including the staff and Barney!

Year 4 Bishops extended their learning about Electricity in Science, working as a team building  testing conductors and insulators and designing  their own switches using an array of materials. 

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year To All

The Year 4 Team would like to thank everyone for the very generous Christmas gifts they have received . We hope you all have a lovely and peaceful Christmas time with family and friends and send very best wishes for the New Year. 

 

Ancient Greek Day
We all had a fabulous Greek Day, where the children worked diligently on their independent TASC projects and enjoyed a delicious Grecian banquet. From drama to Top Trump cards, the children shared their knowledge in a myriad of wonderful ways. What a brilliant way to finish our topic on Ancient Greece.
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Xmas Party Fun

Circuit Fun

We are leaning about Electricity in our Science lessons, the children put circuits together then tested them to find out the results of using more bulbs/cells.

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Crazy Hair Day
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Our Ancient Greek Tasc Day

 

 

The children had plenty of fun during our Tasc day making pita bread in keeping with our Ancient Greek topic. We were fortunate to have a visit from a miller when the children learnt about the process of making bread, how the wheat is separated from the chaff and ground into flour. We then looked at a recipe, measured out the ingredients which included flour,  following instructions to make our own pita bread. The past part was sampling the bread with some Greek accompaniments of hummus and tzatziki, yummy :) 

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Investigating Teeth !

 

In our Science lessons we have been looking at teeth. First we used mirrors to look at the different types of teeth we have, we learmt about their names and functions, making models with playdoh.  We set up and conducted a fair test investigating the affects that drinks have on our teeth. We used eggs with the  shell representing the enamel of our teeth and we were shocked to see the results! The children will definitely see the merits of drinking water and avoiding sugary and acidic drinks!

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Road Safety

 

On Thursday we had an amazing and informative assembly and learning session with the people from GIST. They discussed the importance of road safety and even let us have a go in their lorry to understand how important it is for us to make sure we are visible.

Chess skills

We are very lucky in Year 4 to have a chess specialist who comes to teach us the game. We are learning about all the different pieces and how they move on the board.

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We also researched and designed information booklets about animal's digestive systems, we found out that some were called ruminants and they have 4 parts to their stomachs.
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Super Science

We had great fun learning about and carrying out some hands on investigations about the digestive system. You can see in the photos how much the children enjoyed replicating the intestines using tights and turning weetabix into poo !

Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses

Fascinating research in ICT about the characteristics and powers that the Gods and Goddesses were believed to have possessed.

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Welcome to Year 4 Bishops Class Page

The children have had a fantastic start to the year. We all agreed a set of class rules and recorded these in our Class Charter signing to state we will observe these. We have some exciting learning ahead of us.

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At Springfield we care, learn and achieve together

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