Using our performing skills, during Literacy we have been retelling fairy tales from other cultures.
During Literacy Year 4 haven been learning about the different features of poetry. We were especially focusing on the use of similes.
In our maths lesson, we were learning how to multiply thousands. Using our whiteboards, we practised using different methods of multiplication.
As part of our ICT, we were learning how to code using the Scratch programme. It was great fun.
Following on from all our previous research, using Atlases we found and identified countries within Europe.
Using our ICT skills, we researched the provinces of Spain. We searched for a political map and took notes of the different areas that make up Spain as a country,
In Year 4 we have been learning all about Spain. We have learned all about their language, food and culture. As part of our learning, we had to complete our own project on Spain and then presented it to the whole class.
In DT we created our own menus, using fresh and healthy ingredients. We had great fun and it was delicious.
In gymnastics, we have been developing our apparatus skills.
As part of our topic work on Mountains, we learnt how to use atlases to find the highest mountain peak and mountain ranges.
On our whiteboards, during maths we have been learning to add and subtract two and three digit numbers using a number line.
In Art we had a first attempt at drawing a Nelson Mandela portrait using cool and warm colours. This wasn't easy but we had a really fun time.
In Year 4 we have a fantastic time tasting different breads from around the world. Using a frequency table, we collected data about our favourite breads. We then presented this data in a bar graph.
Using our IPads, we researched living things and animal adaptation. We found out that all living things have to be suited to their environment if they are to survive. Fish have streamlined bodies, fins and specially shaped tails to help them move quickly and easily through the water. Squirrels have sharp, strong claws for gripping tree trunks and branches and strong teeth for eating nuts. Polar bears, for instance, have several key traits and characteristics that make them capable of enduring the often harsh conditions of life in Antarctica. Polar bears have dense fur coats that are light grey or white in colour, which serves as camouflage from predators. They also have thick layers of insulative fur and fat to protect them from cold winds, and a waxy coat that helps repel water, keeping the bears warm and protected against frostbite and hypothermia when swimming and after leaving the water.
In maths we have been learning about partitioning and comparing numbers.
As a project for homework, we designed and made a habitat for our favourite animals. We included all the things that an animal needs to survive: water, food and different prey. We even created our own jungle so the animals can hide.
For homework, Year 4 created their own maths games, using adding and subtraction. We brought them into school and with our friends, we played the games to see if they worked. As you can see we had a lot of fun and maybe, in the future, some of us could go on to work as designers for a career.
During Literacy, we watched a documentary on the Water Crisis and how it affected many people living in different countries overseas. During this film, we took notes on our whiteboards about what was happening and how it had changed the lives of many people. We then used these notes to write up an explanation text on the water crisis.
During our maths lesson, we have been learning how to convert kilometres to metres, and metres to centimetres using multiplication and division. We practised different methods of calculation on our whiteboards.
As part of the celebrations for Black History Month, the children took part in a drumming workshop. They learnt how to keep in time and play "call and response" with the drumming teacher. Everyone had a fantastic time and enjoyed learning a new skill.
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