Welcome to Classes 9 and 10
We are learning about Jewish food laws this term. We learnt about the Jewish festival of Passover and what each food item symbolises. We tasted romaine lettuce, parsley dipped in salt water, horseradish and Matzos.
Following on from Safer Internet Day in Term 3, we are focussing on how we stay safe online. In our ICT sessions with Mrs Pritchard and Mrs Bright we are working through the SMART rules: Safe, Meet, Accept, Reliable and Tell. Each week we focus on a different letter/message and discuss between each other how we can stay safe online, our top tips and complete different activities to help us remember everything we have learnt.
We have been learning and practising balances. We have worked in pairs to produce stable counter balances. We have put a balance, a roll and a jump into a fluent sequence.
Learning to Code
We have been using a software program called "Kodu". We learn how to do the basic programming first, then explore all the different characters and tools and complete a game planning sheet so we can design our "game world". At the end of our sessions, we are able to program different characters, recognise that we need algorithms to give our characters and games more complex programming. We also learn how to debug when things go wrong!
States of Matter
In Science we have started learning about states of matter. We explored what we think the features of a solid and liquid might be. We had some really interesting discussions. We listened to each other’s ideas and put forward our own.
In maths we are learning about division. We reminded ourselves that division is making groups of a certain number. We also discovered that we can have remainders.
Y4 Design & Technology Day
We spent a day doing some Design Technology. We looked at bridges around the world, investigated different bridge structures and discussed the properties of material available for us to build with. Then we worked in teams to design and build a bridge. We evaluated our final product at the end. We were very proud of the bridges that we made. They were all strong and sturdy.
Year 4 used objects to create arrays to help us understand multiplication and factor pairs.
Year 4 have been learning how to play the African drums this term. Dan has taught us a variety of rhythms using the drum to create different pitch. We created a performance piece which we showed to our families and other classes.
Aardman came and taught us how to make Gromits. It was tricky keeping all of the parts attached but the children really persevered!
The Science of Sound
We went to St George’s and built upon our knowledge of sound. We saw just how thin the ear drum is and discovered that there are sounds children can hear that adults can’t!
In Year 4, we have been learning about the ancient Greeks in History. To link with our topic, the children designed and made a Greek Salad in DT. The children wanted their salads to be healthy and nutritious so included a range of fresh ingredients. They discussed health and safety, hygiene in kitchens, and practised different cutting skills. The delicious salads were taken home to be shared with the whole family!
In RE we made book marks using wool to stitch Christmas symbols.
Clay Pinching Pots
In year 4 we made clay pinching pots as part of our Ancient Greece topic. The children learnt how to manipulate the clay and the importance of working quickly before the clay dried out.
We have been getting creative and making decorations for the Christmas branches which have been hung in the school hall.
In Maths we have been using practical resources to help us solve problems.
We really enjoyed having a Tag Rugby session.
In Religious Education we have been learning about symbols in Christianity. We made our own Christingles. We know what all the elements represent.
Parent Information Evening.
If you were unable to attend please take a look through the PowerPoint that was shown on the evening. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.
Both classes in Year 4 produced a lovely Class Charter, where they thought about how they want to be as a class this year.