Year 4

Computing Club this week

During our first week at computing club, the children have been building and programming their own band. The children chose which instruments they wanted to have in their band. Then, they programed each one to play when clicked on by the mouse pointer. After this the children made their msuical instruments move and dance along to the beat of the music.

Year 4 PE

Year 4 PE

During the term in PE, Year 4 will be learning football skills. In today’s lesson the children practiced keeping the ball under control using the inside and outside of their feet. We began by playing a game called body parts. Whilst the children practiced their control with a partner, Mr Patterson would call out a body part and both partners had to place that body part on the football. After this we played Hungry Hippos where each team had to gain as many footballs in their own hoop as they could. Once the central hoop was empty of footballs, the teams could then steel footballs from other groups. The chidlren had to becareful to keep their football under control and make sure their foot touched the ball 10 times on the way back to their own hoop.

Year 4 Computing

During Computing this week, Year 4 have been programming their sprite to tell a joke. First the children wrote an algorithm for two individual sprites to tell each other a joke. Using the ‘say’ and ‘wait’ function, the children were able to make one sprite wait whilst the other was speaking. After this, in partners, the children recorded their own voices and inputted them into the program, which allowed their sprite not only to speak in an on screen speech bubble, but the joke was also audible. The children really enjoyed choosing their own sprites which ranged from a bowl of cereal to a squirrel that had landed on the moon. Well done Year 4!


During our first session back after the Christmas break, we have looked at another scene from Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dream Coat. The children were split into groups of four and asked to choose a part for each member of their group. Then, they practiced the scene within their groups and performed it to the whole group.

Here are some short snippets from some of the groups.