Year 4 Blog 2020-2021

Remembrance Day
Mrs Fretwell and Miss Goodman's class have created some fantastic pieces of art inspired by the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae. 
Roman Day 2020
 
We have all had a brilliant day. Thank you to all the parents and children for the super costumes, we've seen gladiators, soldiers, slaves, royalty and more. We started our day with a virtual visit from a Roman solider, a huge thank you to Ely Museum for arranging this for us. We have done lots of Roman themed activities and even tried some traditional Roman food - sausages, olives, honey cake and bread. Unfortunately our Olympics were rained off but we still had lots of fun despite the weather.
 
Please have a look through our photos from the day.
 
 
In Art we have been exploring different drawing techniques to create our starburst pictures. The children worked so hard and they were very pleased with the results! Well done! 
 
We have been discussing Ely and local landmarks, shops, areas and people and thinking about what Ely means to us. The children had fun making lots of different shapes and objects out of clay before deciding on their final sculptures. Watch this space for photos of the finished pieces! Details will follow about the local exhibition where all the sculptures will be displayed.
 
It has been a successful first day!  The children were excited to see one another this morning and they have settled well.  There may be a few tired people (particularly amongst the teachers!) so we recommend early nights all round!
 
Monday 7th September 2020
 
Just in case you are checking the website for a few, last-minute updates, here are some top tips for the first day of school.  First of all, do not worry about anything - we are here to help you settle in.  Secondly, if you are getting your (small) bag ready, here is a list of what to put in it...
 
Yes, please
water bottle
fruit snack (if you would like one)
pencil case
packed lunch (if required)
 
No, thank you
toys
PE kt
 
We will be standing at the classroom doors tomorrow morning to welcome the children.  We could not be more excited to meet our new classes!
 
September 2020
 
Not long to go now!  We are busy planning for the first day back - it will be a gentle start with lots of activities designed to help us get to know each other.  Your Year 3 teachers have told us lots of lovely things about you so we can't wait to meet you all!
 
We hope you have found some time to create a poster, booklet or PowerPoint about yourself.  We are looking forward to finding out about your family, your hobbies, your thoughts about Lockdown and learning at home, what you have done over the summer, your favourite book, game or film...
 
If you haven't had the chance to look at our Year 4 PowerPoint, please click on the link below.
 
Happy Holidays!
The Year 4 Team