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Year 4 – Understanding God’s gift of love and friendship

Year 4 – Understanding God’s gift of love and friendship

In RE today we learned that Advent comes from the Latin word ‘Adventus’ which means ‘a drawing near.’ We learned about the      symbols, prayers and readings of the season and reflected on God’s love which he made known by giving us the wonderful gift of Jesus. Then working in groups we each wrote one verse of a collective class Advent hymn entitled: Jesus – God’s gift to our world. Each group then performed their verse to the rest of the class.

 

Computing in Year 4

During computing today, Year 4 have been building their own game based on the Crossy Road App. The children began by programming a number of charatcers that moved back and forth across the screen, this created the obstacles within their game. Then, they added their main character and created an algorithm that instructed their main character to perform an interesting function when it bumped into an obstacle. The children then added a move function to their algorithm using one of the iPad’s various sensors which would move and manipulate their main character. Finally, Year 4 explored different ways of ending their game once their character had reached its destination.