Welcome to Year 4!
Please see the PowerPoint below for Year 4's Curriculum Meeting. Each slide has a sound button for you to listen to.
We had a great afternoon decorating our Potato people. The challenge, was to create the funniest Potato person, give it a name, occupation and hobbies. If we had been at school, we would have done this as a group challenge and learning to work together as a team but due to covid-19 and home learning, this had to be done at home. But it was a lot of fun all the same.
An independent judge was chosen to choose the winner and runners up.
Results of the Potato People Challenge
Maths Investigations - 10 and 100 times greater
We had such a fun maths lesson this week, we were put into groups and given an envelope of different size pieces of string. We had to measure them and record our results and also take note of the patterns we noticed. We saw that the smallest piece of string was 10 times smaller than the medium size piece and 100 times smaller than the largest piece.
Year 4 World Science Day 2020
During World Science Day, we were assembling circuits using wires with crocodile clips, batteries and a light bulb in a holder. To make it more exciting, we replaced the light bulb with a buzzer and motor. It was such fun making the circuit work and seeing the light bulb glow. We then had to add a switch in to learn how it can open and close the circuit which will make the electricity flow through or stop it depending on the position of the switch. It was such a fun lesson, we really enjoyed the experiment and we learnt a lot too!
Tom Palmer - Virtual Author Visit
On Friday 6th November 2020, we had a virtual visit from the children's author, Tom Palmer. It was such an interesting visit for two reasons: it was a virtual visit which we have never had before and it was fascinating to hear how he plans and writes his stories. The visit has inspired a lot of the children to read different genres of books and are looking forward to sinking their teeth into something different.
These are some quotes from the children:
Lexie-Mae said, "I never really used to like reading, but after hearing what he said, I want to read lots. I'm going to go home and read tonight."
Danielle said, "It was really interesting to see how he uses post-it notes to plan his stories so he can move his ideas around."