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Welcome to our class webpage where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

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Term 2

Key information:

4KA will have outdoor P.E on a Tuesday and indoor P.E on a Thursday

Enquiry Overview: Would I be a Spartan or an Athenian?

In Term 2, Year 4 are learning about Ancient Greece. We will be answering the question: 'Would I be a Spartan or an Athenian?' During this enquiry, we will look at the Global goal of equality and discuss if we believe men and woman were equal in the past, comparing the roles of men and women in Athenian and Spartan society and look at how this may have changed over time.

Art!

To immerse ourselves in the wonderful story of The Green Ship, we looked at different brush techniques to really bring the story to life. This was a two- step process. First, we selected the right brushes to select the back ground using a variety of colours we mixed ourselves. Then, once the background had dried, we used fine liners to add detail to our piece. 

 

Have a look a what we learnt during our art day and the wonderful green ships we produced as a result:  

Challenge!

We held a debate on whether or not we would chose to be Athenians or Spartans if we were alive in Ancient Greece. Have a look at how it went: 

Debate

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Safer, Fitter, Greener

We have been visited by Andy who is part of the Road Safety Team to talk to us about safe places to cross the road. We played games in groups in learn about all the different ways. We know it is important to stay fit and healthy but also how important it is to be seen on the roads and to stay safe. We were given a reflective smiley faces to stick on our school bags to make sure we are seen when we are walking to and from school. 

Anti-Bullying Week 

This week, we have been thinking about what bullying is. We understand that bullying is STOP. Several, Times, On, Purpose. We thought about different ways we might be unkind to one another and how we can make sure this happens less. We also know that the most important thing to do is to TELL. A problem shared is a problem halved!

We made posters to raise awareness of what bullying is and what you should do if you think you are being bullied. 

Sampling School Dinners

We had a great opportunity today to sample school dinners! We tried foods we might not have tried before including chickpea curry and potato and leek pie. They were really delicious! School dinners are great!

Year 4 hockey!

This Term, 4KA will be developing our hockey skills to help us perform better in a game situation. These skills will include passing, possession, shooting, dribbling and working as a team. We aim to become secure in each skill before taking part in a mini hockey tournament within our PE lesson. Have a look at how our lessons have been going so far: 

WOW!

For our WOW, we dressed up as Ancient Greeks. We spent the day learning about what life was like in the Ancient Greek times. We carried our research to find out our information and created a fact file. We also tasted Greek food. We were surprised by some of the different tastes. Not many of us were very keen on olives!

Term 1

Year 4 newsletter

Key information:

4KA will have indoor PE on a Tuesday and outdoor PE on a Thursday. 

Enquiry Overview: Why does it snow?

Year 4 are starting the year as scientists! We’ll be looking at the characteristics of solids, liquids and gases before focusing our attention on conducting scientific investigations. We will be setting up simple practical enquiries to look at the melting speed of different solids, and measuring temperature changes over time. We shall then use this data to draw simple conclusions and present our findings. Finally, we will look closely at the water cycle and consider our enquiry question: Why does it snow?

Challenge

As a part of our enquiry 'Why does it snow?', we were placed into groups and were given the task of creating a presentation to show to the rest of the class. The presentation would test our knowledge on what we have learnt so far including states of matter, the water cycle and types of cloud. Working collaboratively, each member of our group were assigned a different role and this helped us to produce very interesting and detailed presentations. Have a look at the results:

Why does it snow?

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Why does it snow?

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Computing

Today we were able to use the chromebooks to help us with our learning. We first looked at how we could make our passwords stronger so people do not have easy access to our information. In the afternoon, we were introduced to Google Classroom. We used Google Classroom to complete a set of questions and submit our answers online. 

Harvest festival!

Thanks to everyone who came to watch our Harvest performance. The support from the parents and guardians gave us the confidence to perform clearly. 

States of matter!

As a part of our enquiry 'Why does it snow?', Year 4 completed an experiment where we would measure how long it would take take for three different solids to melt. The solids used were butter, chocolate and ice. 4KA were very intrigued by solids turning into liquids and we now know ice takes the longest time to melt and that chocolate takes the shortest amount of time. Have a look at the experiment below: 

PE

This term, we have the pleasure of Bristol Rugby teaching Year 4 how to play badminton. We will begin with the basics with the aim of progressing to playing a tournament of badminton at the end of the term. Have a look at our exciting start to the sport. 

 

Marvellous Maths

We have been using dienes to help us with our place value. We made 4 digit numbers and thought carefully about what each digit represented.

Collaborative Learning

We have been learning about how to work in a group successfully. We understand we need to take turns, be polite, motivate and support one another. We cheered each other on as we passed the hoop around the circle in the record time of 2 minutes and 44 seconds. Well done 4KA!

Wow!

We kick started our enquiry by making snow! It was great fun! We couldn't believe how it expanded to make so much. We went outside and played with it while the sun shone which was a strange feeling!

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