World Rivers

We have been so busy using atlases to locate major rivers in the world. We've used so many skills like: using an index, identifying continents, identifying countries, using an atlas, reading coordinates. We were amazed how many countries some rivers flow through! 

 

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Water Cycle experience day

We have begun our new writing unit where we will be writing an explanation text about the water cycle. 

Today we made our own water cycle in the classroom. We created salty sea water, warmed it up, watched as the water evaporated and cooled forming condensation (our clouds). We then saw the…

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Journey of a river

We took ourselves on a journey of a river, starting at the source and ending at the mouth by the sea. We had to draw our river as we went, stopping all the time to create new features like tributaries and meanders. We had to identify the features and the different parts and talk about what…

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Grouping Animals

In Science we are learning about Living things and their habitats.

We spent time thinking about the different ways we could group living things - thinking about their habitats, what type of animal they are, their covering (fur, scales, feathers etc), what they eat and many more.

We used Venn…

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Bar Models

We have been working so hard in Year 4 to become confident at using standard mehtod addition and subtraction. To extend our learning, we have been looking at multi-step problems. These can be very tricky so we are learning to use the bar model to help us. We spent time working through questions…

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Mummification

Today year 4 attended The School of Mummification. We learnt all about how the Ancient Egyptian's mummified their dead bodies. 

We then had to mummify a tomatoe. First we removed all the organs from the body, throwing away the brain but keeping the liver,stomach, intestines and lungs and…

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Exploring Sicily

Today we were introduced to our new English unit which is a holiday brochure all about Sicily. 

During our experience day, we researched different things about Sicily - food, activities, weather and sights.

We shared what we found out with the class and will use this information to help make…

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My Heart

It has been SO good to be back at school together again! We realise that everyone has different feelings about it and their are lots of different emotions floating about. 

We spent time reading this beautiful book by Corinna Luyken called My Heart. It helped us understand that our heart can…

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Heiroglyphics

We had lots of fun today learning all about how the Ancient Egyptians communicated and the origins of the early alphabet. We spent time studying the different hieroglyphics and had a go at writing our own names. We even dyed our paper to make it look old just like the papyrus used during those…

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Sewing Star

Kai has been super busy this weekend sewing an amazing 3D Father Christmas. We are very impressed!

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Sporting Legends

We are mega proud of two of our sporting legends in Year 4. 

Tayon received Most Valuable Player in a recent football match and Kaiya has earned her Red Belt in martial arts! Aren't they amazing. 

 

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Embedded Clause

In English we were looking at embedded clauses. We played a game where we had to role a dice to choose a sentence from the ‘main clause’ column and another sentence from the ‘embedded clause’ column, then we had to write the sentence correctly in our books. We ended up with some really funny…

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