Thursday, 12 October 2017

Chill Out!

On Thursday Year 4 had their first Chill Out of the year...and what beautiful weather it was too! Here are some photos of our busy day!

The day started with a basketball workshop delivered by two professional basketball players!

Then we walked to Highfield Park, where our first activity was to create leaf rubbings. Here is some of our artwork:

Our next activity was to create our own games in groups using natural resources from the woods. Mrs Warren and Mr Garwood were very impressed by our creativity! Here are some pictures of our games:

Crazy Golf!

Target practice!



Bulldog and Hockey Mix!

We had a fantastic day and look forward to the next one!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Nymph, nymph, what are your beads?

This week in English we have begun our work on a poem called Overhead on the Saltmarsh. On Monday, Mrs Warren and Mr Garwood showed us some shiny, green jewels and asked us what we thought they could be- it turns out that they were the treasure of a nymph! In the poem the goblin demands that the nymph hands over her treasure to him, but she is defiant and refuses to do so. 

A nymph
A goblin

Our learning objective was to read a poem aloud, showing understanding through performance. When we recited the words of the poem to our audience, we had to change the speed and volume of our voices to create suspense. We also had to use facial and body expressions to show when different characters were speaking. Here are some videos of our performances: