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Lego Club 2015

We had our first Lego club after school today and it was a great success.

Our first Lego challenge was to create some Lego pets. We had some great creations. Well done KS2 and we are very much looking forward to next week!

 

Year 4 Firework Safety Video

We were concerned about people getting hurt this bonfire night, so we decided to make a short video with some helpful tips!

Year 4

Autumn 2 in Year 4

Next half term: Around the World

English – We will be looking at diary writing, holiday brochures, information texts and poetry.

Maths – We will be looking at multiplying 1, 2 and 3 digit numbers, dividing by 1 digit numbers, word problems and finally tables and line graphs.

Science –  We will be looking at electricity; how to keep safe, what uses electricity and hopefully be taking part in some experiments.

Topic – Our main topic is All Around the World. We will be looking at different places on Earth.

ICT – We will be looking at collecting, presenting and evaluating data. We will also be using it to do some reporting of extreme weather. Keep your eyes peeled for our reports.

Art – In art we will be focusing on different art techniques. We will be using different materials to create some extreme art work.

DT – We will be having a go at making some of our own tornadoes and volcanoes.

PE – Dance

Music – singing and recorders.

 

For now have a great half term and we look forward to seeing you back at school on the 2nd of November. Stay safe!

Miss Briggs and Mrs Barraclough x

Our school trip to York Chocolate Story

On Wednesday 21st October, Year 4 visited York Chocolate Story. We traveled by coach and it took about an hour. We were all extremely excited because we were going to taste and make chocolate.

As soon as we arrived we went upstairs into a small room, it was very dark. We watched a video about Mayans and Aztecs fighting for cocoa beans. The Mayans discovered they could make a cocoa drink which we got to try, it was horrible. We learnt that the Aztec emperor drank 50 cups of the cocoa everyday and he believed it made him stronger.

Next we went into another room and we saw talking photographs(in frames) of different famous sweet makers such as; Rowntrees; Terrys; Cravens and Frys. Each of the sweet makers told us about which chocolates and sweets they had made, they argued between each other and gave us an insight into the world of chocolate making. On our way out we got to try a quality street sweet.

After that we went into another room and learnt about how the chocolates were made and the different jobs you could of had. The jobs included; professional wobbabilty testers, Easter egg wrappers; chocolate decorators and chocolate box makers. We also watched a video and it showed how chocolate were made, the workers sang a song from World War 1 which we all joined in with.

Then we went down into the chocolate factory to learn about how the chocolate is made, on an interactive activity.

Once we had learnt how to make the chocolate we got to taste the chocolate. First we had to put the chocolate on the back of our hands so it didn’t melt. Then we had to smell the chocolate, listen to the crack it made when it was snapped and finally we tasted it.

After that we got to make our very own chocolate lolly and we got to try freshly made chocolates, Mmm they were delicious!

Finally we had a lovely stroll down the Shambles in the centre of York followed by eating our lunch by the Castle museum. Everyone had chance to have a play on the grass whilst eating some sweets.

We all had a fantastic time and would like to thank all the adults for taking us and looking after us.

Love Year 4 x

Year 4 29.2015

This week in Y4 we are looking at;

In Maths we are looking at, using rounding to estimate calculations. ( + – x ÷ )

e.g. 47 + 12 ≈ 50 + 10 – the answer would be approximately 60.

In English we are beginning to write our own version of the chapter Chocolate Room from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We are focusing on adjectives, verbs and speech.

In topic we are looking at explorers and discovery in Maya.

In Science we will be doing yet another experiement looking at solids, liquids and gases.

Finally in ICT we are focusing on E Safety and will hopefully will have some fantastic posters by Friday, keep your eyes peeled.

Miss Briggs