Lees Primary School

Caring, Sharing & Learning Together

Part of Bronte Academy Trust

Welcome to Year 4

Exciting science today - bringing the human digestive system to life! Well done Year 4!

We're getting into the football spirit in Year 4....Let's hope England do well!  We've each got out teams and have been using our geographical skills to locate the countries and host cities.  We had an exciting zoom this morning with the author Tom Palmer, we're really looking at reading his new live book, that's released 3 times a week throughout the competition.

2020 - 2021

Yesterday, Year 4 had freedom of choice to present their learning about the Stone age settlement of Skara Brae.  They made models, sketched or made posters and leaflets.  

We've been taking our topic learning back outside this week.  Today we were using flints and steels in order to light our own fires.  The children found it much more difficult than it looked.  We also had a go at knapping soap in order to try and make replica Stone Age weapons.  Next up...building our own Stone Age shelters!

Request for gardening tools, equipment  and seeds

Year 4 have been trying to encourage bees by weeding and planting bee friendly seeds in two of our garden beds.  We are short of gardening tools and are wondering if anyone has any old trowels or other hand garden tools or seeds that no longer use and would like to donate to school to enable more children to be able to help with the gardening.  We will put a tub outside the front of school this week.  Thank you so much for any donations.

A perfect day for some outside learning - we’ve learnt all about embers and fire and why this was so important to Stone Age people. We also collected new vocabulary to use in our writing.

Year 4 have had a fabulous day gearing up for our new Prehistoric topic - Stone Age to Iron Age

Well done Year 4 - you’ve virtually travelled around Southern Ireland as part of the Conqueror Challenge 

Year 4 have had great fun getting ready for Christmas.  See you all next year!

T’was the Night Before Christmas performed by Year 4 - Enjoy !

It's beginning to look like Christmas in Year 4.  We have Eddie the help come to visit.   So far he's joined in with Maths and French...wonder what he will do next week?

In our Design Technology unit we are designing bridges that could cross the River Amazon, today we investigated what types of shaped structures would be stonger using spaghetti and marshmallows.  A fantastic afternoon.  We've now better ideas for bridge building next week.

 

Year 4 have been working hard to write persuasive speeches.  They persuaded you enough that as a class we could adopt an orangutan.  Her name is Timtom and she lives in Borneo.

We really enjoyed October's Halloween themed birthday party...wonder what November's will bring?

Year 4 visits and activities information 

 

 

 

 

 Please encourage your child to practice their times tables using the times table rock stars app, the competition is hotting up!  Will anyone be able to beat Mrs Tillotson's score?