Coventry Children’s Mile 2023

On Sunday 18th June, 16 Coventry schools (including Coundon) took part in the Children’s Mile for the first time since 2019! It was lovely to get back into this community event.

Not only were funds raised for Team Coventry, but funds have also been raised by the event for local charity, Three Spires Family Support Trust. Alongside fundraising for important causes, the event was designed to encourage children to stay active.

Fourteen of our children took part in this event (from years 2 to 6) alongside Mr Scott and Mrs Gray. The lovely Miss Ferris also gave up her morning to join us and show her support! The children were great, they were full of enthusiasm and all ran the mile between 6 and 12 minutes, with one of our youngest runners coming 6th overall, out of around 500 runners, well done Lewis Scott!

Let’s hope they we can encourage more children to be involved next year.

Children’s Mile gets 500 children active and fundraises for local charity and young athletes – Coventry City Council

A Royal Celebration

On Friday 5th May, we celebrated the upcoming Coronation of King Charles III. We had a whole school assembly to start the day and learnt all about the history of this type of ceremony and what to expect.

Back in class, we made bunting! This was later put up outside ready for our picnic in the afternoon. During the morning we also had a cake sale and made some crowns to wear to the picnic.

In the afternoon, we took all of our chairs and tables outside to enjoy a ‘street party’ style picnic with our phase. We enjoyed eating in the sunshine and using the photo props!

4GW finished the day with a Kahoot Quiz. Here you can see our winning team and our runners up… WELL DONE!

Roman Day

4GW

On Friday 24th March, Year 4 held a Roman Day. In the morning, we learnt about the intricate mosaic designs that would have been found in the Roman times. We created our own Roman Helmet mosaics, even something this small required a lot of patience!

During the afternoon, we recalled information about the Roman Army and what made them so successful. We practised some of their defensive battle formations, using the shields we had made for homework. These included; The Rebel-Cavalry, The Orb, The Wedge and The Tortoise.

Once we had practised these, the 2 classes took it in turns to attack or be attacked…

Attack!

After all of that battling, it was time to feast.

World Book Day 2023

Today, the children in 4GW enjoyed a slightly more relaxed day. We started the day with a ‘Booky Brunch’, sharing some information about a chosen book whilst enjoying a snack. Later, we participated in a live lesson from an author and illustrator, who shared their top tips for creating their own animal character profile. They then used their character to create a story board and a mini-book!

Year 4 Dodgeball

On December 14th, a selection of Year 4 children were taken to the Xcel Centre to take part in a Coventry School Games DEVELOP dodgeball event. The event focused on a set of values (Respect, Honesty and Teamwork) rather than just winning in the usual sense of the game.

All children played their best and were great representatives of the school and of the aforementioned values. The team came in 5th position out of 11 schools. Well done!

Warwick Castle 17.11.22

The children in year 4 had a lovely time at Warwick Castle on Thursday 17th November. Despite a very wet start to the day, it was pleasantly dry for the duration of their trip. They enjoyed walking the castle grounds; seeing and naming various parts of a castle, they watched a birds of prey display and climbed some very tall towers with numerous steps! The children visited the Great Hall and had a snoop around the beautiful rooms within the stately home. As a treat, the children were put in ‘gaol’ to experience what it may have been like to have been kept in such cramped and unpleasant conditions.

Remembrance Day 11.11.22

Year 4 used oil pastels to draw out and colour poppy quarters. Once these were complete, we put four of the quarters together to create a whole poppy. The children worked really hard on these and made a beautiful, eye-catching display.

Tony Ross – Illustrator

Year 4 have been studying David Walliams as part of an Author Study. During this time we found out about his illustrator ‘Tony Ross’. We looked at drawing in the style of Tony Ross and explored a range of media to recreate some of his characters. Here are a few examples of work from 4GW.