What we've been doing
My Voice Matters
Some of Year 4 children attended the conference in Newcastle. Last Friday, we set off early hours joining up with our neighbouring schools for 'The Live Performance' on stage for the My Voice Matters project. The children did us proud. It was a nerve-wrecking experience performing in front of over 200 adults with the limelight focused on the children. We also had time to stop and have a look at the Angel of the North on the way home.
We have been looking at mummification in our Ancient Egyptian topic. We dressed Henry up using tissue paper but don't worry, we didn't pluck his brains out through his nose using the hook that they used to do in the process.
We have been making spring rolls in class using fresh ingredients with filo pastry. Children were taught how to follow a recipe and how to use a knife safely using specific knife skills and hygiene expectations. Once we prepped and made them, we baked them and finished off by devouring them. Hmmmm delicious.
My Voice Matters 2
As part of the My Voice Matters project, we have had Laura in to teach the children about music and how it different sounds can be made using our mouths. We loved using the goody bag of creatures that Laura uses to encourage children to think differently about making noise. She even got Mr Whitton playing with some of the dolls.
My Voice Matters 1
We are lucky to be part of the My Voice Matters project again this year. We have had Winston the poet in to deliver a session on writing poems using props and items that we use on a daily basis. We had so much fun. We especially liked it when Winston jumped in a puddle in the middle of the classroom and how he balanced a banana on his nose – amazing!
We have been studying the digestive system in our science lessons. Children enjoyed dissecting the human anatomy and learning the scientific language used to describe each body part.
Year 4 have had a tennis coach in to teach the children specific skills when playing tennis. Children have been taught how to serve, return and maintain a rally using tennis rackets.