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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

 

There is never a dull moment in Year 4.  Here you will find lots of examples of our exciting learning and we will be adding more as the year progresses. Enjoy!

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Summer Curriculum Letter 2015

Spring Curriculum Letter 2015

Autumn Curriculum Letter 2014

14 July 2015

Today Year 4 excelled themselves with their ukulele concert.  They showed off their talents as ukulele players, song writers and singers.  Well done every one - we were so proud of you.

Waiting for our audience
Performing
So so brave - the very first act
Amazing song writing and performing

ukulele 1.mp4

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7th July

As part of our science work on sound we held a workshop in the hall.  In this workshop we were investigating sound waves by using rice on a drum, tuning forks in water, balloons, our voice box, rulers and stringed instruments.  We also looked at the effect on a non-newtonian fluid when sound is passed through it. We had great fun and lots of learning took place.

Sound

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30 June

What fun we had today making Viking Longships. Having research these boats, we used our Design Technology skills to make our own boats out of cardboard.  These boats are now proudly displayed in our classrooms.

 

29 June

Today the Language Leaders from John Warner came in to work with Year 4.  Over the past few weeks we have been learning how to order fruit and vegetables at the market and this gave us the opportunity to practise our skills. It was great fun.

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Listen to our great French accents

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15 - 19 June

This week was Enterprise week.  Each class was given £20.00 and had to see how they could grow this into a healthy profit. In Year 4 we decided to offer a car washing service and this proved to be very successful making a profit in the region of £350

 

On Monday we went to Morrisons to look behind the scenes and also carried out some market research in the other supermarkets to find out out how much people were prepared to pay for a car wash and what they expected.

 

Mr Hill visited us on Wednesday morning to tell us about the work of an accountant and to help us with our business plan, ensuring we understood the difference between profit and loss, service and product.

 

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we then washed cars! It was great fun and everyone worked very hard. Thank you to all the staff and parents who allowed us to wash their cars. 

Enterprise Week

Market Research
Market Research
Shopping for the ingredients for refreshments
Market Research
Market Research
Market Research
Market Research
Market Research
Market Research
Market Research
Market Research
Market Research
Time for lunch
Time for lunch
Time for lunch
Listening to Mr Hill
Listening to Mr Hill
Learning how to wash cars
Learning how to wash cars
Learning how to wash cars
Learning how to wash cars
Learning how to wash cars
Learning how to wash cars
Learning how to wash cars
Learning how to wash cars
Now down to business
Now down to business
Now down to business
Now down to business
Now down to business
Now down to business
Now down to business

16 June 2015

Today, Year 4 visited Cuffley Camp as part of our history and geography work on Early Settlers.  We learnt how to build shelters, make fire and lay tracks as well as improving our orienteering and map skills.  It was a great day out in the woods, outdoor learning at its best. 

Cuffley Camp

Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building Shelters
Building shelters
Building shelters
Building shelters
Building shelters
Building shelters
Building shelters
Building shelters
Our orienteering map
Looking for clues
Looking for clues
Looking for clues
Looking for clues
Looking for clues
Orienteering is exhausting!
The winners!
The solution
Working out the solution
Starting to build the fire
Starting to build the fire
Starting to build the fire
Starting to build the fire
Using the fire lighters
Using the fire lighters
The first flames
The fire is underway
Blowing the embers
Fanning the flames
Fanning the flames
Laying the track
Laying the track
Following the trail
Where are they hiding?
This is fun
This is fun
This is fun
This is fun
This is fun
This is fun
Which way did they go?
This way ...
Who is hiding in the tree?

9 June 2015

In science we were learning about reversible and irreversible changes and made chocolate crispy cakes to show the effects of a reversible change.  They were yummy!!!

Ukulele Rock Bands

During May Year 4 worked very hard to become Rock Bands which included ukuleles.  We had the opportunity to play the drums, a keyboard and an electric guitar.  Enjoy!

Rock Bands

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5 June

Today Year 4 participated in the FOC sponsored  mile run.  Everyone ran at least 4 times round the field - a great achievement and hopefully lots of money raised.

Running a mile

4 - 8 May 2015

This was Democracy Week and we enjoyed lots of interesting workshops and found out about the history of Parliament. On the day of the General Election we held our own M and M election, which resulted in a hung parliament!

Democracy Week Activities

Working as a Team
Working as a Team
Working as a Team
How our school fits in the wider community
Those in charge should be chosen by God
Those in charge should be the richest people
Those in charge should be the strongest people
The son of theperson in charge should be next
We should all have a say in who is in charge
Making democratic decisions
Making democratic decisions
What would you choose?
Who will you vote for?
Who will you vote for?
The M and M Polling Booth
Register your vote
This is a secret ballot
You are only allowed one vote each

1 April 2015

Today we celebrate Easter by thinking about the Last Supper with Jonathan and Alison from St Cuthberts and then using our Outdoor Adventurous Skills to complete an Easter Egg Hunt. Washing each other's hands helped us to understand how the disciples felt when Jesus washed their feet. 

Easter Activities

Washing each other's hands
Washing each other's hands
Washing each other's hands
Washing each other's hands
Thank you Jonathan and Alison
Thank you Jonathan and Alison
The water once the 12 hands had been washed!!
Searching for "Easter" clues
Searching for "Easter" clues
Searching for "Easter" clues
Searching for "Easter" clues
Searching for "Easter" clues

30 March 2015

This afternoon we welcomed our parents into school for the Middle School Open Afternoon.  We were very proud to show our parents all the learning that has taken place this term.  Thank you to everyone who came - we do appreciate your support.

Our Parents came to look at our learning - what fun!

25 March 2015

As part of our geography work we were finding out about the production of tea in Chembakolli.  To help us with our work we had a cup of tea! 

Tea drinking in geography

Geography Through Cake - the top four cakes

The final four River Show Stoppers
And the winner is ...
Well done girls
The Winner
Second Place
Third Place
Fourth Place
Waiting for the winners to be announced
Wow - Great British Bakers of the future

13 March 2015

As celebration of Red Nose Day and to assess our learning about rivers, we decided to host the first Cranbourne Great River Bake Off.  The children were given a selection of cakes, biscuits, icing and decorations and asked to produce a show-stopper on the theme of rivers.  Such fun was had by all and epic geography took place. Enjoy looking at the photographs.  Year 4 Mr Bath (Sue) and Miss Wilkinson (Mel) are so proud of you all.  Great teamwork, great learning great fun!!!  Many thanks to our very own Mary Berry (Mrs Semark) and Paul Hollywood (Miss Chandler) for judging the competition. 

The Great Cranbourne River Bake off - Geography through cake!

Let the bake off begin
Let the bake off begin
Let the bake off begin
Getting started
Getting started
We're doing well
Careful now
It's going to plan
It's going to plan
Finishing touches
Finishing touches
Finishing touches
Freddie, Daniel, Justin, James, Ellis, Jake R
Lillie, Pippa, Paige, Lily, Evie and Lily
Jake RD, Danny, Ben, Frankie and James
Annabelle, Ellie, Bethany, Emma, Samyuktha, Keira
Millie, Lillie, Ruby, Yasmin, Aimie, Seren, Amy
Cormac, Huw, Keane, Ben, Joseph, Favor
Melania, Francesca, Madeline, Lauren, Lily, Nyah,
Archie, Ben, Frankie, Charlie, Jordan, Jesse
Archie, Oli, Ellis, Gene, Leon,
The Judging begins
"Mary", "Paul" and "Sue" looking at the cake
"Sue" you are not allowed to influence the judges
The Results are anounced
The winners with the Judges
The amazing winning River Show Stopper

10 March 2015

Today Year 4 were learning about the water cycle as part of their geography topic on Rivers and so we decided to make it rain! They were all so sensible - well done. 

Making Rain

24th February 2015

Today Year 4 were finding out about the journey of a river from source to mouth and the best way to do this was to build our own river in the playground.  Wet fun!!!

 

The Journey of a River

11th February 2015

Well what a day and what fantastic performances of Ramayana.  Year 4 you were amazing! The play had everything from great acting and singing, to shadow puppets and candle light. Hopefully these photographs will give you a taster of a wonderful production.

3rd February 2015

Today Year 4 had a fantastic visit to the Bhaktivedanta Manor near Watford.  It was an amazing day learning about Indian culture and the Hindu religion.  Hopefully these photographs will give you a flavour of the day.  Anyone can visit the Manor - just take a look at their website using the link below to find out more. 

23 January 2015

Today was Ethiopia day at Cranbourne and Year 4 had fun finding out about life in Addis Ababa and the surrounding area.  We looked at pictures and DVD clips of the area to identify similarities and differences to England, smelt spices, ate red lentil and sweet potato curry (prepared by Mr Bath), smelt Ethiopian coffee and had great fun play Mancala which is thought to be the world's oldest board game.  We read an Ethiopian tale which suggests that the Mancala (or Gebeta board as it is sometimes known) is magical.  Another highlight of the day was experiencing what it is like to drive on the roads in Ethiopia where the rules of the road change everyday.  We can understand why people prefer to walk or run!!

Ethiopia Day

Smelling spices
Smelling spices
Yummy curry
Yummy curry
Making a human version of the Ethiopian flag
Traffic in Addis Ababa
Thinking about driving in England
Just a few cars on the Ethiopian road
Now there is chaos (Miss Turner is being a statue)
Now there is chaos (Miss Turner is being a statue)
Lets try with a Policeman, or two, in the middle
Lots of insurance claims on these roads!
We are not getting to work any time soon!!!
Mancala takes a lot of concentration
Mancala takes a lot of concentration
Mancala takes a lot of concentration

The Game Board - A Traditional Ethiopian Tale

22 January 2015

We are enjoying rehearsing for our School play next month which will tell the story of Rama and Sita. The ten-headed monster, Ravana, is taking shape as his costume was fitted today!

Ravana taking shape!

16 January 2015

Today we had fun in our Ukulele lessons learning to play some Mozart.  Miss Bowden showed us how to play the Double Bass and we all had a go.  Jake RD was a brilliant conductor.  Next week we will learning some Vivaldi.

This is Mozart
We were learning about Mozart's life
This is what we learnt to play
Miss Bowden showed us how to play the Double Bass

12 January 2015

There was great excitement in Year 4 today as we heard that 41 of our Mini Sagas are going to be published.  Don't forget to check your child's entry and make any amendments by the end of the month so that they are included in the book.  Well done everyone for this great achievement.

16 December 2014

Today Year 4 were fortunate enough to have a visit from Lauren Surrey's Mum who is the senior science technician at John Warner School. She did some chemistry with us and we learnt about chemical reactions.  We used the chemical reaction to make elephant toothpaste.  Watch our video to see what happened. 

Elephant Toothpaste

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15 December 2014

Today we celebrate a Tudor Christmas. Our parents came in to see us perform on our Ukuleles for the first time and present the Tudor dances that we had been learning.  We then all enjoyed a Tudor feast  surrounded by the smell of pomanders which we had made.  This was a great end to our Tudor work this term, 

Waiting for the feast
The Boars Head
French Sentences to describe what we were wearing
Serving the Punch

November 2014

Year 4 have been asked by Sparkle PLC to investigate the amount of sugar in drinks in order to help them to develop a new toothpaste which will be good to remove sugar from teeth. So far we have looked at the effect of sugar on teeth (using egg shells to represent teeth, used ingredients labels to help us discover how much sugar is in various drinks and investigated four toothpastes which you can buy from the shops.  This week we will be making our own toothpaste which we are all very much looking forward to.  Below are some photos showing the process so far - keep coming back to see more of the results of our investigation.

 

Research for Sparkle PLC

The email we received
The drinks we tested, with water as a control
Putting the "teeth" in the drinks
Watching to see what happens
24 hours in the Ribena
24 hours in the Coke
24 hours in the Coke
24 hours in the Lemonade
24 hours in the Water
Testing toothpaste
Testing toothpaste
Testing toothpaste
Testing toothpaste
Testing toothpaste
Testing toothpaste
Testing toothpaste

20th November - 25th Anniversary of the UNCRC

 

On the 20th November, children in Year 4 celebrated the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. As a Rights Respecting School (RRS) we felt this was a really important day, and so to show our support for the UNCRC, we decided to create Podcast to explain why the Articles in the Convention are important to us. 

 

Below you will find a few of the Podcasts we have recorded. We hope you enjoy them!

Article 9 - The Right to a Family

Article 31 - The Right to Play and Relax

If you would like to know more about the UNCRC and the work we do as a Rights Respecting School, please follow the link below.

22nd October 2014

To end our Rugby PE unit Year 4 played an inter-class rugby tournament today.  The children played in their colour teams. Mr Bath's Green team were the overall winners, but everyone played really well.  We were both really impressed with how much the children have learnt this half-term and how their skills have developed. Well done everyone.

Rugby Tournament

20th October 2014

As part of our science work , the children in Year 4 practised cleaning their teeth for 2 minutes to see how long it actually was.  This was great fun.  We are now keeping a record of how often we clean our teeth at home and may be using our new toothbrush and toothpaste provided by the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures project. 

Cleaning our Teeth

Read this book to learn more about cleaning your teeth

9th October 2014

It was very exciting this morning as some of our parents joined us for our English lesson.  They helped us to be sentence doctors and correct mistakes in sentences and then we ordered the story of Macbeth, that we have been studying this week. Finally we introduced them to a story mountain and began to plan our own murder mystery stories. Great fun was had by all, and hopefully a lot of learning took place.

Parents come to school!

6th October 2014

Today we discovered that there had been a murder!  We took up the challenge given to us to investigate and look for clues.  We discovered that it was King Duncan who had been murdered and our chief suspects are Macbeth, Donalbain, Malcolm and Mr Bath!!!

There has been a Murder!

1st October 2014

Today we visited Hatfield House as part of our Local History study of the local area. It was an amazing day and a good time was had by all. Even Henry VIII was impressed by our manners and knowledge and he loved our singing!

Many thanks to all the parents for the amazing costumes. We look forward to wearing them again before the term is out.

Visit to Hatfield House

22nd September 2014

As part of our science work about digestion we made stomachs and intestines.  This was messy but fun.  The plastic bag was our stomach to which we added a slice of bread and "gastric juices" in the form of orange juice.  We observed the changes to the bread at one minute intervals and gave the stomach a helping hand by shaking our bags! The digested food then entered the tights intestines and continued its journey!  You can see what it turned into by the end!!! 

Investigating Stomachs

Being the teeth
The bread enters the stomach
Observing the gastric juices at work
After shaking for 1 minute
Observing the changes
Shaking for another minute
Observing the changes
Into the intestine
Passing through the intestine
Still a bit further to go ...
And it is in the rectum
The waste is out of the body!!!

18th September 2014  

As part of our Art work we took our learning outdoors.  We had been experimenting with creating different shades of green with paint and so looked at different shades of green in the natural environment. Enjoying looking at the photographs of the results.

Natural Green Colour Mixing

12 September 2014

Year 4 have had their first ukulele lesson today. Great fun was had by all!

Ukuleles a-go-go!

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Our first ukulele lesson
Our first ukulele lesson
Our first ukulele lesson
Our first ukulele lesson
Our first ukulele lesson
Our first ukulele lesson
Our first ukulele lesson
Our first ukulele lesson
Even Mrs Montgomery is learning with us
Our first ukulele lesson
Our first ukulele lesson

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