Welcome to Class 4
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We have been learning about food chains in class 4. The children have learnt about producers, consumers, predators and prey. They constructed their own food chains in small groups.
Within PE lessons, Year 4 have been working in teams to put into practice a plan for rescuing objects representing sheep and chickens. The scenario for the task was that one sheep and six chickens were stranded on an island that had a raging bush fire. There were two possible routes to rescue them: crossing a deep, wide part of the river with no bridge or boat; or going upstream to cross at a narrower point. Children have been developing their team working skills, map reading skills and they have been learning how to make and apply decisions. The children have really enjoyed carrying out this search and rescue scenario.
Class 4 have been using place value boards and counters to partition numbers into their 1000s, 100s, 10s and 1s.
Human Digestive Experiment
We have been learning about the human digestive system in Year 4. We recreated our own journey of food. We placed a banana and a cracker in a bag which represented our stomach. Next, we added water to represent our saliva and orange juice to represent the acid in our stomach. After that, we crushed the materials together to recreate what happens to the food in our stomach. Then, we poured the material into some tights which represented our food moving into our small intestine. We discussed how the liquid that fell out of the tights (small intestine) represents the nutrients and minerals that go into our body. Finally, the remaining material was transferred into a cup which represented the large intestine and pushed out the bottom through a hole to recreate going to the toilet. The children had a fun but messy afternoon!
The Human Digestive System – Teeth
We have been learning about the first part of the human digestive system which is our teeth. Class 4 have learnt about the importance of looking after our teeth, the different types of teeth we have and their functions. The children created incisors, canines, pre molars and molars using playdough to create a set of teeth.
Remembrance Day 2020
Exploring the Bible – What types of writing are in the Bible?
Today, we explored the Bible. We learnt that the Bible does not just contain stories. We learnt that the Bible contains laws, letters, history books, family trees, wise sayings, prophecies, poems and songs.
Year 4 were introduced to their new geography unit today which is ‘Why is the North East so special?’ The children looked at some key images from the North East and they discussed what they already knew about the North East. They then used maps of England to answer questions. These included:
- Where is Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland?
- What sea lies to the East?
- Where are the airports in the North East?
- Find the three key upland areas – Cheviots, Cleveland Hills and the Pennines.
In maths, year 4 have been learning how to measure the perimeter of shapes.
Year 4 have been learning how to play the glockenspiel. They learnt how to play jingle bells for our Christmas performance!
Year 4 have been making light up reindeers in DT. The children designed how they wanted their light up reindeer to look before making them. They had lots of fun creating their designs and learning about electrical circuits. Here are the finished products…
Science – States of Matter
Year 4 have been learning about the states of matter. The children have enjoyed working scientifically by grouping and classifying a variety of different materials, exploring the effect of temperature on substances and exploring the temperature at which materials change state.
Design and Technology – Adapting a Recipe
In year 4, we have been working in groups to adapt an existing biscuit recipe. The children had to consider the cost of the ingredients and other expenses against a set budget. The children really enjoyed making and eating their biscuits!
Telling the Time
Year 4 have been carrying out lots of practical activities to support them in learning how to tell the time this week.
Year 4 transformed lollipop sticks, wheels, dowels and straws into a moving car. They used a glue gun to construct the materials, made the launch mechanism, designed and also made the body of the vehicle using nets and they assembled these to the chassis. The children then tested their cars.
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