As we head rapidly towards Christmas, we continue to provide plenty of wonderful learning experiences for the children. Far too many to mention them all but here are a few highlights. In science, we have been learning about electricity and building circuits. We are about to test different materials for their conductivity and insulating properties and then we will apply our knowledge to designing “Christmassy circuits”.
In maths, we have continued our learning journey through multiplication with a strong focus on times tables, finding the product and using factor pairs. Additionally, we have secured written multiplication methods. The children are persevering with TT Rockstars and are determined to better their individual times as well as work as a class to turn our “heatmap” green! Keep practising year 4. We can do it!
Pompous, vain and arrogant are new words we have discovered to describe the idle gods in our text: Mouse Bird Snake Wolf. We have written balanced arguments and proud proclamations. Thank you for your wonderful creature creations in preparation for our creative writing sessions next week. As always, a high standard of work was produced which I am certain will inspire us to write beautifully too!
We have had South East Water in to lead a workshop about the water cycle, water conservation and also engineering. The children were able to work in teams to build pipelines to carry water along a route in a mock town. This was fabulous fun and a great opportunity to use teamwork as well as develop skills in using co-ordinates in map reading.
Drastic Plastic Day came and went in a flash. During the week, we wrote persuasive letters to Malabar cafe and we were surprised (yet delighted) to receive a letter in response to ours assuring us of steps being taken to reduce plastic in their shops. This topic certainly has enthused our class and they are making changes daily to reduce plastic waste.
The countdown to Christmas continues, with still much learning to be done!