Year 4 Class News

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Science: comparative test

Posted on Friday 28 May 2021 by Mr Wilks

In our science lessons the past couple of weeks, we’ve been investigating which is the strongest magnet in our big box of magnets!

We talked about and decided how we could investigate this question. Some of us decided to see how many paperclips a magnet could pick up. Others decided to see how many pieces of paper they could put between a magnet and a paperclip.

We thought about which variable would change (the magnets) and which would need to be the same (the type and size of paperclip and paper). We then Co ducted the experiments and recorded our results.

A conclusion we made was that it wasn’t the largest magnet that was the strongest.

Stamp Competition

Posted on Wednesday 26 May 2021 by Miss Wilson

This year, Royal Mail are hosting a stamp competition in order to honour the people who have done great things since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Eight designs will be picked by a special panel including none other than Her Majesty the Queen! These winners will be seen by millions of people and there are other cool prizes up for grabs for runners up.

Thank you to everyone who got involved and submitted their creative efforts in appreciation of our COVID heroes. You should be very proud.

Check out some of the many entries below.

Living and Learning: Sleep

Posted on Sunday 23 May 2021 by Mr Wain

In a recent Living and Learning session, Y3 and 4 have been learning all about the importance of sleep.

To begin, the children went on a ‘fact hunt’ around their classroom and discovered some information about why sleep is so important. They found out information such as:

  • people who get a good quality sleep are more likely to make good decisions, perform better at sports, learn better, remember more and generally feel healthier
  • all electronic screens like the TV, computer, tablet etc should be turned off an hour before bedtime
  • drinking or eating anything with caffeine (like energy drinks) or lots of sugar can keep someone awake for a long time
  • a messy bedroom can actually affect good sleep – it’s much easier to relax and fall into a deep sleep in a tidy, organised room
  • spending time outside during the day and exercising can help someone fall asleep (and sleep well)
  • keeping to the same routine is a good idea for good quality sleep, too
  • doing something relaxing in the hour before going to sleep can really help (such as reading a book, listening to a story, having a bath or cuddling a pet etc)
  • … and much more!

The children then compared their daily routines to the information they found out. We then discussed how we could all ensure we get quality sleep at night.

Finally, we had a quiz to see how much of the learning we could remember from the session.

The children were really honest about what they could do to make sure they get better sleep. There are things that I’m going to include in my routine to make sure I get better sleep as well!

TTRS tournament winners (wb 17 May)

Posted on Friday 21 May 2021 by Mr Wain

Hello again to all of the Times Tables Rock Stars out there,

Well done for all the engagement with TTRS you’re doing so far – keep it up!

BREAKING NEWS:

The results are in. We have our ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK.

With an outstanding 1675 points, this week’s winners are Y5!

A really close call between Y5 and Y3 this week but Y5 have just managed to hold off Y3 this time! What a great effort!

A massive well done to Y5 for a much improved score and speed with their times tables.

Which class will claim the coveted guitar next time? Will it be your class? There’s only one way to make that happen – go on TTRS!

Remember to give your teacher a nudge as the week goes on if you’ve not yet had a chance to play on TTRS. If you’d like to play at home and would like a reminder of your login details, let your teacher know.

All the best TTRS!

Computing: decomposition

Posted on Wednesday 19 May 2021 by Mr Wilks

In our computing lessons, we’ve been creating a game using Scratch Jr.

The children had to use decomposition to break the task into smaller more manageable steps . They then worked through each step, using logical reasoning to solve problems and fix bugs.

They were then able to challenge themselves in lots of different ways. For example, by adding different levels, tinkering to make their games the correct difficulty, developing it into a two player game.

TTRS tournament winners (wb 10 May)

Posted on Monday 17 May 2021 by Mr Wain

Hello again to all of the Times Tables Rock Stars out there,

Well done for all the engagement with TTRS you’re doing so far – keep it up!

BREAKING NEWS:

The results are in. We have our ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK.

With an outstanding 1284 points, this week’s winners are Y3!

A really close call between Y3 and Y6 this week but Y3 have just managed to hold off Y6 this time! What a great effort! Y3 are back on top after a few weeks of missing out!

Which class will claim the coveted guitar next time? Will it be your class? There’s only one way to make that happen – go on TTRS!

Remember to give your teacher a nudge as the week goes on if you’ve not yet had a chance to play on TTRS. If you’d like to play at home and would like a reminder of your login details, let your teacher know.

All the best TTRS!

After-school club availability

Posted on Thursday 13 May 2021 by Mrs Taylor

Our after-school clubs return from next week and we still have some places available. It is not too late if you would like to book your child on. Clubs are mainly based on your child’s class bubble at the moment.

Monday

Year 6 dodgeball (starting 24 May)

Year 2 multi-skills

Tuesday

Year 2 Wake up Shake up

Year 3 football

Wednesday

Year 4 Wake up Shake up

Thursday

Year 1 multi-skills

Friday

Year 4/5 multi-games

Please check on School Gateway or contact the office for more details.

Living and Learning: Sleep

Posted on Tuesday 11 May 2021 by Mr Owen

This week, we learnt about the importance of sleep, how it helps us and what happens if we don’t get enough. We then made an action plan to help someone to improve the quality of their sleep.

Here are some things the class learnt:

Art: pixel creations

Posted on Monday 10 May 2021 by Mr Wilks

In our art lesson this afternoon, we created our own pixel art. Do you recognise any of the characters in the photos? We had to use patience to create our pieces. We also had to experiment with shading and the direction of the shading to get subtle differences in colour and texture.

Science: magnets and magnetism

Posted on Sunday 09 May 2021 by Mr Wilks

In our science learning this week, we have been learning all about magnets and magnetism. We’ve been able to group materials based on whether they are magnetic or not.

We learnt that iron is the main magnetic metal so metal objects which contain iron will be magnetic.

We have also learnt that magnetism is a non-contact force. Ask your child to see if they can remember some of our recent learning:

What is a contact force?

What is a non-contact force?

What are the forces have we learnt about so far?

Here are some pictures of us during our science learning today. Ask your child to see if they can explain what is happening in the photos!

Great learning Y4!

Answers to the questions are below!

What is a contact force?

  • a force that requires contact for it to work

What is a non-contact force?

  • a force that doesn’t require any contact for it to work

What are the forces have we learnt about so far?

  • push, pull, twist and friction