Year 4 Forest School Term 5 2023

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The weather was perfect for a fire, which was our first one of the year. We toasted marshmallow and turned them into s'mores. 

It was fabulous to see how the children had settled into life at Forest School - they were asking for things from the shed, building zip wires, dens, shops, planted…

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Year 4 Forest School Trip Covert Woods 2023

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Welcome to Covert Woods Year 4. 

The bluebells were out as were the warmer temperatures. We started by listening to the birds and the sounds around us, followed by a blindfold game where the children had to lead each other to a tree and later on recognise it by using their senses


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Year 4 Term 4 2023 Forest School

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Term 4 saw some new and adventurous sessions in Forest School.

We introduced the new slack line, which runs between two trees and helps children with their balancing skills. 

We talked about Equinox (Equi= equal, nox = night), the beginning of spring where night and day are the same length.…

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Crafting in the Art loft

On Thursday 16th March a group of Year 4s were lucky enough to go to The Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Near Dover to take part in an Art and craft workshop. We were met by Lily, a student who is completing her Gold Art Award and Head of Art Mrs Keeler. We were taken to their large, light…

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Faith Ringgold story quilts - Year 4

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Year 4 are delighted to share with you our cross curricular project inspired by the life and work of Faith Ringgold, an African American female artist and author.

Our current display is of our own ‘fibre art’, a title used by Faith to describe her own particular form of art, combining…

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Masked Year 4s

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Have you ever watched the Masked Singer or The Masked Dancer on the Tv? If you have, you may have marvelled at the masks that the contestants wear. Year 4 were challenged to imagine that they were going to be on this show. They had to explore, research, design, make and evaluate a mask. They had…

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Bridge at the Beaney

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Last week, Year 4s had an excellent trip to Canterbury. First, we went to the Beaney Museum and Gallery. Murray and Charlotte were the fantastic guides who showed us around the portrait exhibition and the Mirror Mirror exhibition. They explained the use of imagery in painting as well as the use of…

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Visit from Architect - Mr Town

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Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Mr Town (parent) from OSG Architecture. We were fascinated to see so many different styles of buildings and to hear about some of the things that Architects do and have to think about. Some Year 4s were delighted to find out that by playing Mine Craft you can…

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An introduction to architecture

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In Term1 Year 4 had a chance to consider not only the local architecture of Bridge during a geography field trip but also some of the buildings around the world designed by some famous architects. For example Zaha Hadid, Augustus Pugin and Sir Norman Foster. We then did our own observational…

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The Ironman 2022

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Year4 had a great time in Term1 studying the book ‘The Ironman’ by Ted Hughes. In Art we looked at the work of illustrator Chris Mould. We used his work as inspiration for our own Ironman illustrations. The children layered their watercolours with wax rubbings and pen and ink. They…

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Sports Crew Training

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On Tuesday 27th September, some Year 5 children went to Canterbury Academy for training on how to be a member of Sports Crew. There were several schools there and the Crew were asked to think about what skills are needed for this and then they had to create a game (or games) that they could teach…

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Year 3 Egg Drop Challenge

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To conclude our learning on Forces this term, we explored the air resistance of parachutes! To test our learning, we made parachutes for hard boiled eggs! The teachers then dropped the parachutists out of the window as we watched from the ground with our fingers crossed for a safe landing. The…

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