Welcome to Year 4
We had our Sports Day on June 21st. The planets competed against each other in 4 different activities. We all had lots of fun.
We found out about Reggae music and Bob Marley. We used different instruments to accompany the tunes; after practice we performed as a group.
In RE we read the story of Rama and Sita and found out why and how they celebrate Diwali. We looked at how Diwali is celebrated and tried some of their traditional foods.
For the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we learnt some dances through the decades, iced cakes and biscuits and sang God Save the Queen with the rest of the school.
In art we found out about the life of Henri Rousseau and looked at his paintings. We then painted rainforest pictures in his style.
In design technology we investigated different salads; tasted the ingredients for a salad and then planned and made our own salad.
In music we have been looking at ostinato and made repeating patterns with our voices and online xylophones.
In science this term we have looked at states of matter. We have investigated reversible and irreversible changes; found out about the water cycle and made and heated gases.
We completed a design technology unit based around electricity. This involved placing an electrical circuit into a box, to make it light up.
To begin our new topic on Ancient Greece, we had a Greek themed day, from that period. We learnt about Athens and Sparta which were two important, ancient cities at that time. Athens was a place with lots of schools, theatres, shops and temples. In Sparta, people had to be very tough and learn how to fight and defend their city.
To secure our knowledge of equivalent fractions, we made fractions walls.
We have been learning about sound and now know that it is casued by vibrations. We have completed experiments to show the vibrations and to change pitch and volume.
In PE, we have been completing a unit of gymnastics. Within this, we have been focusing on developing the quality of travelling actions both on our feet and hands. We have also explored a range of symmetrical and asymmetrical actions.
Odd Socks Day
For Anti-Bullying Week, as a school, we took part in Odd Socks Day. This is a national event all about celebrating what makes someone unique. Please have a look at some of the socks we wore that day.
In Science, we did an experiment that tested the effect that different liquids would have on teeth. We used eggs, as eggshell is similar to tooth enamel. We submerged the eggs in water, milk, a fizzy drink and vinegar to see what effect each liquid would have. Our outcome was quite startling - the fizzy drink had started to rot the shell!
As part of our learning in computing, we had an amazing Robot Day! We used a tablet to program a robot and make it do certain things, like move and make noises. We had to send instructions called an algorithm and we also learnt how to debug a program too!
Our trip to Outdoor Elements
We visited Outdoor Elements to go thousands of years back in time and explore how Stone Age Man might have lived! We practised hunting for food - we used a bow and arrow, and threw sticks and stones to try to 'catch' animals. We also gathered - we found berries and made bread by the fire. Our final challenge was to shelter. A storm was coming, so we had to build a shelter that would withstand the wind and rain!
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