RSHE in Year 4

This afternoon in Year 4, we have been thinking about the similarities and differences that we have with one another. As part of our lesson, we created a ‘web of similarities’ to discover all the things that connect us together. These included the types of families we have, our favourite pets and our hobbies.

We enjoyed learning something new about our friends!

Writing in Year 4

This half term we have been writing our own legends based on The Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate.

At the beginning of our unit of work, we started by identifying the features of legends and considering what we needed to be successful in our own writing.

We have started writing the opening paragraphs to our legends, both as a class and independently. Since then, we have been thinking carefully about the writing process and how we can be like authors, editing, improving and redrafting our work.

We look forward to sharing our finished legends with you!

Safety in Year 4

This week in Year 4, we have learned about safety. We learned about internet safety, road safety and fire safety. Then, this afternoon, we learned about how we stay safe when undergoing science experiments.

Book Week in Year 4

This week, we enjoyed lots of reading activities to celebrate World Book Day. We read with our Year 1 buddies, heard stories from teachers, dressed as our favourite book characters and did a book swap!

States of Matter in Year 4

This week in Year 4, we have been learning about states of matter in Science. We learned about solids, liquids and gases and undertook an experiment to learn more. We put raisins into a cup of lemonade and found that the raisins floated to the top. We discovered that the gas particles in the lemonade allowed them to do this.

We have also been learning about Aztecs and we started the week with an Aztec day. We even had a visitor (Ms Taylor) who told us about an Aztec prophecy.

Finally, we celebrated 22.02.22 on Tuesday with Times Table Twosday! We all dressed as rockstars and joined a competition on Times Table Rockstars!

Switches in Year 4

This week in Year 4, we have been learning how to include a switch in an electrical circuit. We used our circuits, with bulbs as eyes, to create Iron Men.

Thank you to all the parents that came to Les Lapin’s Show and Share assembly today.

Electricity in Year 4

This week in Year 4, we have been learning about Electricity in Science. Today, we tested objects in the classroom to discover whether they were conductors or insulators.

RE Visit

On Monday afternoon, Year 4 had a visit from Rev. Laura Montgomery. They learnt all about what charity means to Christians and some of the ways that the people in her churches are charitable. She then set the children a task to research one of 4 charities: Christian Aid, The Children’s Society, Tearfund and Compassion. In pairs, the children created their own informative posters based on the charity of their choice. What a great afternoon!’ 

Teeth Week beginning 22nd November

In Year 4, our current Science topic is looking at teeth and digestion. Last week, we learnt about the different types of teeth and their functions, before creating models using marshmallows. This week, we will be doing an experiment to see how different liquids can affect the surface of our teeth! 

We have also been busy in Design and Technology making our Roman Catapults. To do this successfully, we needed to use our Maths learning about measurement to make sure we cut out all the pieces of wood accurately. We needed to be safe when using equipment like saws. We worked with our talk partners to keep each other safe. When we were finished, we tested them out with toy soldiers!