Year 4 Autumn term

Headteacher's Awards:
17.12.20 - Jacob, Mansukh and Eden
11.12.20 - Alice, Lucas and Lily
4.12.20 - Eliott, Dylan and Eva
27.11.20 - Cillian, Jamie and Elsie
20.11.20 - Will, Isabel and Gracie
13.11.20 - Ruby, Jenson and Evie
Year 4 read 'In Flanders Field' and create their own verses as part of their learning for Remembrance Day this year. In art lessons, firstly the children created their own poppy field painting using watercolours, focusing on perspective and the use of colour. They then designed, made and painted a clay poppy.
On 11st November, we spent some time in the reflecting in the school garden, admiring art work from across the school and remembering those who served in the wars.
Despite the fact that St Michael's are unable to celebrate Harvest in the way that we usually would, this year families have been asked to donate to food banks in the week leading up to the half term.

Within class, we have discussed Harvest, what it means and why we celebrate it. The children in Year 4 have written and performed their own acrostic poems, combining all of their learning about this special time of year. 
National Poetry Day
On 1st October, Year Four studied the poem 'What is pink?' by Christina Rossetti as part of the celebrations for National Poetry Day.

We thought about the different colours in the world, and how they can link to places and feelings, before writing our own versions of the poem.

Later in the day we used paints to experiment with primary colours, black and white to create our own colour wheels, linking to the poem again.

We left school ready to try and recite our poems to our parents.
Stone Age
To finish our Stone Age topic, we held an afternoon of practical activities where the children represented the different layers of soil with cereal, and tried to make a Stonehenge made out of biscuits.
"It was tricky to make Stonehenge out of biscuits because they kept falling down but it made me realise how hard it was to make the real one."
Year Four have really enjoyed the mini topic and are proud of their Stone Age books, showing all of the hard work that they have done so far in Year Four. Keep it up Year Four!
Roald Dahl day
For Roald Dahl day on Thursday 17th September, Year Four came to school dressed as a character from a Roald Dahl book.

We learnt more about his life and played games linking to his books and the characters in them. 
We also linked our learning to our class book 'Matilda' and the work that we did from home at the end of Year Three.
It was a brilliant day, see our photo below for the full range of costumes!