To prepare for our trip next Thursday, Year 4 welcomed visitors from Foxton Locks. They completed several activities and learned about how to stay safe near the water. It was a really great morning and got the children really excited about their upcoming trip!
Last Thursday, Year 4 had an exciting day exploring the water cycle in a variety of ways. With Miss Peyser, the children created artwork based on the water cycle and carefully chose the materials they wished to use. Mr. Carter got their brains ticking with a science challenge where they experimented with water. Mrs. Trolove led a sensory pebble session where the children explored the sounds and feel of water, pebbles and sand. With Mrs. Riddy they created their own water soundscapes and shared them with the group. Children linked the music to the water cycle, noting that joining together to play the xylophones was the same as collection. It also led to some deep thinking about water, with one child asking, ‘If we value ancient things – why don’t we value water?’ A very successful day!
On Monday, April 1st, St John’s Church School sent two teams of 7 girls and boys from Year 3 and 4 to Ormiston Bushfield Academy to participate in a netball tournament. Students on both teams were all fairly new to the sport but all were keen to learn and participate. Both teams showed wonderful leadership as well as great sportsmanship. The day ended with St John’s bringing home a 1st place medal as well as a 3rd place finish, a spectacular result, with students showing an astounding representation of our school!
During our end of term celebration, 4AP were nominated by staff throughout the school for ALWAYS being responsible, respectful and ready to learn. Consequently, we thoroughly enjoyed an extra playtime on Friday afternoon (we especially liked beating Miss Peyser in EVERY game).
The Honey Bees
On 3rd October, Year 4 visited the beautiful Ely cathedral. It was lovely to see how amazed the children were by the sheer size of the cathedral and its splendid design. When we arrived, we were treated to a performance detailing World War 1, after which we split into groups to attend varied workshops. Each class took part in two workshops including; meeting a British soldier, singing, looking at and making their own propaganda posters, remembrance and creating silhouettes. To complete the day, all of the visiting schools gathered in the Octagon for a collective worship, including a prayer and silence for those who fought and died in the war. It was an enjoyable day and the children represented the school proudly.