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Year 4

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Week Ending 29/11/19

In Science this term, Year 4 have been learning all about electricity and electrical circuits. This week, we made simple circuits using lots of different components to find out what they did and then we created fans using a piece of card and a motor!

Week Ending 22/11/19

This week, Year 4 went to Queens School to take part in an Inter-school speed stacking competition. We were all well-practised and well-trained and it showed on the day because we came in a brilliant third place!

Week Ending 15/11/19

For the past few days, Year 4 have spent some time practising their speed stacking skills to prepare for the tournament next week. We need a healthy mix of speed and precision to be able to stack the cups and unstack them without them dropping!

Week Ending 8/11/19

For the past few weeks, Year 4 have been learning about persuasive writing. In the build up to Bonfire Night, we used our knowledge of different techniques to design a persuasive poster about a firework of our own!

Week Ending 25/10/19

In Science this week, Year 4 learnt about the processes involved in the water cycle. To demonstrate what was happening in the cycle, we created our own mini water cycles by pouring warm water in a plastic bag and sealing it. Soon after, we could see the condensation in the bag dribbling back down into the water, just like rain from a cloud!

Week Ending 18/10/19

Year 4 have made a very positive start to the term with lots of wonderful work being produced! Today, for Roald Dahl day, we discussed magical dream homes. We spoke about where they would be and what they would look like, using James and the Giant Peach as our inspiration.

Week Ending 11/10/19

In PSHE this week, Year 4 have been discussing the importance of choices and how we always have a choice to make when deciding our actions in life. To display this, each group created a freeze frame to demonstrate different positive and negative choices being made.

Week Ending 4/10/19

In History, year 4 have been continuing their topic of the Stone Age. This week, we were studying homes and how and why they developed over the millions of years of the Stone Age.

Week Ending 27/9/19

We are studying states of matter in Science this term in Year 4. This week, we discussed how matter can change state from a solid to a liquid by melting. To see this in action, we heated up pieces of chocolate and investigated when they changed to a liquid to discover their melting points!

Week Ending 20/9/19

We are studying the Stone Age for our topic this term in Year 4. Today, we discussed the different pigments the people of the Stone Age would have used for their cave paintings and we began to experiment with similar pigments. We used a variety of natural materials, from berries to mud, to create our Stone Age figures!

Week Ending 13/9/19

Year 4 have made a very positive start to the term with lots of wonderful work being produced! Today, for Roald Dahl day, we discussed magical dream homes. We spoke about where they would be and what they would look like, using James and the Giant Peach as our inspiration.

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