Merry Christmas

We all had lots of fun on our last day of term! Here are a few pictures from the party.

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and I will see you in 2019.

Miss Gill x

Roman Mosaics

This half term, we have been learning all about the Romans! We have been looking into how they lived their lives and what they have brought into our lives today. We designed our own mosaics using felt tip pens, thinking about what decorations the Romans used in their homes. Mosaics were only in the most wealthiest of Roman’s homes, and they decorated their homes to ‘show off’ their wealth. We designed our own mosaics with metal discs and circles to create a lovely effect!

Robinwood!

Year 4 enjoyed their residential to Robinwood very much and have made so many memories! From climbing Orchan Rocks on the hillside to dodging the ‘piranhas’ in the Piranha pool, the children got involved in absolutely everything and their team spirit was fantastic to watch.

When we got there, we had to make our own beds and this seemed to be the biggest challenge! But then on to the trapeze, it seemed that challenges would need to be faced throughout the duration of the trip. We had such a good time with all of our friends, and overcome many fears by putting ourselves out of our comfort zone.

Take a look at some of our pictures! 

 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Last Thursday, year 4 went on a wonderful adventure to Yorkshire Sculpture park!

We sketched using part of a charcoal sculpture from Barnsley, suggested meanings behind sculptures and made our own miniature sculptures whilst learning the history behind some of the artists.

Particular emphasis was put on the set of sculptures at the park by Barbara Hepworth who was born in Wakefield. This will be followed up later this week when we will be making a fact file about her, aiming to understand what many of her sculptures represent.

The main thing we discovered was that sculptures can be made from absolutely anything at all, the only thing you need is your imagination!

 

 

The new school year.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all my lovely students to year 4! We have been busy learning all about each other and I am sure we still have lots to find out.

Yorkshire has been our focus for these past few weeks, and this will continue right up until Christmas. From creating maps of Hebden Bridge to making our very own Yorkshire puddings, we will cover it all!

I am very much looking forward to seeing the children progress through the thematic teaching of different subjects and learn about their interests along the way.

Miss Gill.

Robot art

During our topic work we have looked at the artist and sculptor Terry Collier. He admires the robots of the 1950’s /60’s. He pulls apart old radios, clocks and other electrical appliances to find parts to make his sculptures. He gets most of parts from junk shops or flea markets. Today the children spent their time admiring some of is amazing work, looking out what specific objects he uses. They then had the opportunity to pick one of his sculptures and, using chalk, create a lovely drawing of his work.

What type of angle do you think?

In maths this term we have been looking at angles in shapes and comparing and describing them. This week we went out to take advantage of the lovely weather and enjoyed our angle hunt. The children could work in small groups and discuss angles within the shape and whether they thought it was a right angle, obtuse or acute.

Rise of the Robots

The children had so much fun designing and making their own robots out of junk last week! They had so many weird and wonderful ideas as well as some super cool gadgets!

The return of the Sound of Music!

Years 2 and 3 took part in their second music workshop today. This time the focus was on rhythm and beats as the children experimented with some rather unusual musical instruments.

The sound of music!

Years 2 and 3 took part last week in a music workshop. They learnt how to exercise their vocal chords and rehearsed for a part in a music marathon!

A big thank you to Mrs Pearce for organising the event for us.

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