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Mr Richardson 4CR

We've been busy planting the seeds that were sent from the Morrisons after parents, friends and relatives collected vouchers. Each house has taken responsibility for a 'bed', weeding and sowing a variety of plants from beans to pumpkins.

Here are the Year 4 spelling lists for the first part of the Summer term.

Easter activities are in full swing in Year 4. The children have enjoyed rolling and decorating their eggs.

All of the children in Year 4 wore blue and yellow today for our 'Day for Ukraine'. Thank you to all for sending in donations.

At long last, Year 4 have created Anglo Saxon villages from the houses that they made before half term. High winds and rain have stopped this from happening until now. Have a look at our authentic settlements. Did you know that the 'ton' in Ryton meant 'enclosed village / farmstead / manor' in Anglo Saxon times?

Miss Maddison taught Year 4 about the artist Andy Goldsworthy's use of nature in his art this week. Then the class tried to create portraits of each other using materials that they could find in the forest area. Can you try to work out who these portraits show in Year 4?

We spent World Book Day creating book blurbs for 'Beowulf and the Dragon'. Most of us dressed up as a character from a book, or in our pyjamas and we all took part in a World Book Day quiz. Have a look and see if you can guess who we dressed up as.

Please find a copy of the spellings for the second half of the Spring term below.

During our activities for mental health week in Year 4 we created 'Support Balloons' showing who we can look to for support if we need it.

Mr White came to teach Year 4 music. He showed us how to use software and hardware in 'Makey Makey Piano'. We were part of the hardware, completeing circuits with our touch. Our resulting harmonies were fantastic!

Year 4 had a very enjoyable trip to Jarrow Hall this week. We learned all sorts of new facts about Anglo Saxon food and farming, runes and their meanings, and the Anglo-Saxon system of punishment. A highlight for many children was sitting in the great hall around the fire, listening to the tale of Beowulf and solving an Anglo-Saxon riddle.

Anglo Saxon burial ship discovered by year 4! We’ve been investigating the Anglo-Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo with Miss Humble in class and then we tried creating our own Anglo-Saxon ship burial sites.

Please find the Year 4 spelling lists for the first part of the Spring half term below.

Year 4 had an enjoyable trip to Blaydon swimming baths this week and will hopefully have many more successful visits as the year goes on.

Year 4 enjoyed a variety of party games before Christmas. Many thanks to everyone for sending in contributions that made a magnificent party feast!

Have a look at the skeletons we made in the forest area. Do you know the main functions of a skeleton? Can you spot a scapula, a patella, or name any of the bones?

Our whole class donated to Children in Need by 'dressing down'.

We spent a whole afternoon in the forest area with Mrs Goodwin, toasting marshmallows, swinging in hammocks and having loats of fun!

Have a look at our gardening activities. We've been weeding the beds and renewing the wood chippings on the paths. Many hands definitely made light work!

Please find a copy of the science homework (due to be back in school finished on Thurs 11th Nov) below.

We've had a great start to the Autumn term in Year 4. The children have been busy investigating Ancient Egypt and completed a variety of tasks from going in to our forest area to recreate the scene that the Ancient Egyptians would have seen at Giza, to playing the game of Ur.

Please find a copy of the Year 4 spellings for the second half of the Autumn term here.

We've been looking at the work of the Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel this week in art and recreating his famous painting of 'Children's Games' (1560.) Here are some of the scenes that we've included in our modern day versions of his picture.

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