Year 4

Learning all about our teeth in Science

Learning all about our teeth in Science

Today in Science, Year 4 conducted an experiment to look at how our teeth are affected by different liquids that we eat and drink including Coca Cola, vinegar, milk and water. We used eggs as their shells react similarly to the enamel on our teeth.

 

We worked carefully to make sure our experiment was carried out fairly by using the same method, equipment and amount of liquid with each egg. We plan to leave each egg for 7 days and look at the results next week. We can’t wait to see if our predictions are correct!

Representing 4-digit numbers

Representing 4-digit numbers

In Maths today, Year 4 used the place value chart to work out the value represented by a digit in a 4-digit number. Then we went outdoors and made 4-digit number using natural resources we found in our school gardens.

Collective Worship – learning from St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians

Collective Worship – learning from St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians

This week in our Year 4 Collective Worship we listened to the messages from St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians and thought about how we can build his words into our own lives.

We agreed that to be a good team we need to be kind to one another, always listen to what everyone has to say and respect everyone’s opinions and ideas. We then used our inspiration to design a cross which captures our thoughts.

Learning our Roman Numerals

Learning our Roman Numerals

In Maths this week, Year 4 learned the origins of Roman Numerals and how the number system works. We then worked with our talk partner to make Roman Numerals using lollipop sticks and then matched all of the numbers up to 1000 with their modern day number equivalent. It was a very fun start to our place value learning!

 

Taking inspiration from the Rainforest in English

Taking inspiration from the Rainforest in English

In English this week, Year 4 read The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. The story is all about The Amazon Rainforest and the community of animals that live in the Kapok Tree.

After reading and discussing the story together, we worked in our groups to role play the story. We played the various animals including the snake, the bees, the monkeys, the jaguar the sloth and the frog, to name just a few! Mrs Myers and Mrs Holmes were very impressed with our acting abilities!