Welcome to Year 4
As part of our Burps, Bottoms and Bile topic (teeth and digestion), Year 4 made their own set of model teeth. This activity helped us to really analyse the shapes of different human teeth and then we were able to link the shape to the function. Children spent some time investigating the functions of different teeth by eating different foods and recording which teeth they used for which job. Everyone got different answers because lots of Year Fours have more gums than teeth!
Day 2 of residential has been another lovely day.
The children have been very well behaved and have enjoyed: games of camouflage, fell walking, fell running, map reading, worship at the stone circle, Lego competitions and hot chocolate and chill time. All the children are tooked up in bed and ready for their last day on year four residential tomorrow.
An AMAZING first day on residential!
We have done so much. We have learnt about flooding and the new water system running trough the Lake District. We have fed baby lambs, stroked sheep, pet a goat and stroked a turkey!! The children loved river dipping and caught a cat fish and lots of tadpoles. Later the children enjoyed den building creating homes for animals from Harry Potter.
All the the children have been very well behaved, have ate all their dinner and are now tucked up in bed ready for tomorrow's adventures.
Geography topic on India
This half term year 3 and 4 are learning all about India. As part of our topic, and so that our children get realistic , hands on experiences, we invited a member of the Paddle family in to talk to the children about their life in India, the Hindu religion and Indian gods and beliefs. The children had so many questions and found the visit very enlightening.
Year 3 and 4 went on a trip to Carlisle to learn more about the Tudors. We went to the Guildhall and learnt about old Tudor house and the Guilds. After lunch, we took part in a Tudor workshop at Tullie house where the children handled artefacts and learnt about Tudor people.
The children were very well behaved and we were even stopped my members of the public who commented on how amazing our pupils are!
Very proud, as always!
We love inviting families and the community into school at Paddle. Our latest community day was Grandparent day!. The year 4 children loved having the Grandma and Granddads in for the morning and having lunch with them. The children interviewed their Grandparents about the earlier lives and wrote a biography about them. The feedback from both the children and the Grandparents was amazing!
"it was nice to remember things I had forgotten from my earlier life"
"my grandchildren learnt lots of things they never knew about me!"
"it was lovely to meet my grandson's best friends"
Tudor Design and Technology work
Our topic this term is The Tudors.
Take a look at all our Design and Technology work inspired by the Tudors. We have been working on rope work, sewing and sawing.
This term we are learning all about Vikings!!
We work really closely with year 3 and wanted to bring the Vikings alive in our school. Whilst the year 3's were on a trip the mighty year 4 warriors raided the year 3 classroom! this was the reciprocated and the classes had to write letters of persuasion to barter and trade for their goods, just like the Vikings did!
After a relaxing, fun-filled summer, Year 4 have had a very exciting and busy start back at school. Our Topic this term is 'The Vikings'. As part of our topic we have been designing prototype Viking boats. We went on a trip to Lanthwaite woods with Year 3 to test and evaluate our creations. We wanted to see if the materials we had used were fit for purpose. We tested them on Crummock water and wrote about them when we got back to school.
Whilst we were at Lanthwaite woods we also went on a hike as one of our PE lessons for the week. We found so many different leaves and mushrooms which we will identify later this week. We also found a hidden cave which we found out was the home of a troll called Toxic Bob!
Here are our pictures from the day