Week 5 has been yet another busy week for year 4 as they finally performed their choral speaking pieces at the Oldham Coliseum, as well as performing to the whole school. After hours of practicing in front of the mirror, year 4 finally took to the stage at the Choral Speaking festival on Wednesday and they did a fantastic job. There were very few dry eyes left in the room after their performance of 'This is the place', a truly memorable moment for all that were there to see it. And when the class thought they could relax, they were asked to perform again for the whole school, leaving several members of staff in floods of tears.
With letters to SeaWorld finished and sent off at the end of Week 4, this week saw every member of year 4 transform into mini David Attenboroughs as we started to research a number of animals ready to complete our documentary style writing. Many of the pupils were flabbergasted at some of the interesting facts they found out, such as the fact Great White sharks have 3000 teeth or that a tiger can jump 5 meters high. Mr Webster could hardly believe half of the information he was being told, the class really did shock him with what they had found.
In maths we have been continuing our work on subtracting fractions and there has been a clear growth in confidence as everyone has thrown themselves into the work with enthusiasm. There has also been time to work on odd and even numbers, something many of the pupils have really enjoyed.
In topic we have been continuing our work based around our imaginary beasts that we created last week. Having designed, classified and described our animal, it was time to find out where these beasts lived. The pupils created maps to their animals living quarters using a range of map symbols to help describe how to get there and what dangers to avoid. Some of the animals really do live in some quite dangerous places, there's no wonder very few people have been able to discover them.
To finish the week off perfectly, year 4 helped to raise money for Sport Relief by coming into school in their sports gear. The class got involved in a sports session with year 3 - playing dodgeball, football and a host of different fun activities, as well as helping create the large chalk mural on the playground (which hopefully won't wash away too soon).
As always, the homework this week has continued to blow the minds of not only the other children, but also the staff across the school. A big thank you to the children and to parents for the continued effort to produce such wonderful homework - we know it takes a lot of time and effort.
A quick reminder that bikeability is on Tuesday 27th March (week 6). Pupils will need to wear suitable clothes to do bikeability in and bring their school uniform into school in a bag so they can get changed at lunchtime. Please also ensure you have checked the brake and tyres so they are safe to ride on Tuesday.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Bingham and Mr Webster