Welcome to Year 4!

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. 

Violin lessons

The children in Year 4 are really enjoying their violin lessons on a Tuesday afternoon with Mr Aitchison, from Westacre Middle School.

Playground Pal’s Training

Mr Lindley came to teach us how to be amazing Playground Pals, this week! 

We thought of all the things we wanted for an ideal lunchtime and then all the qualities you need to be a great Play Pal.

Afterwards we went outside and tried out all sorts of new games that we can teach to the younger children at break times. It was great fun and we can’t wait to get started. 

Author Visit

The children in Year 4 enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Witton Middle School, with the author Megan Rix. She writes stories with animals in and she brought along her lovely dog. Lots of us bought one of her books, which she signed for us. 

Severn Trent Water

What a lovely morning we had, with a visit from Ethan’s dad and Severn Trent Water.

It started with an exciting assembly where we looked at all the water we use and how we could try to waste less.

Then we had workshops on different themes. Everyone loved the virtual reality and Minecraft X box game! We went in the call centre,  looked for the leaks with a detector and fixed the pipes too. Finally the bin it or flush it game made everyone laugh! Thank you Mr Leese and Severn Trent. 

 

 

STEM morning @ Westacre

Some of the Year 4 children visited Westacre this week, to take part in a morning of Maths, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities, around the theme of Explosion!

It was very exciting! Have a look. Thank you Westacre. 

Severn Valley Railway Evacuation

On Wednesday we arrived at school in our World War II costumes ready for an exciting day. We had our identity cards and gas masks with us. Some of us had even packed a suitcase.

After we arrived at Kidderminster station we travelled on a steam train and were evacuated to Highley. On the way we had our ID cards checked and stamped. Poor Miss Smith had forgotten hers and was arrested!

Some of the children were chosen to go and live on the farm and others were chosen to go and live at the big house. The children were not sure if they would really have to go!

When we arrived at the Engine House we were split into three groups to try out some different activities. We tried some of the games that children in World War II would have played. We tried some of the jobs the evacuees would have had to help with. The washing was hard work and the boys didn’t fancy having to empty the toilet! We loved the Anderson shelter especially when some of the children banged on the roof to make it sound like bombs.

After lunch we learnt about firefighting. Mrs Pittaway wasn’t a very good aim with her hose! Then we travelled back to Kidderminster by train.

It was a brilliant day and we could really imagine how scary it might have been to be sent away from home. Just like Lenny in our story, The Lion and the Unicorn. The children behaved beautifully and we were very proud of them. Many of the public commented on our fantastic children. Well done everyone.

Have a look at the photos of our day. There are also some photos on the Year 3 page too.

First week in Year 4

What a very busy start to Year 4! The children have settled in beautifully into Year 4 and are enjoying our class story, ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’. It is all about a boy called Lenny, who is evacuated from London to the countryside.

We looked at an old suitcase which contained many things including a cap badge with a lion and a unicorn on it. We thought the suitcase belonged to Lenny.

Welcome Back

Welcome back. Watch this space to see the exciting things we get up to soon.