This term in Year 4 we made Stig Silhouettes. First we cut out strips of coloured tissue paper. Then we stuck the strips down to make a sky background. We had a choice of a sunset sky or a dark midnight sky. Next we cut out templates and drew around them on black card. Finally we cut the silhouettes out and stuck them on our backgrounds to make a beautiful picture.
Year 4 went to Birchwood to compete against other schools in sports. We had to go during lunch time from school to get to Birchwood. When we got there we were split into 4 groups. Then we went into the hall and were taken to our first sport. Summercroft One’s first sport was hockey on Astro One. Summercroft Two’s first sport was Rock-it Ball and Summercroft Three’s first sport was hockey which they played with Summercroft One. Summercroft Four’s first sport was netball on the Top Court. There were other schools that played against us for some of these activities. The people who did netball enjoyed it but sadly they lost against the other school.
One of the new sports we tried was Danish longball, a bat and ball game which is like cricket. The people who participated in dodgeball really enjoyed themselves and they won against the other school. Some of the people who did Danish longball liked it and they also won!
Another sport we did was Hip Hop Pop, which is a club that came to Birchwood Games to teach the children to dance to the song Ki-Ki. Cressy, the cheerleader coach came from our school to teach other children cheerleading.
We had more time at Birchwood than we would in a normal school afternoon as the games didn’t end until 4:15pm. At the end of the sessions, everyone got together in the hall again and the people that were chosen to do hip hop or cheerleading got to do a show for each other.
We would like to thank the teachers that organised this event and took us there – we had lots of fun!
Stone Age Homes
This term in Year 4 we are learning about Stone Age people and we have looked at homes from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods. We got put into groups and picked a Stone Age home to make. We used grass, stones, leaves, sticks and mud which we got from the field. We used the mud to stick it all together and we used sticks and stones to help it stand and to make the walls and roof. We used grass and leaves to cover the ceiling and make it waterproof. We realised that if we worked together it actually made it quicker and more fun to do. The whole of Year 4 enjoyed making the houses and they are on the shelf in our classrooms. We are proud of what we have done and Miss Jameson, Miss O’Leary and Mrs Anderson made it super fun. We are very grateful.