Child Safety Week - Monday 4th to Friday 8th June 2018
As part of child safety week we had a visit from Abbeycroft Leisure to talk about the importance of water safety and how to always following the SAFE code -
Spot - spot the dangers whenever you're near water
Advice - take advice, read the signs, ask a lifeguard or adult for help
Friend - always go with a friend or family, its more fun, and they can help in an emergency
Emergency - know what to do in an emergency
The children perform some rescues using jumpers, balls, ropes, paddles and woggles.
Measure, time and data
This week, we have been looking at converting between imperial and metric units, reading bus and train timetables to answer word problems using the 24 hour clock and retrieving data using various graphs.
In this lesson the children learnt that water resistance is a form of friction that opposes movement in water. They explores how the shape of an object affects its movement through a liquid. By the end of the lesson the class were able to describe how to reduce the effects of water resistance.
We have been drawing, measuring using a protractor and comparing angles including recognising the difference between acute and obtuse. Following on from this, the class have been drawing various shapes and finding any lines of symmetry.
Willow class investigated 'What material would make the best parachute and why?'. In groups, they designed a parachute using different materials. The material had to be 13cm x13cm and the string 35cm. This was to make the tests fair. Each group tested their parachute 4 times, from the same height of 1 metre above the table. The results were recorded in a table and each group had to compare their findings.
Willow class have been working out the perimeter and area of rectangles, calculating the area from scale drawings and investigating 'Do shapes with the same area have the same perimeter?'
This term in ICT, we are using a program called 'SketchUp' which is computer aided drawing. The children are designing their own house and bedroom including making the furniture. This involves using dimensions, measurements and making 2D shapes into 3D shapes.
Our year 4 children enjoyed the Maths Roadshow run by children in year 7 and 8 from King Edward School. The children were given tasks to find the degrees and angles in shapes.
We currently have a two week free trial of Spellodrome - similar to Mathletics but with a focus on spelling. Children need to use their Mathletics login information to gain access to the site using the link below.
Christmas Jumper and Christmas Dinnner
In the festive mood and ready for Christmas.
We have been raising money for Save The Children!
Alex the Musical
Rehearsals are over and our performances are 'running like clockwork'. I have been working as the Knave of Hearts and have performed my very first solo. I felt quite nervous, but also excited. I think it went well - the audience seemed to like it!
Year 4 Cathedral Carols
In the cathedral was a tree decorated with bright lights. We sang many carols, my favourite was 'Come and join the celebration', and we all tried really hard to use our best voices.
It was very loud with everyone singing!
This term we have been busy working on a project to design Spectacular Marble Runs!
We have worked together in groups to build some amazing structures. Our designs need to look good and give the marbles a smooth run. We have learnt about free-standing structures.
One bit of advice - don't make your design too complicated!
By Maisie and Jasmine
We have recently signed up to the Mathletics program. This program is linked to the curriculum standards and is designed to motivate and engage children in their maths' learning both in school and at home. The children will be using the site at school, within maths lessons, for homework activities and also to take part in games and challenges where they can earn points and rewards.
Children can access the website here:
Or alternatively by downloading the app on an iPad or tablet. Each child has their own login. Please keep your login details safe, if you do happen to misplace them, please let me know and I can provide the details.
Willow class have been learning to design, write and program a Scratch game during ICT.