The Festival of Saturnalia

What a day! Today, we have experienced the Festival of Saturnalia. Some of us were slaves, some were curiales, and others were market vendors selling olives, garum fish sauce, oysters and much more.

Once we all had a role, we celebrated the the festival by recreating a festival scene.

Io Saturnalia!

Next, we learnt a little more about the Roman Gods.

Finally, the rotten Roman public were entertained with a gladiatorial fight in the Colosseum.

If you see any year 4’s around school, maybe you could ask them a little bit about our day!

Roman pizza making

On our final day of the term, we had a treat in store. We were making Roman pizza in the outdoor pizza oven.

Firstly, we wrote down all the ingredients we needed, as well as the method we were going to follow.

Our plan was to make a ‘seasonal pizza’, so in true Halloween spirit, we decided to make pumpkin and kale pizza, using freshly grown kale from our school vegetable patch.

Here are some pictures of us in action:

A big thank you to Mr Moore for showing us the ropes!

Here are the finished pizzas, freshly out of the pizza oven!


Understanding how the Celts lived before the Romans

This week, Year 4 have been putting themselves in the shoes of someone living in a Celtic Village. We not only role-played, acting out many of the roles within the village, but we also made some Celtic Roundhouse information leaflets to explain to people the kind of lifestyle the Celts had before the Roman’s conquered them.

Here is our mini Celtic village:

Would you like to live in this village?

We will also be printing our mosaic designs this week, using wooden dowels. Stay tuned for some pictures of us in action!

First experience of Steel Pans

On Wednesday, Year 4 experienced Steel Pans for the first time. We heard from the Steel pans teacher, the different types of Steel Pans. They are: Double Bass, Guitar, Single Second and Soprano.

As we had to take turns on the Steel Pans, we had other groups working on body percussion and another playing the chime bars. By the end of the lesson, we put all the parts together to make a short melody with a rhythm.

We really enjoyed our afternoon!

European Foreign Languages Day

Today, we have been celebrating European foreign languages day at school. Despite it being European languages, we have looked at languages from all around the globe.

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We became secret agents for the day, with our own codenames and completed as many challenges as we could in other languages.

It was really nice to hear some of the languages spoken by everyone in our class, as well as to greet them in their own language.

Some languages we spoke today were, Kurdish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Shona, Urdu, Spanish, French and Italian.

We have challenged ourselves to try to remember some of the greetings and have a go at sharing them with our parents at home.

If you can, comment with a greeting in your language!

Back in the swing of things

After a second full week back, we are now really in swing of being in Year 4. Continuing our work on Malala, we have had the chance to display our best writing, which we have been thoroughly absorbed in.

This week, we have been writing a biography about Malala’s life, something which has taken a lot of perseverance. In order to keep coming up with new ideas for our writing, we have engaged ‘Batman’, and managed to show great resilience in completing such a long piece of writing.

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Batman shows resilience

Thanks for reading our blog this week! See you again soon!

First full week back!

Hi everyone and welcome to 4K’s first blog post of the academic year!

It has been a strange start to the term, with lots of new rules in place to keep us safe. Despite this, 4K have worked tremendously hard and have really enjoyed seeing their friends and peers, even at a distance of 2m!

During the first few days, we spent some time unpicking our new school rules logo, which asks us to:

Respect Yourself, Respect Each Other and Respect Our School

This prompted us to write some very powerful poems about respect.

This week, we have got straight into our new topic about Malala Yousafzai – a young activist from Mingora, Pakistan. We have written 3 single paragraph outlines (SPOs) discussing the differences between education under the Taliban rule and in the UK. These were incredibly influential, and therefore we did our second neat write of the term!

We also started to read our first class novel The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman.

It has been a great start to the term and we are excited for next week and to learn more about Malala!

See you next week for another insight into the lives of 4K!

The End of a Fabulous Year

Happy final day of the year to my first EVER class!

Today, I will not be choosing a home-learner of the week, as you ALL deserve an award today. You have completed Year 4 and have also done so in the middle of the strangest and hardest circumstances! So well done ALL of you!!

Final ‘socially-distanced’ picture of the year
You have ALL played a huge part in making our class so special

Have an AMAZING Summer all of you! Remember to smile everyday and I can’t wait to see you all around school in September!

Miss Kallend