Welcome to Year 4!

Rainforest Day

We have had a great start to our Rainforest Topic this term.

Rainforest Dave sent us some clues about where in the world he was. Then he sent us a book to read, ‘The Great Kapok Tree’. 

Finally, we got to meet him when he visited us last Wednesday. It was so exciting. He told us all about his rainforest adventures and brought some of his creatures to meet us. Some of us were very brave and even held them!

In the afternoon, we created necklaces, had our face and arms painted and did some beautiful sketching of rainforest moths and butterflies.

What a fantastic day it was!

STEM workshop @Westacre

Twelve children from Year 4, spent the morning at Westacre Middle School, taking part in an exercise themed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) workshop.

The children looked at the heart and lungs using virtual video glasses, measured their pulse before and after exercise, created a fair test to investigate how a ball bounces on different surfaces and designed and made a model to get a marble to bounce into a cup.

The children had great fun and were all presented with a certificate at the end of the morning.

The children were a credit to Ombersley First school. Well done! 

Young Voices 2020

What a fantastic day and evening the choir had at The Resorts World in Birmingham. 

We arrived there at lunch time and after eating our packed lunch were taken our seats in the arena. The rehearsals lasted all afternoon – it was great, we got to sing with Ruti, who won The Voice, The Shires and Tony Hadley as well as dancing with Urban Strides. After the rehearsals we ate our tea and it was time for our parents and the rest of the audience to arrive. 

The evening was even more magical; with lots of singing, cheering, screaming, clapping and dancing.

It was a long, but very exciting day. As always we were a credit to the school and made all the teachers so very proud!

 

Soup Kichen

What a fantastic end to our World War II topic! After spending the beginning of the week making three different kinds of soups, carrot cookies and practising our songs, we were ready for our parents to arrive. And so many parents came! We were overwhelmed!

The children, dressed as evacuees, loved serving their soup and showing all their hard work to their families. 

Than k you so much to everyone who came and for the lovely comments we received.

Pom poms!

The children loved learning about ‘Make Do and Mend’, an important slogan during World War II.

So, for the Christmas Fair, we decided to ‘Make Do and Mend’, by using up scraps of old wool and making Reindeer and Robin pom poms. Thank you to all the parents for buying them.

No electricity!

The children had an interesting morning, thinking about all the things that we use electricity for. In Science, we thought about all the things that use electricity in our homes and the whole school had to see if they could manage without electricity for one morning. It wasn’t easy!

Inter house football competition

The children have really enjoyed their football coaching with Harry from Kidderminster Harriers, this half term.

In the final session, the children took part in an inter house football competition. There were some great skills being used, in attack and defence. 

The final result was a win for Amber house! Well done to Amber and all the other house teams who played with a great sporting attitude.

Kenyan Teachers visit

What a wonderful few days we had with our visiting Kenyan teachers. They had travelled all the way from Nairobi to come to visit our school. 

Our visitors spent a busy weekend with Mrs Stanley and Mrs Osborn in Worcester looking around the Cathedral and going for a traditional afternoon tea, then Sunday at The Birmingham German Market.

On Monday morning they came to school and joined in straight away with our lessons – Money and instructions to make a cup and ball toy in year 2, soup tasting in year 3 and 4. At break time they joined in with skipping. They had a lovely time in Forest school with year 1 and joined in with singing and story telling in Pre-school and Reception. They also went swimming with year 3 and 4. We planted two special trees in our Sensory garden to commemorate their visit.

It was an amazing experience for all of us – the feedback they gave us about our school was so lovely. They were really impressed with the children’s behaviour and were inspired by way we teach and our school environment.  They  said they will go back to Nairobi with lots of new ideas for their school.

We hope to be able to send a parcel of ‘goodies’ for the children at Langata West Primary school where they teach to enable them to have a small gift in the New Year.

Africa Week

Year 4 have been getting ready for their visitors next week, by creating different pieces of African art work.

We have made shields and necklaces and we loved creating the African masks.

We hope our visitors will enjoy looking at all our hard work.

Football

Year 3 and 4 are really enjoying their PE lessons this half term, with Harry from Kidderminster Harriers.

We have learnt about good sportsmanship and how to move into a space to receive the ball. The matches at the end of the session have been great fun too!

Tennis

The children have really enjoyed their Tennis lessons this half term, with the coach Mike from Ombersley Tennis Club.

They have built on their skills from last year and finished the sessions with a competition between their houses.

Well done to Saturn house for winning.