Welcome to Mr Ridley’s Class
Welcome to year 4′s page. Here we will be keeping you up to date with the units we are studying, as well as showing off examples of our work. Don’t forget to leave your comments- we love to here from you!
As part of their work on North & South America, the children explored the iconic Route 66. We plotted the cities it passed through on a map, researched key facts about the states it’s located in, and finally created videos to be used as part of a class display.
Click on this link to see an example of one our videos, and next time you’re in school use a QR reader on your smartphone to scan the a QR code and watch all of the videos that the children made.
So far, we’ve looked at a brief history of Rome, and why the Roman Army was so successful when invading foreign lands. The children learned that one of the main reasons behind their success was the way their armies utilised their armour, particularly their shields. We discovered that a Roman attack would often begin with the formation of a ‘Testudo’, or ‘Tortoise’ formation.
To gain a better understanding of just how impressive a fully formed testudo could be, we began work on creating our own shields. Check back soon to see children’s finished work, and what the Year 4 testudo looks like!
It was a a golden day at the Handball Festival for schools in the Birtley cluster today as the Kibblesworth A team came out on top in a Year 4 competition. George, Matthew, Jake, Charlotte and Thomas not only won the gold medal, they also won every game they played, and didn’t concede a single goal! The whole team excelled themselves, with each and everyone involved playing an invaluable part in the success: Jake lived up to his reputation in goal by proving impossible to beat; Matthew worked tirelessly to chase down every loose ball that came his way; Charlotte blocked practically every pass and hassled and harried the opposition players throughout, and George and Thomas provided the ammunition up front by chopping in with 10 goals between them!
They weren’t the only team to excel today though – Kibblesworth B were incredibly unlucky not to be facing their classmates in the final, missing out only on goals scored to Barley Mow D. Macy, Eve, Erin, Jamie & Elena were devastated at not being able to challenge their friends for the gold, but showed their class and sportsmanship by cheering them on throughout.
A final mention too for Kibblesworth C, who came an unfortunate 2nd in their group, another team missing out on the next round by virtue of the dreaded goal difference! Abby, Owen, Sarah-Jane and Daisy even managed to do it all with one player less than their opponents!
The children suggested that we make a school handball team in the future, even offering to help with the coaching. Judging by today’s results that doesn’t sound like a bad idea!!