During the last few weeks in Year 4 we have been working extremely hard! We have started investigating our new topic of ‘Earthquakes and Volcanoes’, including reading our new class novel ‘Escape From Pompeii’. The children have really been enjoying learning different facts about volcanoes and earthquakes as part of small groups.
This week the children had the chance to participate in a 30-minute Judo session, where they were taught how to perform signature moves in a safe environment! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience, with some more than keen to give it another go!
Quick Sticks Hockey
This term, we were lucky enough to compete in a Quick Sticks Hockey tournament at Farringdon Community Sports College. We developed lots of different hockey skills. We showed fantastic sportsmanship all afternoon, and were a fantastic credit to our school!
The past two weeks have been very exciting for us in Year 4.
In science, as part of our states of matter topic, we have been looking at the different melting points of solids. To test this, we decided to carry out an investigation, using chocolate! We used a stop watch to see how long it would take for one piece of chocolate to melt in our hands. It was messy, but super fun!
We have been working very hard over the last two weeks in English to plan, draft and write our Diary Entry in the style of Lila, from the Fire Work Maker’s Daughter. Have a peek at some of our final published pieces…
‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’
In Year 4, we have made a fantastic start to the academic year. We have started to read our class novel for this term, ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. From this story, we have further developed our letter writing skills. We have also been working especially hard to include adjectives in our writing in order to add as much detail as possible! We used pictures from the story to generate ideas as a group.
This week has been such an exciting week for us here in Class 12!
We have used our new English draft books for the first time, learning how to edit and improve our work. We have written letters and shared them with the rest of the class, so everyone could hear how our chosen character was really feeling.
Solids, Liquids and Gases
In Science, we have been learning all about the three states of matter (solids, liquids and gases) and how the particles that make them behave. We went outside, on the yard, to show our understanding of how the particles of solids, liquids and gases behave.
Some of us as gas particles
Some of us as liquid particles