Year 4

Information Texts

Throughout English the children in Year 4 have been developing their knowledge of information texts.

The children were able to explore what an information text looks like and developed their understanding of the features. They were then asked to create their own information texts through developing their own websites.

The children made these using PowerPoint and included pictures as well as key features which they had earlier explored.

Poetry

Year 4 have started a new English genre. For the next week they will be looking at poetry and creating their own rainforest poems. The children explored some rainforest poems written by Paul Hess. They re-enacted some of the animal poems through becoming the animals. The children were able to be creative with their delivery of the poems and enjoyed the opportunity to act.

 

Forest School

Year 4 and Year 6 joined together to take part in a forest school session within the school grounds. The children found out about the Native American’s use of journey sticks. The children were then able to make their own journey sticks. These sticks tell the story of the journey they took part in during their forest school session. The activity also enabled the children to practice their skills of tying knots to attach items to the string. The children partnered up with someone from the opposite class and really enjoyed working together to create their journey sticks.   

Mini Vinnies Celebration

This week in school we held a beautiful Mini Vinnies commissioning ceremony led by Mr Michael Willcock. The children were presented with certificates and badges to recognise their commitment to helping others both locally and around the world. This ceremony was a wonderful way to welcome our new Mini Vinnies from Year 4 and 5.