For the second year running, our school choir has been invited to support Walkden Rotary Club by singing at the Ellesmere Centre outside Tesco. The girls had loads of fun singing some of their favourite songs and bringing a bit of Christmas cheer to the shoppers. The choir represented Peel Hall brilliantly and we were told by many passers by that the singing was beautiful. A huge thank you to all the grown ups who came down to support us.
But don’t worry if you missed us, you can catch us singing at our end of term concert on Tuesday 17th December in the Junior Hall straight after school, or hear us singing our favourite carols at our Carol Service on Thursday 19th December.
Miss Soar 🙂
Unfortunately, the attendance bear was not gifted to any class this week because the highest class attendance was only 93%.
Key Stage 1 took the opportunity to continue to rehearse their Christmas play.
Over the last three weeks, we have been working really hard during our Music Lessons. We have been listening to different Abba songs and comparing the tempo, the instruments and how the songs make us feel. We’ve also learnt the song Mamma Mia.
As we are budding musicians, we have learnt what crotchets and quavers are and used these to compose some rhythmic pieces. Today we had the challenge of creating a 16 beat pattern and then playing it on a percussion instrument of our choosing. We have been investigating sound as part of our Science work this half term so we knew all about how they made a sound!
Have a look at our pictures of us performing our masterpieces, complete with a human music stand.
A few more weeks’ practise and we should be ready for Wembley!
Enjoy the weekend,
Love, Miss Soar 🙂
Last week, 4 Edison had a very busy week.
On Wednesday we went exploring our school grounds. We had the task of creating habitats for different animals from natural resources. We created bug hotels, an ant exercise log and even a badger house. Let’s hope some animals come to visit!
On Friday we became musicians! We have learnt the notes B A and G on our recorders and we then composed our own little tunes. We were very brave and performed our original pieces of work for the rest of the class.
This week looks to be just as busy. Keep up the good work Year 4!
Miss Soar 🙂
As part of our Art week this week, 4 Edison decided to head outside. We are looking at the paintings of Henri Rousseau. Rousseau’s paintings are all based on nature and the natural world. After looking at some of his works, we took our sketch books and sketching pencils and headed outside. We looked at the nature around school and sketched some of the patterns and shapes we could see. After that, we came back and added to our sketches. Rousseau is famous for using his imagination to create paintings so we tried this technique too. Rousseau is famous for saying that no one taught him to paint, nature taught him to paint and we really enjoyed being out in nature to test this idea out.
Enjoy the sunshine!
Miss Soar 🙂
This week has been very busy for our class. It was our assessment week so we’ve been working really hard on our Maths, Reading and SPaG tests. Despite some challenging questions, the children have worked their socks off and have shown some fantastic progress. So a big well done to everyone in 4 Edison!
Also, we had a visit from Paul Sturgess, the tallest man in Britain who used to play professional basketball for the Harlem Globetrotters. We go to show off our basketball skills and get a group photo with him.
If that wasn’t enough, we won the smart card trophy for the first time this half term, earning 5 golden smart cards!
Thank you for all your hard work Year 4.
Have a lovely weekend
Miss Soar 🙂