Now it is Summer Term, our new geography topic will be 'Settlements'. We will be thinking about why early settlers such as the Anglo Saxons and Vikings chose to settle in the locations they did. In order to kick start our topic, the children were given the challenge of thinking about the items they would take with them if they were to move and settle in a new location. The choices were wide ranging, including items such as chickens, solar panels or even a life time supply of toilet roll! However, the children we very sensible and quickly worked out the most important items. In the end, the children decided that they would only need 4 or 5 of the 40 options in order to survive.
The children in Year 4 have been working really hard to design and create their own money container. During our D.T. topic we have evaluated a range of money containers and thought carefully about what makes a purse or wallet effective. The children then designed their own money container, chose the fabric and put their newly acquired sewing skills to work to create these fantastic designs. Check out the gallery below to see some of the finished projects.
P.S. Thank you to all the parents or adults who spent time with their children over the Easter holidays to get these projects finished.
Children in Year 4 had great fun today playing a range of Maths fluency games. These types of games develop our ability to add and subtract quickly, multiply and divide confidently, and increase our 'number sense'. If you would like to help your child improve in these areas at home, ask them to teach you one of the games we have learnt.
Today year 4 visited Hatfield House as part of our history topic 'The Tudors'. A great day was had by all. We were introduced to a few characters from the past including Katherine Parr and of course Henry VIII. Katherine Parr taught us how to bow and greet Henry VIII. We were told about the many weapons they used and even shown how to use a longbow! I hope you enjoy looking at the photographs of our trip.
In Year 4 this week, we have been researching all about the wives of Henry VIII. After finding out lots of interesting facts, we compiled our information to present to the rest of the class. Here are just a few pictures of our presentations.
As part of our English learning this term, the children have learnt all about the story of Macbeth. This Shakespearean classic fits in nicely with our Tudor topic and has allowed us to really work on our ability to use suspense techniques in our stories. To introduce the topic, we investigated the murder scene of King Duncan to see if we could find any clues about his death!
Year 4 have been learning all about our digestive system. We have learnt the function of our vital organs and have studied the journey our food takes through our body. Yesterday, the children in Year 4 got very messy when they created their own stomachs and intestines to see the effects that gastric juices have on our food. Here are just a few of the pictures: