Year 4 – Cezanne – Mrs Woodford
Welcome to Cézanne’s class page. We hope that you will find all the information you need to know to help make your child’s time in class as enriching as possible. Please check this page on a regular basis as there will be an opportunity to see what is going on in the class and there will be some useful tips and guidance to help the children gain the most from their year at Greenmount.
We will also be using this page to share some of the fantastic work that the children produce over the next year.
Class Teacher: Mrs Woodford
Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Chambers
The class will have two hours of PE a week. These sessions will be on Monday afternoon and Thursday morning. One of the sessions will be taken by Mr Harris the specialist sports coach. Please make sure that the correct PE kit is in school during these times.
Autumn Term 1a Where My Wellies take Me
Our year started with a very exciting project stimulated with a book called, Where My Wellies take Me by the author Michael Morpurgo. The children spent time exploring their local environment and discovering all the interesting places that are on their doorstep. Our first trip was to Binstead Church, the children spent time writing poems and sketching the church. The class also carried out a road traffic survey and collected a range of autumn leaves.
The second walk was to Quarr Abbey and despite it being mid-October the sun shone! We managed to draw and paint wonderful sketches of the Abbey and, back at school we designed pig pens. We followed this up by writing a postcard in the role of the tourist.
Our final walk was to Firestone Copse and the children spent the morning creating a piece of sculpture in the style of Andrew Goldsworthy. They created a range of free standing works of art which were photographed and is currently on display outside the class. The children completed this topic with a piece of recount writing. A display of Cézanne’s work can be seen in the entrance foyer to the school. Well done.
Autumn Term 1b Write like an Egyptian
A heavy focus on history this term with a look at Ancient Egypt and all the mysteries it holds. We started with a visit from an expert who brought in many marvellous artefacts and some very rare objects. She also retold the job of an embalmer. The class decided to help the hopeless embalmer and learn all about the digestive system, they produced a fascinating information poster which would help any beginner at embalming. The class have spent some time familiarising themselves with the book of the dead (which comprising of over 30 metres of papyrus scrolls, and discovering the roles of various gods, in preparation for our trip to London.
Our trip to the British Museum, London to see the Egyptian Galleries is on Tuesday 28th November .
Cézanne visits The British Museum
Cézanne have had an incredibly busy first term. The 28th November saw a culmination of all the hard work and effort that the children had put into their topic about Ancient Egyptians. We had a very early start, which did not dampen the spirits as we embarked on our journey to the capital. The children had the most marvellous day exploring the museum and seeing the mummies for real. One of the most exciting things was seeing the Book of the Dead nestled in a glass cabinet. At school the children had been studying the images created in hieroglyphics and have managed to produce some fantastic scaled images. These magnificent images can be seen, along with several photographs of our visit, on the display boards both outside the class room and also, in the main entrance.
Please click on the link below to see what we’ve been up to in February