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Well done Felicity for being motivated to achieve your best! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your neatly written Grand High Witch character description, where you supported your answers with examples from the text. You also challenged yourself when creating your drawings. Great work!

Wow! Check out Emily's 3D model of a River, where she challenged herself to represent each feature with great accuracy and detail. Well done!

Dear 4 Knights,

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you children and all of your parents, for your continued support, words/messages of kindness and amazing understanding at this strange and difficult time. I am constantly in awe at the high degree of motivation, dedication and kindness that is exhibited by the children in class on a daily basis and I will miss you all greatly.

 

Remember to tweet or email any pictures of amazing investigations, work or projects, as I will always see them and I really would love to see all of your hard work!

 

I wish you and your families all the very best and I hope you are safe and keeping well. Stay strong and remember that together we are a team, so I hope you are all listening to and supporting your parents 4 Knights!

 

See you soon (I hope), once we have weathered this storm.

 

From Mrs Yarwood

Our Fun Day - From water colour painting in the sunshine, to conducting a whole class quiz, the children have had a brilliant last day.

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. They then designed their own unique experiments that they could carry out to test their hypotheses.

For World Book Day, 4 Knights 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!

4 Knights loved working as a team and using their knowledge of circuits, conductors and insulators, to design and make their own switches, using an array of materials. They then tested their designs and hypotheses in their circuits.

Exploring equivalent fractions in Maths.

Miss Bailey and I (Mrs Yarwood), would like to say a big thank you for all of the thoughtful and very generous gifts we have received. We hope you all have a restful and fun filled Christmas break. See you all in the New Year!!

We all had a fabulous Greek Day, where the children worked diligently on their independent TASC projects and enjoyed a delicious Grecian banquet. From music composition 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.

4 Knights having a blast at our Year 4 Christmas Party

4 Knights had a special afternoon working as a team, to code and programme a banana to be an input device with Mr Yarwood from Manchester Metropolitan University.

The children had great fun tinkering and challenging themselves to work scientifically, to create various working circuits using cells, motors, bulbs and buzzers, after forming their own hypotheses.

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 which enabled the children learn 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 and followed instructions to make our own pita bread. The best part was sampling the bread with some Greek accompaniments of hummus and tzatziki. Yummy!

 

Here is the link in case you want to have a go making pitta bread at home. 

 

https://www.cookingwithmykids.co.uk/homemade-pita-bread/

 

This week we had a blast creating our TASC Greek Amphora art projects. We have challenged ourselves to refine and combine the skills of line, shape, pattern and paint, to create a colourful and historical piece. We look forward to sharing the final product.

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.

We have begun our exciting Science experiment into how various liquids effect our teeth. We have placed 6 eggs into various liquids and will continue to observe and record how they each effect and change the eggs. Watch this space for more exciting scientific updates!

We have begun our exciting Science experiment into how various liquids effect our teeth. We have placed 6 eggs into various liquids and will continue to observe and record how they each effect and change the eggs. Watch this space for more exciting scientific updates!  1
We have begun our exciting Science experiment into how various liquids effect our teeth. We have placed 6 eggs into various liquids and will continue to observe and record how they each effect and change the eggs. Watch this space for more exciting scientific updates!  2

Wow! What informative and interesting presentations from everyone for their class homework task, on the day to day life of an Ancient Greek. The children presented their research and knowledge in a variety of interesting and exciting ways, from posters and presentation, to plays and 3 D models. Thank you for all of your hard work.

The children exploring and ordering both positive and negative numbers in Maths

The children exploring and ordering both positive and negative numbers in Maths 1

Congratulations to our newly elected class ambassadors and a big thank you to all of the contenders. You all spoke clearly and brilliantly.

Congratulations to our newly elected class ambassadors and a big thank you to all of the contenders. You all spoke clearly and brilliantly. 1

Together we are a team! 4 Knights working collaboratively to research Greek Gods in Topic

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