Year 4

2019-20

Etymology of words 

Year 4 have been exploring the etymology of words linked to their model report on the House Brownie! House Brownies are very dependable creatures you know and now we know where the word dependable comes from too!

Boggart kidnaps Miss Hodkinson from Year 4! Read Maid’s letter to find out how we got her back!

 

Spiderwick Creatures 

This half term our year 4 rooms have been taken over by mythical faeries from the Spiderwick Chronicle book! Check out Sarrinah’s Blog to find out more!

Curiosity Display

Year 4 have set up their curiosity displays based on their upcoming Just Imagine ‘Take One Book’ reading units!

Flip Learning Projects

Here are some of excellent examples of flip learning projects children in 4O made over October half term. We are learning about teeth and the digestive system this term in science and these projects have set the children off to a flying start!

Models of Teeth 

In year 4 we have been learning about the different kinds of teeth and their functions. We looked at our teeth using small mirrors and then created Plasticine models of our mouths.

Science Museum 

Year 4 had a wonderful day out to the Science Museum. There were squeals of shock, horror and laughter as the children experienced the journey of food through the digestive system…to its end destination!!!​

Much fun was also in the Wonderlab too – friction slides, amazing scientific visuals, magic smoke-filled gigantic air bubbles… the title ‘Wonderlab’ is truly deserved!!!

Thank you for your support as well as the parent helpers who assisted the teaching staff on the trip.

An​ exciting start to the year.

2018-19

Science Work

In Science we have been thinking about the impact humans have on the environment. Have a read of some of our ideas below.

Science Week

During science week, we dressed up as scientists, witnessed baby chicks hatching, had a visit from the bug man and took part in different science experiments. We had lots of fun!

Science Museum 

Year 4 went to the Science Museum this week to learn about our digestive system. We watched and joined in with a show called ‘It takes guts’. We learned lots about the way we eat and process our food.

 

Flip Learning 

For our Summer flip learning project, Year 4 kept busy creating animal sculptures for our Art focus on ‘sculpture’. Children got creative at home using what they had around the house to create an animal of their choice.

Year 4 Religious Education

Year 4 enjoyed their Easter experience trip to River Church in Canning Town on Tuesday. We enjoyed listening to stories, creating Easter gardens and creating our own versions of stained glass windows.

Year 4 Hindu Temple Visit

Kidzania – Aspirations Week

Able Writers Day

Dance Workshop

January 2019

Year 4 have kick started the new year with some mindfulness in class. We love to focus our minds and feel calm ready for our afternoon lessons!

Tower of London Trip

Science – Electricity

Science – Sound

Flip Learning

African Drumming Workshops – Black History Week

Science

Year 4 have been learning about sound in Science. This week we had a science sound workshop which allowed us to explore how sounds are made and how we can hear them. We found it amazing that sound travels in waves and vibrations are what help us to hear. We were really lucky to have the opportunity to make harmonicas too!

 

Year 4 children made some musical instruments over the summer holidays as their flip learning task for ‘Sound’. Well done year 4!

2017-18

Kidzania

As part of Aspiration Week, Year 4 had an exciting opportunity to take on different occupations for the day. They got to explore what it is like to work in different fields. From the trip, they were able to find out about the different jobs available and it inspired them to work hard in order to reach potential career goals.

Hindu Temple

As part of the children’s RE work, Year 4 had the pleasure of visiting a Hindu temple. They were able to learn about different Gods in the Hindu religion through a question and answer session as well as see first hand, practices that take place by Hindu worshippers.

Cable Cars

Year 4 had an exciting opportunity to look down at London from above. They travelled on cable cars to identify different London landmarks as part of their geography topic.

Science Museum

On Wednesday 6th June 2018, Year 4 spent a day at the Science Museum. We were able find out lots of scientific facts through self discovery and exploration. We took part in an electricity workshop where we found out fun facts about conductors and insulators.

During Science W​eek, Year 4’s overcame their fears of creepy crawlies by getting up close with some of the most fascinating bugs in the world! They were given the opportunity to hold various animals and learn lots of interesting facts about them.​

Flip Learning

Daniel in year 4 with his amazing flip learning homework creation of Tower Bridge.

Year 4 – History off the Page

Year 4 have had the opportunity to travel back in time to the Anglo Saxon period. They found out what life was like during that time.