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Year 4

Bushcraft Update Day 1, Part 1

They have arrived at Cuffley and have just finished their safety briefing. Currently playing games in a yurt and then on to their camp fire workshop! We’ll have another update for you this evening 😀

Bushcraft Update Day 1, Part 2

Having a lovely evening finishing off shelters and playing games in the woods. Very happy campers!

Week Ending 5/7/19

This week, Year 4 has enjoyed a week full of science. They made a remarkable discovery on Thursday in the form of a mysterious skull! Luckily they were able to use their knowledge of teeth to categorise the animal as herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. Using scientific language, Year 4 each wrote a newspaper report on their exciting discoveries commenting on the animals’ incisors, premolars, molars, carnassial molars and canines or lack of.

Fabulous scientific thinking Year 4!

Week Ending 28/6/19

This week, Year 4 finished their English poetry topic. As a final piece of work, we all created a poem using three different pictures as inspiration. Once the poems were written, we illustrated them and put them into our own Year 4 Poetry Anthology!

Week Ending 21/6/19

For the past few weeks, Year 3 and Year 4 have been studying the rainforests of the world as their topic. Today the children had the opportunity to share their work with the other class; they showed each other the best facts they had learn about the layers of the rainforest, the animals and plants that live there and much more!

Week Ending 14/6/19

This week, Year 4 have been studying poetry. We looked at lots of different poems and learnt the many techniques that can be included. For example: similes, metaphors, alliteration and rhyming couplets.  Today, we wrote poems about our very own zoos using these techniques; some of us included some very interesting animals in our zoos!

Week Ending 7/6/19

In Art, Year 4 have been designing portraits in a Tudor style. We looked at the portraits of different Tudor monarchs and the hidden messages they contained. We then discussed how we could include our own hidden messages in our portraits to show parts of our personalities. This was the final stage of our preparation and we plan to start them in neat next week!

Week Ending 24/5/19

For the past few weeks, Year 4 have been designing picture frames to make in D.T. and we needed to draw a landscape to decorate the frame of the picture. For outdoor day, we completed our work on the field, using the great outdoors as inspiration for the design of our frames!

Week Ending 17/5/19

For the past few weeks, Year  4 have been reading Bill’s New Frock and learning all about different stereotypes. We discussed how boys and girls are sometimes treated differently based on these stereotypes and whether this was fair or not. This week, we took a twist on the book and created our own version of the story called Bella’s New Trousers! We had to include lots of themes and morals in our stories linked to the different stereotypes we learned.

Week Ending 10/5/19

In Maths this week, Year 4 have been learning about scaling. We scaled lots of different shapes up and down, finding out how much larger and smaller the area of the shape became each time. Soon we started to see lots of patterns appearing as the area of the shapes got four times bigger, then nine times bigger, then sixteen times bigger and so on!

Week Ending 5/4/19

This week, in Maths, Year 4 have been learning about capacity; we converted between millilitres and litres, calculated amounts of water in measuring jugs and solved capacity word problems. We then put it all into practice and made our own squash drinks!

Week Ending 29/3/19

To prepare for the Year 3 and 4 production of Treasure Island, Year 4 have made some posters to decorate the class and the hall. We generated some excellent ideas for designs and the finished products look wonderful!

Week Ending 22/3/19

For the past few weeks, Year 4 have been learning all about figurative language, from similes to metaphors and personification. To help us use these techniques, we have been constructing a longer story about a dragon; we then described our dragon’s lair and designed our own dragons. Next week we will be finishing the full story, hopefully using lots figurative language!

Week Ending 15/3/19

To celebrate Science Week, Year 4 created three different flying machines out of paper to test. We created a paper aeroplanes, gliders and helicopters and we experimented with different ways to make them fly further. However, it was a very windy day when we took them outside so we had paper machines flying around everywhere!

Week Ending 8/3/19

In Geography, Year 4 have been learning about the different biomes of the world. We researched their features, focusing on the location, the climate and the animals and plants that could be found in each one.  To finish, we imagined that we were going camping in one of the biomes and we wrote a few diary entries to describe our experiences!

Week Ending 1/3/19

This week in Maths, Year 4 have been learning about symmetry and reflection. Today, we showed what we had learned by using reflection to flip shapes round and create lots interesting patterns!

Week Ending 15/2/19

This week , Year 4 took part in the belated Chinese New Year enrichment day.  We all practised the moves to a lion dance and each group performed to the class. After that, we took turns becoming a ‘dragon’ and danced round the hall to some lovely music!

Week Ending 8/2/19

In English this week, Year 4 have been learning about lots of different types of poetry. This week, we have looked at riddles and we began to use our own clues to create new riddles. We even had a go at creating riddles for abstract ideas like joy and friendship! Can you solve this one?

Week Ending 25/1/19

In English this week, Year 4 have been practising their formal and informal writing. We discussed the differences between formal and informal language and then planned to create two contrasting pieces of work. One was an informal email, inviting a friend to a birthday party and the other was a formal letter to the Queen, inviting her to our Year 3 and 4 play!

Week Ending 18/1/19

In R.E., Year 4 have been learning about Hinduism and all the different Hindu gods. To show what each god represents, the children created Top Trumps about the main gods with skills based on their different traits.

Week Ending 14/12/18

For the past few weeks in D.T., we have been designing Greek monsters to sculpt out of clay. We had to create three different design proposals and choose the one which could be made with the resources available to us. Next week we will be painting them so they will be far more colourful

Week Ending 7/12/18

In English this week, Year 4 have been learning about lots of different types of poetry. This week, we have looked at riddles and we began to use our own clues to create new riddles. We even had a go at creating riddles for abstract ideas like joy and friendship! Can you solve this one?

Week Ending 30/11/18

In English this week, Year 4 have been learning about the features of newspaper articles and how they are written. Today, we went to ICT to create our own articles on Microsoft Publisher. We wrote about many of the different events that have happened and that will happen at the school, such as the crazy hair day and the Christmas dinner.

Newspaper Natasha

Newspaper Jamie

Week Ending 23/11/18

This week, Year 4 have been creating posters in ICT. We linked our work to Science, focusing on electrical hazards and the importance of safety around electrical appliances.

poster-1.pdf (515KB)

Week Ending 16/11/18

For the past few weeks, Year 4 have been practising their speed stacking skills in preparation for the tournament that took place this week. It seemed like all our practise paid off as we came an impressive fourth! Well done Year 4!

Week Ending 9/11/18

In English this week, Year 4 have been learning about the features of persuasive writing and how to use writing to persuade. Today, we created posters to advertise our own fireworks that have been left unused after Bonfire Night!

Week Ending 26/10/18

For the past few weeks, Year 4 have been taking their time with their artwork to practise using detail. We combined our Art and Topic work and we researched different monsters from Greek mythology to then sketch. This week, we completed a final piece of detailed art, creating a mythical creature of our own!

Week Ending 19/10/18

In Science, Year 4 has been learning about the changes of state that occur during the water cycle. This week, we planted cress seeds and placed cling film over the top to create our own mini water cycles! The water in the soil evaporates, but cools down and condenses when it touches the cling film. Once the water is too heavy, it drips back down into the soil to make an ongoing cycle.

Week Ending 12/10/18

In Maths this week, Year 4 have been practising their timestables. Today, we were showing whether we were confident with our tables by applying our knowledge in multiplication grids.

Week Ending 5/10/18

This week, Year 4 have been learning about Theseus and the Minotaur. We read the myth together and realised that the scene in the labyrinth was really short! So we decided to write an improved version of the scene. We focused on how our descriptions could highlight the different senses and really bring to life what Theseus was going through on his way to the monster.

 

Week Ending 28/9/18

For the past few weeks, Year 4 have been studying Picasso and his Cubist style. We have learnt about the importance of shape and colour in art and also how to express our emotions through paintings. This week, we completed a final piece of Cubist art, either showing Picasso’s work during his Blue Period or reflecting his more upbeat styles.

Week Beginning 17/9/18

In Year 4 this week, we have been reading Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine and learning about instruction texts. Today, we created our own ‘medicine’ and gave instructions on how to make the horrendous mixtures!

 

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