Exploring the rainforests!

Today, we had the chance to explore the rainforests by using virtual reality headsets. Once we had felt what is would be like to walk amongst the giant trees and exotic creatures, we gathered our ideas and used them to write a description in Extended Writing. Come back tomorrow to see our work!

Happy Christmas!

This is just a quick post to wish all our Year 4 families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! All the children have worked incredibly hard during their first term in Year 4 and have made exceptional progress-they certainly deserve their break! I also wanted to say a huge thank you for all the thoughtful gifts and cards that staff have received, they are really appreciated. I have tried to write personal thanks to parents but I know that I have missed some planners with the mayhem of our last day! 😀

Exploring the Digestive System

This week, we have had a pre-learning session for our next term’s Science topic, which will be all about the human digestive system. We watched video clips and played games to start familiarising ourselves with the topic vocabulary. A big thanks to Mr Wilcock for all his hard work making the activities!

Awesome Authors!

Over the last few weeks, we have been studying Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’. We have explored how he created such vivid characters by using rich description and how he built up tension by using a range of long and short sentences. Once we finished, we read them out to our friends. They were great!

Who lived in Britain before the Roman invasion?

Today, we have continued our History work about the Romans by researching who lived in Britain before they invaded. The children worked in teams to research one aspect of Celtic life before sharing their findings with the rest of the class. Then they played a board game called Crazy Celts where they had to answer questions to further their knowledge. Finally, the class designed Mind Maps to show what they had learnt about the Celts. What a busy afternoon!

States of Matter

As part of our Science work, we have been investigating gases. Mr Wilcock showed us how gases fill the space they are in and what happens to a flame when oxygen runs out. After that, we made predictions and careful observations of what happens when you drop raisins into lemonade. Who thinks they can explain what they saw?