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2020 – 2021

23rd September 2020

In literacy this week we received a mysterious basket asking us to apply to be apprentice tea tasters. We had a great time tasting different types of tea and we wrote amazing descriptive sentences. Then another basket was delivered with our new story, Cloud Tea Monkeys and a box of monkey tea! We tasted the tea and found out about the main character in the story- Tashi, whose mum is a tea picker and often goes hungry.

This week played a game of dominoes to practice partitioning 4-digit numbers. We had to think carefully about which representation matched the number. Once we had completed the game, we timed ourselves to see if we could complete the game faster.
We used iPads to practice placing numbers on a number line. This included placing a variety of 2, 3- and 4-digit numbers on number lines with various different increments which also made the task more challenging. The closer we got in accuracy, the more points we won which meant we got very competitive with our partners!

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Year 4 enjoyed their first PE session at ‘Goals’ this week where they joined the sports coaches to play a variety of team games including dodge ball and football.

2018 – 2019

Astrea Shakespeare Festival

Recently, the children in Y4 had the opportunity to perform their own version of ‘The Tempest’ – one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedic tragedies. They performed their play in a Sheffield theatre as well as watching performances from other Astrea schools – well done to all the children and staff that took part.

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Y4 Visit to Wilderspin

On Wednesday 23rd January, Year 4 had the opportunity to visit Wilderspin National School where we stepped back in time. The year was 1897 and we had become Victorian children. We were able to  experience what a typical school day was like for Victorian children. Our strict Victorian teacher, Mrs Jones taught us the ‘Three R’s’; Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. We began our day by entering through different doors (boys through one and the girls through another) and then took our places in the dark and dingy classroom. 

We had to write our ABC’s in fancy writing using a chalk pencil and on slates – it was really difficult! Liam, who is left handed, was made to wear finger gloves so that he had to write with his right hand – how unfair! 

We then had to chant our eight times table and if we got it wrong, we could have been punished. One poor child had to stand in the corner of the classroom with the dreaded Dunce hat on! 

Also, we got to experience a drill session in the icy playground. We had to follow strict instructions, making sure we did exactly what was told as we didn’t want to be punished for not doing it right! We could see Mrs Jones’ cane and we definitely didn’t want her to use it.

In the afternoon, we were able to be 21st Century children again and find out how we learn about the past. We learnt how cameras were used in the Victorian times and how difficult it was to stand completely still. We even got to pose for our very own Victorian era style photos.

Visit to Grimm & Co

As part of their ‘Potions’ theme work, Year 4 visited ‘Grimm & Co – Yorkshire’s only Apothecary to the Magical.’ As the children arrived they discovered the secret door into the imagination gym, before climbing the giant’s bookcase up to the writer’s pad, where the magic began. The children worked with ‘experts’ to create their own imaginative stories before returning to ‘the land of the mortals via the giant’s beanstalk slide’. The children returned to school with their amazing published books – well done Year 4 we have many budding authors of the future.

Y4 Autumn 2 Newsletter

As part of their theme ‘I am Warrior’ Year 4 enjoyed an exciting visit to Doncaster Museum. The children took part in 2 workshops, the first workshop focused on the Roman Invasion of Britain and the local importance of this. Children were able to dress in a range of clothing, including a soldier’s uniform as well as handling genuine Roman artefacts. In the second workshop, the children explored the techniques of an archaeological investigation, identifying artefacts and finding out how we can understand life in the past through items found.

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