Year 4 blog 2019-2020

March 2020
Earlier this week Year 4 performed the Goblins play. It is unfortunate that parents and carers were not able to join us for this.
We are delighted to tell you that all the children did a super job. Lines were spoken loudly and with great effect, dances were danced and the roof was raised with the singing! A big thank you to all for the wonderful costumes and for the lending of props. Children were involved at every stage - the writing of the play, the music and dance choices, the directing and the performing.
We are very proud of all the children.
Roman Day!
Today Year 4 celebrated all things Roman! We tried our hand at some Roman themed maths, made laurel wreaths and tasted Roman honey cakes. Boudicca and some Celtic warriors even made an appearance!
Norwich City FC come to Ely St John's!
Year 4 were lucky enough to have some special visitors from Norwich City Football Club run our PE session this morning.
On a rather muddy field, we practiced our dribbling skills, focusing on 'close control' and using some newly acquired skills to change direction with the ball.
We particularly enjoyed trying out the Cruyff turn, Ronaldo chop and the Maradona turn!
Rotten Romans at Cineworld!
As part of the national Info Film Festival, Year 4 went to Ely Cineworld to watch a special showing of Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans! We loved how the film makers managed to include so many historical facts whilst making us laugh. We were shocked by how nasty Emperor Nero was and were interested to see Boudicca's rebellion from both Roman and Celtic points of view. On returning to school, we wrote a review for the film makers. We gave it 5/5 stars!
Team building
This week we have been working on team building skills in outdoor PE.
We have experienced lots of emotions - elation, frustration, happiness, sadness.
We have learnt lots about working together, the importance of perseverance and how to be kind to each other. We've learnt that not only is it important to support each other within a team, but also to support those in other teams, even when we are competing against them.
Circus Skills!
This Thursday, Year 4 had a go at learning some new skills - circus skills! We practiced plate spinning, baton twirling, juggling and diablo spinning! The children showed some fabulous coordination skills, especially when juggling!
Remembrance Day poppies
In our art lesson this week we sketched some still life poppies in pencil. We then changed style and medium and used oil pastel to create some more abstract pieces!
This week year 4 have enjoyed some den making with PALS!
Year 4 Netball tournament!
Today year 4 braved the windy weather for our netball tournament. We mixed up our classes and split ourselves into groups of 7. We really enjoyed working with new friends. We played fairly and showed fantastic teamwork skills. We are proud of ourselves and everyone who joined in.
By Molly, Zoe and Charlie, 4Y
Andy Goldsworthy Art
We were inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, an environmental artist who uses things he finds in nature to create pieces of art. We created a colour wheel using Autumnal leaves we found in the nature garden. We worked together as a class and went out to see what leaves we could find. 
We placed the leaves on the wheel depending on their colour- green, yellow, orange, red and brown. We found a real mix of shapes and sizes. 
In the middle, we used black paper to create the effect of a hole. We were all really pleased with what we created, we loved the bright vibrant colours.
Nela, Safwan, Lucy, Olivia and Emmanuel