Book week 2020
Year 4 has had a great book week this week! We have been doing activities such as book sharing, decorating our book corner (with a Roald Dahl theme), drawing book illustrations and writing poetry. The children also had the opportunity to visit the book shop 'Waterstones' to have a look at all the wonderful books and choose their own one with their World Book Day voucher. The children also looked fantastic in their World Book Day costumes!
Year 4 - 'Imagine a Story' writing project
In the Autumn term, Year 4 had the exciting opportunity to be part of a writing project. Children's author, Sharna Jackson, gave the first part of each chapter to hundreds of schools across London. As a class, the children came up with wonderful ideas that were put together to create a class chapter for the book. The children then got to visit Sharna and illustrator Dapo Adeola at the Southbank Centre, where they got to ask them questions, hear their chapter read aloud and get their very own copy of the finished book! The children worked really hard on this project and should feel very proud. I'm sure they are going to love reading the finished book over the half term and I can't wait to discuss all the other chapters with them when we return to school!
Year 4's Trip to Tate Britain
Year four had the opportunity to visit the Tate Britain to see their Steve McQueen photography project. Along with 76,000 other children, the Edith Neville pupils were able to see their photo on show in the gallery. The children had a wonderful time and were able to notice and discuss how their appearance has changed over a year.
Quotes from the children:
" I found the trip really exciting to see how we have changed over the years," Zakiyah
"I loved that there were so many other photographs to look at and how we had to search around the gallery to find ours." - Maya
" It felt amazing to see all the other London children," - Zuhur
" I thought all the paintings were incredible, my favourite one was about the Waterloo war as the painter showed emotion really well," - Abubaker
This term, year 4 has being learning about the Mayans. The children took part in a workshop at the Chocolate Museum in Brixton where they got to learn how the Mayans found Cacoa beans and used it to make their own type of chocolate drink, with added spices such as chilli and cinnamon. They then got to make their own chocolate bars using the ingredients that the Mayans would have used. Have a look at some of the pictures:
Year 4 has been lucky enough to be a part of Southbank's writing project 'Imagine a story'. Children's author Sharna Jackson has written the first three chapters of a new children's book and has asked schools across London to write a chapter to go into it! Sharna gave us some key things to put into the chapter and then the class used their imagination to come up with different ideas. We wrote a whole class chapter to be sent off and the the children had the opportunity to write their own chapters in their English writing. The chapter has now been sent off and the children will get to visit the Southbank centre in February to meet the Sharna Jackson, hear their chapter read aloud as well as other chapters written by other schools and will get a copy of the book, with their names printed inside. The children have thoroughly enjoyed participating in this project and have come up with brilliant ideas. Have a read of the whole class chapter below:
Year 4 have had a fantastic start to the year, showing brilliant curiosity in their learning.
In English, we have been busy writing our autobiographies for the school time capsule. We have also been reading 'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy. The children have been able to identify the strong description used in the book and have been able to use it to inspire their descriptive writing.
In Maths, we have been solving addition and subtraction problems, ordering and comparing numbers and completing different activities involving our times tables.
Swimming is on Monday and P.E is on Friday for Year 4.
Our Kindness Tree
The children explored the meaning of 'kindness' and discussed different ways to show/give kindness. We then created a kindness wall where the children wrote down their tips for display. Each week, the children will pick a class name out of a bag and write a compliment about that person. Then each child will read their kind compliment and put it on the tree.
Black History Month:
For Black History Month, Year 4 has been researching information about the athlete Mo Farah. They worked in groups to use laptops to collect their information. They found out about his childhood, junior career, senior career and personal life/hobbies. The children then used their research to create fact files.