As part of our 'I am warrior' topic, we have been looking at Roman mosaic designs. Using squared paper, we first designed our mosaic before using 1cm square pieces of coloured card to create our final design.
This afternoon, Year 1 came to visit and to read with us. We really enjoyed sharing stories and discovering new books together.
Harvest food donations
This week, children from Year 4 visited our local food bank to deliver all of the tins and packets of food, which were generously donated by the children and families of our school.
After dropping off our donations, the children were given a tour of the building and spoke to the staff, who explained why this is such a vital service for families within our community. Well done everyone!
A huge congratulations to all of the children in Class 4NB for having the highest attendance percentage last week. As a reward, we all got to choose a treat from Mrs Wall's goody bag as well as having our school's new attendance mascot, Annie, to stay with us for the week. Keep up the excellent attendance!
Thank you for joining us to celebrate the Harvest today. I'm sure that you agree that the children did a fantastic job in delivering the Harvest service. Also, a big thank you to all of the children and families who have donated packets and tins for our local food bank. Well done Year 4 for such wonderful reading and dancing!!
A surprise gift!
We were all very excited to find a surprise gift sitting on Mrs Barnett's desk this morning. Once opened, we were delighted to discover a new set of non-fiction books. Thank you very much Mrs Sheeran.
Before beginning our English unit on how to write instructions, we first looked at how we use them and the features which we need to include. To do this we went on a treasure hunt; using the instructions written by half of the class. We really enjoyed following their clear instructions to find the chocolate treasure!
We then looked at how to correctly order instructions to make a paper plane...these were quite tricky! Eventually, we were able to make our planes and tested them in the hall to see which ones flew the furthest.
Roman marble game
Today, we have been designing, making and playing a Roman marble game, which is still played today (Nine Men's Morris). The Romans would have drawn the board in dirt on scratched it on to a stone tablet however, we used polystyrene tiles to create ours. The children enjoyed playing the game, with coloured marbles, to try to be the first to get three marbles in a row. They will be bringing these home soon so that they can play the game with their families at home.
We are extremely lucky this term to have ukulele lessons, every Tuesday afternoon, with Mr Rooney. The children have already learnt how to hold their ukulele in the correct position and how to strum in time with the beat. Most importantly, we are having lots of fun!
Roman battle formations
In the hall today, we practised our Roman battle formations after learning how they were experts in using their shields to protect themselves from the enemy.
One of the Romans most famous formations was the Tortoise (testudo). Testudo is the Latin word for "tortoise". The soldiers in front and sides interlocked their shields while the soldiers in the back lines placed their shields over their heads to form a protective "shell" over top of the men. We had great fun marching in formation.
I am Warrior!
This half-term we will be discovering what life was like in Roman Britain, both for the Roman soldiers and Celts, who lived in Britain at that time. We look forward to exploring the Roman army, arts and crafts as well as practising our marching skills!
We will have swimming every Friday this term so please remember your kits!
Boys- Swimming trunks and towel in a waterproof bag.
Girls- Swimming costume (not bikini), swimming cap and towel in a waterproof bag.
We will send out homework on a Monday and expect it to be returned by Friday. In addition to homework, children will have times tables and spellings to learn and will be tested on a Friday.
We understand how busy parents are, but we really appreciate you reading with your child on a daily basis for five minutes. If you do read with your child, then please sign the box in the reading diary.
Welcome to 4NB's class page, where we will keep you posted on all of the exciting activities which we will be engaging in this year.
Our class teacher is Mrs Barnett, who is supported by our teaching assistant, Mrs Hughes. Mrs Hobson also offers additional support within the classroom.
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