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Year 4 Greek Day
Today, we transformed into Ancient Greeks!
In the morning, we learnt about the Battle of Marathon and wrote letters inspired by the message Pheidippides actually took to Sparta. We then used the Greek Alphabet to translate these letters into Ancient Greek. For the rest of the morning, we looked at Greek Myths, mosaics and designed our own Ancient Greek Hoplite shield.
In the afternoon, we had a mini-Olympics! The children had a go at six real life Olympic events: javelin, discus, hammer throw, shotput, jumping and running.
We would like to thank the families for helping the children organise their super outfits and the children for their enthusiasm throughout the day.
We hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable half term!
Miss Brown, Mr Wilkins, Mrs Lightwing and Mrs Greavner.
How Hill @ Hethersett Experience Day!
Year 4 really enjoyed our How Hill experience day on Monday. The children completed a range of tasks from hunting for invertebrates to building shelters. Luckily, the rain held off to make it an enjoyable day all round! Please see a few photos from our day below.
Year 4 have been doing some excellent work as part of their Home Learning. You can find pictures of Home Learning Greek Day below.
A massive well done to everyone for all their hard work!
An excellent start to the year!
The first half term of the year has certainly been an exciting one for Year 4. As well as settling into our new classes, we enjoyed a fantastic trip to How Hill.
During our time there, we took part in some brilliant activities including orienteering, owl pellet dissection and thatching. A firm favourite in Year 4 was the boat trip- even if Dolphins got stuck in the rain!
Back in the classroom, we have learnt lots of scientific vocabulary as part of our work on classification. We have also looked at how to write information pages and diaries. The Year 4 staff were very pleased to see these units inspire excellent work both in school and out!
Well done to everyone for a fantastic half term!
Year 4 celebrated the end of their Ancient Greek topic with a fantastic Greek Day.
The children arrived in their brilliant outfits (thank you to the costume creators!) and settled in for a day of Ancient Greece themed activities.
They 'translated' their Battle of Marathon letters using the Greek alphabet; solved some calculations using Greek numbers and investigate words we use today that come from Greek.
In the afternoon, the children stepped out into the glorious sunshine to take part in their own Olympic games. Thank you to all the adults who joined us for some running, jumping and throwing. A special thank you to our wonderful Year 6 Sports Leaders who helped run the events.
A great day was had by all!
Year 4 welcomed some wonderful visitors who taught us all about the Easter Story.
We enjoyed brilliant activities and linked many aspects of the Easter Story to our own lives. First, we looked at the Last Supper and thought about how we remember people and events. Then, we visited the Garden of Gethsemane and discussed what we stand up for. Next, we watched a video about the crucifixion and talked about how other people help us. Finally, we acted out the resurrection of Jesus and made pictures to show how we can bring light back into darkness.
It was a fantastic day filled with fun activities and songs!
During our rainforest topic, Year 4 have learnt about the different layers of the rainforest as well as the different animals that live there. They have also discussed the issue of deforestation and why we are losing our valuable rainforests so quickly. Many of the children spoke of this issue quite passionately so the Year 4 Team decided to make this the focus of our Rainforest Learning Cafe.
Year 4 and their families enjoyed a wonderful afternoon filled with rainforest activities and healthy rainforest inspired snacks. They also listened to 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry to highlight why we need to protect the rainforests.
During the afternoon, they created some fantastic drawings, wrote poems and thought about what they could do to help protect the rainforest.
Thank you to everyone who came along and who helped at this event.
Year 4 Team