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YEAR 4 theme is POTIONS, EXPLOSIONS AND DREAMS

This exciting theme has got off to a great start. The children are reading the BFG and George’s Marvellous Medicine to inspire their writing and have already written instructions for making their own potions. They used their instructions to write a poem about what to include in their potion and have written a persuasive piece of writing to convince a wizard to stock their own potion. They have written an explanation text about the water cycle. After half term they plan to use dreams as a further stimulus for their writing including a non – chronological report on a dream and a haiku about dreams.

 

Later, the children will get creative with their theme and make a pop explosion art and paint explosions. They plan to make a rocket, create a volcano of paper mache and make some delicious cupcakes with popping candy.

 

As scientists the children will look at nutrition, transportation of water and nutrients in the body, and the muscle and skeleton system of both humans and animals. They will also look at the digestive system in humans and teeth and what they are designed to do. The children have looked at solids, liquids and gases and how evaporation and condensation are linked to the water cycle.

 

Y4 will look a sound and light sources. For sound, they will research vibration, volume and pitch. For light they will explores seeing, reflections and shadows and explain how light appears to travel in straight lines.

 

During maths the children will link their potions and creations to capacity. They will solve reasoning problems around the four major operations and create a times table potion. They solved maths problems using wizard money and solved conversion and shopping problems and handled data using a candy board game.

 

Y4 will research physical geography, including rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes and the water cycle and look at the work of the Water Aid charity

 

In PE the children will look at the accuracy of ball control, a range of throwing techniques and test their resilience when plans do not work.

 

Their research into history will include placing historical events of natural disasters on a timeline and describing an account on the events at Pompeii. They will also look at a brief history of medicines and potions from different eras.

 

In music they will create homemade music shakers and create sounds linked to magic spells and potions.

As part of our theme 'Night at the Museum', the children visited Chedworth Roman Villa, where the children explored artefacts from Roman times, dressed as a slave and made medicine bag,s which were used in Roman times. Also, they were given a tour of what was in the villa during Roman times and what each room was used for. A great learning experience for the children and a very enjoyable day. 
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The theme chosen this term by the children will involve them looking at and focusing on history through the ages in Britain from Stone Age, including the Romans up until the Victorians. The theme has the title ‘Night at the Museum’, based on the film and book which the children are using for their literacy focus.

Historical Enquiry

Introduction to the Stone Age

Welcome to Class 4!

This term our theme is 'Grand Designs', where we will be looking closely at buildings, construction and architecture. We have already looked closely at bridges, looking at different types and investigations into bridge and tower design. The children have also been in an architects shoes, looking at different perspectives and are currently deep in the design process for building new hutches for the school guinea pigs. An exciting project ahead!

Grand Designs Concern Universal Lego build challenge, raising a tremendous £152.80 for the Survive Five Appeal. A great team effort by Class 4. Well done all!

Inspired by Grand Designs live, the children are going to build a model with each brick being sponsored for 5p each to raise money for Concern Universal as part of their 'Survive Five' appeal. Sponsorship forms to be returned by Tuesday 20th October so we can collect up the required number of bricks. A fun way for the children to raise money to help other children in Africa survive above the age of five.

Idea development model in the design process taken from initial sketch from existing buildings.

Our final build of the theme.

Exploring lines in the surrounding environment

Making 3D cube model images from 2D images

Making bridges and towers using parts of the body in PE

Martial Arts

Tower and bridge challenges and tests!

Longtown September 2015


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