Welcome to Year 4 Autumn Term 2014
Our topic for this term is:
Our learning challenge is:
Should Traditional tales always have a happy ending?
Our Key text is:
Witch on Trial!
We read 'The real story of the three little pigs' and began to wonder whether we had been too harsh on the witch - what evidence did we have to show that she was guilty? Following on from our visit to St George's Hall, we decided the fairest way to discover the truth was to put the witch on trial. We were all assigned different roles and the Jury made a decision! Have a look below to discover what happened!
We have been working very hard to improve our knowledge on decimals. We have been using lots of practical activities to help us improve our knowledge further!
Our science topic for this half term is electricity. We begun the topic by discussing what electricity is and deciding where electricity comes from. We then begun our journey by discovering what happens in a power plant. Next, we began thinking about what hazards electricity can cause. Our next learning challenge was Why are circuits necessary to make electricity work? We were given equpiment and our challenge was to make the light bulb light up. We worked in teams to achieve our objective. We then used the scientific symbols to draw the symbols we had made.
States of matter!
We have started our new Science topic, states of matter. We have been busy classifying materials and learning about the different properties of solids, liquids and gases!
Our topic for Autumn term is Crime and Punishment through the ages. We began this topic by looking at images of different punishments and trying to decide what time period they are from. We had lots of great discussions on what crimes the punishments were for. We then used the iPads to research different punishments and used this information to create a page for a non-fiction text, using Microsoft Word.
This half term our ICT topic was Hooray for Hollywood! We started by watching clips of different films and TV programs to learn about different camera angles and shots. Next, in small groups, we drew a storyboard to plan out what we would film! Then, we used the ipads to film our footage. We learnt lots of new skills, by then uploading them into iMovie to create our internet safety videos!
We had a DT day and lots of fun making pizzas! We did a taste test first of different types of pizzas and decided what flavours we liked/disliked. Next, we produced four different designs of pizzas, which we could make. After careful considerations, we chose our final product to make. We made our pizzas and cooked them in the oven. Finally, we evaluated them!