This term, we have been investigating Changing States. We have been establishing what is needed to make a test fair.
We have also been using all our grammar and punctuation skills to write a story for a short, silent animated film called Soar.
All three classes had a great experience when two Romans, Crispus & Cornelia, came in for the day. The children were challenged to make a decision – will you accept the Romans in Britain or will you fight against them? To make this decision the children needed to learn and understand how the Romans lived. They learned how to be soldiers, how to write with a quill (feather) and how to behave at a banquet. They looked at Roman art, performed a play and explored education. Most importantly, they had a great time as they learned!
Year 4 have been working on exploring and understanding the parts and functions of the human digestive system. They have been learning the scientific names for the digestive system organs.
Year 4 have been investigating electricity and making circuits. They made switches with paper fasteners and paper clips. After that, they went onto design and make their own torches.
Year 4 have been studying volcanoes around the World using maps, atlases and the internet. We have discovered that most volcanoes are situated around the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area which can be seen below.
We have also completed research into what is a volcano, how a volcano works and found out many interesting facts. Did you know that the word volcano originally comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan? Or that hot liquid rock under the Earth’s surface is known as magma, it is called lava after it comes out of a volcano? To complete the topic Year 4 were asked to create a presentation regarding volcanoes and to create a resource to help explain their ideas.
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