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Friday 31st March 2017

Welcome back to the Year 4 Blog.  It's the place to be! (If you are looking to find out what we have been up to this week in Year 4 of course.)  We thought we'd try you out on a couple more Catchphrase pictures.  Why -because they're fun.  Remember -`say what you see, say what you see.'

Well, how did you do?  Did you get them?  The first was `Apple Pie', then -`4 Wheel Drive', the third was `High School', and the last was `Hand in Hand'.  If you got all 4 -well done!

So what have we been up to we hear you ask?  Well, one of the many highlights of the week was our Year 4 Water Walk on Tuesday.  Both classes walked from school to take a look at the River Douglas.  As you may know, our topic for this half term has been Raging Rivers, and though on Tuesday the `Dougie' wasn't exactly raging we thought about how sometimes it can get pretty angry.  You remember a few Christmas' ago when it burst its banks?  We also took a look at the small ponds and the Leeds and Liverpool canal.  Here's a few interesting facts.

1) The River Douglas rises (it's source) near Rivington.

2) It flows through countryside and through Wigan.

3) It joins the River Ribble just north of Tarleton.

4) Between Tarleton and the River Ribble it is known as the River Asland


And the Leeds Liverpool Canal?

1) It links the cities of Leeds and Liverpool.

Take a look at some pictures from our Water Walk on Tuesday.

2) It is of 127 miles long (204km).

3) It took 46 years to build.

4) It was built in the 1700s.


We spotted lots of wildlife.  Here are some of the birds that we spotted.  Do you know what they are? Answers are upside-down' at the bottom of the our blog.

Take a look at some pictures from our Water Walk on Tuesday.

In English and Maths, we have been having a great time making our own Maths games.  We have tried to incorporate objectives that we have covered so far this year so when we play our games we are practising our Maths.  Some have chosen to focus on times tables, others on decimals and fractions.  We have really tried hard with these games and have created some eye-catching designs.

In English, we have thought about how to write a clear set of rules for our game. We had to ensure that our rules were easy to read and follow so they were helpful and effective.  Take a look at our work below. Which game would you choose to play?

As a follow-up from our Water Walk, we have been using watercolours to paint our own river scenes.  We had to remember that when using water colours to sketch using light strokes so they are hardly visible when we add the paint. We've got to say, "Wow, how good are we? Monet-move-over!"  Take a look at our work.

Why not send your teacher a fun fact over the holidays?  Click on the link below to send a fun fact to you teacher.  Remember to send your name too, there's a prize for the best fact, and a prize draw for all entries -so hey, send as many fun facts as you like.

Finally, well done to all those who took part in the Easter egg competition this year. The entries were eggcellent! We wish you all a lovely Easter, stay safe and we will see you in 2 weeks to start our last term in Year 4.


Don't forget to have your say.  Each week you will have a chance to decide on which new song we will learn in next week's whole school assembly.  Click on the link below to take part in an online vote.