It has been a busy first term and the children have relished the opportunity of exploring our first topic "Global Gourmet."
The children were able to experience some of Mumbles Finest eating establishments, sampling some of their products and undertaking some on site research.
They also took the opportunity to develop their knowledge of fair-trade.
We continued to develop our links with the wider community by visiting the local shops to explore the price of products and undertake some practical maths.
All the children's efforts culminated in the opening of their café "Crunch Munch."
The learning opportunities created were fantastic and we would like to thank all parents, family and friends for their support.
During the first half-term we were fortunate to have coaching from coach Tom from the Ospreys development team. He has taught us lots of new skills, played some new games and helped to enthuse a crop of potential Ospreys taking their first steps by joining Mumbles RFC.
The term finished with a visit from Ben John and Sam Lewis (previously of Mumbles RFC), where the children were given the opportunity to ask some questions and get a photo and an autograph for the scrapbook.
Over the course of the term the children have been working developing a visual interpretation of a class charter, as well as practising their sketching skills and creating some fantastic work based on the artist William Morris.
During the second half-term our topic has changed to "Children of the revolution." The children have been learning about the lives of children in Victorian times.
We were fortunate to have a visit from a historical expert Mr Richards. He gave the children the opportunity to experience a variety of Victorian artefacts and test his extensive knowledge of the Victorain era.
We took advantage of the rich Victorian history of Mumbles, using our knowledge to find Victorian buildings, identify key features and talk about how things have changed over time.
What a fantastic experience for all involved in the trip. The children were a credit to the school and to themselves. They attacked all activities with enthusiasm and curiosity.
They loved orienteering!
Enjoyed learning about the Salt House at Port Eynon.
Hunted for creatures in rock pools,
... and learning about our eco-system and how we can protect our environment.
However there was time to let off a bit of steam . . .
The year 4's were great company throughout. They gained a huge a amount both in their educational, social and emotional development. Well done to all involved!
As we edge closer to Christmas the rehearsals are becoming more frequent as the children build their confidence before the Christmas concert.
A booklet has been sent home with all of the songs in it and whilst we are practising them in school if you can help your child learn the songs we would be grateful.
Also shortly we will be sending home a poem which year 4 will perform at the concert. Each child will be allocated a part of the poem and we would really appreciate your help in developing your child's self-esteem by practising with them.