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Year 4 Blog - 7/2/20

This week we had our Big Freeze Theme Day! We did a range of activities such as PE, Science, Art and a played problem-solving survival game. In PE, we used our team work and gymnastic skills to cross a glacier without cracking any ice. We carried out an investigation to see which material would keep ice a solid for the longest, we were surprised at how long it took the ice to melt! In Art we looked carefully at the illustrations in ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ and tried to recreate water colour paintings in a similar style. Finally, we worked in teams to try and get from one side of Antarctica to the other in the shortest amount of time, using team work and problem solving skills. To top off the day, we were lucky enough to have a special guest, Alison, come and visit us who has visited Antarctica and is involved in the science that takes place there. She bought in a kit bag of clothes the scientists wear to keep warm, which we got to try on!

 

Year 4 Blog - 31/1/20

This week we have been learning all about Shackleton's famous expedition on the Endurance. We could not believe how dangerous his journey was and how lucky the crew members were to have Shackleton as their leader! We are excited to finish the book to see how the tale ends. 

In maths we have been carrying on with out times tables and we have been finding factor pairs. To help us with this we drew factor bugs. 

We are really excited for our theme day next week!

 

Year 4 Blog 24/1/20

This week we have been writing about Climate Change and it's impact on the Antarctic and the rest of the world. Here are our top tips for helping to save the globe:

- Turn off your electrical devices when you're not using them

- Recycle your waste and reuse your products

- Drive less and walk more

We can all make small changes to help protect our planet!

Ava 4SW

Year 4 Blog - 17/1/20

What a busy week! We moved on from our 9 x table and began to learn our 7 x tables. Hopefully lots more children will be passing their level on grid next Monday! In English we began to write information texts on climate change, as well as learning about Earnest Shackleton and his childhood. Did you know that he was one of 10 children? We began our first music topic this week and we listened to two pieces of music and thought carefully about how they made us feel. The first piece of music was 'Albatross' by Fleetwood Mac and the second was 'Mars: Bringer of War' By Gustav Holst. 4SW had their first Ukulele lesson this week too, which was so much fun. Finally in Geography we learnt about biomes and all the different climate zones around the Earth. 

Year 4 Blog - 6/1/19

Following the success of our AMAZING Christmas performance, Stable manners (which we hope you enjoyed by the way!) we headed back into school on Tuesday ready for a fresh new year. We have begun learning about the Big Freeze and climate change. We have been thinking about how global warming is impacting animals and humans. Did you know that the Arctic’s sea ice has been melting at a rate of 9% every decade?
We used oil pastels to create our new front covers and we had to think carefully about the different colours we might see in an iceberg so that we didn’t just use white. In maths we have been practising our 9 times tables and have learnt some different tricks and tips to try and remember them. Finally in dance we have been creating a penguin dance to try and show how graceful penguins are in the water.

By Ava, Ivo, Martha & Eliza

Year 4 Blog - 18/11/19 

On Monday we had our Ukulele lesson and we were practising songs for our performance in a few weeks time. In maths we have been learning to multiply and divide by 10 and 100. We have begun to write our Greek Myths after weeks of planning and we are looking forward to putting it into a book. In Science we learnt about teeth and why different animals have different types of teeth. We looked at the skulls of a herbivore, omnivore and carnivore. On Wednesday we got given our roles in the Christmas performance and have been learning the songs all week. 

Isla and Angus - 4RB


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