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4BD

Welcome to our class web page 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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Key Information:

4BDhave indoor PE outdoor on a Monday and indoor on a Wednesday.

4BD's entrance and exit point is the top gate at the top of the playground. 

Words of the week: unruly, unfortunate, dashing

 

Times table of the week: 2s, 5s, 3s and 4s

Words of the week: demonstration, tragically and ensure

 

Times Table Class Champs!

Article 29: You have the right to education which tries to develop your personality and abilities as much as possible.

 

During week 3, Charlie S won the times tables championship against 4HN and 4CJ, well done!
Our Class Charter

Term 2 

This term we are going to continue with our enquiry 'How can one person make a difference?' We learned a lot so far but over the new few weeks, we'll start to use our skills to complete our challenge 'Create a Banksy Style Mural' .

 

Maths Morning - Article 28 Access to education

The children had a great time getting to spend their morning solving puzzles and mathematical challenges to do with helping out Rudolph's nose! Their purple learning really shone through in their determination to solve very challenging topics such as triangular numbers!

Athletics & Fitness - Article 31 The Right to Rest & Play

This term, when we have been being sportspeople, we have been practising our athletics and working on our fitness. Everyone has shown true determination in the PE, trying to be as fast and thorough in their exercise as they can.

Being authors  - Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities

Even though we have been isolating, it has not stopped us from doing some absolutely fabulous learning. This week, we wrote Prove its using the targets we have been focusing on during our home learning. We have worked incredibly hard and our computer skills are really improving! See if you can spot some similes and some compound sentences.

Making recycled sea creatures- Article 29 -Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

During our time home learning we have been focusing on the Global Goal 14 - Life Underwater. We have learnt all about the problems facing the oceans and the creatures that live within them, particularly with plastic waste. We expressed our passion towards the problems our sea creatures are facing due to pollution and littering by making own sea creature using recyclable materials. 

No Pens Day! - Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

In week 3, we started the week off with 'No Pens Monday'. This was something totally new to us but we enjoyed every single minute. It is as simple as it says - no pens all day! We couldn't wait to find out what there was in store for us! The aim of the day was to help improve our oracy skills. Oracy skills include listening, talking, presenting, discussing and debating. During our writing, we worked with our partners. We were given a picture which one of us wasn't allowed to see and the other had to describe as best as possible so we could draw it. It was so fun! During our maths time, we discussed lots of reasoning questions which help when it comes to writing our Prove Its. Then in the afternoon, we planned a protest about climate change and racial equality. We really enjoyed ourselves and cannot wait for the next one!

WOW! - Article 24: You have the right to clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that you can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

To start our new enquiry, we began by discussing what it meant by 'Zero Hunger'. We thought about places all over the world where hunger is a huge problem and the more we thought about it, the more we began to realise it's a problem in all countries. We were shocked to find out that there are children in our country who don't have enough to buy food and this was something for us that hit us quite hard. We discussed the idea of food banks and why these are so important to those who don't have enough money.

 

In the afternoon, we then created our own adverts using green screens to raise awareness for people who don't have enough money and to try and persuade people to donate money or food to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Take a look at some of the adverts we created.

Persuasion Advert

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Persuasion advert 2

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Being Artists - Article 12 You have the right to give your opinion and for adults to listen and take it seriously

In week 3, we completed our challenge and spray painted our Bansky Style Murals. Spray painting was much trickier than we expected it to be but we persevered and completed beautiful designs. We had to carefully consider where the spray paint might go but our finished pieces are something we are truly proud of. Take a look and see if you can guess what our hidden messages are.

Being Artists - Article 12 You have the right to give your opinion and for adults to listen and take it seriously

Our challenge was to create a Banksy Style Mural to represent a message behind this. We focused on Greta Thunberg and Paul Stephenson. We thought carefully about what we wanted our murals to represent and how we wanted them to look. 

 

Because Banksy uses stencils, we decided to use this approach as well. This was much harder than we thought but we persevered and managed to do it. We were so impressed with what we achieved and so was Mrs Balla-Davis. Take a look at some of our designs. 

Term 1

Enquiry Overview: How Can One Person Make A Difference? - Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate Action
How Can One Person Make A Difference?
This term, Year 4 are going to delving into Sustainable Development Goal 13- Climate Action with a focus on how one person can make a difference. Alongside this, we will be doing work based on the book 'Floodlands' by Marcus Sedgwick which is based on a young girl called Zoe who is trapped in Norwich as most of England is under water. Please check our page for updates on our fabulous learning!

Roman numerals- Article 28 every child has the right to education

 

This week we have been focusing on learning to read and write Roman numerals and how to convert Arabic numbers into Roman numerals. Here is a selection of work from Lyla,Sonny and Myleigh.

Roman numerals

Sporting Chance- Article 31 the right to play and relax

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We have been enjoying our outside PE sessions with our Sporting Chance coach. Mr Jones taught us how to run,jump and throw with the correct technique. Yesterday we progressed further and even tried a triple jump.

Being Musicians- Article 31- The right to participate in cultural and artistic activities

In week 6, we have been musicians. We have used our scientific knowledge of sound and developed our understanding of pitch, pulse and rhythm. We practiced creating a simple four pulse/beat composition as a class then we worked in small groups to perform our own 16 beat body percussion composition in a round.

Body Percussion

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WOW Day! Article 24 - We have the right to...a clean and safe environment. 

To begin our enquiry we started with a WOW day. When we first came into the classroom, we noticed the door. It looked amazing! We had so many questions and couldn't wait to find out more. After discussing the door, we then started to look at protests and spoke about the reasons people protest. It was really interesting to see the different ways people protest such as peaceful protests in order to get their message across. We honed in on the word peaceful and discussed what this meant to us. 

 

When we had finished break, we came in and looked at a range of protest photos and discussed what we liked about them. We then used some of the ideas we had seen and started to design our own protest posters to help save our planet. In the afternoon, we drew onto the cardboard and started to paint. We had so much fun and didn't want the day to end! 

The Varmints Diary Entry
This week, we focussed on retelling a part of the story in the point of view of a varmint (an annoying creature!) We then worked hard on purple polishing our writing to help with punctuation, spelling and up levelling our vocabulary. 
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