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Year 4

Djembe drumming performance

Mrs Mc Culloch’s class entertained us with a wonderful drumming performance. The pupils and staff have worked hard for half the year with Mr Bailey from Leicestershire Music and Arts. They played and sang some African musical compositions. Mr Bailey explained the story behind the pieces.

Health and Well-Being event

Inspire Together ran a large event at Stokes Wood where all 60 Year 4 children took part as well as 60 children from 3 other schools. Our Year 6 children help the coaches from Inspire Together run the event. It was really great fun, learning about how to keep healthy and fit both physically and mentally. We were able to try activities like archery and boxing which we’d never done before as well as making smoothies using a bike!! The Y6 leaders were also a credit to the school.

Geography Field Trip

To support our learning about Rivers, we visited Bradgate Park. We followed the course of the River Lin through the park. We stopped to sketch examples of meanders, ox-bow lakes and erosion.
We also climbed to the top of the hill to visit the war memorial. We followed a footpath marked on a map. We could see for miles and miles from the top of the hill. We used compasses to help us plot significant landmarks on a map.
We made many links with other curriculum subjects. Whilst walking, we had encounters with wild animals and discussed food chains. From the top of the hill we were able to see Cropston Reservoir. The reservoir was built to supply water to the growing population in Leicester during the C19th. This linked nicely with one of our recent history units. We of course also talked about Lady Jane Grey.

We had a fantastic day. What a shame we could not stay for longer.

Cool Creations

We had great fun creating our own healthy wraps during the Design and Technology focus day. We reminded ourselves about the different sections of the eat-well plate. Our teachers provided us with a wide selection of ingredients. We sorted them into the different food groups. We then all planned and designed our own healthy wrap. We had to make sure that our wrap contained protein and vitamins. We also had to think about the flavour and texture of our fillings. Our teachers encouraged us to try foods or combinations of foods that we had not tried before. We even came up with creative names for our wraps.
We had to work well in our teams to prepare the different ingredients. The final products tasted amazing. We all tried something new. Even the teachers tried combinations of foods that they had not tried before!