This week, Year 4 have been exploring classifying living things in Science. We have joined forces with Mrs Geschke this week to go on an invertebrate hunt in the outdoor classroom!
To start Year 4, we have been thinking about all the things that make us us! We have been using this to help us with our writing in English. Year 4 have written Kennings poems about themselves. We are entering these into a competition and they will be published in a book for families to buy!
In Art and Design, we have been creating class flags. We have studied the different symbols and colours that you find on flags and what they represent. We used these ideas to inspire our flags, each individual flag represents a child in the class, and they are all sewn together to represent us as whole class community. Thank you to Miss Chamberlain for assembling the final pieces together.
Additionally, we have have been learning about what makes Norfolk great! In Reading Masters we have been studying a non-fiction text all about Norfolk and using our comprehension skills to find out more information about our Inspiring home County. This is going to help us with our learning in week 2, when we will be writing persuasively to encourage people to visit Norfolk!
For our second week of term, Year 4 have been investigating the rock cycle and plants. Year 4 have been recapping some of their Year 3 Scientific knowledge about the rock cycle and plants. We used chocolate to represent the rock cycle. We grated the chocolate to represent sedimentary rock, then we applied heat and pressure, then left it to cool to it to turn it into igneous rock. We applied a hotter temperature and more pressure to create metamorphic rock.
We grated the chocolate to create the ‘sediment’
Sedimentary ‘rock’ (chocolate rock)
In order to study plants, we investigated the function of the stem of a plant by leaving celery in water with food colouring overnight. In the morning, we could see that the water had travelled up the stem by the blue dots that were showing. This shows us how water travels up the stem of a plant.
In Writing we began to planning and drafting our persuasive leaflets to encourage people to visit Norfolk. We used a good example from the ‘Great Days Out in Norfolk’ leaflet to help us.
In Maths, we have been working hard and using base ten and bead strings to help us to add and subtract, recapping some of our Year 3 knowledge.
In Year 4, we kicked off the week with Roman day! The teachers and the children came into school wearing their Roman costumes and we spent the whole day learning Roman Numerals, Latin words and creating Roman shields.
Join the Year 4 team for their special festive Café
This week lots of our Year 4 pupils have been creating shelters as part of their outdoor learning provision. They worked hard to develop their communication and construction skills. Take a look at the photos of what they have been up to!
Try these simple relaxation and mindfulness activities together and help your child learn to calm down when they feel stressed or anxious. Follow this link to access the resource: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/seven-techniques-for-helping-kids-keep-calm
Join the year 4 team for their Roman family-friendly café
In Year 4 to celebrate World Mental Health Day we created some monsters using leaves and considered how they ae all different, just like we are all different too. Take a look at our photos!