Year 4 has had a very busy year. The girls have been working hard and we have had time for many exciting extra activities and of course, a few outings.
In the Autumn Term Year 3 and 4 visited the Science Museum where they took part in a workshop on ‘Forces’ and also had time to try out many of the exciting experiments set up at Launchpad.
At school we made ‘Roman’ wooden dollies and wax tablets and continuing with the Roman theme, the date set for a ‘Roman Day’ was the 10th of February. The girls enthusiastically sewed their own costumes and on the day, the class room was transformed into a triclinium and the girls prepared a feast for themselves.
The Spring Term offered an opportunity for a visit to the British Museum. On 26th January Years 3 and 4 shared a coach to get to this very busy Museum. The girls in Year 4 visited the Roman and Anglo-Saxon galleries and worked with great interest throughout the visit. They settled down to work by the exhibits and the girls were complemented on their interest and behaviour.
In March the whole of the Lower School had Maths Week, and for this occasion Years 3, 4 and 5 went on to the Canal Museum in Camden where they were able to do a Maths Trail. However, the highlight on this occasion was a trip on a canal boat along a part of the Great Union Canal and through the longest tunnel in the British canal system.
In the Summer Term Year 4 added a famous person from recent history to their curriculum and they had the opportunity to visit The Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington. The girls worked very hard and several of the Museum staff commented on the girl’s high interest level and excellent behaviour.
A visit to Tate Modern was arranged for 12th May and Years 3 and 4 had an interesting and enjoyable day doing various work-shops while also visiting many of the galleries.
Another highlight of this term has been our growing project. Years 3 and 4 went to a large garden centre in Twickenham where the girls were allowed to spend some of the money they had helped to raise in year 3’s ‘Big Toy Sale’
For our class assemblies this Year 4 has thought of various subjects from ‘What did the Romans ever do to us’ to the Bible story of ‘The Three Friends (and Nebuchadnezzar). Our favourite, however, was our Assembly about Alexander Fleming which the girls wrote and performed with great enthusiasm.