Welcome to Year 4

Bell Boating

What a fantastic day year 3 and 4 had today Bell Boating. We rowed all day; from Vines Park all the way to Ladywood! It was hard work, but each boat worked as a team and helped each other to keep going.

We stopped for lunch at Ladywood Lock and experienced what it is like to go through a lock.

The weather was beautiful all day too. well done everyone. Excellent collaboration! 

 

Awful Egyptians theatre trip

What an amazing end to our Ancient Egyptians topic! we all enjoyed an afternoon at Shrewsbury theatre watching A Horrible Histories performance of Awful Egyptians. It was a long journey; but well worth it!

There was lots of funny bits, disgusting bits and plenty of scary bits, especially in the second half when we wore 3D glasses, which made it all come to life.

We all had a fantastic afternoon and as always made our teachers very proud with our beautiful behaviour!

Easter at Ombersley Church

Year 4 followed the footsteps of Jesus during the Easter story at Ombersley Church. Starting at Palm Sunday, washing their hands (not feet) for the last supper, waiting in the Garden of Gethsemane, listening to Mary talk about her son and looking into the tomb. Thank you to all the helpers at the church for making the story come alive. We learnt a lot and thought about the Easter Story in a different way.

Jump Rope competition

What a great time the skipping club had at their first ever Jump Rope School Championships!

The children had been well trained by their coach Stacie and took part in 30 second speed, 30 second crosses, 30 second jumping, 30 second double dutch speed, long rope challenge and at the very end performed a whole school skipping routine. All the children were amazing and thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.

Finally at the end of the day medals were awarded to all the winners. Ombersley won an amazing 4, 1st place medals and 5, 3rd place medals and that didn’t include the two won by Mrs Hills! Congratulations to everyone.

 

Outdoor Activities

Olivia, Mia, Rose, Charlotte, Jacob and Louie had a great morning at The Aztec Centre at Upton warren, taking part in Archery and using the Climbing Wall with other schools from the Droitwich Pyramid. 

Although it was a bit wet the children really enjoyed themselves.

Ancient Egyptian Museum

Keystage Two welcomed visitors in to share all the wonderful work they have produced during their Ancient Egyptian topic.
The afternoon began with the children singing their Egyptian song and performing their Egyptian dances the parents Grandparents and other visitors.
They then took their guests into the classrooms, which were set out like a real museum. Amongst their artifacts were: Ancient Egyptian Death masks, canopic jars, mummified tomatoes and amulets all made by the children.
They also served refreshments they had made, year 4 had made humus with salad and pitta bread and year 3 had baked honey cake.
The children were very proud of their achievements; it has been a wonderful topic, they have shown great enthusiasm and this was obvious in their museum. Well done All of Key stage Two!
We are now looking forward to our trip to Shrewsbury Theatre to see ‘Awful Egyptians next week!

Science Week at the Hive

We went to the Hive to listen to a science session by the Royal Institution . We found out about scientists who had discovered electricity and took part in activities. We especially like Barbies hair raising by static electricity and the big BANG finale which Jaden helped with.

Pancake Races

On Shrove Tuesday we had pancake races at the end of the day. Some of us were very competitive!

Book Week

The focus for Book Week has been poetry. We have been learning a poem for our assembly next week about Dragons and the environment. We have been writing our own poetry and making artwork to accompany the poetry. On Monday our parents came in to share stories and poems with us.On Thursday -World Book day we wore our PJ’s and slippers and brought in our favourite books. We shared them with other classes during the day – we enjoyed going down to the Nursery and reading to the younger children. We had hot chocolate and marshmallows at the end of the day.

 

Birmingham Museum and Art gallery

We visited BMAG to visit the Egyptian gallery of the museum and take part in workshops about Ancient Egypt. We re-enacted an Ancient Egyptian funeral of a pharaoh. It was a bit gruesome pulling out his internal organs and putting them in canopic jars, then Jacob had to pull his brain out!! We found bandaging him up a bit tricky and then we had to decide if his heart was heavier than a feather. We held an original death masks from Egyptian times. Our second workshop was painting a picture on a piece of papyrus with inks – they looked really good. In the afternoon we visited the Egyptian gallery and saw some real mummies, and lots artefacts. We also had time to make a quick visit to the Staffordshire Hoard and the art gallery. It was a very informative day.

 

Egyptian artefacts

We have been making  Egyptian artefacts read for our Egyptian museum. We have designed and made funeral masks and used clay to make scarab beetles.