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In computing the children were learning to programme a ‘human robot’ to carry out a set of simple instructions.
Their aim was to programme one of their class mates to move a block from one hoop to another.
The children learned lots of new words such as algorithm and debug.
There were lots of successful human robots that managed to transfer their load safely!
Year 4 have been trying out some new drama techniques in English lessons to support their understanding of their class book. They have started to read ‘Charlotte’s Web.’ This technique is called ‘Conscience Alley.’
The children had to decide whether Mr Arable should kill the runt in the book. This involved the children standing in two lines and they take turns to be Mr Arable to walk slowly down the alley. Whilst they are walking, the other children can whisper out thoughts, feelings and emotions to try and act like a conscience. They could also answer questions that Mr Arable had.
The person walking down the middle had to decide at the end whether or not they had been persuaded to keep or slaughter the pig.
Fortunately, most children were persuaded and thought Mr Arable shouldn’t kill the pig, phew!
Conscience alley was interesting because we were finding out different reasons not to kill Wilbur and it gave me lots of ideas for my big write. Connor
I enjoyed being Mr Arable and asking all the people for their opinions. I was persuaded not to kill Wilbur! Inaaya
The children in Year 4 have also produced some fantastic persuasive letters to Mr Arable.
These are going up on display in our classrooms.
In PE, the children in Year 4 practised a range of skills such as skipping, throwing, catching and running.
As well as these sporting skills, the children practised working cooperatively.
This is an important skill that can be used in all subjects and even on the playground.
I enjoyed basketball and skipping in multiskills because it was good exercise for me. Riaz
I enjoyed skipping the most and I could feel my muscles stretching. Noor
“I love the new reading area. It feels magical!” Layla
“I like the new decorations and lights. It really feels like I imagine the BFG’s cave to be like.” Sam
Year 4 created the digestive system using a plastic bag, a cracker, some water and some orange juice.
They represented all the different stages of the process.
The children produced some fantastic writing where they pretended to be some food travelling though the digestive system!
In Science this term, Year 4 have been studying different types of habitats.
They took their learning outdoors to the school nature garden.
You can see they enjoyed looking at the many habitats we have in the school grounds.
They have also been learning lots of key vocabulary to include in their Science work.
“I enjoyed looking at nature outside and seeing where different animals live.” Charlotte
“We enjoyed exploring the school grounds looking for interesting creatures!” Oliver and Umar
Year 4 were set a Home Learning Challenge!
They were given the task of building their own Anderson Air Raid Shelter, to support their learning in class about WW2.
Here are some fantastic examples below.
Don’t they look realistic?
“I loved making the Anderson Shelter with my Grandad. First we put cardboard on the bottom, then we made the outside and stuck it together. After that, we decorated it with modelling moss to make it camouflaged, like it would have been in the war.” Lily-Grace
“I made my Anderson Shelter at home with my mum. It didn’t take us that long and it was really fun to do!” Jerome
“I made a really big Anderson Shelter with my Mum. It took us nearly a whole week to make it, but we enjoyed it a lot.” Sean