Spring 2 Week 5 W/B 22/3/21
We have loved our short Art project with Mrs Clitheroe over the last two weeks! We have used lots of different skills to create Tutankhamun’s death mask. First, we drew the outline of the mask. This was tricky as there are lots of lines! This week, we have been painting the red, gold and blue colours. We had to use very fine brushes to make sure that the colours did not run. We are so proud of our fantastic art work!
This week in PE, we took part in an obstacle course. We had to completed different challenges using lots of different skills such as skipping, dribbling a football, balancing, throwing a bean bag into a hoop target and jumping over hurdles! We have also really enjoyed taking part in Tri Kidz! We had to run, cycle and ‘swim’ to complete the triathlon. It was tough but we had lots of fun!
Spring 2 Week 4 W/B 15/3/21
We all enjoyed celebrating Comic Relief in school on Friday. We had some wonderful entries to the talent competition in Year 4. Well done to Harry who was the overall winner with his impressions!
In History and English, we have been learning about Ancient Egypt. We are loving this new topic and finding it really interesting! Here are some of the things that we have enjoyed learning about the most.
We have enjoyed Art this week with Mrs Clitheroe. We are completing a portrait of Tutankhamun’s mask using different materials. First, we drew the outline of the mask, taking care of where to position the lines. Then, we added some texture to the bottom of the mask using tissue and PVA glue. We are looking forward to seeing the finished artwork next week!
This week has been Shakespeare week. We have talked about who Shakespeare was and his famous work. We then watched a video about A Midsummer Night’s Dream and did a little bit of drama.
We loved seeing everybody’s favourite book characters around school on Thursday! Well done to everybody for a fantastic effort with dressing up. The costumes were fantastic!
Spring 2 Week 3 W/B 8/3/21
We are all glad to be back together again in Year 4!
In English, we have enjoyed taking part in a drama activity! We had Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt and Mike Teavee in the hot seat and we thought of lots of interesting questions to ask them. Some of us got into character to answer the questions from their point of view.
We have enjoyed having Mr Richards back with us in Music! We have been using the glockenspiels to improvise blues rhythms.
In History this week, we have been looking at Ancient Egyptian artefacts. We discussed the different sources and thought about what they would have been used for, what they might have been made from and thought about what they tell us about this time period. We also thought about questions that we would like to ask about them.
In PSHE, we have discussed how we all feel about everyone being back in school. We talked about what we liked about being at home and what we missed about school. The children who have been in school also shared their feelings about everyone returning! We have created our own worry monsters to share our feelings.
To celebrate World Book Day, we have been writing letters to our favourite authors. In our letters, we explained why we enjoy their books and talked about our favourite parts of the stories and our favourite characters. We also thought of lots of questions that we would like to ask the authors!
In PE this week, we have been practising yoga positions. We looked at some of the Roman Gods and Goddesses such as Apollo, Jupiter, Minerva and Mars. We thought about different poses that would represent them well. We found our lesson very relaxing!
In English this week, we have been doing a bit of drama in our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory topic! We looked at the part of the story when Mike Teavee gets shrunk by television and we thought about how the other characters would react to the event. We have created freeze frames for the different stages of the event.
1 - Willy Wonka when Mike Teavee is running towards the camera.
2 - The characters in the room when there was a blinding flash of light.
In Music, we have been singing Three Little Birds and we also incorporated clapping rhythms to our performance. We thought it would be a nice message for everyone before coming back to school on Monday!
Spring 2 Blended Learning Week 1 W/B 22/2/21
In Science, we have carried out an investigation to test which materials can muffle sounds the best. We wrapped a device that could make a sound in the different materials and observed the differences in the volume. Here are some of our investigation plans and results.
In Art this week, we have created continuous line drawings while listening to music. We listened to the song ‘Happy’ to draw our continuous line. We then filled in the spaces with different lines and colours.
We are really enjoying learning about Charlie and the Chocolate factory in English. This week, we looked at the part of the story when Violet Beauregarde turns blue and swells up like a blueberry and wrote an accident report about the event.
Spring 1 Blended Learning Week 6 W/B 8/2/21
In Maths this week, we have started our Fractions unit. We have been identifying fractions in diagrams, counting in tenths and towards the end of the week, we have been identifying equivalent fractions. We folded strips of paper to investigate them and also had a go at identifying them on a number line.
In English, we have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. We have done lots of writing including, a formal letter to ask Mr Wonka for a job in the factory and a setting description of the chocolate room. We have also done a little bit of drama. We have been acting in role as Augustus Gloop to answer interview questions about his experience in the factory. Have a look at some of our responses.
In French, we have been using the phrase ‘Je voudrais’, which we learned last week to write short sentences. Miss Holt gave us some pictures to represent what people would like for different events and festivals. We then created a sentence to show the information. Some of us created our own sentences and used the French dictionaries to find new vocabulary!
This half term, we have really enjoyed learning about the Charleston style of dance. Our remote learners have been practising the different steps and working on typical Charleston facial expressions. The children in school have been working on their own Charleston routine with Mrs Walker. Have a look at our performance, we are very proud of it!
Spring 1 Blended Learning Week 5 W/B 1/2/21
Spring 1 Blended Learning Week 4 W/B 25/1/21
In English this week, our theme has been all about water. We have done lots of writing including, a travel brochure for the Lake District and a speech about the water crisis. We have been thinking about persuasive techniques that we can use in our writing to have an impact on the audience. We have also written some beautiful fee verse poems about water!
In Maths, we have been using the chunking method to divide. We started with dividing 2 digit numbers and then moved on to 3 digit numbers. We have also been doing calculations which involve remainders!
In art this week, we have continued to look at how we can create texture in our art work. This week, we have been focusing on creating texture in landscapes. Some of us have used pencils to draw our landscapes and some of us have used paints and watercolours. We used different things to create the textures such as scrunched up paper, lolly sticks, tissue and cotton buds.
This week, we have been practising our volley ball skills. We watched Mr Hassey’s videos and completed the challenges. We had lots of fun!
This week, we have been investigating the effect that an object can have on the pitch of a sound. We have created our own guitars with elastic bands to investigate pitch. We found that the tighter the elastic band, the higher the pitch. The looser the band, the lower the pitch.
Spring 1 Blended Learning Week 3 W/B 18/1/21
This week in Maths, we have been multiplying using different methods. We started off by partitioning the numbers to multiply them. Then, we moved on to the formal written method, the grid method. We have been using the grid method to solve problems. We have also talked about choosing the most appropriate method for the calculation that we are doing.
In English, we have been learning about inspirational people. We have scanned a text about Eugenie Clark for dates to discover the key events in her life. We have written a newspaper report about when Gertrude Ederle swam the English Channel and we have also created our own quizzes about Martin Luther King including different types of questions!
In Art, we have been creating different textures in our drawings. We are going to be looking at how to create textures more in Art next week.
In History, we have been looking at how the Roman Empire spread and which countries were invaded. We identified these countries on a world map to see the extent of the spread of the empire. We did a fantastic job using the atlases to help us!
In Science, we have conducted an investigation to see the effect that the volume of a sound has on the vibrations. We covered a bowl with cling film and put a few grains of rice on top. We then used a drum to make a loud sound and gradually made the sound quieter. We observed the rice to see how the volume affected it. We found that the louder the volume, the more the rice vibrated. Some of the rice even bounced off the cling film!
Spring 1 Blended Learning Week 2 W/B 11/1/21
Spring 1 Blended Learning Week 1 W/B 4/1/21
We are back! Miss Holt is so proud of how Year 4 have settled straight back into school this week, despite the strange circumstances again AND a snow day! We have adapted to our remote learning wonderfully once again!
In Computing, we have been practising our coding skills from the Autumn term. We explored the Hour of Code website to complete various challenges. We all really enjoyed it!
In English, we have completed some activities relating to our Guided Reading text from last half term, The Song of Sky and Sand. First, we generated adjectives to describe the characters feelings when the sunbird appeared in the desert. We placed these on the zone of relevance. Then, we used these ideas to do some writing in role as the characters.
In PE this half term, we are looking at the Charleston style of dance. In school, we practised our first three moves for our routine and worked on our facial expressions. The children who are learning remotely researched the dance style and had a go at some of the moves they had discovered. This is our first attempt at performing the dance moves, we had lots of fun!
We have had a very busy week this week. We have finished our Elf Enterprise stockings! We have used the running stitch, over stitch and sewn buttons on to the felt. We then stuffed our stockings to make them 3D and added a ribbon to hang them on our trees. We have worked really hard on these and we are so proud of them! We think they look great!
In History, we have been learning about The Industrial Revolution. This week, we researched a significant person from this time period, Samuel Crompton. We used the computing suite to research key information such as who he was, what he invented and how he contributed to the Industrial Revolution.
We have all enjoyed our last week before the Christmas holidays! We really enjoyed the virtual pantomime, Covidella and the Masked Ball!
Factual Footprints Week 4 W/B 7/12/20
Factual Footprints Week 3 W/B 30/11/20
In Science, we have been learning about how living things can be classified in various ways. We have looked how vertebrates can be classified into reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, insects and fish and how invertebrates can be classified into groups of snails, slugs, worms, spiders and insects. We have also looked at more specific classification groups such as molluscs, arachnids, echinoderms, insects, annelids and crustaceans. We chose a living thing and created our own top trumps cards to record their classification.
Factual Footprints Week 2 W/B 23/11/20
Factual Footprints Week 1 W/B 16/11/20
Native Narratives Week 10 W/B 9/11/20
Native Narratives Week 9 W/B 2/11/20
Native Narratives Week 8 W/B 19/10/20
Native Narratives Week 7 W/B 12/10/20
The weeks are going by very quickly in Year 4! We have had another great week of learning. The children have really enjoyed having a go on our new trim trail this week as you can tell from the big smiles in the photos!
We had a tricky task in computing this week! We used our coding skills to make the knights move around the castle. Then, we had to debug code to make the knights move in different directions. It was very tricky but we got there in the end! We all loved the challenge!
Native Narratives Week 6 W/B 5/10/20
Next week, we are going to write another discussion text independently. Our question is, ‘Is it right how humans treat animals?’ To prepare, we have had a class debate to think about arguments for and against. Watch the video to see some of our ideas!
Native Narratives Week 5 W/B 28/9/20
We are back!
Year 4 have loved being back at school for the last couple of days. We were all excited to see each other and have enjoyed talking about what we have all been doing at home. We have had another busy week!