Egyptologists

On 6th November, Year 4 made the trip to Leeds City Museum to become Egyptologists and uncover the tomb of the mummy, Nesyamun. The children had the opportunity to see the real-life mummy and explore the artefacts that were found with him in his sarcophagus and tomb. As well as this, they wowed our guide with their knowledge of mummification and re-created this gruesome process with fake mummies of course!

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Mummification Process

In our history lessons, we have been considering a number of questions surrounding Ancient Egypt. One of these is, ‘What is the mummification process and why is it so important?’ Whilst exploring this question we have looked at the importance and use of canopic jars. This has been transferred to our DT lessons, in which we are creating our own canopic ‘special’ container. This term, we have focused on perfecting and mastering the important skills of accurately cutting and sharply folding nets in order to create an effective container for our own ‘special’ item.

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Digestive System

This term in our science lessons, we have been learning all about the digestive system in humans. We recreated the process in small groups and used this to explain the importance of each stage.

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Division Problems

As expert problem solvers, this term in maths, Year 4 have been using their newly learnt knowledge of the formal methods to solve division problems. By working collaboratively, the children were able to use a certain amount of counters to generate numbers that were divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.  Some of the children were able to identify the importance of the units column in their self-generated numbers.

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Impressive Skills

In our computing lessons, the children have been using their impressive skills to program their sprites to move using their voices. Throughout the rest of the term, they will be using their programming skills to create their own video games using the software Scratch.

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Paralympic Sport

Linking to our recent visit from Castleford Tigers physical disability team, the children in Year 4 have been focusing on Paralympic sports as part of their new PE topic. In recent weeks, we have been playing seated volleyball which has helped us better understand the challenges that athletes with disabilities face but more importantly how they overcome these challenges in everyday life and in sport. In the coming weeks, we shall start to learn different Paralympic sports before we eventually design our own!

 

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Native American Purses

This term in Year 4, in our design and technology lessons, we have been producing some high quality native American purses to link in with our North American topic. In order to produce such fantastic final products, we needed to research and analyse our own.  To make their final products, the children had to become experts at measuring, decorating and using over-stitch. This is just one example of our amazing final outcomes.

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Witch Wars

This half-term, we have been using our class novel, Witch Wars, as a stimulus to write our own fantasy stories. After completing our amazing work, we were then able to read our short narratives to the rest of the class to bring our magical stories to life.

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Compass Skills

This term in geography, we have been learning how to read an eight point compass to help us locate the states of USA. Some children were even able to apply this skill into our computing lessons by putting this information into our database about the landmarks of North America. We are now excited to see where our compass skill will take us next…

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Cross Curricular Links

This half-term, we have been making cross curricular links between science and PE by focusing on the use of different body parts to create a short dance which represents an electrical circuit. The children have now stared to recognise the importance of using different levels and a change in speed to make their dance routines more exciting.

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