4C have spent 2 science lessons learning about the Water Cycle in detail. The children have enjoyed singing the cycle, drawing it, writing explanation texts about it and creating experiments in order to demonstrate the cycle. Next we will be moving on to classification of organisms and then habitat and the environment.
Year 4 have settled in well after the Easter holidays and have given a warm welcome to Mrs Clarke.
We are currently learning how to write Tales of Fear in English and we're reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in our Book Focus lessons. Ask your child to tell you why they feel sympathy for Harry before he goes to live at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!
Below are two examples of children's story maps. They all tell the same story. There is no right or wrong way to create a story map. If it helps the child to remember the story then it has done its job. Great artistry is not required, it is an aide memoire and not a master piece!
Mrs Clarke, Miss Norman and Ms Mustarde
Science Week and Telling Time
Apologies to those of you who had to wait for an extra few minutes when collecting your child from school on Wednesday. We had a very full afternoon of science - it is British Science Week after all! We are looking at States of Matter currently and our investigations took us to the staff room to observe melting, outside to observe evaporation and back into the classroom to see the the result of solidification. We have discussed scientific vocabulary and definitions, considering the difference between boiling and evaporation. Some fantastic learning has been taking place. The children are confident making scientific predictions and are always keen to put forward ideas. As a reward for their efforts today and as a celebration of Science Week, upon providing me with the password they were allowed to leave with their chocolate crispie cake! I am delighted to say only one child is still here as I write this at 7pm!
Following on from Parents' Evening - please may I urge you to buy your child a small analogue watch in order that they can practice the skill of telling the time and calculating duration. These are not classed as jewellery and may be worn in school, although I suggest not on a Tuesday because of swimming. Please do ensure it is analogue - with face and hands, as this is what the children have been finding difficult.
Last week saw the whole school engaged in Enabling Enterprise and Year 4 were tasked with designing a new chocolate bar. Demonstrating various attributes that are required in the business world, Team Work, Leadership, Creativity, Problem Solving, Communication Skills to name some, the winners of the class project are pictured here below. Well done to the 6 who worked superbly.
4C have been learning the most fantastic facts about the little known Storm Unicorn. Show your children these pictures and be amazed at how much they can remember!
This is enabling them to build up a bank of structures for writing upon which they will draw year after year. This is a non-chronological report! Later this term they shall write their own about an imaginary beast and I look forward to sharing some of those with you.