Welcome to our Pioneers class page    2022 - 2023

 

We are the Year 4 class at Warren Hills Primary School.

The class is taught by Miss Horrill and Mrs Felstead and is supported by Mrs Cave.

 

PE this term will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday

Please ensure that your child has an indoor kit consisting of a Warren Hills P.E. T-Shirt, shorts and plimsolls and also an outdoor kit consisting of plain tracksuit bottoms or leggings, a Warren Hills P.E. T-Shirt, sweatshirt and pair of trainers. Long hair must be tied back and earrings removed (if your child is unable to remove earrings themselves, please ensure they are removed before school). 

We Love Reading

In our class, we know how important reading is to help us learn and we follow a reading scheme in our school called Read, Write, Inc. We each have a home reading folder to bring our books home in every day and a yellow reading record. We enjoy reading at home and know how important it is to practise with our parents/carers regularly to help us become successful readers.

A note from the teacher: Please ensure that your child brings their home reading folder back to school every day and remember to encourage them to spend some time reading either to an adult or independently each day.

Autumn Term 2022-23

 

I am Warrior! I am strong, brave and powerful. Meet me in battle. Draw your sword, wield your axe and challenge me if you dare. Invade and attack. Romans versus Celts, the fight is on. Discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar and find out what the Romans did for us.

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Welcome to our Pioneers class page   2021-22

SPRING 2 2022

Buckle up, sunglasses on. We’re going on a road trip across the good old US of A. Flying from London Gatwick, and landing at JFK airport New York, it’s time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Use your map skills to navigate your way around some of its most famous landmarks and send a postcard home to ask the question ‘Do you wish you were here?’ Learn how to send an email to book a day trip or reserve a room. Make sure you ask the important questions ‘Does your hotel have a pool? Is there 24-hour room service?’ It’s going to be a long ride. Put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair. We’re off.

SPRING 1 2022

Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land. We don’t want a fight breaking out. Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages?

Viking Workshop

We had visitors from Partake to run a whole day workshop about the Vikings. We did a role play Viking raid, had a go at spinning, weaving, making hacksaw bracelets and pottery. Trying on the armour was really fun... and heavy! We also planned our own Viking Settlement.

Making Circuits

We've been having lots of fun in our Electricity topic this term making circuits with different components. 

Anglo Saxon Crafts

We've been using our skills in Art and Design to make relief and block pattern blocks to print. 

...Can't wait! 

We wrote speech bubbles to show how the Anglo Saxon warriors who were invited to Britain would be feeling.

Science 

We have had a great start to our electricity topic in Science; exploring static electricity!

AUTUMN 2 2021

What’s that noise? A bash? A crash? A shake, a rattle or a low, bass hum? Which do you prefer – an acoustic singer or a booming brass band? A solitary voice singing sweetly and quietly or a magnificent choir lifting the roof? Take out your ear plugs as you journey through the valley of sound and find out about instruments, the sounds they make and how they are produced. Discover how sounds are made and which sounds travel the furthest. Then, sing up and compose a class song for the local talent contest, Class Factor. Can you write a number one hit? Be sure to stand up straight, warm up your voice and sing your heart out. When your performance is done, sit back and listen to calming classical melodies, a soothing lullaby or your favourite boy band ballad. Can you hear me over there? Or do I need to TALK MORE LOUDLY?

Anti Bullying Week 15th - 18th November 2021

For anti bullying week, we made a chain of kindness that we passed around the class, writing something kind about each person until we were left with a list of kind words to share. We also discussed and acted out (as part of our Literacy work on playscripts) a play about a boy who stood up to a bully. 

Karate Workshop

We were visited by a karate instructor this term who showed us some moves. There will also be a karate club after school!

Sound

We have been learning about sound in science lessons. We can now name the parts of the ear, talk about pitch and vibrations. In one of our lessons, we investigated how pitch changes according to the tension or length of an elastic band. We have also used the a decibel reader app on the iPads to take measurements. 

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AUTUMN 1 2021

I am Warrior! I am strong, brave and powerful. Meet me in battle. Draw your sword, wield your axe and challenge me if you dare. Invade and attack. Romans versus Celts, the fight is on. Discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar and find out what the Romans did for us. 

Unearthing the Past Workshop

We were visited by Creative Learning Services (Leicestershire) who delivered a workshop. We were able to get our hands on real Roman coins and artefacts!

Boudicca of the Iceni tribe 

We have been learning all about the brave Iceni warrior and leader, Boudicca. We acted out her life as freeze frames.

Maths - exploring 4-digit numbers

We had to organise ourselves into ascending order. The 4-digit numbers had the same thousands digit and zero as a place holder. 

PSHE - VIPs

Our PSHE topic this term is VIPs. We created mini friendship dramas to show different strategies of how to make new friends.

Topic Launch

We had great fun acting out and playing invasion games. One group were the attacking Roman soldiers and the other group were the defending Celtic tribes of Briton.

Outdoor Maths

Place Value fun outside this week.