21/07/2017 at 20:06
We had a great afternoon at Fanwoods and the children that missed it earlier in the year were pleased to have the chance to go. The weather brightened up just in time and the children thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck in.
21/07/2017 at 14:28
Well we’re almost there! Only 3 school days left!
In numeracy, we have practising our written methods, focusing on subtraction and multiplication.
In Literacy, we have been looking at persuasive language in order to help us answer the our topic question: Where would you prefer to live? Horton-in-Ribblesdale or Farsley?
On Monday, we went to Horton and had a fantastic day. Here is the link to my blog post earlier in the week:
Here are a few more photos from the day that didn’t make it on to the original blog post:
Congratulations to Jace, Girleen and James for their Special Mention awards.
Have a great last weekend and I look forward to seeing you all for our last few days together.
17/07/2017 at 16:57
We have had a stunning day today. The sun gods shone down on us and we were graced with beautiful blue skies. We first stopped off at Dry Rigg Gritstone Quarry to look round. We talked about the fact that Horton was originally a miners village and that some people who work there are 3rd generation miners. Then, we went into the village and looked around. We did our traffic survey and then went for a hike along the River Ribble. Halfway through we stopped and had a wonderful picnic. After that, we finished off our hike, including crossing a small beck and headed back into Horton. We stopped off at the Pen-y-ghent cafe and did our bit for the local economy before heading back to the bus.
I am immensely proud of all the class and I couldn’t have asked for a better day out with them. A massive thanks to Mrs Jamieson for coming with us and well done 4G!
17/07/2017 at 08:15
Another great week done and dusted and boy was it a busy one!
As well as all the work we did in Literacy, on settings, and all the work we did in Numeracy, on subtraction, we had all sorts of others things going on.
On Tuesday, we finished off our SRE lessons, talking about emotions and how to deal with them. Mrs Kroon lead the session which involved the children role playing different scenarios and then discussing what options they have in order to solve it. We have all been so impressed and are so proud with the attitude and maturity all the children have had during all the sessions this year.
On Wednesday, we had Sports Day and it was an epic day. The morning was great fun, with welly wanging, beat the goalie, Frisbee and tug-of-war being just a few of the activities each and every child did. In the afternoon, we did the formal races and it was a fantastic event. The Duathlon got us of to a great start and was then quickly followed by sprint, skipping, sack, potato and relay races. Finally, we finished off the day with an awesome Tug-of-War competition. Congratulations to all the children. They were truly the best they could be.
On Thursday afternoon, 4G met Miss Bradley and she was really impressed with them all. She commented on what a lovely bunch they are. I am so glad they made a fantastic first impression and I know they will have a great time in Year 5.
On Friday, the children received their end of year report. Make sure you sit down with your child and celebrate with them all the successes they have had this year.
Congratulations to Luke and Saroop for their Special Mention awards.
15/07/2017 at 12:34
4K had a brilliant day on our trip to Horton in Ribblesdale. The children were very well behaved and had lots of fun. Here are a few photos from my IPad. There will be more to follow as they are on school IPads.
11/07/2017 at 16:37
During Spring term in RE, Year 4 were learning from Words of Wisdom. Firstly, we learned how to ‘still’ – being calm and relaxed, trying to shut out any distractions and focus on something. We looked at stories and teachings from Sikhism, Islam and Christianity and explored the ‘words of wisdom’ in these.
Guru Nanak said: “Love all, help all.” and “The world always needs more…”
The Qur’an teaches about the beauty of the world. It says:
“The Earth is green and beautiful, and Allah has appointed you his stewards over it.”
“Whoever plants a tree and diligently looks after it until it matures and bears fruit is rewarded.”
St. Paul said:
“Love is patient and kind…”
We all agreed that these are wise words to live by no matter which, if any, religion you may be.
Over the course of this term in RE Year 4 have been learning about different creation stories and considering what they tell us about our world.
We began by looking at the Jewish/Christian Creation story in detail and then comparing it with the Muslim, Sikh and Hindu stories, considering the similarities and differences in them. We compared these with the creation story of the Ancient Egyptians and considered that all creation stories charge humans with the responsibility of looking after the world.
We then considered the Buddhist point of view which says that they do not really concern themselves with such big stories like the worlds creation! As they say, you could think about it for a lifetime and never find an answer. They are more interested in living a good life in the present than thinking about the past and where things come from. Buddhists liken this idea to being shot by an arrow: people don’t waste time wondering who made the arrow and where the feathers came from – rather they urgently seek to have it removed!
We also looked at the scientific theory of the big bang and considered that creation stories may not need to be taken literally.