Congratulations Cedar & Chestnut

Cedar and Chestnut… WOW! That is one word to describe how FANTASTIC you all were in the Year 4 assembly today. You all worked so hard in persevering during the rehearsals and practising your lines to ensure that you delivered today confidently- which you ALL did ūüôā

One teacher said “It made me really emotional. It was really clear how much the children that I taught last year have grown!”

Mrs Baker was particularly impressed with your singing.. so a big WELL DONE to you all for making yourselves, your teachers and your headteacher PROUD!!!!

Miss Baghurst, Miss Caldwell & the rest of the Year 4 team

P.S And I know.. that you’re somewhere singing the songs ūüėČ

Buttery Biscuits

In Year 4 we have been cooking scrumptious biscuits in D&T during science/ D&T week. Here we have written a set of class instructions together (in case you want to make them at home)!

Ingredients for the lovely biscuits:

  • 100 grams of golden butter
  • 1 tablespoon of slippery vanilla extract
  • 175 grams of snow white flour
  • 45 grams of crystal sugar

Equipment:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoons to mix
  • Clean hands
  • Baking paper
  • Baking tray
  • Cooling rack

Method:

  1. Before you begin, set your oven to 180 degrees and check all the doors are shut.
  2. Firstly, you must wash your dirty hands in warm water to kill the germs off.
  3. Secondly, mix the butter together with the sugar.
  4. Thirdly, throw in gently the vanilla extract to flavour your mixture.
  5. Next, pour in the snow white flour and mix with a wooden spoon (you could even use your hands to knead the mixture).
  6. Now, grab a small ball of the mixture and make a circular shape.
  7. Then, place it onto the baking paper ready for the oven.
  8. Put the uncooked biscuits into the scorching hot oven for 15 minutes.
  9. Leave the scrumptious biscuits to cook. You could pass time by dancing and singing to some songs!
  10. Remove the biscuits from the oven using an oven mitt and leave them to cool on a cooling rack.
  11. Tuck into your tasty treats!!!

Handy hint:

When using an oven, seek your parent/ guardians help!

Measure your ingredients carefully!

ALWAYS use baking paper, not tin foil as otherwise it may stick!

Science and Technology Week Homework!

For your homework this week, we would like you to find out about a Scientist or Inventor who you want to know more about! You can share your facts in class, make a fact sheet or simple  poster, or you could even comment on this blog post about what you have found!

We can’t wait to see what interesting facts you have found out about!

Miss Caldwell and Miss Baghurst!

 

A request from Disney…

At the start of the year in September, we excitedly received a letter from Walt Disney asking us to design and make a puppet based on their new Disney film ‘Inside Out’.

We picked an emotion and designed a thoughtful puppet that would be appealing to the audience and that is fit for purpose (a hand).

Here are our finished photos of our puppets on display. I am so proud of how FANTASTIC they look and I know the children are desperate to take them home.

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Joy

How are you feeling today?

Miss Baghurst

Writer of the week

This week Tim in Chestnut has produced a wonderful piece of writing in science. He used time connectives to produce a thoughtful piece of writing about the human digestive system.

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Well done Tim! Beautiful handwriting too that is clear to read. Your handwriting has improved so much since the start of the year, fantastic progress!

 

The faith of Islam

In RE this term, we have been exploring the faith of ‘Islam’. Each week we have been exploring different things including: Muhammed (PBUH), a traditional story, who influences us, their place of worship and their holy books.

We have collated all of our knowledge this week into creating a drama piece showing the traditional daily life of a Muslim. This was done in groups, and we had to  use all of  our knowledge to ensure we were respectful to their beliefs.

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Being called to prayer through a Mosque

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Drinking only water during the month of Ramadan
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Reading the Qu’ran

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Some images of the positioning in how people pray, facing towards Mecca

Who can tell me one fact about the religion of Islam? 1 dojo point for each correct answer

Miss Baghurst

Fancy a holiday?

This week in Geography, Year 4 have been persuading us to visit Cumbria. They have used the research they found in the previous lesson to present this information in a fun, appealing and PERSUASIVE way to the audience.

Here are some snaps of their presentations:

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“Cumbria is a beautiful place, with lots of many attractions.”

“You can climb up mountains and have yummy picnics while looking at beautiful sights.” Lola

Year 4’s, I wonder if you can remind¬†me in a persuasive way WHY I should visit Cumbria?

Miss Baghurst

 

World Book Day in Year 4!

Wow! What a grrrrrrrreat day today has been! The costumes have been absolutely fantastic.Well done to you all for getting involved in transforming yourself into an African animal! I felt like I was teaching a zoo of animals as you all looked so realistic!

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It has been a very busy, fun filled day!

In Literacy we have been planning and writing a free verse poem. We looked at using the language feature of personification! The writing was fantastic and we are going to publish these and display them in the classroom. Who can remember what personification means?

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We also have had an art and a drama themed lesson. In art we have created an Ombre watercolour background and then they created a scene using sugar paper. The children thoroughly enjoyed this. One said:

“I have had so much fun with making this.”

 

We have also had a drama lesson where we have explored moving and acting as our different characters. We took part in some warm up games, created a still image to show our characters and then we created a carousel of freeze frames to show a story. Here are some images of our lesson.

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As we have discussed as a whole school and as a year group, World Book Day is an important national event that is celebrated to raise awareness and understanding of the importance for the LOVE of reading & the fundraising to buy books for oversee countries that are less fortunate than ours! Well done to you all for your FANTASTIC effort and your kind donations!

Here are our winners for the Best Costume- I thought we had two visitors from the zoo as they were so realistic!

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Miss Baghurst

Year 4s are SUPERSTARS!

All the Year 4s took part in the Superstars event today organised by the Chelmsford School Sport Partnership. We competed against 7 other local schools and every member of Lawford Mead tried their absolute best! We are very proud of you all!

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Our brilliant flag bearer and pledge reader                                      Catching the ball

 

IMG_3387     IMG_3324          IMG_3416    A well earned rest                                   Action shot                                                                    Speed stacking