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Year 4 Autumn Newsletter

The Roman Verulamium

Year 4 had great fun visiting the Verulamium- Museum of St Albans. We found the mosaics in the Hypocaust fascinating and really enjoyed handelling Roman artefacts.

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Ethan's fun fact of the day...

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The Rotten Romans

 

Breaking News in Year 4I!
Julius Caesar is forced to turn back due to stormy seas and a ferocious Celtic army! Tune in for his first interview since this set back.

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Composing Music in Year 4R
Year 4R have been working hard to compose their own music using the note B, A and G. They performed their own musically beautifully.
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Ben and Sam performed their own composition!

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Blossoming Buddies

Year 4I met their Year 3 'buddy' this week and very much enjoyed finding out about each other's learning. 

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Mindful Moments 

In aid of 'Well-Being week', 4I spent Friday afternoon doodling things that make us happy.

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Super Science

Sound:

4I explored a variety of different instruments and investigated how to vary the pitch of each. To consolidate our learning we made our own pan pipes. Our exploration allowed us to conclude that the shortest straw had the highest pitch and the longest straw had the lowest pitch. Therefore, the shorter the straw, the higher the pitch. The longer the straw, the lower the pitch. 

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After learning about the how to change the pitch of a drum, Ethan bought in his drum kit to share. 
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Forces:

4I conducted an investigation into friction and its impact on the speed of an object. We covered a ramp in different materials and recorded the speed of the car travelling down each. We found out that the rougher the material the more friction was produced. 

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International Week 4I

Year 4I have been learning about India during International Week. 

 

We kicked off our week with an Indian Breakfast. On the menu was lentil dhal, a fried onion sambol, roti, poppadoms watermelon and papaya. We very much enjoyed our feast! 

 

We spent much of the week exploring our creative flair. We learnt about the art of henna and carefully designed our own clay Mehndis. After learning about the significance of the elephant in Indian Culture, we also water coloured our own elephant designs. In Indian Culture, elephants are a symbol of mental strength, earthiness and responsibility.

 

To finish a fabulous week we performed 'Jai Ho' Bollywood style to the rest of the school!

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International Week 4R

Year 4R have been learning about Mexico during international week. 

 

We began the week finding out about Mexican cuisine and made our own salsa and guacamole to enjoy with tortilla chips. We all tried the dips and were very impressed with our cooking skills!

 

We spent the week learning about Mexican celebrations and the tradition of hitting the pinata. In groups of three we created our own pinatas using paper mache, a balloon and lots of tissue paper. It got very messy! We really enjoyed hitting the pinata with a bat to win the sweets from inside.

 

To end our exciting week we spent Friday afternoon learning the Mexican Hat dance!

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