Mr Duxbury and Mrs Monkman: Year 4
Chinese New Year
We had Bradford University students and parents to talk about Chinese New Year. We learnt about the traditions of the color red and how they celebrate over a few weeks. Trying to say 'Happy New Year' in Chinese and we were all grateful for a special red envelope each.
Science - Living Things
We have been learning how to classify animals and we used Venn diagrams to make our own classification headings. We worked in groups to understand how different animals can be grouped together and help distinguish where animals can be placed and why.
E-Safety with Danny from Bradford District Cyber Team
We had Danny visit to give us a quiz on our knowledge of how to be safe online. We played in teams and all did really well. We learnt that it is easy for people to pretend to be someone they are not online. We also need to be aware of games we are playing with age restrictions and that have online access to conversations with strangers online.
We have been looking at electricity in science and investigating circuits and which materials are conductors. Here are some photos of us testing the various materials. We also added in light bulb and switches.
We visited the Otley Science Festival and watched a demonstration all about fireworks. We learnt about gun powder, colours, sound and how fireworks were actually made. Joe even got to try out being a pyrotechnician!
In our Art this week we have been looking at the symbolism shown by the Poppy. We looked at how the growing of the poppies in Flanders Field showed the hope of re-growth and a brighter tomorrow as well as the memories of the brave men, women and animals that lost their lives in the war.
Welcome to Year 4 ! We have had a fantastic first few weeks back and the children have already shown us that we are going to have a wonderful year together.
The digestive system... we showed how the food travels down through our organs. Can you guess which is the small intestine?
Roman Journal Role Play
We re-enacted a hard hitting scene from our whole class text in groups and performed them to the class to express emotion and infer feeling from the text.
Romulus and Remus, the creation of Rome
In History we learnt how Rome was created after two twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, built a city and had a bitter argument.
In maths we have been learning our Roman Numerals to 100. We made Roman Numerals out of matchsticks to challenge our partner. Can you guess the number?
Practise your times tables for the class challenge here: http://www.transum.org/Software/Tablesmaster/
Other useful websites:
Challenge yourself to change the sentence in 5 different ways.
Below is the Year 3 and 4 spelling list.