Year 4

 

Welcome to Year 4. The adults in this class are:

Monday- Tuesday - Mrs Secker and Mrs Bragg

Wednesday-Friday - Mrs Noble and Mrs Bragg

 

Please remember:

Wednesday - Swimming - Come to school in kit

Thursday - PE - Come to school in kit

 

Responsibilities at home: 

Read 3 times per week and sign Reading record 

TTRockstars 3 times per week 

 

Homework:

Set Monday to be completed by following Monday - Spelling shed for Year 4 spelling list or SPAG sheet/online homework

Set Friday to be completed by following Friday -  Maths (Deepening Understanding or MyMaths)

 

 

Welcome message and things to remember

Autumn 2 Topic

Bright Sparks

The Big Idea

Electricity is an energy that flows along wires in our homes, schools, offices, towns and cities to power lights, televisions, computers, cars and trains, and hundreds of other things that we use every day. Let's find out what we can do with electricity.

Entry point

  We walked around school and identified what we thought used electricity. We then decided which were mains operated and which used batteries. 

Knowledge Harvest

 

Look at our lift the flap questions that we want to find the answers to. 

Science Task: 

We investigated how to prove electricity flows through wires by trying to light up a bulb. Once we had worked it out, we added in some switches and a motor.

PE

In PE this half term, the sport we are focussing on is Gymnastics. Take a look at the routines we have been working on so far.

Autumn 1 Topic

Active Planet 

The Big Idea: The tectonic plates that form the Earth’s crust are always moving. Even the smallest movement can cause huge earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis that devastate communities across wide areas. If we can understand what is happening underground we can learn to predict and protect ourselves in the future.

 

Entry point

We made a disaster relief centre in groups using equipment from the scrap shed. We had to think about what supplies and facilities that we would need. We hosted other groups in our centre in role play activities.

 

Geography task:

Research and present information about a specific volcano.

Geography Task:

We talked about seismographs and how they work to measure earthquakes. Then we worked together in groups to make our own and tested them out by shaking the table to create an earthquake in our classroom.

Geography task

 

Exploring the impact of earthquakes

Building earthquake proof structures 

 

Science task: sorting and classifying rocks 

Science Task 

We observed and described the changes that happen when liquids are heated

 

Music task

First we explored and analysed these pieces of music inspired by nature. 

Next we created our own musical pieces inspired by natural disasters.

In computing we have been developing our understanding of presenting software by exploring iMovie. Here is the winning video about our topic.


Well done Jessica and Maia.