Year 4, Mrs Ryding
Long Term Plan: Long Term Plan 17-18 Y4.pdf
Year Group Expectations: Parent Leaflet - Year 4.pdf
Year 4 went to Tatton Park on Thursday 19th January to experience what life was like during the Viking invasion of Britain. We started the day meeting Elsa, who said we needed permission to be on the land of Tatta. We needed to meet him and ask for his permission. Unfortunately, he wasn't there so we did some jobs for Elsa and Tilda while we waited.
We made clay pots with Elsa, so she had enough to be able to make a trade with the blacksmith from the next village, for 10 bosses and an axe head. She told us all about the different trades and the objects they made during the Viking era.
We learnt all about bread making and all the other foods that were around at this time in history. We made flat bread but because of the bad weather we were unable to cook them.
During the afternoon, we went into the barn and learnt all about the weapons that were used. We also looked at other ways that the animals of the land were used, including clothing and antlers being used as needles.
Even though we were wet and cold we all had a wonderful day.
Unwrapping The Egyptians
Topic Letter: Topic letter egyptians Y4.pdf
To complete our 'Unwrapping the Egyptians' Year 4 celebrated with an Egyptian day. We dressed up as Egyptians and made our own collars and bracelets to accessories them. Miss Nixon even did our make up, to make us look like authentic ancient Egyptians. We all looked amazing.
After break, we tasted foods that they would have eaten during the time. We tasted dates, cheese, peas and bread dipped in honey.
We also made a 'shaduf,' this is a device that the Egyptians used to take water out of the River Nile. We had a great morning.
This week, we have an art day with Mrs Clare. We looked at the fabric dyeing technique of batik.
First we looked at Egyptian patterns and put them into fans, using an art deco style.
We then transferred our designs, with pencil onto large, white fabric. Next, we poured melted wax over the pencil lines of our design. When this was dry we were able to use batik dye to colour the fabric. The wax resists the dye, leaving the pattern white when it has been ironed off.
The finished work.
To The Magic Kingdom And Beyond
Welcome Letter: Y4 Welcome.pdf
This half term we have been looking at Florida, one of the states in the United States of America. For our Design Technology work, we have made pretzels. First we added all the ingredients together in a bowl and mixed until they formed a dough. We then kneaded the dough for a few minutes. After leaving the dough to rise we rolled the dough into a sausage. The tricky part was twisting the sausage shape into a pretzel shape. After a quick bath in hot water, we sprinkled them with rock salt. Once baked, we ate them!
'They tasted salty.' Milly 'They were scrumptious.' Noah