Spring 2 – Week 4

Stars of the Week: Diane and Helena

This week, we have done some assessments and Class 4 have worked really hard through all of them!

We had our first recorder lesson this week and everyone in their class got their very own recorder to learn with. We had our very own recorder teacher who is very talented and he will be working with us to help us learn.

In science, we continued states of matter and we looked at two new processes: evaporation (which is when water heats to become water vapour, a gas) and condensation (which is when water vapour cools to become water again). We had different experiments that we observed in the classroom and we wrote down the processes that we saw.

In this picture, we had ice that was melting on the cling film, warm water that was evaporating in the bowl and water vapour that was condensing on the bottom of the cling film.

Spring 2 – Week 3

Stars of the Week: India and Mariama

Well done Class 4 for settling back to school so well. It has been a strange start to 2021 but Class 4 have shown that they are going to persist through anything!

This week, we have looked again at addition and subtractions. We have mastered the art of using the column method and can now fluently answer questions. In English we have been looking at the basics again and are building up our writing stamina so we can write more for longer!

We had a fantastic science lesson where we looked at how solids can change their state of matter into a liquid. We found out that when a solid is heated to its melting point, it will become a liquid. To find out what temperature best melts chocolate, we put different pieces of chocolate onto foil cases and let them float in different temperatures of water. The hotter the water, the quicker the chocolate melted!

Autumn 2 – Week 6

Stars of the week: Anashe and Ethan

This week in year 4, we have worked on our argument skills and related this to Beauty and the Beast. We wrote an argument as to whether we think Beauty should free her sisters after they were frozen in stone for their vanity and selfishness. We had lots of different answers! Some children thought it would be cruel to leave them in stone so they should be allowed to walk around and others thought Beauty should let them go as they are sisters and family comes first.

In science, we have been looking at how switches work. We made our own switches and tested them in a circuit with a bulb, wires and a cell. Most of our switches worked and Class 4 had some really inventive ideas!

We look forward to next week where we will conclude this term and focus on problem solving in maths.

Autumn 2 – Week 5

Stars of the week: Max and Sapphire

This week, we have started off advent in Class 4. We all worked really hard to create our nativity window decorations. We made the houses in Bethlehem using black card and filled the windows with tissue paper. We also made snowflakes, lanterns and bells to decorate our classroom interior.

In English, we have been looking at balanced arguments. We looked at how a writer would give the same amount of reasons for and against something before they come up with their own opinion.

In science, we found out what materials would conduct metal and what would not. We all thought that tin foil would not let electricity pass through (as an insulator) because it’s very flimsy, similar to paper, but we found out the electricity could pass through!

We look forward to carrying on with our multiplication tables next week in maths.

Autumn 2 – Week 4

Stars of the week: Mazin and Joshua

We have had a very busy week this week. We have looked at the inverse of multiplying a number by 10 or 100 and we learned that we need to move it to the right on our place value chart. We then get rid of any extra zeros that we don’t need.

In science, we looked at circuit symbols. Circuit symbols are ways that we can represent a circuit without having to draw each component out in 3D.

In Spanish, we have been focusing on how to introduce ourselves to others. We can now tell others our name and age as well as where we live.

Autumn 2 – Week 3

Stars of the week: Olivia and Yonatan

This week we have started our topic of multiplication and division in maths. We have used BeyoncĂ© to help us multiply by 10 and 100 as we need to move the numbers, “To the left.”

In English, we have been writing sequels to Beauty and the Beast. We had time to look at a narrative example, plan our own sequel and then write it. We will be editing and improving these next week.

In science, we have carried on with our topic of electricity and we have made our own series circuits with a bulb, a battery and wires. We saw what would allow the circuit to work or not.

Autumn 2 – Week 2

Stars of the Week – Isabella and Daniel

We have had a very exciting week in English this week. We started a focus on our class text which is a playscript. Different children read the different parts in the play script of Beauty and the Beast as adapted by Laurence Boswell. We made sure that we all changed our tones of voice to match that of the character we were reading.

In maths, we started looking at perimeter and how we could work out the total of all lengths around a 2D shape. Our Geography lesson allowed us to map out all of the main seas, rivers and mountains that you would find in Europe.

We looked at what foods are healthy and what foods we should eat less off and will use this knowledge to plan our own healthy pizza.