Year 4b

A Brookburn Primary School blog

Video Adverts

When we studied persuasive adverts we made videos to persuade us to visit other countries. The videos were finished a while ago but they’ve not been put on our blog before because we were always going to use them in our assembly. Now we’ve had our assembly, enjoy the videos. 🙂

Brian Moses – Beat Poetry @ Brookburn!

On Wednesday we were lucky to have Brian Moses, a published poet, in our school performing many of his wonderful poems. I’d read and enjoyed some of his poems before, I even have at least one of his collections in my library, but I had no idea he would be so fantastic! Inspired by Bob Dylan, Brian delivered lots of his poems using percussion; he would deliver to the beat, go quieter/louder to add dynamics, he gave us excitingpoems, sad poems, happy, funny, dramatic, scarey poems… My class thoroughly enjoyed it, as did KS2.
You can see the excitement in the children’s faces on these pictures.

Brian Moses on PhotoPeach

Book Week!

During World Book Week we have had our own book fair here at Brookburn. We have had four book stands packed with amazing reads to look at. We also had a special Book Week assembly where we had a visitor to talk through some of the many books on show, to help guide our choices by telling us about some of the wonderful stories and fabulous fact books on show.
Book Week on PhotoPeach
What is your favourite story? Who is your favourite author? Have you read any good books recently? What are you currently reading?

Professor Brainstorm

Big, big thanks to Mrs. Kind for making the slideshow! My camera ran out of batteries (my fault) less than halfway through.
I thoroughly enjoyed learning so much about forces, Prof. Brainstorm is always a treat for me.
What was your favourite part of the show? Can anyone tell me which forces were being demonstrated?
Remember NOT to use names that could identify any of Professor Brainstorms helpers though!
Professor Brainstorm on PhotoPeach

Christmas Around the World

Our Christmas production has been performed and I’m pleased to say that all the children from year 3 and year 4 did BRILLIANTLY! We didn’t have very much time to learn the songs/dances or lines for the performance but, on the day, the show was brilliant. There is a possibility that footage of the performance could be posted on other pages in our Brppkburn blog but as yet I’ve heard no news.
Unfortunately I (Mr. Sumner) didn’t get to see it as I was behind a partition, opperating the music. As a result, I only managed to grab a few photos of most of the children afterwards, as the otheres were getting high-5s from their parents etc.
If any parent managed to record a movie of the performance I’d be greatful if you could let me know so that we could discuss getting it onto our blog (and the blogs for the other classes involved of course).

Christmas Around the World on PhotoPeach

Christmas Around the World

Our Y3/4 Christmas production is all about different countries celebrating Christmas. What do you do at Christmas? Blog to tell me some of the things that you always do at Christmas, whether it is traditional or simply something that your family do. VISITORS – We’d be delighted if you could tell us what you do at Christmas too. For example, my sister once spent a Christmas on Bondi Beach in Australia!

Anti-Bullying Assembly

Thanks again to Mrs. Jordan, a drama specialist, from Chorlton High School, who came in school again today to give each year group an anti-bullying assembly. The year 3 and 4 assembly told a very pertinent (check out that cool word!) story about how one mean person can lead others to be mean as well. We were pleased to see that the victim told their teacher and the bullying was stopped. It was also a treat to see a couple of ex-Brookburn pupils, now in Year 8, amongst the cast.