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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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