Welcome to Year 4
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In Topic this week (29th November) Year 4 carried out a volcano experiment with the help of Miss Church. On Tuesday, the children worked in small groups to create their volcano. The equipment needed was a small plastic bottle, card and different coloured paints. The following day, once the volcano had dried, the fun began! We went outside to carry out our experiment. First, we had to fill half the bottle with water. Next was the vinegar and finally the bicarbonate of soda. As you can see from the photos, the children really enjoyed the lesson!
Children In Need
As part of Children in Need the class watched a video about a young boy called Logan who has cerebral palsy. They discussed how they would feel if they were no longer able to do their favourite activities such as sports and drama. The video showed how Logan received help and support from Children in Need, giving him opportunties and experiences. The children then created mood boards to explain how Logan might feel before and after receiving his therapy.
Year 4 have been looking at anti-bullying this week. The children watched a short video clip and discussed some types of bullying and how people can be affected. The class then went on to create helping hands. On one side, the wrote names of people who help and support them if they are worried. On the other hand, the wrote kind things you can do for people.
How Does Sound Travel?
Today, Monday 30th October, Year 4 looked at how sound travels over distances. The children discussed their theories using their prior knowledge and learning on sound. They then created their own string telephones to test out how sounds travel distances across the playground. Once back in the class, the children used scientific language to explain how the sound travel from one persons ear to another.
On Friday 13th October, Year 4 spent the afternoon make coil pots out of clay. They watched an online tutorial and created a set of instructions. The children showed great resilience and perseverance during the process as it was challenging at times.
Symmetry and Reflection
On Friday 22nd September, Year 4 have been learning about symmetry and reflection this week in Maths. We are also learning about the Romans in topic so we decided to combine both skills. The Romans are famous for their mosaics so Year 4 used their knowledge of symmetry to create their own symmetrical mosaics out of coloured paper.