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4NW

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Welcome to 4NW's page!

 

Class Teacher: Mrs Williams

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Cooksey

 

We are extremely excited to share with you our experiences in Year 4 as well as key dates etc. We will be updating our page each half term with photographs to show you what we have been doing during the last topic and give you details of the next topic. So stay tuned...

 

Key Information:

 

PE in year 4 is on a Wednesday.

Spelling tests will take place on a Tuesday.

Times Tables tests will take place on a Monday.

Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Items needed for school:

 

PE kits should be left in school until the end of each half term to ensure that they are available when needed.

Pupils will need their reading books and planners each day. Planners will be signed by Mrs Williams on Fridays.

Water bottles must come to school filled with fresh water daily.

Pencil cases must be in school each day.

 

 

Topic 1 - Wild Wood

 

Our first topic in Year 4 is 'Wild Wood'. We are currently busy planning what we would like to learn about in this topic and we will keep you updated as soon as we have finalised our plans. We will, however, be making use of our local wood - Pwllycrochan... watch this space...

 

Our first topic so far...

 

4NW have had a wonderful time so far this half term and have spent a lot of time developing their topic. They have planned the activities that they wanted to complete during the topic and they have come up with some wonderful questions that they wanted to find the answers to. They have begun a science investigation to find out how much water a plant needs to survive, they have found out the Welsh words for various woodland things using Welsh dictionaries and have them turned these words into a game of Chwap! and shape poems. They have also devised their own poster promoting taking care of the woods which has again been completed in Welsh. The pictures below show how they have been discovering the differences between Sessile and English oak trees and the children have been busy drawing out a circle with a circumference of 2m and one of 12m - this is because oak tree trunks have a circumference of between 2 and 12m! The children are very much looking forward to their next three weeks of trips to the woods where they will be completing activities such as building habitats, completing an investigation into the circumferences of different trees, completing a treasure trail in Welsh, doing some forest art and collecting acorns for the woodland trust. 

The Circumference of oak trees

The Circumference of oak trees 1
The Circumference of oak trees 2
The Circumference of oak trees 3
The Circumference of oak trees 4

Topic 2 - Children of the Revolution

 

This half term our topic has been 'Children of the revolution'. Year 4 have been very busy learning all about how children were treated in the Victorian times and how this has changed up until the modern day. They have been particularly interested in learning about Children's Rights through the Children's Charter and have looked closely at Article 32 - Children have the right to not do work which is dangerous. They have not only learnt how this right is a million miles away from how children were treated in the Victorian times but also how children's right originally begun to be important in 1833 with the passing of the Factory Act. As well as comparing their rights with the rights of Victorian children, year 4 have also imagined themselves as a runaway from a workhouse and written diary entries, imagined themselves looking through a factory window and drawing what they have seen and researched workhouses in North Wales of which there were 16, the closest being Llanrwst! 

 

Have a look at just a few of the pieces of work that they have produced. Gwaith da blwyddyn pedwar! You have certainly been Ethically informed citizens this half term!

 

Grace's 'View through the factory window'

 

Joe's view through the factory window

 

Comparison Victorian children vs modern day rights

Topic 3 - Flight Engineering

 

Our topic this half term is Flight Engineering. The children on Year 4 have been busy planning what they would like to learn about during this topic. They have done this as they usually do by referring to the 6 areas of learning - Language, Literacy and Communication, Mathematical Development, Science and Technology, Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing and Humanities. Among the activities that the children would like to do are: Researching the first working plane and the failed attempts of engineers before that, links with famous flight engineers and North Wales, testing the best paper to make paper aeroplanes out of, drawing a plane above the North Wales coastline and writing a story about a famous flight engineer in either the 1st or 3rd person.  Watch this space to see what we achieve this half term!

 

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