Y4 Romans at Murton Park

By Hannah and Caitlin – Hawthorn

On Monday and Tuesday Year 4 went to Murton Park to be Roman soldiers. On our trip we did many fun activities such as javelin and dueling. We learnt that the Romans spoke a Latin language and the Celts, their worst enemy, spoke Welsh. We also learned that to be a citizen in the Roman army you’d have to fight in their army for 25 years, if you survived of course! The whole of Year 4 made an oil lamp because in Roman times they didn’t have electricity. We fought against one of the Celts but because they were so scared they just ran away. We had to wear a Roman uniform which included a helmet, a spear, a shield and the red dress with a rope tied around it. Everybody in Year 4 were split into 4 groups. Each of the 4 groups had their own barracks. The barracks were where you would sleep and eat. You would sleep on old, dusty bunk beds. All of us got a certificate and a special Roman coin.

Y4 Education Sunday

Year 4 led the service at St John’s the Evangelist Church on 7th February – Education Sunday. They taught us about the life of Malala Yousafzai and her inspiration fight for women and their access to education. In preparation for the service, Year 4 held a bake sale at school to raise money for the Malala Fund. The children also sang part of her song and rap.

Y4 Christmas Craft Competition

Report written by Miss Sales

Here are some photographs of our ‘Christmas Craft Competition’ entries in Year 4.

Gabriel, Patrick, Leon and Charlie have also written a short piece about the competition.

Gabriel’s report

Leon & Charlie’s report

Patrick’s report

The children made some creative tree toppers and each entry received a certificate. The most spectacular creations also received a chocolate prize:

Leon – 1st place

Patrick – 2nd place

Charlie – 3rd place

Year 4 – Viking family day

Report written by Daniel and Brooke

Viking family day – home challenge

On our family day we had a visitor with us. She was called Sam. First we had our parents to come find us. Then we had to sit at a table with our parents or with our teacher, Miss Sales or Miss Edgar. Sam shared with us her weaving wheel and she let us have a go.

She showed us a pattern that she had drawn. We had to get a weaving board and then a plastic needle. The children needed to go get two different colours of wool. Sam started off by showing us how to begin.

First we started by going up and down round the corners of the board. Secondly, we used our second piece of wool and we went under the bottom piece of wool and then over. Then we needed to get a pattern if you wanted or do a Viking alphabet and make your own name.

Miss Edgar and Miss Sales gave us a home challenge. There were two challenges the first one was a 60 question quiz. The second one was to make your own Viking boat. It was really hard to choose a winner but they finally found one. 1st place was Ella; Ellis and Leon were awarded runner up. The winner of the Quiz was Rueban. We had a very exciting day and it was also fun to complete passport tests alongside our parents!

Digital Leaders go Minecraft

Year 4 and 5 Digital Leaders have been busy developing team working, problem solving and communication skills this week. We have all been to the Bradford Innovation Centre where children were set a range of challenges on Minecraft. All challenges were designed to really encourage team work. 

First, groups had to navigate their entire team through mazes – it wasn’t the fastest person but the fastest team that won. Later in the morning groups explored various biomes whilst getting everyone through an obstacle course. Before lunch children were introduced to coordinates (3 dimentional!). It didn’t take them long to pick up how to read 3D coordinates and were setting each other waypoints to help very quickly. The day  ended with a group build competition – it is much harder to build as a group that it sounds!
Well done to everyone who took part.