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Topic this half term in Year 4 has been 'The Great European Road Trip' where we have focused on Europe, concentrating on geographical aspects. We have learned where Europe is, what countries it consists of and have located capital cities using maps and atlases. In addition, children were grouped and picked a European country out of a hat to then research and create leaflets and posters. Art work relating to their country was also created to brighten up their displays. Each group then had the responsibility to present their research and art work to parents, friends and carers on the European afternoon. All of Year 4 loved this experience and enjoyed trying different foods from each country. Thank you to the support of parents and carers with this memorable event.
Oliver has done Year 4 and Crook Primary School proud this weekend. On Saturday, Oliver competed in a 15 mile mountain bike race at the Muckletoon Adventure Festival in Scotland. He completed a gruelling course overcoming terrain and climbs in thick fog and torrential rain, setting off at 8am. Amazingly, he completed it in 3:58:36 while some competitors gave up and some took 6+ hours! Oliver showed just how determined and resilient he has become by getting up and carrying on after falling twice. Well done Oliver!
A special mention also has to be made to Matthew and Harry in reception who cheered Oliver on and gave other competitors encouragement and praise throughout the event as well as braving the weather to do so.
To kick off our new science focus about the digestive system we are first exploring teeth and eating. We learned about the different types of teeth and their functions. Using mirrors, we investigated our own teeth and counted how many we had and if any were missing. Then in groups, we made our very own teeth models out of play dough. This required teamwork by modelling the different types of teeth in terms of their shape and locating their position.
Children in year 4 thoroughly enjoyed this practical and below are some of the finished models.