Year 4 Summer 2021
ANGLO SAXON DAY AT ESCOT
Well, it really was great to get out on an actual class trip!
Well done, to all the children who made a great effort with their outfits and everyone for taking part and being so enthusiastic on the day.
Matt, Becka and Harry really looked after us and we were shown and took part in workshops on metalwork (collectively creating an Anglo Saxon brooch!), woodwork ( we managed a mallet) and we all baked a small spelt roll each in a real cob oven!
As well as the workshops, we were foraging, eating (and being stung by) nettles and wood sorrel and we saw a great selection of animals including arctic fox, lynx, wolves, wild boar and bears.
Of course, we also got lost (some of us!) in a huge maze and dropped down the death slide.
A great day and we all had fun, learnt more about the Anglo Saxons and went home very tired- especially the adults. A big thank you to Mrs Souyad, Mr Best and Mrs Goff for their hard work in making sure all went well, too!
Key Stage 2 Sports Day
Despite being concerned about the long walk, Year 4 had a great day at the Arena for Key Stage 2 Sports’ Day. There was a great deal of excitement about the stadium and the track and the children were enthusiastic for all the events- win or lose! Very impressed with how they kept going – especially for the long walk back.
Well done on your throwing, jumping, running and skipping but especially your very positive attitude!
Year 4 Art work- The Great Wave
In a link with our geography learning on tsunamis, the children have been looking at the work of the famous Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai. Hokusai was known for his woodblock prints and the children took inspiration from his famous image of The Great Wave of Kanagawa.
Instead of block prints, the children used a mixture of watercolours for their backgrounds and acrylics for their seas and waves. I’m sure you would agree that they have very effectively used contrast and shades of colour to suggest movement and depth.
More pics to come soon!