Welcome to Year 4
Today (12.02.2020) the children started using Times Tables Rock Stars. This is an online activity that allows them to practise their times tables. For more information about it looked under the 'Maths' section in 'Our Learning'.
Y4 Spring Curriculum Letter
Today (23.01.20) has been a day of chocolate! In maths Mr Chandler helped us understand tenths by dividing a 1 whole Mars Bar into tenths! The lesson went on to look at how to represent sums such as '3 ÷ 10' as decimals (0.3) and as fractions (3/10). Needless to say we all enjoyed a tenth of a Mars Bar!
In the afternoon we investigated the temperature that chocolate turns from a solid to a liquid. Fortunately, there was enough of the chocolate bar for us all to have some. Click on the 'Science' page below to have a look at the pics.
Year 4 Curriculum Letter
We're rapidly coming to the end of the Autumn term. It's been a fantastic term with so much accomplished. In my search for half decent 'Christmas Cracker' jokes I came across this website. There's some good jokes and lots of other Christmas related activities. I enjoyed looking through the 'Christmas Traditions and Customs' page. Now I know what a 'Jesse Tree' is ...
Christmas Jokes (whychristmas.com)
Children from Y4 are helping to keep the school site free from litter!
It's been a busy day (15.11.19). We kicked started the day with a morning workout - Joe Wicks's 'Big Morning Moves'. This was followed by a session learning all about Children in Need. The children then carried on being physical by heading outside for a tag rugby session. After lunch we had a guided reading session based around Children in Need and then learnt about Puja (Hindu worship). The following BBC Bitesize website has some helpful information about Puja.
We also learnt where Hindu's worship takes place. Whilst designing our own shrines we took it in turns to create a wood effect for the front of a 'shoe-box' wardrobes. Isabelle's was so realistic it looked exactly like the wooden table we have in our classroom! Have a look at the pics below ...
This week is anti-bullying week (Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November). We spent this afternoon (13.11.19) finding out exactly what bullying is and the different forms it can take. We looked at some resources produced by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and explored their theme: Change Starts With Us.
This short video has lots of create ideas that we can all do to make our school an even better school?
Here are some other useful links:
Anti-bullying week (CBBC)
Bars & Melody's Britain's Got Talent anti-bullying song (YouTube)
Why People Bully (CBBC)
Life as a Roman soldier
These websites have lots of useful information. You'll find this useful when we come to create our fact sheets about Roman soldiers. Have a look:
Weapons (Primary Homework Help)
Equipment (Primary Homework Help)
Shield (Primary Homework Help)
Roman army training (Primary Homework Help)
Formations (Primary Homework Help)
Roman army facts (DK)
Life as a Roman soldier (YouTube)
Lest we forget
On Thursday 7th November 2019 we enjoyed spending the afternoon constructing simple electrical circuits and learning how to draw precise circuit diagrams. Here are a few websites that are worth a look:
Today, (25.10.19) we enjoyed answering questions we wrote about Ben's albino pumpkin. We found out it had a circumference of 98cm. When Mr Chandler tried to weigh it on his scales it was too heavy. Fortunately, we worked out another way to measure its weight - see pictures. Ben also came up with the idea of weighing half of the pumpkin and then doubling it - great thinking! We actually weighed a quarter of it and multiplied this by 4 - 4 x 2.494kg = 9.976, almost 10kg! Pumpkins take on average 120 days to grow. To make a pumpkin grow really big you need to remove all the side stems and feed it! Ben must have green fingers! Some of the children counted 48 seeds in 1/8 of the pumpkin. Roughly, how many seedsis that in total?
Today (23.10.19) we enjoyed a wide range of activities inspired from our class story book - The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe. We had great fun cooking scones - the same recipe Mr Tumnus used when Lucy had tea with him. The children produced 'Wanted' posters on behalf of the White Witch for Sons of Adams or Daughters of Eve. Throughout the day the children took it in turns to colour in a huge picture of Aslan and painted black plant pots ready to be planted with spring bulbs. In Narnia, it's always winter never Christmas ... until Aslan shows up! The children also made their own paint brushes from 'Narnia' fir trees and painted their own fir trees with them! What a day!
Today (26.09.19) we visited Verulamium Museum in St. Albans. We enjoyed a 'Market' workshop learning about many different Roman objects. Did you know that the Romans used oil to wash themselves with! They also created underfloor heating. We were able to see this at The Hypocaust.
Push penny document
During the first two days we used 270 balloons and 4kg of rice to make juggling balls - three per child. Mr Chandler has set us a challenge - to become 'expert' jugglers by the end of the year!
For some tips and advice click on this link juggling.