Maple Blog - Year 4
We used our previous knowledge of electrical circuits to make our own buzzer games. As part of our research, we tested a variety of games, looking at their designs, purpose and how easy they were to play. We used the findings of our research to design and create our own buzzer games; the purpose of our games was to improve hand, eye co-ordination. Our buzzer games were tested by Holly Class, who described them as 'really good fun' and enjoyed the different levels of challenges we had created.
World Book Day
Maple Class really enjoyed the drama workshop, where we imaged we were a character of a clown. This inspired our funny stories about a real circus clown joining our class, the consequences were a disaster - well for the teachers anyway!
Bridges - Gymnastics
We worked as a team to create some great bridges.
Thank you Three River Sports Partnership for organising an exciting, and fun packed afternoon. There was lots of cheering, and some very close races. Well done to all the children who took part and a special well done to Maple girls who came 1st!
How does a lightbulb light? Does electricity move? All those questions were answered today, when we learnt how to make a complete circuit. You can see by our faces, how excited and proud we are of our learning.
DT - Biscuits
Maple Class were extremely lucky to have the biscuit cutters which they designed using the computer software Tinkercard, printed using a 3D printer. Thank you Kings Langley Secondary School. Today we used our cutters to make and decorate Christmas biscuits.
They looked all looked yummy and tasted even better!
A fantastic day was had by everyone at Hazard Alley. The children learnt invaluable lessons about water safety, crossing the road, the dangers of train lines as well as how to dial 999.
On Wednesday 25th our amazing Year 4 children represented Tanners Wood at the annual Dance Festival at Rickmansworth School. After weeks’ of rehearsing and perfecting their routine to the song, ‘We Will Rock You’, the children performed in front of an audience of over 300 people! Despite having never performed in front of large audience before, the children did not let their nerves overcome them and pulled off their best and most confident performance ever! Well done Year 4, you have made everybody extremely proud!
Art Workshop - Maria Demetriou
Maple Class were incredibly lucky today to have an art workshop by the amazing talented artist, Maria Demetriou. Maria is an ex primary school teacher who left the profession to pursue her love of art. She now runs a number of workshops including one at the Henderson Hubb. After looking at some of Maria's work, the children used her piece called 'Puppet Heart' as inspiration for their own work; learning how to blend and mix different colours using just primary colours. Thank you again Maria for your time - the children are incredibly proud of themselves and of the work that they produced today with you. Their smiles said it all!
Look at our amazing Viking Shields!
Push and Pull
Maple Class had a great time investigating the reasons as to why the Saxons invaded Great Britain using 'push and pull' factors.
Leavesden Country Park
Year 4 had an absolutely fabulous jam packed day at Leavesden Country Park with the Play Rangers. They took part in lots of activities which included team challenges using water balloons and gutters as well as a bug hunt, campfire and den building. The children especially enjoyed beating the adults in a game of tug-of-war. A massive thank you to Mrs Henson and her team of Play Rangers for all of their hard work today. The children left tired but with huge smiles on their faces.
Leavesden Country Park
It was lovely to be able to invite parents, friends and family to come and watch our Sports Day. A fabulous day was had by all and the children really enjoyed taking part in a range of events including speed stacking, javelin, football and an obstacle course. The finale was an exciting mixed relay. Well done to Fine who came first overall.
What an amazing day we all had a Legoland! The children were able to explore the park and took part in an interesting robotics workshop where they made their own Lego Mythica robot. It was brilliant to see how brave everyone and Mrs Radia was super proud of them all.
Abbots Langley Carnival
Year 4 had a fantastic day at Abbots Langley Carnival. Their efforts with the float were awarded with one of the winning trophies. Well done to all of the children and parents for all their hard work creating magnificent float.
Abbots Langley Carnival 2022
We really enjoyed learning about engineering today and the type of jobs that engineers do. Innovator Ben, treated us to an informative assembly where he talked about his job at Dyson and showed us some of his inventions and designs. This inspired us to come up with our own inventions which could solve a problem. During the afternoon, we had fun creating catapults and tried to use our designs to knock down a Lego wall.
World Book Day
An exciting day was had by the whole class, dressing up and taking part in various activities linked to our focus author Lucy Oliver.
Maple Class had a fantastic trip to Hazard Alley in Milton Keynes where they applied their communication and team working skills to various scenarios and situations. The children enjoyed learning about the dangerous of train tracks and how to cross the road safely. They were also taught how to dial 999 in an emergency.
Maple Class felt relaxed and calm after their session of Mindful Meditation. They learnt how to use different techniques to help them concentrate on their breathing.
We applied our knowledge of conductors and insulators to create different types of switches.
The class had a great time playing games and winning prizes at the Christmas Fayre. Thank you FoTW for organising such a great event.
Maple Class Christmas Fayre
Anti Bullying Week
Maple Class explored the theme on 'one kind word', focusing on: tolerance, diversity and difference. They enjoyed showing their spots.
Some children from Year 4 took part in a quick cricket tournament at Rickmansworth School. They each played 7 matches and as you can see by their faces, thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Well done to all of you!
Tri Golf Tournament
Today Year 4 travelled the short distance to Parmiters School to take part in the inter schools Tri Golf Tournament. The children were very excited to take part in their first inter schools sports event. A great time was had by all.