Year 4 spent the day at The Den with Mr Green investigating sound. First he challenged us to order ourselves by our date of birth without speaking. Next, we drew a sound map and thought about the pitch of the sounds we heard. Finally, we investigated how the length of string telephones affected how sound travelled through them.
Sound Science Day
To help us learn more about our new science topic, sound and musical instruments, we invited a science specialist into class for the day. We learnt all about sound and how to make a musical instrument from junk materials. We will be using our Capitalising learning muscle when we make our instruments to get ideas from a variety of different places. Have a look at how we spent our day!
We had a visitor from our local swimming pool. He taught us about water safety and how not to drown. We used our Empathy and Listening muscle to really try and understand the main points that he was telling us. have a look at our photos. If you are in Year 4, can you remember what he was showing us in each picture?
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The children used there making links muscle to act out scene from the book. Hope you enjoy it :)
Year 4 held a parents morning to see the work that we had been doing throughout the term. The children demonstrated how to use there catapults by firing them at their castles. We finished the morning by singing the song we had been learning this this term Mama Mia. Thank you for all the parents that attended it was a great turn out.
All of us who came to school every day for the half term attended an exiting birds of prey workshop. Where all the children were thrilled at the opportunity to hold and owl.
All of us who read at least 3 times a week, every week this term had a lovely reader's treat. We brought in games, toys and cuddly toys. Isn't it great that we all love reading so much?!
PSHE - Identity
In our PSHE lesson on identity, we heard the story called 'The Araboolies of Liberty Street'. It is about a colourful family that moves on to a street and some neighbours are suspicious of them. We talked about how we can judge people without really knowing them. Using our Reasoning and Empathy and Listening Learning muscles, we told our classes about our own experiences too.
Design Technology - We made catapults!
As part of our Norman's history project, we made catapults using lolly sticks, rubber bands, milk bottle tops and plastic spoons. And they actually work really well! We used our Capitalising muscle to look at actual catapults, illustrations of Norman catapults and designs made by other children in different schools.
Radio broadcast: Listen to us reading our Skipton Castle persuasive leaflets
PSHE: Secrets or surprises?
Today we used our Philosophy circle time to consider this very important question: 'Is it ok to keep secrets?' We also discussed the difference between secrets and surprises. We were very good at 'PEEing' when discussing our ideas.
Literacy: Role on the wall
We are reading the excellent 'The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane' by the author Kate Dicamillo. We drew around ourselves and put bunny ears on top. Then, using our Imagining learning muscle, we thought about the character Edward and put words inside about how he felt and words outside which explained his appearance. Have a look at how we got on!
The Den 2.10.18
Year went to the Den today to learn more about the Normans. The made links with that they already knew about hills and explored the idea of a motte and baily castle. They played a game of tig on the hill in the den to help them understand how difficult it is to run up a hill but how easy it was to defend from the top.
The children collaborated in small groups to build their own motte and baily castle using what they could in the den. Then they used saws to make bow and arrows to help them defend their motte and baily castles. It was defiantly a fun filled day full of learning.
Making Links in Science
How would you sort and categorise different items? We are learning about electricity, and to start our topic we sorted different power sources. It was up to us how we did it. We had to make links to what we already knew. We were confused when we had an item which used both a battery, but mains electricity charged the battery. Where should it go? Have a look at what we came up with.
We made links to what we knew already.
We had an item which could go in 2 categories.
We chose to sort by light and no light.
We sorted by power and no power
We sorted by light source and no light source.
Using our Reasoning learning muscle in maths
We were struggling with exchanging in our place value lesson. So, we got out our Base 10 equipment, worked together and used our Reasoning learning muscle to show our partners how we had worked something out. We made fantastic progress too!
Getting into character
Year 4 took on the roles of a family today to act out enjoying a day at Lister Park. They were trying to generate ideas to support the class text - a leaflet advertising Lister Park. The children were great at imagining all the activities they could enjoy at the park!
Year 4 children went to Skipton Castle as part of their new curriculum topic ‘The Normans’. We had a guided tour around the castle, which was very informative. The children especially enjoyed the dungeons and the spiral staircases. Have a look at the picture to see what we got up to.
Fine Class-Our first Samba lesson
RE - The Ten Commandments
Using our Imagining learning muscle, we acted out the Christian Ten Commandments using freeze frames. Have a look below at our fantastic acting skills!
Wilson Class - The Ten Commandments
Put God first.
Worship only God.
Use God's name with respect.
Remember God's day of rest.
Respect our parents.
Don't hurt others.
Respect your husband or wife.
Don't be envious of others.