This half-term in Year 4, we have been creating our own short educational videos about Ancient Egypt so that they can be used by BBC Bitesize. In order to make our videos more engaging, we used specialised recording devices and ‘Window Movie Maker’ to add dialogue to our clips.
This term, we were fortunate enough to look closely at real Egyptian artefacts which were discovered more than 4,000 years ago! The children enjoyed using the archaeological tools to try to work out what the artefacts were and what they were used for. These skills then helped us write a historical recount describing the day Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun.
This term in maths, we have been focusing on using Reasoning RALF to solve addition and subtraction problems. As expert mathematicians, some children were even able to show their answers in a variety of ways.
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During our geography lessons, in Year 4, we have been using our atlas skills to locate and describe the journey of different UK rivers. This will hopefully help us to compare a local river and the River Nile later this term.
In maths, we have been learning how to calculate the area of shapes and were given the task of creating a patio design for a garden. However, the patio had to have an area of 20cm square and we were looking for different designs where 7 of the slabs were different colours but weren’t touching. We then investigated 8, 9 and then 10 coloured slabs.
In Year 4, we have been showing off our problem solving skills by generating 3 digit numbers using 12 counters in a place value grid. We had to find as many numbers as we could that were divisible by 1 digit numbers.
In computing, we have been creating conversations with our sprites on Scratch and been applying these to our own science fiction movies. Next half-term, we shall be creating our own games using different sprites.
For our World Book Day, we looked closely at the school book ‘The Journey’ and tried to bring the pictures to life through drama. This allowed the children to consider possible dialogue in the story to put into our own piece of adventure story writing.
This half term, we have been reading about the Wacky World of Ritzy City which is the home of the supernatural tournament – Witch Wars! In preparation for our extended writing, we created our own ‘Witch Wars’ which allowed the children to discover their inner wizard/witch.