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.
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.