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Autumn Term - Please see attached the 'Year 4 Information Letter'. It explains homework, reading, times tables and forest schooling - I hope you find this useful.
Week Beginning 12th July 2021
Wicken Fen School Trip - pond dipping, connecting with nature and an invertebrate hunt! Thank you to parents for arranging transport. We had a lot of fun!
In Science, we have been learning about electricity and how to make a simple, closed circuit. We used batteries, wires and light bulbs and then moved on to adding a switch and working a buzzer! We noticed that when you added more power (another battery) the blub was brighter!
Week Beginning 5th July 2021
In our Music sessions, we have continued to play our Flutes and Clarinets. We learnt 2 notes (Flutes A and B / Clarinets E and D) this week and we even combined those notes to play a short tune!
We enjoyed some time in our Forest School area!
Week Beginning 28th June 2021
Our butterflies have come out of their chrysalises! It was a very exciting week watching them get stronger, ready to release them into the wild...
During our Maths sessions, we have been learning about different 2D shapes. Badger Class explored how many different polygons they could make with lollipop sticks and they were able to named them with their learning partners.
Week Beginning 21st June 2021
Badger Class had their first Music lesson this week learning to play either the Flute or Clarinet. They did a brilliant job and enjoyed every minute of it. Most of the children managed to make a sound with their instrument! Keep practising at home and don't forget to bring the instruments back next week!
In Maths, we have been learning about angles. We completed a 'right angle hunt' around the classroom to prove we can spot them in every day life!
Week Beginning 14th June 2021
He had a go at jumping over obstacles in our PE session this week. Some of us were very good at running and jumping over hurdles!
In French this week, we learnt how to say what language we speak and what language we do not speak. A 'Francophone country' is a country that speaks French, like Canada or Morocco.
Week Beginning 7th June 2021
We explored artefacts from Ely Museum and wrote down what we thought they were before finding out their use! The only clue we had was that they were all related to 'The Fens'. We enjoyed using the 'bird clappers' to scare away the birds with our song too - 'Hey Shoo all the Birds'!
We have started doing Athletics this half term and we began by learning to run with speed, coordinating our arms and legs. We sprinted as fast as we could doing different activities.
Week Beginning 24th May 2021
We put on our imaginary lab coats this week and have done a few different investigations for our topic Science topic 'States of Matter'. We investigated the properties of water focusing on the freezing point, melting point and boiling point of water. We also investigated the melting point of other materials: butter, chocolate, wax and ice cream. We used a thermometer to take our readings in degrees Celsius.
Throughout this half term we have been learning about 'Healthy Lifestyles'. We have discussed having a 'balanced diet' and looked at a The Food Pyramid and the 'Eatwell Plate'. From this, we were inspired to create our own healthy, balanced meals!
Week Beginning 17th May 2021
During our Forest School session, we prepared dampers to bake on the fire! Our hands were rather sticky after kneading the dough. We enjoyed exploring and playing amongst the overgrown shrubs, weeds and trees too.
In English this week, we have focused on spelling, punctuation and grammar. One of our lessons was all about dictionary skills and how to use a dictionary efficiently.
Week Beginning 10th May 2021
In Maths this week, we have been learning to add and subtract different amounts of money, give change and estimate whether we would have enough money to purchase different items at a shop!
In PE, we used our hands to complete a controlled strike to get the ball back to our partner for them to catch. We went on to doing this with a racket. Some of us found it really tricky but it was good fun!
Week Beginning 3rd May 2021
During Art this week, we learnt about Georges Seurat who started a new art movement. We looked at his pointillism artwork and had a go at using his dotting technique with felt tips!
Our vocabulary lessons have been fun this week. We've enjoyed learning our new words - particularly 'rebellious' and how we can use this word in a sentence!
Week Beginning 26th April 2021
We have been very busy with some extra Maths sessions playing arithmetic games related to place value and mental addition and subtraction!
In Geography, we have been learning about France and using maps to identify large bodies of water and countries that border it. We have also used maps to identify bustling, important cities too! We've been learning a lot about France in our French lesson too!
Week Beginning 19th April 2021
It was National Skipping Day Friday so we enjoyed having a go ourselves and getting involved with the Nation's challenge!
We worked very hard in English this week developing characters by combining two animals. We wrote our own character descriptions to go with our painted creatures and will move onto writing our own stories next week.
Week Beginning 12th April 2021
In our vocabulary lesson this week, we learnt the word 'cunning'. We thought about the word pairs and synonyms, and used these to help us write our own sentences!
We began our Science topic 'States of Matter' by sorting materials into solids, liquids and gases.
Week Beginning 22nd March 2021
In PE, we talked about probability with our warm up game and the chance of all three children getting the same option (rock, paper or scissors). In order to become a group, they had to get the same! Were the odds in your favour?
Computing this week was constructing their own Lego designs.
Week Beginning 15th March 2021
We started our volcano collages in Art, thinking about the colours we will stick in the foreground, middle ground and back ground. The picture which inspired us for our collage is from the illustrations in Escape From Pompeii, the book we are using in English.
In our Science lesson this week, we tested our hearing by walking away from a buzzer. When we couldn't hear it anymore, we stopped! We also learnt that sound waves can travel through material - we investigated this by placing a buzzer inside a metal, wooden and plastic box/tin. This surprised some of us and our initial predictions were wrong!
Week Beginning 8th March 2021
In Science, we consolidated our home learning with practical activities to prove how sound is made. It was a lot of fun watching the rice on the speaker vibrate and 'dance' when loud music is played, listening to the hexnut whizz around the balloon and watching the tuning fork create waves in the water from the vibrations, in a ripple affect.
We have been very busy this week practising our static gymnastic positions in PE and completing our star jump personal challenges!
Week Beginning 14th December 2020
We completed our last Egyptian Art project - Jackal Canopic Jars! We enjoyed adding the fine details to make them more striking.
In RE this week, we created freeze frames to represent the Ten Commandments.
Week Beginning 7th December 2020
Badger Class played a variety of language games which they all enjoyed! Even though it was a challenge, everyone worked hard to spell different words and link them together.
In Computing, we finished our Crumble project by programming lights to change colours and flicker.
Week Beginning 30th November 2020
'Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...'
Badger Class enjoyed going outside today to experience the snow and roll snowmen!
In Geography this week, we learnt about the Aswan High Dam along the Rive Nile and we assessed how much of a positive or negative effect it had on Egypt.
Week Beginning 23rd November 2020
Check out our Egyptian necklaces! We really enjoyed designing and making them.
We worked on mentally adding and subtracting single digits efficiently this week. We enjoyed not doing it at our tables...
Week Beginning 16th November 2020
During PSHE we have continued our focus on The Zones of Regulation looking at strategies and tools to help us when we are in the different 'Zones'.
In Science, we used a classification key to categorise invertebrates into groups.
Week Beginning 9th November 2020
We had another great Computing session midweek and we were excited to work with our learning partners to programme our 'Crumble' kits.
In our PE session this week, we did a running sequence of walking, jogging and sprinting to help improve our stamina. We also worked on our agility by having quick feet and swiftly moving between cones with and without a ball.
Week Beginning 2nd November 2020
In Computing, we used 'Crumble' kits with bulbs, wires and a microcomputer to turn a light on under a lantern.
This week in Geography, we used an atlas to find different European countries.
Week Beginning 19th October 2020
This week we finished another Art project - clay cartouches! We've learnt that a cartouche is a nameplate that goes on an Egyptian sarcophagus. We planned, created and painted our clay cartouche using bright Egyptian colours. The symbols on our nameplates are our initials in hieroglyphs.
In Science this week we learnt about food chains and the subject specific vocabulary that goes with it! We must not forget that the arrows in a food chain represent the energy being transferred.
Week Beginning 12th October 2020
This week during English, Badger Class wrote instructions on how to mummify a tomato. We had a go ourselves in groups which helped us to remember the process! We will check them before half term to see if there has been any changes to the tomatoes or not...
Half way through the week, we practised adding together 3 random numbers to practise our mental calculations. They worked hard under the tables!
Week Beginning 5th October 2020
Throughout this week and last, we completed two Art projects. We finished our Egyptian style paintings on our papyrus paper and completed our Pharaoh hats! We think our headdresses make us look regal.