Sunday, 15 October 2017

Creating Interesting Vocabulary for our Firework Poems

In 4M, we are starting to write Firework poems based on our class novel 'The Firework Makers Daughter.' Firstly, we decided that for inspiration, we would light sparklers to help us think of interesting vocabulary for our own writing. We talked about all the senses we would use if we were at a firework display and this helped us to think of figurative language to use in the first verse/stanza of our poem.

Here are a few members of our class holding sparklers...

Some children hadn't held a sparkler before and after a safety talk they were so excited to hold them!






Please check out our blog this week to see how the sparkler session has impacted on our learning.  See if you can spot any examples of figurative language,
such as: Metaphors, personification, similes, alliteration and onomatopoeia.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Looking back and forward in Spanish.

 Year 4 have made a great start to the year. In their first lesson both classes worked in groups to remember what they had learned in Year 3, recalling words and phrases to do with greetings, numbers, colours, food, shape and items in the classroom. Each group was then set a Tarsia puzzle to solve based on this. There was lots of discussion and excellent team work shown by many of the groups and here you can see the winning group in 4M with their completed Tarsia puzzle.
Now we're looking forward to the new year and over the next half term we'll be using a story that will be familiar to all the pupils to help us learn the days of the week and much more.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Test post

Welcome to the Y4 blog. Here you will get a regular update about what is happening in Y4. You will discover more about our day to day activities as well as finding posts about special activities that we enjoy throughout the year.