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We have had an incredibly busy week here in Year 4.On Monday we had a very exciting Science lesson with Mr Baird, where we learnt about floating and sinking.  We did an experiment, where we put clay in pots to see if it would float or sink.  We learnt about the forces involved in floating and sinking.Tuesday was our trip to Redwood.  First of all we went on a walk around the woods and found lots of exciting objects like a dead shrew, animal skulls and an antler.  Then we walked to the pond, where we did our pond dipping activity.  We found newts, fish, tadpoles, dragonflies and back swimmers. At lunchtime we enjoyed playing in the meadow.  In the afternoon we went on a bug hunt.  We found toads, spiders, woodlouse and toadstools.On Tuesday evening Miss Beebee and Mrs Thompson took a group of KS2 children to District Sports, check out the separate blog on the Year 4 page, for all of the fantastic results!On Wednesday we enjoyed doing PE.  Miss Beebee ran a game of Cricket, while Miss Haughton and Connor did a game of Rounders.Thursday Miss Beebee and Miss Haughton took a group of Yr 3/4 children to a cricket tournament at Stroud Cricket Club.  They did really well, and although we lost our first game against Nailsworth, 234 v 233, we won our second game against North Nibley, with a huge score of 254 v 221.  Unfortunately it meant that we did not qualify for the next round, but we had fun and played some great Cricket anyway.  Whilst they were out the rest of us had a lovely Art lesson with Mrs Bateman.Today in PE we did lots of different Athletics activities, including: shuttle runs, hurdles and target throw.  Then we played some catching and agility games, where we had to use a funny bobbly shaped bouncy thing, which bounced off in all directions, and we had to try and catch it.  We finished off the lesson with a relay in teams.  Scott also went out to do French cooking, they made Madeline’s.  They were even kind enough to bring some back for Miss Haughton and Miss Beebee; they were yummy!Today it was Miss Beebee’s birthday, so this afternoon we had a tasty cake!  Miss Beebee said: ‘I have had a lovely day, and have had lots of beautiful cards from the children, thank you!!!’It was also Miss Haughton’s last day in Year 4.  She has been with us every Thursday afternoon for the past year, and has just come to the end of a 2 week placement with us.  She is now off to University to do Teaching, so we wish her lots and lots of luck, we will miss her!!