The Remarkable Rainforest
We cross curricularly linked our learning in English with our current topic 'Remarkable Rainforests'. We explored different modes of persuasion and used the features to create our own poster to support our class campaign of saving the rainforest.
Next we will be writing our own magazine articles... Watch this space for updates!
Using atlases we explored the different countries that make up the continent South America. We focused our learning on Brazil and used digital mapping to develop our locational knowledge of the cities within it. Children used a key to identify the physical features.
Year 4 have been busy writing their own 'Rumble in the Rainforest' poetry books.
We went to Year 1 to share our books and teach the children about the different animals that may be found in the rainforest.
In Science we have been finding out about the different types of soil. We worked in pairs to take a soil sample and explore its contents. A few wriggling creatures emerged too!
Roles and Responsibilities Week
In aid of Roles and Responsibilities week we attended Daisy Buds First Aid course. When you approach a casualty, it is difficult to remember which things to do first. It's important to do everything in the right order. We used DRABC to help us.
We practiced what to do when we have an unconscious but breathing casualty. Here's Darcie-Mae demonstrating...
We also found out about what to do when the casualty is not breathing. Check out Erik performing CPR!
The puzzles required logical thinking and most importantly team work. The children showed reliance and perseverance and very much enjoyed the challenges!
As part of 'keeping active' we took part in a science investigation.
Can people with the longest legs jump the furthest?
After making our own predictions and planning a method, the children carried out the investigation. We found that the correlation wasn't as strong as we initially predicted. We went on to understand that other variables such as muscle strength also had an impact.
The end of the term sadly sees the end of our Roman topic, and to celebrate our learning Year 4I enjoyed a feast fit for a Roman Emperor. Thank you to all that came to join us. We hope you enjoyed your dates, olives and of course our performance!
We went on a visit to church to find out more about the Eucharist. We took part in various activities to help broaden our understanding of its meaning in Christianity. We shared key parts of the ceremony and gave consideration to how Jesus must have felt.
Year 4I have been using Espresso Coding to code their own Roman inspired games.
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.
We explored a variety of Roman Mosaics to help us plan and design our own. We designed a border and a central motif before using printing sticks to bring our design to life.
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.
Year 4I met their Year 3 'buddy' this week and very much enjoyed finding out about each other's learning.
In aid of 'Well-Being week', 4I spent Friday afternoon doodling things that make us happy.
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.
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.
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!
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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