Friday 29th April

Another week has flown by! We've done lots of learning, had lots of fun and also had a couple of outstanding sporting performances this week. 

Well done to our Year 4 Footballers

We are extremely proud of these two teams! Both played against 6 different teams this week at the Year 4 girls' football competition at Graves Park. Only one goal was conceded by each team throughout the whole tournament.  All of these girls showed excellent sportsmanship and supported eachother throughout.  We are looking forward to seeing them play again soon.  Bramall Lane, here we come!

4CW

In 4CW we have been studying 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and have focused on the character of Puck.  Not only did we write character profiles of him, but we also tried to picture how he would look in the woods playing his tricks on people.  We identified the leaves (some of which feature in Shakespearean plays) and then used them to help portray his character.  Can you spot the garlic, bluebell and ivy?  

4JD

We have really enjoyed our science work on food chains and food webs this week. We learnt all about how energy comes from the sun, helping plants (producers) to grow. Then how this energy transfers through the chain of animals, as they are consumed, as part of many food chains and complicated webs. We also discussed primary and secondary consumers and the roles of predator and prey.

We even considered how the fine balance of a food web or chain can be disrupted by the use of chemicals, a species becoming too populous or a plant becoming rare.

We planned out our food chains in our books first, using arrows to show the flow of energy from the sun. Then we created our wonderful hanging versions to display in classroom.  We think they look brilliant!

4JP

It's been all about 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in our world this week. 

Now we know the story, we looked at the characters in a bit more depth. We considered how important Puck is in the play and what influence he has over some of the other characters. We decided we like him because he's loyal, funny and mischievious. We wrote detailed descriptions showing our impression of the characters.

And like 4CW, we took our Shakespearean learning into the woods as well. We found lots of quotations about sleep and dreams throughout the play. We decided to focus on this one for our forest schools lesson. They are Oberon's lines from Act 2, scene 1.

'I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,

Where oxlip and the nodding violet grows,

Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,

With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine,

There sleeps Titania sometime of the night

Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight.'

We each made a peg doll Titania and then looked for the perfect place for her to sleep and dream. We thought carefully about where the plants and flowers were in the woods and made soft little mounds for her to rest on.

In the play, Puck creates a potion from a magical flower. As you know, we spent some time last week observing plants and flowers and making careful drawings in our sketch books. This week, we turned our ideas into designs for prints. We then transferred these designs onto polyblock ready to make press prints. We did rubbings to see whether our printing blocks would work.

Once we were satisfied with our designs, we got on with the business of printing. It was messy but byu the end of the afternoon, we were experts!

Here are our final pieces. We are really proud of them - they are going to look lovely displayed in our classroom.

And finally......

we hope you all have a lovely long bank holiday weekend and Eid Mubarak to all our families celebrating over the coming days. 

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