Welcome to Class 4
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Class 4’s assembly – Ancient Greece
During the first half of the autumn term the children have been studying ‘Ancient Greece’. The children have looked at the timeline of Ancient Greek history, how the Greeks lived and the battle of Sparta and Athens. The children discovered some of the Greek gods and goddesses, they were then able to link these characters to Greek myths. The children particularly enjoyed the myth about the Trojan horse and performed a poem in the style of a rap during their assembly, learning all of the words. A favourite Greek myth of Class 4 was Perseus and Medusa. They were able to learn the script of a short play and act out the myth in their class assembly, which was enjoyed by classes from across the school as well as parents.
As part of our Christmas RE topic Year 4 made their own Christingles. They learned about the representation of each part of a Christingle and how this is related to Jesus and light.
Boccia and Kurling
Stuart from Education Enterprise came into school to coach Year 4 in Boccia and Kurling. The children quickly learnt some new skills and were using tactics to win points. Everyone really enjoyed the experience and we are looking forward to the Boccia and Kurling festival in February.
Class 4 completing an observational art lesson this half term.
Year 4 visit Binchester Roman Fort.
Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their, mostly sunny, visit to Binchester Roman Fort. They visited the remains of Dere Street, an original Roman Road that runs through the middle of the fort. The children explored the remains of the Commander’s house and his private bath house. There was lots to explore, including the cold rooms, hot rooms, furnace rooms and they had access to the underground heating where the pillars remain. We even spotted some Roman footprints in the cement. Before lunch, the children had the opportunity to dress up as Roman soldiers. The helmets were very heavy! Some activities included making mosaic tile pictures, cleaning pots found in real archaeological digs at the fort and archaeological digging in the sand. After lunch in the sunshine, the children explored a second bath house that would have been used by local villagers. They all produced some lovely sketches. The children had lots of fun with the clay, making and decorating pots.
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