Welcome to the Class of 2018-19.
Over the half way mark!
As move into the final term of Year 4, let's take a moment to reflect on the learning that has taken place during the Spring Term.
Maths: We are learning to divide 2 and 3 digit numbers by a single digit.
English: We are learning to write a fantasy story inspired by 'How to Train Your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell.
SPaG: We are learning to spell words that end in the 'shun' sound -cian, -tion, -ssion, -sion.
Science: We are learning to find patterns between pitch and volume of a sound.
Constable Chalk and Charcoal Art
We have been exploring the medium of chalk and charcoal. We have experimented in different ways with the mediums and we are about to bring everything together to create our final piece inspired by the work of John Constable.
We have been recapping our skills in squash and building on them in lessons using our new equipment.
We were treated to a visit from STEM. The children explored different aspects of light and even created their own photographs of themselves in infra red.
This term we finished building our bridges, complete with lights and buzzers to alert pedestrians when our bridges open. The children thoroughly enjoyed this unit, even when presenting their prototype to the rest of the class. Great effort by everyone!
Maths/ Food Technology: Christmas Mince Meat
We were able to use our utilise our measuring skills alongside our food technology skills in order to make mince meat. The mince meat was then spooned into jars, decorated with festive ribbons and sent home as a Christmas treat. Some used the mince meat to create mince pies whilst others seemed to enjoy it straight out of the jar.
Anti Bullying Week
Monday 12th November - Friday 16th November
Welcome to our Lawford Circus. Each of our performers showed different skills in their acts. The Ringmasters, the Elephant handlers, the Strong people the Plate spinners, the Escape artists, the Clowns and the Tightrope walkers. In order to have a successful circus, you need everyone's individual talents. Through our differences, we work together as a team and we can tackle bullying by showing RESPECT to one another.
Each child in this class are needed, valued and belong in Year 4.
Science: Electricity- Constructing and testing simple series circuits
We have been creating simple series circuits, including bulbs, buzzers and motors. We have been given a diagram of a circuit and have then recreated it to test if the light bulb will light. Before each test we made predictions as to whether the bulb will light or not with reasons behind our decisions.
Greek Myths: Hercules and the Hydra
We have finished our myths, some of which are available for viewing on our classroom display.
Reflecting on the Creation Story
We have been using meditation techniques to appreciate the Creation Story. The images created in our minds have helped us to remember the story with greater clarity and we were able to draw out our own images and reflect on the story.
Science: Investigating Solids, Liquids and Gasses
We have been comparing and grouping materials and objects according to whether they are a solid, liquid or a gas. Initially, we have focused on the properties of a solid and a liquid to see if we could allocate a category to an substance. On Friday 14th September, we explored what a gas is and explained how smells travel through the air.
Design and Technology: Engineering Day
On Friday 7th September, we built marble runs in order to investigate structures. We spent time reinforcing structures, securing foundations and trying different techniques to create the longest, the tallest or the most aesthetically pleasing marble run. We also had a few experts on hand to help us with our investigation.