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St Nicolas

Church of England Primary School, Abingdon

Year 4 (Class 10)

Welcome to Year 4
Class 10

 

Languages Concert,1st July
Take a look at the MFL page for more information and photos.

 

Term 3

Happy New Year.  I hope you had a lovely break and start 2016 feeling refreshed and ready to go.

 

Our topic this term is Potions.  Keep an eye on this page for all the exciting learning we are going to do this term.

 

Term 2
This term our topic is I am Warrior!  We will be learning about the Romans and their invasion of Britain

 

We had our Roman Express event.  We invited friends and family to come and see our Roman projects.  We also retold the story of Boudicca using freize frames and narration.

 

  

 

Year 4 used junk modelling to make models of Italian Christmas cakes - panettone and pandoro. They were very creative with their designs and used a range of construction methods to create the shape of the cake.

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Italian Christmas

On Tuesday 8th December we were very lucky to have a visit from Marta Tricklebank

(Mrs T from Year 6!) to learn all about the traditions of Christmas in Italy.
The children had a great time putting together a meal for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Some children had a go at making models of Italian food - we will continue with this next week

 

 

Middle Years' Christmas Art Day
We had a very busy and enjoyable day making Christmas decorations ready for St Nicolas Day.  

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Thank you to all the parents who came to support on the day, your help is invaluable!

 

Roman Workshop
On Wednesday 11th November Class 10 were very lucky and participated in a Roman workshop. 

 

As part of the workshop, everyone dressed up as a Roman citizen.  Children got to dress as emperors, members of the senate or ordinary citizens.  Can you spot the slaves in the group?

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We also got the opportunity to look at real artefacts from Roman times, including coins, pots and the sole of real Roman sandal!

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One of our favourite activities was marching like a Roman army and performing the drills they would have done.  Our Roman Centurion shouted orders and we had to obey.  You had to be careful, if a Roman soldier didn't follow the rules, the punishments were deadly!

 

  

 

Term 1
What a busy term we have had!  Children have thoroughly enjoyed our "Road Trip USA."  We have been reading "The Indian in the Cupboard" by Lynne Reid Banks.  Children have written character studies and written their own adventure about a mysterious creature that comes to life in a magical cupboard.

 

More recently we have visited Washington DC, Florida, Virginia and New York.  The children have kept a diary all about their recent travels so they have a record of this memorable road trip.  

 

DT Day

As part of our road trip we have learnt about totem poles carved by Native Americans.  We learnt that they tell a story and often show animals.  As part of our DT project this term, we have designed and made our own totem poles.  We had a great day and all made successful totem poles that managed to stand up!  If you come into Year 4, be sure to ask someone to tell you the story their totem pole shows.

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