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Year 4

21.06.24 - Euros 2024!

In Blue Base we have been enjoying all of our learning linked to the Euros. We started the week researching and writing reports about the different host cities in Germany. We are also writing persuasive adverts for new styles of football boots.

                                      

 

14.06.24 - International Day of Play!

To celebrate the International Day of Play, we incorporated play into our maths lesson. Children completed a carousel of activities including a shape hunt, drawing 2D shapes and a calculation relay race. We had lots of fun with our learning in an active way.

               

 

07.06.24 - Brilliant Brazil!

To finish off our Brilliant Brazil topic, all of the children in Blue Base used their creativity cog to design and make their own carnival masks. We used paper mache to create the masks and paint, feathers and sequins to decorate them. 

    

 

24.05.24 - Brazil!

In Blue Base we have been using our independence and resilience cogs to draft, edit and publish persuasive leaflets to persuade people to visit Rio de Janeiro for their holiday. The effort and care that has gone into every step has been amazing and Blue Base has produced some fantastic writing.

    

 

 

17.05.24 - Maths!

In Blue Base we have been focusing on learning all of our times tables. We have been practising using our times tables booklets and using TT Rockstars. We will be completing the multiplication check in June and are making sure we are fluent with this knowledge in preparation for the test!

                                          

 

10.05.24 - Science!

In Science, Blue Base have been learning about the water cycle. We have made our own mini-water worlds by planting cress and watering it in a cup covered with cling film. Over the week, the water should evaporate and condense on the cling film, forming water droplets. We are all excited to observe our water cycles in action.

 

 

                                         

                                   

 

 

03.05.24 - Reading!

In our Fluency lessons this week we have been reading a holiday leaflet trying to persuade people to visit Brazil. We practised our reading skills with choral, echo and partner reading before answering questions about what we had read. Reading this leaflet will also help us when we come to write our own persuasive leaflet about Rio de Janeiro.

                          

                                                

 

 

26.04.24 - Brilliant Brazil!

Blue base have been very excited to start our new topic 'Brilliant Brazil'. Some children shared that they knew Brazil was famous for their football team. In Geography, we used an Atlas to locate Brazil and name the other countries of South America. We are looking forward to learning more over this half-term.

                                                  

15.04.24 - Benjamin Zephaniah Week!

In Blue Base, we have enjoyed learning all about Benjamin Zephaniah this week. Inspired by his Poem, People Need People, we have written fact files, created art based and written a class verse based on the poem. We really enjoyed creating our own poetry and exploring and experimenting with language and vocabulary as part of our learning journey this week!

      

22.03.24 - Computing!

This week in Blue Base, we have continued to develop our coding skills on code.org. The children have created their own programmes and edited code to help fix issues in certain code. The children have particularly enjoyed starting their own projects using their knowledge of code which has been developed over the year.

    

 

15.03.24 - Personal, Social, Economic and Health Learning (PSHE)!

In Blue Base, we have been learning about human rights in our PSHE. The children found it particularly interesting when we discussed the special rights children had and we showed great respect to our peers when sharing thoughts and questions.

                                                  

 

08.03.24 - RE!

In Year 4 this week, we have been learning about the different features of mosques in our RE work. The children talked about the key features in small groups and then created their own designs for a mosque, making sure to include the key parts from their discussions.

                                                                                 

 

01.03.24 - Art!

In Blue base, we have been creating pottery inspired by the Ancient Greeks. The children created tiles, pots and coil pots using different techniques. This week the children have been decorating their pottery using paint and thought carefully about the patterns and designs for each piece!

                                                                       

23.02.24 - History!

In Year 4 this week, we have been learning about the Ancient Greek Olympic Games. The children learnt about ancient Olympic events and even planned their own Ancient Greek Olympics with religious, sporting and social activities. The children then competed in their very own classroom Olympic Event of javelin throwing!

                                             

 

09.02.24 - PE!

In PE this week, Year 4 having been recapping and showcasing the skills they have developed in different Real PE cog areas so far this year. The children showed great determination and focus to complete their different tasks correctly with increasing difficulty.

                                                     

 

02.02.24 - Super Science!

In Science, we have been learning all about Sound. During this lesson, the children investigated change of pitch using test tubes and different levels of liquid. The children really enjoyed discussing how the pitch changed from high to low and recorded their results effectively!

 

                                   

22.01.24 - Marvellous Maths!

This week in Year 4, we have been developing our understanding of division. The children have learnt how to divide both 2 and 3 digit numbers by a single digit number. The children have been reflecting on their learning as the week has progressed and have used our maths resources such as place value counters and base 10 to help support their understanding.

                                               

15.01.24 - Focus on Literacy!

Year 4 have started our new literacy topic focused around Greek Mythology. The children have been focusing on the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. We have spent time learning the story through "S plans" and the children particularly enjoyed our drama session where we performed different parts of the story.  We have now begun to think about developing our descriptive writing around mythical characters. The children thought carefully about using expanded noun phrases to describe the different features of the Minotaur, and they have now innovated and described their own character for the story!