Windwhistle Primary School

Windwhistle Primary School

Windwhistle Primary School

Kingsley Road, Weston-super-Mare
North Somerset BS23 3TZ

Headteacher: Lyn Hunt BA(Ed) PGDip
lyn.hunt@windwhistleschool.co.uk
01934 629145

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Year 4

 

Year 4 update (6 images)

Year 4 we spent a memorable day at Slimbridge in the Spring where we learnt about different birds and how they have adapted to feed in different ways. We observed how they eat and noted how different shaped beaks help them to find their food in different ways. Since Easter we have been learning about the Anglo Saxons and about the jobs they did in their villagers. Did you know that most Anglo Saxon children didn’t go to school? Instead, they learnt how to weave, how to plant seeds and how to paint Saxon runes on stones. We have also been learning about where the Anglo Saxons settled in Britain and which towns and villages still have Saxon names.

Created: 5 Jun 17 10:22 | Last modified: 5 Jun 17 10:23

Year 4 - February 2017 (6 images)

In Year 4, we are learning about rivers and mountains. We found out about the journey that a river makes from its source in the mountains, until it eventually meets the sea. We worked in groups and made 3D models of the river’s journey using Paper Mache. In English we wrote a newspaper report based on the film Finding Nemo. We used exciting vocabulary and included all of the features of a newspaper report, such as writing in columns and having a witness statement. We are enjoying our P.E. lessons this term. We have the sports coaches and we have been using the apparatus in the sports hall to do our gym lessons. We have worked hard to do a series of linked moves, such as half turns and tucks, and also improved our balance and landing positions. In science, we took part in the BBC programme “Terrific Scientific”. We did an experiment where we had to count how many taste buds we had on a small section of our tongues. We used blue food dye so that it was easier to see the taste buds. We worked out if we were tasters, non tasters or super tasters. Then we watched a live lesson from the BBC and compared our findings to the hundreds of other schools that had taken part

Created: 22 Feb 17 10:08 | Last modified: 23 Feb 17 10:52

The Roaming Romans! (5 images)

In Year 4 we have been learning about The Romans. The romans had a vast Empire and they had an incredibly well trained army. On the first day of term we were visited by a Roman soldier called Marcus. He explained how Roman soldiers set up camps as they prepared for battles. We learnt that eight soldiers had to sleep in a tiny tent and that they sometimes had to walk 30 miles a day carrying their heavy armour and weapons with them. In English we have written diary entries. We imagined what it would have been like to have been a Roman soldier in Britain. We used exciting adjectives and verbs to explain the main events and also thought about the soldiers emotions as he travelled so far away from his family. In maths we have been working hard to improve our times tables and learning new and improved ways to add and subtract numbers. Our work has been challenging and we have made lots of mistakes, which is a good thing because it helps us to learn new things. We were really excited to take part in the “Raise the Roof Music Festival”, together with two other local primary schools. We learned 10 different songs, which were linked to helping us with our reading, writing and spelling. It was really good fun and we especially liked doing all the actions. In Year 4 we are also learning how to play the ukulele. Mr Parfitt has already taught us three chords and now we are busy preparing for the KS2 Christmas concert

Created: 11 Nov 16 09:17 | Last modified: 11 Nov 16 09:23

Year 4 - Homework Project 2016 (8 images)

Homework Project In year 4 we did a homework project linked to our history theme. We had to design and build our own Anglo Saxon house. We thought carefully about what materials to use so that our models looked as realistic as possible. We were really proud of our hard work and at the end of the day we got to see what the other year groups had done as well.

Created: 26 May 16 09:18 | Last modified: 26 May 16 09:19

 

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