Welsh Week in Year 4
Croeso! Welsh Week was a huge success in Blwyddyn 4 - da iawn pawb! We flipped the normal timetable on its head - ensuring there were elements of Welsh language, culture and history filtering all the way through the week. Mr Layzell and Mr Hill had the hard decision of entering the best examples of work forward to the school Eisteddfod on Thursday.
Welsh National Anthem - EVERY morning Year 4 practised the National anthem. We also had Welsh word searches and colour-by-number sheets for the pupils to enjoy.
Celf - Pupils completed an Art lesson in Welsh, where the objective was to create a Welsh flag mosaic. Pupils had to cut coloured card into squares, rectangles and triangles and use the most relevant cuts to piece together a Welsh flag. A very tricky skill that tests fine motor skills as well as creativity and accuracy. The end products were brilliant.
Mathemateg - Pupils explored 3D shapes, in Welsh. They then conducted a tally chart of all the 3D shapes they could find in the classroom and used a bar chart to display the information.
Year 4 learnt and recited a Welsh poem - "Parti". We used a Pie Corbett style of learning the poem, by writing the poem out in our books using images rather than words. The pupils enjoyed rehearsing it and learnt it really well. 4L used pupil voice to help them decide that they wanted to recite the poem in the style of a hip-hop rap. The video will be uploaded shortly.
Year 4 Roman Assemblies - Jan 20'
"Party Like A Roman!"
4L led an assembly this week all about life as a Roman. They dressed as Romans, which included Roman soldiers, gladiators, civilians and emperors. Pupils explained the way Romans lived - talking about all aspects of life, from the Gods they prayed to, to the food they enjoyed to eat. There was a very catchy song to learn to go with it - Party Like A Roman (which took a very long time for us all to get out of our heads).
"Romans Rule, They Rule the School!"
For their assembly, 4H delivered a case on why Romans should rule the school. It involved a well-rehearsed acting performance in where the plot of the story was based around soldiers, mosaics, slaves, and Gods & Goddesses each giving their own reasons why the Romans should rule the school. A highlight for all was the dance-off between the Celts and Roman soldiers (choreographed by 4H girls). A song enjoyed by all was the Roman Numerals Song...and a big "Da Iawn" to Mr Hill who improvised on the spot when technical difficulties arose during the live performance for parents .
Thank you to all parents/carers, friends and families, who attended the assemblies and provided costumes for the pupils to wear.
Year 4 were extremely lucky to have Silent World drop by Prendergast CP School with a range of creepy crawlies, spiders, snakes, bugs and mini-beasts for us all to meet...not to forget Harry the Hedgehog.
All the pupils had opportunity to hold all the animals and ask the experts any burning questions about the creatures they handled and possible careers in working with animals too.
Our Sustainable World
Through the Autumn Term Year 4 have been studying the planet and how well humans look after it - turns out, not very well at all....
After researching how much waste we throw into landfill, we decided to investigate ourselves how long popular landfill items take to biodegrade naturally. To do this we buried a plastic bag, a nappy, an apple, a glass jar, a paper towel and a plastic bottle into soil. We each made predictions on how long each item would take to biodegrade and what physical changes would occur.
After 6 weeks, we dug the items up and observed the changes. Here were the results. Really interesting stuff. One thing we certainly realised is the more we can Reduce, Re-use and Recycle, the better.
This week in Year 4 we have held our class elections for some important roles within the school. Thank you to all the children who prepared speeches and considered themselves for some of the positions. Everybody did really well.
The positions available included: Class Councillor, Vice Councillor, Criw Cymraeg, and Eco Warrior (for each class in Year 4).
Following some magnificent speeches and intense voting, the following pupils were successful:
|Class Councillor (4L)||Class Councillor (4H)|
|Eliza M||Millie L|
|Vice Councillor (4L)||
Vice Councillor (4H)
|Lily C||Rhys T|
|Criw Cymraeg (4L)||Criw Cymraeg (4H)|
|Eco-Warrior (4L)||Eco-Warrior (4H)|
Congratulations to all!!!!
I am sure you will do us all proud this year.