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Year 4

Egyptian Style painting

Year 4 children have really enjoyed their history topic, learning about the Egyptians. Here you can see them really focussed on painting in the Egyptian style.

Human Body

Year 4 pupils have been learning how the human body deals with food to get the energy it needs . You can see the children cutting and mashing food to represent the action of our teeth. They then had to sequence the parts of the digestive system.

Egyptian Day

Right at the beginning of term Cleopatra made a surprise visit to Stokes Wood. This was a stroke og good luck as Year 4 had just started their history topic on the Ancient Egyptians. Learning about mumification and building pyramids from an Egyptian Queen was really interesting and very memorable.

Bradgate Park visit

Another active day in a local park, investigating land use and habitats. We don’t have to venture far to learn lots of useful and interesting facts and skills.

Trip to Abbey Park

We had an active time at Abbey Park and also visited the Pumping Station. It was a geography and history based visit. However the Victorian toilets always fascinate us!!

Drumming

Year 4 pupils learn to play the Djembe drums in music each year. As usual, children and parents were treated to a wonderful performance of African drumming and the end of the series of sessions.

Making tuna wraps in DT

Year 4 pupils learned how to make some deliciously healthy tuna wraps in DT. The learning was focussed on the food values of the ingredients and of course how to ensure they were made hygienically. A balanced diet is extremely important for a growing year 4 pupils: protein from the tuna, fibre and vitamins from the salad and carbohydrates from the wrap. In addition tuna contains fish oils which are very good for developing a brain!

Forest School

PE lessons at Stokes Wood are varied to ensure that everyone can find a physical activity they really enjoy, can excel at and be creative. Forest School is a particular favourite of everyone building characteristics and skills such as creative thinking, problem solving, resilience, team work and much more.

In this session, the children made their forest friends out of natural objects and plant material.

DT Treasure Boxes

Year 4 pupils investigated a range of 3d shapes that could be used to make a box to keep their treasure in. They then chose a shape and made their boxes. I noticed one was a Toblerone box….. I wonder if it was a full one?

Earthquake detector alarm

As year 4 had been learning about earthquakes and volcanoes in Geography and electricity in Science, the obvious activity in DT was to design an alarm to detect an earthquake. Here are 4 excellent examples of what the children were able to design and construct. However all the alarms were successful and did the job! We won’t wish for an earthquake to test them though!

Stop Bullying RAP

Year 4 pupils have linked their musical learning with their learning in PSHE which has resulted in an amazing performance of the Stop Bullying RAP.

To hear the performance click on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-NzcqKu4kg