Tuesday, 25 March 2014

More Imaginary Settings

We based our stories on a short film called Adrift. You can watch it on Literacy Shed. http://www.literacyshed.com/the-fantasy-shed.html 

Our stories were set on animals just like the story in Adrift which is set in the back of a huge Whale. see some of our settings below.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Imaginary Settings

We did our literacy a little bit differently this week.
Instead of recording our writing in books or on whiteboards, we created Graffiti tables to make giant mind maps of all our fantastic descriptive language.
The children came up with some fantastic metaphors and similes to describe a range of settings.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Maths Morning

Today Year 4 joined Year 6 for lots of Maths problem solving fun!

We learned about compass points, coordinates and direction and solved problems about time. Have a look at some of the things we did!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Philosophy for Children: Pocket money debate

Year 4 debated whether pocket money should given to them or whether it should be earned today during a P4C session.

There were lots of good discussion points being made and lots of thought provoking ideas. One child said that they should have to earn their pocket money because it would prepare them well for the real world of work when they became adults. Another argued that children went to school all day and were far too tired to do chores and to earn their pocket money. Another agreed and said that pocket money was important to have because the children needed to learn about how to spend money sensibly.

All very sensible points for debate year 4.

What do the rest of you think?

Looking for habitats!

Look at Year 4 hunting for habitats in the garden. We looked for different habitats, the types of animals that might have lived in them and we also considered the characteristics of the different habitats.

Mummifying Tomatoes!

I am really looking forward to our multi-faceted learning this week, because one of the facets will be... mummifying tomatoes!!!

We will be treating our tomatoes as if they were the bodies of Ancient Egyptian Pharoahs.  What do you think we will be doing to them? What steps of mummification can you remember?

Thursday, 6 March 2014

World Book Day!

What a  fantastic day we have had today for World Book Day. 
The children looked absolutely fantastic in their outfits, and we've had a wonderful time doing different Roald Dahl related activities.

World Book Day 2014 on PhotoPeach

Making a Dam

As part of our Ancient Egypt topic work we have been finding out about the Aswan Dam and why it could be a good thing or a bad thing for people living in Egypt.

We then looked more closely at how the Aswan Dam works, and decided to make our own!

We chose materials that we thought would block the flow of water successfully, and carefully constructed our Dams to stop as much water coming through as possible.

Making a Dam on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


It's time our new Quadblogging buddies!

 We have been paired with:

 Mrs JD's Class 3 Blog

Mrs Schur's Class Blog

Poplar Class Blog

This week it is Mrs Schur's class' turn to be in the spotlight. Please have a look at their blog and leave a comment.

Happy Quadblogging!