Lines and shapes!

In their maths learning yesterday, Year 4 were been looking at the properties of shapes and lines. They looked at parallel and perpendicular lines and had to identify them within the Union Jack flag.

Using this knowledge of lines, they then had to create their own flag which contained a certain amount of parallel and perpendicular lines. We then began to look at similarities and differences between shapes. The discussions the children were having together were amazing! There was lots of mathematical vocabulary used such as lines of symmetry, number of vertices and right angles.

Well done year 4!

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Continuous and discrete data

This week, year 4 have been looking at different types of data in maths. We have looked at discrete data and how that can be represented, and then did the same for continuous data. We then collected our own data, decided which type of data it is and represented it in a graph/chart.

Some children were asked to roll a dice 50 times and record what number was rolled each time, others were asked to jump for 2 and a half minutes, and record how many jumps they had done at 30 second intervals. I was so impressed with how Year 4 did this, and although they might have been slightly out of breath, they were able to collect their own data and represent this in a line graph or a bar chart.

 

Can you tell which activity produces discrete data and which produces continuous?

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Electricity!

This week, Year 4 have been learning all about their new science topic – electricity. They have been discussing renewable and non-renewable energy sources and which ones are better for us.

After learning about these sources, Year 4 then began planning and recording their own tv show which informed children about different ways we can get electricity.

They worked so hard on this and are very excited to learn more about electricity!

 

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States of matter – Year 4

This afternoon, year 4 were introduced to their new science topic – states of matter. They started to organise items into three groups – solids, liquid and gases. We then looked at how the particles in these are different. To demonstrate this, year 4 went outside and took on the role of the particles within a solid, liquid and gas. They had to ensure they were showing the right characteristics of each state by ensuring they had the right space, energy and amount of contact with other particles. What state of matter do you think they are showing in the pictures?

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Christmas has come early…

Thank you so much to everyone who came and joined in with our Christmas card making day. It was so lovely to see so many adults come to make cards with the children. The cards look fantastic and we can’t wait to see what they look like when they are professionally printed. The Year 6 children did a brilliant job preparing all the resources and the PTA were fantastic at keeping the day running (and the room clean!)

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Learning represented through Imaginative Artwork

Today, different classes worked together to think about how they can represent the concept of LEARNING through Art. The children were not allowed to use pencils or pens and had to be collaborative learners bringing together shared ideas to create these stunning creative pieces.

Each group was able to talk through how their creations were linked to learning. We were very impressed with all of the wonderful ideas that were shared.

Mrs Tricket is very excited to put each piece up for display to welcome us back into school in September.

Please take a momen to talk to your child about the ideas behind their pieces, I’m sure they will WOW you as they did us!

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Trampolining

Last week, Year 4 enjoyed a trip to the Reach Free school. They learnt how to play handball out on the astro and how to perform a complicated mix of jumps, turns and landings on the trampoline. Year 4 were brilliant at having a go at these new skills even when they felt a little nervous.

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