So…Mrs Cameron here; I am hoping that my technological skills have improved enough for me to be successful this evening as I have hopefully uploaded our first online version of the EBPS Gazette for you all to read. If all goes to plan you just need to click on the link below and you should be able to read the whole article. Please send us a message to let us know whether it works or not and if not we’ll ask the wonderful Mrs Timmis to help us out! We hope you enjoy this edition and look forward to updating you with future installments. Thank you to TK (editor of the EBPS Gazette) and his journalists/ reporters for all their hard work in producing each issue.
Wow! What a whirlwind start. So far this term, Year 4 have:
- Visited Grendon Outdoor Centre
- Taken part in a Smarties investigation week
- Started working on our new music scheme (which they are looking forward to sharing with you in our assembly next week)
- Class 10 have been having dance lessons with Natalie which have been great fun and very energetic!
- Some children have chosen to continue having brass lessons and these have now begun (with many of the children already taking their instruments home)
- Some of Class 9 have been developing their Art work with Mrs Watson
- We have had fun using the new astro-turf and other areas of the playground at break and lunchtimes
- Learnt about states of matter in Science
- Taken part in a Quicksticks tournament
- Learnt about Fairtrade
and… eaten a lot of chocolate!!!!
Over the duration of this term we have been learning about the famous shakespeare play, The Tempest. The children have really enjoyed exploring the events of this play and as a result have produced some fantastic pieces of work.
Due to the nature of the way Shakespeare writes we have done lots of drama, which has enabled them to understand the characters thoroughly and the sequence of events. Here are a selection of photos taken over the duration of this term…
Earlier in the term, we were lucky enough to have a special visitor to the school, Ben Smith. He, amazingly, completed 401 marathons in 401 days. The children loved hearing his stories and it really motivated them as individuals but also us a whole school.
Therefore, each class decided on a challenge that we could have a go at achieving. Class 10 decided to see if they could do 401 keepy ups with a tennis ball and racket. This allowed them to use their ball skills that they had been working on in their PE lessons. With a lot of practice and perseverance, we achieved it!!
This term one of the Year 4 children came up with the idea of producing an EBPS newsletter. The newsletter is called the Gazette and is produced weekly. The Gazette includes a range of features including stories, featured people, crosswords and other interesting pieces of news. We are loving reading it and look forward to the next installment each week! Thank you to the editor and journalists who create such a fantastic publication.
Class 9 had a fantastic afternoon in the sunshine yesterday developing their tennis skills. We were lucky to be joined by Tom, a tennis coach who was able to teach us lots of different activities and games to improve our throwing, catching and hitting skills. We all had lots of fun and made good progress. We are looking forward to practicing more in our PE lessons. Class 10 and 19 are looking forward to their sessions and are hoping the weather is as kind to them!
Welcome back! The term has had an exciting start with an assembly last week from Ben Smith, who ran 401 marathons in 401 days! We are now considering are own versions of his amazing 401 challenge and will keep you posted on our final decision.
We are already in full swing learning about The Tempest and the children are really enjoying getting to know the plot and the characters.
Year 4 are lucky enough to be receiving some specialist tennis coaching this term. Each class will get a full afternoon of skills which will tie into our PE sessions. Please can we take this opportunity to remind you that the children need PE kit in each week, long hair must be tied up and earrings removed for all of our PE lessons. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you are unsure which days your children has PE on.
Welcome back. We hope you all had a great break and are set for the new year ahead. We have got a very exciting term planned and have already started learning about the Anglo-Saxons, have made electrical circuits and have begun to design toys. We will be creating toys on Scratch; programming them to move in some way and will also be building Anglo- Saxon vehicles that use a circuit to power them. The children seem very excited about the challenges ahead.
Before we broke up for half term, Year 4 were learning about our teeth and the effects different foods and liquids can have on them. As a year group we all carried out an experiment to see what liquids damage the enamel on our teeth the most. An eggs shell has the same composition as the enamel on our teeth, therefore we submerged 5 eggs into 5 different liquids: milk, water, orange juice, coca cola and vinegar.
When we returned after our half term break, we explored the results. Some had changed, some had not. Can you predict what one was the worst?
Have a look below for a clearer insight…
This one was the egg from the vinegar, is had doubled in size and was wobbly.
We found that the egg that was submerged in vinegar was affected the most, the shell had completely disappeared and all that was left was a thin layer of skin!