Year 4 Blog

Welcome to the Year 4 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Year Four Remembrance Day

User Rating:  / 1

This Sunday is Remembrance Day and in Year Four we have been learning about World War One. We have been learning about the recruitment process and how all of the posters used propaganda to encourage men to sign up for the war. We discussed what propaganda posters were used for in World War One and we found out that they were used to; recruit men to join the arm, recruit women to work in the factories and in the Women’s Land Army, encourage people to save food and not to waste it and keep morale high and encourage people to buy government bonds.

We discussed how men were made to feel unmanly and cowardly for staying at home and how women were encouraged to pressurise their husbands, boyfriends, sons and brothers to join up. We looked at different propaganda posters and spoke about how they made us feel now and how we think it would have made us feel if we were women and men living during World War One.

We made our own propaganda posters, here are a few examples below!

 

IMG 0094IMG 0093

Sound

User Rating:  / 1
This half term Year Four having been learning all about sound. The children can now explain how sounds are made and how they travel through the air. In Science last week, they had to write a letter explaining which materials are best for Dr Buzz to sound proof his room. This week the children will be investigating how to change the pitch of different sounds. 
Click on the  link to play the sound game 
 
 

Brass

User Rating:  / 1
Over the last few weeks Year Four have begun their brass lessons! 
 
First of all, they  have learnt all about Looking after the instruments and opening them correctly. Then they learnt the breathing techniques for example floppy buzzes and tight buzzes. This week they have learnt how to play a C.
 
Whilst the music is playing the children have also started to count the number of beats and name the musical symbols like a treble clef. The children are really enjoying their lessons and have started to play at home! 
 

Welcome to Year Four

User Rating:  / 0

Welcome back!

The children in Year Four have been working very hard this week and they should feel very proud of how well they have settled into their new classes. They are already reaching the high expectations. 

In topic this week the children have started to learn all about Volcanoes. Their hook lesson was extremely exciting. They cut into a scotched egg and compared the layers to the  earth's surface. They did incredibly well using lots of geographical language like mantle, inner core as well as earth's crust. 
If the want to learn more, click on the link below. 

Needles and Thread

User Rating:  / 0

Art in a Day has taken 3 days to finish. :-)

The children have had great fun evaluating, designing and creating their own coat of arms. They looked at the meaning of different colours, animals and items, and then created their own coat of arms to represent their family.

art in a day

Coding

User Rating:  / 1

CodingCodingDuring our Computing lessons this half term we are looking at Coding.

We started the topic by tring to teach our teachers (robots) how to walk, of course using coding language. We weren't very successful! After a little discuss we realised that we have to tell computers very detailed instructions for them to work.

Using Purple Mash we have been practising giving instructions to a knight protecting a castle.

Have a go!

knight

K-NEX Building

User Rating:  / 1

This morning we were luckily enough to have an engineer come and visit us.

She set Year 4 the challenge of building a fairground ride that had to either move on it’s on, or move with a little bit of help from us.

We spent time working in teams to design and build our fairground rides, then had to present them to the class.

K nex 2

 

K Nex1

 

The ideas ranged from the traditional to the sublime! 

The Indian in the Cupboard

User Rating:  / 0

indian in the cupboard

To help us develop our APE style answering we have been reading a new book for the last few weeks, The Indian in the Cupboard. The story is all about Omri and a cupboard he was given for his birthday.  We have enjoyed the magically side of the story, as well of some of the more bloodier parts of being an Indian.

The children enjoy being read to, and some even offer to the give the teachers a rest and read to the rest of the class. :-)

We are excited to see what happens to the characters!

Indian in the Cupboard

User Rating:  / 0

indian in the cupboard

To help us develop our APE style answering we have been reading a new book for the last few weeks, The Indian in the Cupboard. The story is all about Omri and a cupboard he was given for his birthday.  We have enjoyed the magically side of the story, as well of some of the more bloodier parts of being an Indian.

The children enjoy being read to, and some even offer to the give the teachers a rest and read to the rest of the class. :-)

We are excited to see what happens to the characters!

SPARKS Fire Service Training

User Rating:  / 2

To start our week off we had a visit from the fire service team from Sutton Fire Station. The fire fighters delivered information which concentrated on fire and road safety.

They told us all about the importance of having working smoke alarms, knowing how to get out of the house in a fire and what do to once we are out the house. We looked at hazards around the home that could potential start a fire and what to do to reduce the risk.

The firefighters also talked about road safety, such as being safe inside a car, where to cross safely and how to stay safe near the roads.

The final part of the session was about hoax calls and how this can cause serious harm to others. 

fire

Dress up :-) The gear was very heavy!

Wind in the Willows

User Rating:  / 0

suspected coverClick on the image to listen

 

Terrific Torches (and a Happy New Year!)

User Rating:  / 2

Happy New Year!

Last week Year Four had great fun designing and making their own torches as part of our design and technology curriculum learning.

We needed to research current products, create a working electrical circuit, design and install a working switch and then finally encase the components in a sturdy molding (or plastic bottle).

We evaluated our products and identified areas to improve them should we do it again.

Page 1 of 15

Subscribe to this Blog

Latest Blog Comments

PTA Fundraising

nametags4u-icon

For all your labelling needs, visit the website
http://www.nametags4u.co.uk/

The PTA receives 20% commission on all orders.

Login



Report Abuse

ceop_animated

Report Terrorism

report terrorism button sm

Our Blog Visitors

Translate this Site

GoogleTranslate

Go to top