## Football

Year 4 have been working  with the West Bromwich Albion foundation to develop their  football skills.

It has been a wonderful opportunity to develop our football skills and we have learned lots of new football related games. We all enjoyed out mini World Cup in the last week!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVCnDSTwCZQ]

## Here are a few more aboriginal stories

A few more stories written and read aloud by talented Year 4 pupils.

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pTMuWhQGIw&hl=en_GB&fs=1]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9ZXdR6V_bk&hl=en_GB&fs=1]

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## Year 4 transforms into a Post Office!

In numeracy we have been learning about mass this week.

For one of our activities we transformed the classroom into a post office. We had lots of parcels that needed to be weighed and the postage calculated.
We used lots of skills during this activity including estimating mass, reading a scale accurately, working out the divisions on a partially numbered scale, converting g into kg and multiplying to calculate postage!
Oh and it was great fun too!

## What is the effect of exercise on the body? Science Investigation.

This week Year 4 have generated their own question about exercise and the body. They then planned and conducted an investigation in small groups.

Children were able to consider what they would need to do to make it a fair test and have all conducted an interesting study.

Earlier in the week they researched and presented information about how to eat healthily. We had a range of presentations including powerpoint presentations, drama, songs, posters and oral presentations. [slideshow]

## Dudley Zoo

What interesting facts can you remember from Dudley Zoo? [slideshow]

## Sorry for the lack of posts this week Year 4

My home computer is actually broken so I haven’t been able to blog as often as I normally do. I am expecting it to be repaired by next week so we can blog again as normal!

Thank you to the children who have kept posting on the blog this week. I have some photos to upload when my computer is fixed.

Miss Martindale

## Get talking Get learning!

Literacy:
Next week you will be forming a press gang and producing your own newspaper in small groups. Over the weekend remind yourself of the key features of a newspaper report. Also, research some news that you find interesting and come prepared to write an article. Don’t forget you can include a variety of articles such as adverts, Agony Aunt, sports, letters to the editor and quizzes. What will you choose to include in your paper?

Numeracy: Practice weighing items using a scales. Why don’t you ask if you can help with the cooking or do some baking?

Topic: Please bring some information about the human body and what it needs to stay healthy. Refresh your memory of the food pyramid.

Enjoy your weekend!

## Teddy found murdered at Bearwood Primary!

[slideshow]
Teddy Bear found murdered this morning!
By Lisa Jones, Crime reporter.

A poor teddy bear was murdered last night. His body was found at Bearwood Primary school in Smethwick this morning. Forensic scientists have been called to the scene and are currently investigating.
The victim
Teddywas found at approximately 7:30am this morning by the school caretaker who was doing a routine check of the school before the start of the school day.
It is thought the teddy had arrived early at school to do work and catch up on paperwork. Teddy had been a valued member of staff for 25 years and it is a mystery as to why a well-respected member of the Bearwood community would meet such an untimely end.
Motive
A murderer has not yet been identified but police are still continuing with their questioning. It is thought that the murderer may have worked at the school and perhaps had a personal vendetta against the teddy. The motive for such a vendetta has not yet been established.
The school has been closed until further notice and will remain closed until the police have identified a suspect or suspects. Police are asking people if they have any information about the crime or saw anything suspicious near or around the school on the day in question to come forward and tell them what you know.

A phone line has been set up to phone in with any relevant information:
0800 000 123

During the ‘Forensic science’ workshop children became scientists and helped to analyse the crime scene. They tried different forensic science techniques in order to solve the crime.