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Welcome to the Summer Term in Otter Class! 

 

 

We have an exciting term ahead as we become wildlife researchers finding out about animals and their habitats. We will be visiting Frogmary Green Farm to find out how food is produced and the important role of farmers in producing the food we eat and preserving wildlife.

 

We are also excited to be learning Djembe drumming this term and hope to perform what we have learnt to parents towards the end of the term. Watch this space for more information.

 

PE this term will be on Tuesdays and Fridays, please make sure kits are in school at all times please.

We know how to clean our teeth (and turn our tongues purple!)

Our awesome Year 4 team at the annual Cross Country

Our awesome Year 4 team at the annual Cross Country 1
Our awesome Year 4 team at the annual Cross Country 2

What a wonderful time we had celebrating the Royal Wedding. Having made our wedding corsages, we had a Year 4 sports afternoon then arrived on time for the wedding ceremony. We finished the afternoon with a wedding tea on the field in the sunshine.

We are learning about teeth and decided to investigate whether healthy food could give us tooth decay. It was a messy job, but someone had to do it. We concluded that healthy food is great as long as you clean your teeth afterwards.

We were very excited to have been visited by people from North Petherton's twin town of Ceauce in Normandy. We sang them a French song, asked them lots of questions and found out so many interesting things about life in France.

We were very lucky to be visited by storytellers who shared the story of Mrs Noah's Pockets with us. Afterwards, we debated whether Mrs Noah was right to take mythical creatures onto the ark without telling Mr Noah.

We had a team challenge to make a set of teeth. It was messy, but fun. Which do you think won?

We've put together a video to explain the difference processes in the digestive system.

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We've been investigating Jackson Pollock's art by trying out some of his painting techniques ourselves.

Finding our beat with Djembe drumming

We have been learning about the story of Easter and made symbols that represent Christianity

To complete our Sound topic in Science, we made cup and string telephones that were very effective. We then played instruments to understand how pitch can be changed. What a lot of noise we created!

World Book Day Costumes. What a lot of effort was put into making them look fabulous!

These were our Year 4 winners, Fergus, Summer, Latisha and Ethan. Don't they look great?

These were our Year 4 winners, Fergus, Summer, Latisha and Ethan. Don't they look great? 1
These were our Year 4 winners, Fergus, Summer, Latisha and Ethan. Don't they look great? 2

We've been having a very scientific time in Otter Class recently. We now know lots about solids, liquids and gases and how sound travels. Take a look...

Welcome to the Spring Term

in Otter Class! 

 

Our trip to Caerleon was a fantastic opportunity to see, first hand, some of the many things we have been learning about this term in our Roman topic. It was a cold but sunny day and we all had a great time.

Year 4 opened their Roman Museum to proudly display all the hard work and creativity they have put into their homework projects.

We've been learning about Roman Numerals and had a go at making our own today.

We are creating our own Roman stories about escaping Pompeii after Vesuvius's eruption. First we used drama to help us to imagine what it might have been like to flee the city.

We were very lucky to have had a very special visit by Roman Governor Agricola. He and the Romans are here to sort us all out!

We were very lucky to have had a very special visit by Roman Governor Agricola. He and the Romans are here to sort us all out! 1

We've been writing, publishing and performing our own poetry. What a lot of creativity and hard work went into it all!

Spring Term

 

This term we will be learning all about the Romans and how they shaped and changed our country. This will include a trip to Caerleon Castle and being visited by an Ancient Roman!

 

Look out for more information about our exciting learning adventures over the coming weeks! 

 

Weekly timetable

 

Monday

Spellings homework handed out

Reading records checked

Tuesday

PE lesson

Wednesday

Maths homework due in

Thursday Times tables challenges
Friday

PE lesson

Spelling test

Maths homework set

Autumn Term 2017

 

We have had an exciting term, finding out what life would have been like for Children in Victorian Britain, finding out about some of the greatest inventions of the past 200 years and even inventing some of our own!

 

 

In Science, we have been learning about electricity and the importance of safety with electrical appliances. Take a look at our safety videos.

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Never use electrical appliances near water!

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Don't put anything, other than a plug, in a socket!

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Don't put metal objects in appliances like keyboards!

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Don't fly kits near power lines and, if your kite gets caught, never never try to retrieve it yourself!

We have been learning the story of the Good Samaritan and the importance of helping those in need.

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Collaboration may not move mountains, but it certainly helps us move benches!

Collaboration may not move mountains, but it certainly helps us move benches! 1

As part of our Anti-Bullying Week, we all came to school in odd socks to celebrate our differences. We also worked as a team to run a collective 30 miles for Children in Need, supporting and encouraging each other equally!

As part of our Anti-Bullying Week, we all came to school in odd socks to celebrate our differences. We also worked as a team to run a collective 30 miles for Children in Need, supporting and encouraging each other equally! 1
As part of our Anti-Bullying Week, we all came to school in odd socks to celebrate our differences. We also worked as a team to run a collective 30 miles for Children in Need, supporting and encouraging each other equally! 2

We have been working in teams to build Victorian and modern shoebox rooms so that we can see how home life has changed over time.

The children have worked really hard to produce well researched and presented projects about the Victorians. Well done all of you!

What an amazing day we had at Cold Harbour Mill, finding out about how the wool is made and taking our job applications to Mr Robson, the mill foreman. He was a little scary but we learnt so much from him about what working in the mill would have been like.

We were visited by Charlotte’s family of tortoises this week. We really enjoyed holding them and finding out more about how they live and grow. Thank you so much, Mr and Mrs Philpots, for bringing them in.

We were visited by Charlotte’s family of tortoises this week. We really enjoyed holding them and finding out more about how they live and grow. Thank you so much, Mr and Mrs Philpots, for bringing them in. 1
We were visited by Charlotte’s family of tortoises this week. We really enjoyed holding them and finding out more about how they live and grow. Thank you so much, Mr and Mrs Philpots, for bringing them in. 2
We were visited by Charlotte’s family of tortoises this week. We really enjoyed holding them and finding out more about how they live and grow. Thank you so much, Mr and Mrs Philpots, for bringing them in. 3

We learnt about negative numbers by racing each other to get positive and negative numbers in the correct order. Congratulations boys, you were very fast!

We learnt about negative numbers by racing each other to get positive and negative numbers in the correct order. Congratulations boys, you were very fast! 1
We learnt about negative numbers by racing each other to get positive and negative numbers in the correct order. Congratulations boys, you were very fast! 2
We learnt about negative numbers by racing each other to get positive and negative numbers in the correct order. Congratulations boys, you were very fast! 3
We learnt about negative numbers by racing each other to get positive and negative numbers in the correct order. Congratulations boys, you were very fast! 4

We enjoyed sharing books with our buddy Class, Badger.

We enjoyed sharing books with our buddy Class, Badger. 1
We enjoyed sharing books with our buddy Class, Badger. 2
We enjoyed sharing books with our buddy Class, Badger. 3

Today we have been experiencing with school might have been like in Victorian times...

Today we have been experiencing with school might have been like in Victorian times... 1 We chanted our times tables and recited poems.
Today we have been experiencing with school might have been like in Victorian times... 2 We had a visit from our Headmaster and his cane.
Today we have been experiencing with school might have been like in Victorian times... 3 We wrote on slates and dunces stood in the corner.
Today we have been experiencing with school might have been like in Victorian times... 4 We had drill on the playground.

We've been having fun creating our Roman God learning team names using our bodies. See if you can guess which one this is...

and this one...

Do you know which one this is?

and this one...

and, last but not least, this one...

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