Breaking Boundaries with Eric Carle
Year 4 looked at the art of Eric Carle and how he created his lovely images in his books (eg: The Hungry Caterpillar). Following the workshop online, they create their own papers and then used these to create their own artwork.
Our Science Week investigation was 'Does Hot Chocolate Have to be Hot'.
Each class went around the school and did an investigation in each classroom. Our investigation compared the effect that different temperatures of water had on cocoa powder and how to make the best hot chocolate!
Breaking Boundaries - Spring Topic in Year 4
We have just started our new topic in Year 4. We are examining how the Tudor period was a great example of breaking boundaries and changing the lives and experiences of everyone in the country.
We are looking forward to the coming weeks and seeing even more amazing learning!
Breaking Brownie-daries 11.3.2020
One of the children did an amazing job of baking at home and sharing with the class. She created Shakespeare themed brownies for us all to enjoy at home. Thank you very much to her and her parents for the innovative, boundary breaking home learning!
Breaking Boundaries reading playscripts 3.3.2020
As part of Book Week, we are reading A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. We are learning how Shakespeare broke boundaries with his writing skills.
The children have been fascinated by the way playscripts are set out and how they are used to help us perform.
We are also going to be performing the playscripts later this week to try out our acting skills!
Breaking boundaries in Tudor towns
We have been comparing Tudor life to our modern life today in Maidenhead. Our discussion focused on the difference between geographical terms villages, towns and cities. We then asked and answered questions about life in the Tudor times using our Ipads.
The children had a super time investigating the Tudor times - improving their own understanding and becoming more independent learners!
Maths and computing activities - weeks commencing 3rd and 10th February
We have been breaking the boundaries of working in books - instead we have been using our laptops in some of our lessons for the last 2 weeks to support our learning! We have watched a video about having a safe online identity using avatars as part of E Safety week, and then designed an avatar to represent ourselves. This can be found at:
We have also applied our multiplication skills using the Times Tables speed test website. This is excellent practise for our upcoming Year 4 Times Tables test which will be completed on laptops. It would be a fantastic idea for you to practise this at home as well to keep working on those rapid recall skills.
Healthy Living NHS Workshop
We have been visited in Year 4 by Dr Shaik who told us the importance of washing our hands properly and staying safe from germs. She also explained the different places we should go when we feel ill or hurt ourselves.
Thank you very much Dr Shaik for a very informative session!
27.1.2020 - We had an amazing session with Imogen who taught us a lot about safely crossing the road. We were measured to see how tall we were - this is important to decide what type of car seat we need. We worked very well together to bring our ideas together and share our knowledge of all things safety!
We learnt how important it is to wear a cycle helmet and how to use the Green Cross Code - Think, Stop, Look and Listen!
What an amazing return to our Year 4 writing!
The children have spent time in class reading different information texts and learning about Henry VII, the first Tudor king. They have produced their own wonderful non-fiction texts about him and have really learnt how proud they can be of their hard work!
Sounds of Science
In science this term, we are learning about Sound. So far we have had an amazing time discovering how sound vibrations make things move. From making water jump out of a cup, to watching patterns form from salt, the classroom has been filled with oohs and aaahs on a Friday afternoon.
We had a fun filled day creating our wintery scene.
First we collected sticks which we used to create our background, before making our snowmen out of socks and rice or seeds filler.
Our clouds are poems we wrote about winter.
It's been an explosive couple of weeks as Year 4 have been reading about Escape from Pompeii in English and learning about Volcanoes in Topic.
Having studied how they're made and having created their own in topic, the unit ended with Year 4 investigating what chemical reaction occurs when bicarbonate of soda is mixed with vinegar.
The result was lots of squeals of delight!