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Year 4

Year 3 and 4 enjoyed an amazing whole day of Egyptian learning in July 2019.  They made and painted their own clay canopic jars, made name plates using hieroglyphic symbols, and even mummified a whole (real!) fish which included gutting and removing its organs. We also mummified each other using teamwork and toilet roll. Finally, we learnt to dance in the Egyptian style to authentic music.  It was a fantastic day and the children were all enthusiastic, enquiring and energetic.  Here are some of Year 4's photos:


Kingswood Activity Centre 7th-8th June 2019

Year 4 had been looking forward to our class trip for a long time and as anticipated, we had a fantastic overnight stay, despite the torrential rain! We took part in laser quest, archery, zip wire, abseiling, quad bikes, camp fire.... as well as lots of fun time together eating, chilling out and playing games! Mrs Kilbey, Mrs Donajgrodzki and Mr Clarke all agreed what a brilliant time was had by all, as you can see from our photos:



















Years 3 and 4 had a fantastic trip to Sarehole Mill in Birmingham last Friday 14th December, where they explored the woodlands identifying wildlife, and took part in Stone Age activities like building shelters. They were amazing ambassadors for Stretton and we all really enjoyed ourselves, in spite of the cold weather! In addition, we are very grateful that all families sent in their payments on time. All your contributions mean that we can continue to provide exciting trips for our children! Have a look at our photos… Mrs Donajgrodzki

Year 4 walked to church on a cold sunny morning Wednesday 7th February, to take part in the communion service led by Rev Pam. The children were very well behaved and respectful and were rewarded afterwards with squash and biscuits before returning to school.


Alveston Trip 7-8th June 2018

Y4 class enjoyed an overnight stay at the youth hostel near Stratford-Upon-Avon  last week. The day started with a morning in Forest School at Stretton, where the children cooked their own sausages on a camp fire and toasted marshmallows! Their trip then included a Shakespeare walking tour round Stratford with a Tudor guide, as well as a boat ride on the River Avon, plus playtime in the park. Luckily, the weather was kind and everyone had a great time! Have a look at some  pics:

On Tuesday 21st November, Year 4 welcomed a musician called Steve from the Performing Arts Service who came to show the children how to play the steel pans! These are mini versions of the bigger steel drums you may be familiar with, that sit on the desk top. The children shared one between two and learned to play the scale of C up and back down again. Steve will be back each week to help the children progress and have fun. Here are some photos:

We had a very important royal visitor on Tuesday 20th June... Cleopatra came in to talk to us about ancient Egypt and to share some games and activities with us in support of our theme for this term. We especially enjoyed learning how to do mummification! Have a look at our photos:  

Year 4's overnight trip to Alveston youth hostel took place at the beginning of June, though  you would be forgiven for thinking it was November with the amount of rain they had on Tuesday morning! Never mind, the children were undeterred as they did den-building with the ranger at Moreton Morrell college, then as they headed into Stratford in the afternoon, the sun came out just in time for them to enjoy their boat trip down the river Avon! Later, they had a fun night at the hostel, with a hearty tea and outdoor games, then had a good sleep and were ready to continue their adventures at the Butterfly Farm next morning. There were lots of creatures to see (and get up close to!) and the children loved seeing the huge variety of butterflies all around them. Staff were very proud of the class for their sensible behaviour and teamwork throughout the trip and everyone had great fun! Here are some photos:

Years 3 and 4 had a great day out on Thursday 16th March. They travelled to Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, where the staff instructed them on orienteering techniques. They took part in three workshops where they learned and practiced  their map reading skills... They also learned the eight points of the compass and used their knowledge to follow the maps. Luckily the weather stayed dry and they had lots of fun! Here are some pictures: 

Jan 2016: Year 4 were lucky to have a visit from the fire service last week. Four firefighters came into class to talk to the children all about fire safety and to demonstrate some techniques they should use in case of emergency. Here are some boys trying out the 'drop-and-roll'!:

Following on from our museum visit  earlier this month, Year 4 have been busy building and drawing our own versions of Stonehenge. Have a look at the picture and see if you can spot some little twists on a theme.... An edible monument, an illuminated monument, or even a tropical version! 



On Thursday 10th November, Years 3 and 4 visited the British Museum in London to look at the galleries about life in the Stone Age. We saw lots of stone tools, and we were able to see the equipment used for Stone Age farming.  This was really interesting as it is so different to the farming equipment used nowadays. The children enjoyed looking out for specific artefacts and completing their learning packs. A great day was had by all, as you will see from our photos!

Year 4 children had a great overnight stay at Alveston Manor youth hostel in Stratford-on-Avon from 7th-8th June. The weather was perfect for den building at Moreton Morrell college, for boating along the river, and for exploring the surroundings on foot. All children were well behaved and worked brilliantly together, though they were rather tired from all their exploits by the time they got back to school again! Have a look at some pictures:

On Tuesday 17th May, children from Years 3 and 4 walked to Willenhall Primary School to take part in a friendly athletics competition. The weather was warm and dry so activities were able to take place outdoors. The children were great ambassadors for our school and really enjoyed the time they spent there, even coming away with some prizes! Take a look at our pictures:   

World Book Day 3rd March 2016


Year 4 were very lucky last term to have a representative from the WASPS rugby team come in to class and talk about healthy eating and lifestyle. The children enjoyed learning to make a healthy sandwich afterwards too. Have a look at their pictures: 

Our school choir took part in a special event at Symphony Hall on 23rd June. The event was a huge success, very well attended and enjoyed by all those who participated and who went to watch.


The choir performing....        



If you would like to hear the songs the choir performed, they will be putting on a repeat performance in school on Tuesday 14th July at 2.30pm - everyone welcome!


The choir rehearsing.....    




Spring 2015

This term Beech and Oak classes have been finding out all about the rainforests.  To begin our theme we went on a trip to Twycross Zoo.  We took part in a workshop to find out all about the animals that can be found in the different layers of the rainforest.  We also met and touched some creatures you would find in a rainforest, including Bonnie the tortoise.

We met lots of other animals during the day from all over the world including snow leopards, penguins, gorillas, chimpanzees, meerkats and elephants.  Even though it was very cold we had a brilliant day! Here are some photos:

Autumn 2014: here are some photos of activities the children in Mr. Byrom's class have been enjoying this term...