Avon (Year 4) 2022/2023
Autumn Term in Avon
What a busy and fantastic start to Year 4! Our topic this term has been the ancient Egyptians. The children have shown a great interest in this topic and have fully immersed themselves in their learning. They have loved finding out about the pharaohs, the river Nile and how to mummify. We even mummified some fruit in an experiment! In December, Avon class were lucky enough to visit The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter to experience an ancient Egyptian workshop.
“My favourite thing has been learning about how they pulled the brain out if the nose!” Logan.
This term in PE, we began playing hockey, improving on our skills of dribbling, controlling and passing the ball. We have also been completing some challenges involving moving our body in different ways.
Year 4 2022 Residential PGL Barton Hall
The children had a fantastic time on their residential. It was the first time a lot of the children had stayed away from their parents. Every single child was a star, displayed impeccable behaviour, manners and resilience. We are proud of each and every one of you!
Here are some PowerPoints showcasing the activities that the children took part in.
Avon class have been studying the Ancient Egyptians. Here is an assembly of the children explaining what they have learnt and showing some of the work that they produced. They have all worked incredibly hard and should be very proud of themselves. They are now budding Egyptologists!
This half term we have had an amazing street dance teacher. We experienced moving our bodies in ways that we had never done before! Here is a little video of our dancing…
The children have been busy becoming Egyptian farmers. They explored the tools that ancient Egyptian farmers would have used and made their own shaduf. We started by making prototypes using straws and dough. We then designed our own shaduf, used handsaws to cut wood and made a miniature version of a shaduf. We even tested out our models to see if we could collect water, this led to our evaluation. We all really enjoyed this DT project.
In January, the school had a visit from a poet and author named Andy Tooze. He gave us his top tips for writing poetry and inspired us to write our own. We then made a class book to collate all of our poems together.
Royal Albert Memorial Museum
In November, we had the opportunity to visit the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. We were able to observe many Egyptian artefacts. We played an ancient game called Sennet, which was fun! We even had a go at extracting organs and wrapping a mummy!
- Please enjoy our Christingle video…..
Our Year 4 Harvest Celebration Video ! Please enjoy ?…
Home Learning Update – 8/4/2020
Good Afternoon Avon
I just wanted to give you a little message to update you on your learning for next week. On Friday 10th April, there will be a host of activities that will be uploaded to Google Classrooms. It will show you the tasks that you have been set for Maths, English and topic for the week ahead. There will be a deadline for these tasks – 17th April – and you will also be set the new tasks for the following week on this date too.
I hope you are have managed to complete lots of your home learning tasks already whilst have fun completing them – don’t forget to upload your learning to Google Classrooms, I have enjoyed looking at the items you have uploaded so far!
Good afternoon Avon Class, I hope you are following the government rules and keeping yourself safe. I have had a brief look at Google Classrooms and have been so impressed by the learning that has been done so far! Well done to those who have logged on and added stuff.
There will be no additional work set for the next TWO weeks. However, if you haven’t yet finished any of the tasks that I have already set then please continue to work your way through them. On the right hand side of this page there is a list of useful websites that you may want to look at to keep you going.
Take care and stay safe everyone.
Google Classroom – UPDATE
Hello again Year 4… just a quick update on Google Classrooms!
Just to let you know that in order to access Google Classrooms you will need to add just @ventrus.co NOT co.uk
Hello Avon Class!
Friday 20th March 2020
Hello Avon Class, Mr Pomeroy here… You have all received your Home Learning Book along with a pack of activities for you to carry out at home. I have given you a number of activities that you can do. However, I would like you to use your knowledge organiser as a starting place for your weekly tasks. As well as using Times Table Rockstars, you could write out your times tables from memory, create a recipe for a dish or create flags for the canal barges we have been learning about. If you are feeling brave, you could make a boat and see if it floats in the kitchen sink. There are many more to choose from!
2019 – 2020
For our Geography, we have been trying to make links with our Ancient Egyptian topic. Firstly, we explored maps to find out where the UK is located before looking further afield at where Egypt is. Also, we looked at the different climate regions using world maps. In small groups, we also researched and presented information to the rest of the class about the UK and Egypt.
Team Avon Trombones
Every Wednesday for 10 weeks, Avon Class have been lucky enough to be taught how to play trombone by a music specialist from Tiverton High School. Some of the skills that we are learning will help us to read music and follow a conductor as well as playing an instrument. At the end of the 10 weeks, we performed in front of our parents at Sunnginmead Community Centre.
Food for Thought
In PSHE, we have been learning about “Emotions and Feelings”. We have looked at some of the feelings that are linked to jealousy. During the lessons, we have had lots of discussions about how it feels to be jealous. In groups, we looked at different scenarios and how we would support someone who feels jealous.
Also in PSHE, we have been learning about “Staying Healthy”. It has been interesting to look into the different food groups, discuss what a healthy balanced diet looks like and also to research how much sugar is in some of our “Friday snack time” treats. The display board shows some of our treats and how much sugar is in them.
Week of Inspirational Maths
During our Inspirational Maths Week, we have been working on our mindset towards Maths. We now understand that EVERYONE can do Maths. Some of the activities involved solving problems practically whilst collaborating with each other; we also had to use our “noticing” BLP.
2018 – 2019
This week saw the long-awaited performance from ‘Wicked Wilcombe’, the newest trombone band in town! They performed in front of the Year 3 children and members of their families, an audience of more than 60 people. Their skill in learning the basics of music reading and trombone skills were matched only by their wonderful energy levels during the concert. Everybody beamed with pride!
As the final part of a week of sporting activity, Avon class walked down to Blundells to play hockey. The girls played with wonderful determination and a positive attitude against opponents with much more experience. Year 4 had never played hockey before and will improve vastly with a little practice.
Continuing the sporting theme, Avon class competed against local teams in netball at Tiverton High School. Despite not having played netball yet this year in class, they used the transferable skills learnt in handball to great success. Both teams played with aptitude and spirit, with the A team winning the competiton between seven sides.
Exeter Chiefs come to School!!!
Avon Class and Wilcombe Primary School were privileged to be chosen to take a central role in a partnership between The Greggs Foundation and The Rugby Premiership in their mission to tackle childhood obesity.
The children had to select the ingredients to make a healthy sandwich, judged by Exeter Chiefs players, including star winger Olly Woodburn. The lucky winners received tickets to the Premiership Final at Twickenham, with possible further exciting news imminent. Then, the class had the honour of some rugby training with the Chiefs players.
The children will receive further tuition in tag rugby in November. What an amazing day for us all!
Celebrating Our Friends!
As part of a team building process and encouraging children to celebrate each other, Avon class wrote positive feelings that they had for their peers onto sheets of paper attached to their backs. They loved hearing how they were valued by other members of the class.