Autumn 1 Week 6 – Mini Marathon

This week Class 4 have been running their mini marathon (which is 2.6 miles for each child). We have been calculating the distance during our walks to the swimming pool every Wednesday and also completing laps on the playground. Class 4 have been so excited to complete it and we are getting very close! Keep going Class 4!

 

Autumn 1 Week 5 – History

Stars of the Week: Amelia and Charles

This week in History, Class 4 have been studying the reign of King Ethelred II ‘The Unready’. The children couldn’t believe he was only 7 years old when he became king (which meant he would have been in Class 3!)
Class 4 discussed how King Ethelred II was the first king to create an official agreement with the Vikings. He agreed to pay them Danegeld in order to stop their attacks. The Vikings stopped their attacks until they realised that this was a very lucrative agreement!

Class 4 created some fact-files on Danegeld and discussed if this was a good decision or not.

Great work Class 4!

 

 

Autumn 1 Week 4

Stars of the Week: Kirstin and Ben. 

For English and History this week, we have been looking at successful Anglo Saxon kings, namely King Alfred the Great and King Athelstan. The children planned out a persuasive letter to King Alfred the Great as if they were Viking warriors trapped in England and needed to leave peacefully. Lots of deals were drawn up and even a truce was offered between the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons!

For Science, Class 4 have been learning more about the digestive system, and we have built on last weeks work to include organs such as the gallbladder, the liver, the duodenum and the pancreas. The children discussed the importance of each organ and how they function to help us digest our food.

Autumn 1 Week 3

Stars of the Week: Margot and Alphege.

In History this week, Class 4 have been looking at the raid of Lindisfarne in 793AD. The children discussed why monasteries were so vulnerable to Viking raids and compared the Viking’s and the Monk’s perspective on the raid. The children built on their work from the previous week to write about the Viking’s emotions as they were planning a surprise attack on the Holy Island.

For Science, Class 4 have been looking at the organs within the digestive system. They discussed the functions of each organ and how important they are breaking down the food and providing us with energy to complete our daily tasks.

 

 

Autumn 1 Week 2

Stars of the Week – Carter and Nifemi. 

This week, in English, we have been continuing our work on diary entries and the children have written some fantastic diary entries about their Viking longboats caught in a storm!

In Science we have been looking at the different types of teeth and their functions and we had a lot of fun with a zip-lock bag and a cracker. The children modelled the process of food when it enters our mouths as a solid and it is ripped, torn and grinded through the 4 types of teeth before it can be comfortably swallowed.

Well done Year 4!

 

 

Autumn 1 Week 1

Stars of the Week: Shaye and Alpha

Well done Class 4 for settling back to school so well.

This week in Maths we have been looking at the place value of numbers, and using them to round to the nearest 10 and 100. We have been using a number line to complete these tasks and the children have done brilliantly. We have started to look at the different place values and how they can make a number larger or smaller.

We had an interesting history lesson where we looked at the timeline of events leading to the Viking invasion of Britain. The children discussed why the Vikings came to Britain, their method of travel and how they were finally defeated.

In English we have started our class book ‘The Saga of Erik the Viking’ and we have started to plan out a diary entry as one of the main characters. The children have been looking at the different ways to describe a setting and the powerful vocabulary we can use to keep the diary entry exciting and engaging. They have also discussed the importance of writing a diary entry in first-person and including lots of emotive vocabulary. The children have started to plan out their diary entry ‘A Night on the Seas’ in which they are on a Viking longboat caught in a storm.

Summer 2 – Week 6

Stars of the Week: Lanre and Anashe

We have had a really fun week this week in Class 4. We have learned to tell the time to 5 minutes and we will be learning to tell the time accurate to 1 minute today! Class 4 remember to treat the right side as ‘past side’ and the left side as the ‘to side’.

In English, Class 4 have been writing speeches about their lives. Some children have written speeches about people in their lives they care about, their dream job or even their best friend!

Summer 2 – Week 5

Stars of the Week: Iyad and Anashe

This sports week, we have had a big focus on sports day. We had a very fun time yesterday and it was great to see so many parents attend! Class 4 were all very good sportspersons and supported each other, whether they were on the same team or not. We had some children that were superb egg balancers and brilliant hurdle jumpers! Well done Class 4.

In maths, we took part in an investigation to find out who had stolen the sacks for the sack bag race. We worked in groups to use the information we were given to decode, using mathematical operations, who the culprit was. Ask Class 4 to find out who stole them!