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We had a very sporty day in school today raising money for Sport Relief. We did some class games and competitions in the hall during the morning and then joined 4R to walk, run, hop, skip or jog the mile on the field in the afternoon.
Our Science topic this half term has been classification. We first learned about Carl Linnaeus who invented much of the classification system we still use today. We have also looked at sorting keys and used some very fun (and delicious!) objects to make our own. We then learned all about vertebrates and invertebrates and created our own zoos!
We had a brilliant day today as part of our national Science week looking at very old fossils from all sorts of creatures. 4P really enjoyed the activities we completed and were especially interested in the fossilized dinosaur poo!!!
World Book Day!
What a great day we have had for this year's World Book Day! The costumes in 4P were amazing and all the entries to the potato competition were fantastic. We also had a lovely time sharing books with some of the children from 1C and writing our own stories about whatever we wanted to write about. A special well done to Olly for coming 2nd in the Years 3 and 4 category with his amazing Mr Small potato!
The Fun Fit Factory!
As part of our current English topic, we have been asked to design and make a staff t-shirt that could be worn at the Fun Fit Factory. I hope you like the children's winning designs!
National Number Day
The whole school celebrated National Number Day and had great fun completing a maths quiz to score points for their school team. Year 4 mixed with Year 1 and it was lovely to see the older children helping the younger ones with their maths work. Well done to the winning team - Circles!
We have learned all about deforestation and the awful destruction it is causing to the world's rainforests. We wrote letters to the Prime Minister asking for her support in this issue and we have also researched charities that work to help protect our rainforests.
Unfortunately, the next day when the children came into the classroom, our wonderful class rainforest had been destroyed and all of the animals and birds had escaped and left. We hope this problem can be resolved soon....watch this space!
The Animal Man
As we are learning about the rainforest this term, today Year 4 had a visit from the Animal Man. He brought in lots of different creatures, some of which come from the rainforest. We got to see and touch most of them up close and learn all about them. Some of the children were very brave and overcame their fears of some of the creatures like the snake and the tarantula! We also loved the geckos, the bearded dragon, the owl and the salamander. We even got to hold cockroaches which are made out of the same material as our finger nails! What a brilliant morning!
Our new Jigsaw topic this term is 'Dreams and Goals.' We have been thinking about the dreams and goals that we have and how we can cope with disappointments that may come our way. In 4P, we have made a mobile with our dreams and goals on one side of the card and an idea of what we can do if they seem hard or if something happens that means we have to change what we want on the other side. It looks amazing!
Saving the Rainforest
We have started our new IPC topic this term, 'Saving the Rainforest.' Already in 4P, we have created our own class rainforest, researched about some of the amazing creatures that live there and found out where in the world the rainforests are.
Children In Need!
Year 4 had a great time raising money for Children in Need today! Our classes voted to have a disco, do a photo booth and have fun with lots of Pudsey and Blush colouring and activity sheets.
We have been enjoying our current English topic in 4P which is Poetry: Animals Great and Small. We have been performing poems recently and created some freeze frame scenes from the poems. We also performed some special poems for remembrance day.
We have been using the place value counters and Diennes equipment this week in maths to complete subtraction and addition work.
We have started our new science topic which is states of matter. The children are already enjoying this new topic and have had great fun in our lessons with our experiments. So far, we have been learning about what makes a solid a solid and what makes a liquid a liquid. We have also had a go at making a substance that is suspended between a liquid and a solid using water and corn flour. Let's just say it was very, very messy but lots and lots of fun!
Sam the Bear visits 4P!
Well done 4P for having the best attendance in school for the last two weeks! We hope Sam enjoys visiting Egypt's pyramids! And 4P will enjoy their extra play time I'm sure!
We are loving our weekly JIGSAW lessons in 4P. This week's lesson was especially fun! The children worked together as a team using straws and marshmallows to make the tallest tower they could in five minutes. Every team had the same amount of the items to make it fair and the children had to report back afterwards on how well their team had worked together, what had worked really well and what they could improve on next time.
We are learning about fables in English this half term. As part of our work, the children acted out a fable that we had read. These included the Hare and the Tortoise, The Goose with the golden egg, The Fox and the Crow, The Boy who cried Wolf and we have read many, many more!
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IPC: Ancient Egypt.
We have an amazing first IPC topic in Year 4 learning all about Ancient Egypt. Our Entry Point (first lesson) is loads of fun with the children completing lots of different activities. They get to pretend to be Howard Carter going into Tutankhamen's tomb using torches to spot the treasures hidden inside! They also had to complete some tricky jigsaw puzzles of the tomb paintings and then they got to be archaeologists digging in the sand to find buried Egyptian artifacts. We had a lot of fun!
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