Welcome to Year 4!

Book Week 2020

 

Book week has been fantastic!

We have shared stories with our parents, grandparents and friends, came to school dressed as a book character, on World Book Day, done DEAR (ask your child what that means) brought a ‘shelfie’ to school and enjoyed lots of Rudyard Kipling and World Book day stories.

Key Stage 2 Golf lessons

The Key Stage 2 children are enjoying their golf lessons with Mark from Worcester Golf range.

He has been very impressed with our putting skills.

Orchestra of the Swan

The Year 4 children spent the morning at Droitwich Spa High school, last Friday.

We started with one of Mr Aitchison’s warm ups and then we were entertained by a strings quartet from the Orchestra of the Swan.

It was very entertaining and now we all know what we are aiming at in our Violin lessons, at school!

Rainforest Dance

We have loved our Dance lessons with Clare from Dance Fest, this half term. Our Rainforest Dance is now complete and we performed it to Year 3 at the end of our last lesson.

We have got to keep practising though, until we perform it at the Droitwich Pyramid dance festival, later in the year.

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.