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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.