Year 4 have had an extremely busy couple of weeks and start to the year. Year 4 have been working really hard in English and developing their persuasive writing skills! Year 4 have learned all about deforestation, its effects and how more needs to be done to stop this! Year 4 have written persuasive letters to the government asking for restrictions to be made to protect rain forest land!
In Science year 4 have been learning all about sound. Year 4 created string telephones to test how sounds travel.
Year 4's Class Visit to Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery
Our Class Trip to Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery On Thursday 12th October, Year 4 visited Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery to see their new Techniquest Forces Exhibition.
We learnt so much about gravity, friction, electromagnetic forces and we even found out all about the Bernoulli effect! The Bernoulli effect is actually the reason that aeroplanes stay up in the air, and now we know how and why! We had lots of fun learning through the interactive exhibits, and our guide Michael was really informative and engaging. We also had a look around the rest of the museum, and they are currently showing some fantastic art exhibitions such as the British Wildlife Photography Awards, which the children loved, as well as a new series of work by local Nuneaton artist, David Beaumont, which has inspired us to draw some more buildings. We also had a look at the gallery’s permanent art collection, and Miss Behan taught us how to find out what a piece of artwork is about, who the artist was who created it (and how old they were), and when the piece of art was made. We had a look at ‘Before the Deluge,’ and ‘The Battle of Vittoria.” We did so much in the space of an hour, and the museum guides were really friendly and accommodating. We would love to go back for another trip there next term, to have a look around the rest of the building! The exhibition is also open during the October half-term break, so some of us may get the chance to visit it then, too! www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/info/20038/museum_and_art_gallery/160/museum_and_art_gallery/2 We had a great day and Miss Behan was very pleased with our behaviour. Thank you to Mrs Haywood, and parents, Mrs Norton, Mrs Spencer and Mrs Aldridge for coming with us, as well. We hope that they enjoyed it as much as we did!
21st September 2017
Year 4 Week 3
This week Year 4 have become talented artists and creative poets!
On Monday the children studied some old photographs of ribbon weaving factories and top-shop houses, and drew with sketching pencils what they saw to create their own versions of the photographs. They took their time and concentrated carefully when drawing, and it made the children realise that it takes a lot of skill to be an artist!
The finished pieces look fantastic and there is now a display of the children's artwork in the Topic corner of the Year 4 classroom. Have a look if you get chance to next week!
We have also been being creative in another variety this week, as in English the children have written their own weather poems. Their poems have included similes, metaphors, alliteration, adjectives and repetition, all of which are poetic devices that contain imagery.
The week culminated in the children performing all of their poems using instruments, actions, rhythms and voice changes for dramatic effect.
On Tuesday we studied the map of the Midlands and learnt about where we live and the surrounding counties and regions. We have even been practising how to spell a few tricky place names such as Birmingham, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.
In maths we have been sorting amounts of money and subtracting and dividing numbers with decimal points.
Next week we will be continuing our local area topic about Ribbon Weaving, and we will also be finding out how to make a circuit so that the bulb lights up.
Who knew that learning could be such fun!
15th September 2017.
Year 4 Week 2
Year 4 have had a brilliant start to the new academic year!
Last week we learnt about internet safety and spent a whole day learning about Sikhism, which was really interesting. Then last Friday we had a special visit from Dan and Emily for a retreat day, which are always awesome and spiritual. We learnt some beautiful new songs that we can sing, and they taught us a different type of meditation using a pencil.
Then this week, our real Year 4 work began, and we have been learning all about rhyming patterns and similes in poetry, and we have started our Ribbon Weaving topic in history and geography.
In maths we have been learning about place value in thousands, and in R.E. we had a look at the deeper meaning of the Creation Story from the Book of Genesis.
On Wednesday, because Miss Behan thought that we had been really well-behaved, we did some special BFG related activities in English and Maths, as we have started reading the Roald Dahl story as our class book.
We had to design our own new food for the BFG to eat instead of an 'uckly' snozzcumber, and we figured out some star challenges based on Roald Dahl characters by problem solving in teams!
Then yesterday, we wrote about what our own dreams were for the future, and we even created our own dream jars to take home! We used water, paint and glitter, and we observed that the paint looked solid at the bottom of the jars when we dripped it into the water. Then, when we stirred it, it was amazing to see that the glitter was floating on the top of the water and paint solution because the glitter was lighter and the paint and water mixture was more dense.
What a 'phizzwhizzing' week we've had, as the BFG would say!
We can't wait to see what's in store next week...