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Headteacher - Mrs Sally Buckton

Guiseley Primary School

Year 4 Blog

Spring 2

This term, we have learned all about the Vikings. One of the reasons the Vikings were so successful was their ability to trade around the world. This was due to the long-ships they crafted, which allowed them to sail across the seas and up rivers.

We created our very own Viking ships using a variety of materials. We tested their buoyancy using Lego men as crew. 

Autumn 2

This term, we have enjoyed learning about Greece, both ancient and modern. In English, this included writing our own Greek myth, which was based on Theseus and the Minotaur. We also created a persuasive leaflet to entice tourists to visit the Parthenon in Athens. In D.T., we created our own Parthenon using paper straws and cardboard. Each team was given the same quantity of materials and could use this in anyway they choose as a group. The brief was to create the strongest structure. We put this to the test using weights and, impressively, some designs withstood over 2 Kg. 

Art Week 2021

We had a very exciting week. Our Ancient Greece topic inspired us to create Greek masks. We also looked at a modern artist called Jinka Shonibare, who explores connections between different cultures in his work. We used this to explore our Year 4 community and created a large piece of art work where we all contributed. To finish an amazing week, we created a mathematical Christmas card where we applied our measuring skills.

Year 4 have been learning how to draw the human face ready to design their masks in DT.  See their artwork below:

To view previous year's information and pictures, please click here.