Year 4

Year 4 Curriculum Letter Summer Term 2018

07.06.18

Year 4 had a fantastic time at the London Zoo.

The children transformed into rainforest warriors and learned about different layers of the rainforest. Then they explored the rain forest habitat where the animals were free to roar. Children carried out investigations, measured the temperature and the humidity of the habitat. We were so lucky to have spotted a tamandua, an incredibly shy tree-climbing anteater from South American and a sloth, which moved surprising speedily!

We then separated into small groups to explore the rest of the zoo. We met Kumbuka the gorilla and watched Humboldt penguins diving under water skillfully. Our favorite animals include the striking red-faced spider monkeys, the Komodo dragons (the largest lizard in the world) and the stunning ‘blue morpho’ butterflies from the rainforest in Central and South America!

14.05.18

This week, the Year 4 children observed carefully and recorded their findings from the eggshell experiment.

We chose eggshell because teeth are made from minerals in a comparable way to tooth enamel. Eggshell and enamel erode when they come into contact with acidic drinks such as cola and fruit juices.

Our experiment demonstrated that the eggshell left in apple juice was significantly eroded after 1 week, while the eggshell left in water remained the same. We concluded that it was because water is not acidic and therefore has no effect on the eggshell.

We discussed the effect sugar has on our teeth. We learned that sugar creates s sticky substance called plaque which can build on our teeth and harbour bacteria which harms the protective enamel on teeth and results in tooth decay.

 

27.04.18

Year 4 have been reading Oliver and Seawigs this term.

This week we have created some amazing seawigs and decorated them with all kinds of weird and wonderful sea creatures and recycled materials.

See our blog at the bottom of the page for pictures.

22.02.18

Yesterday the trial of Barleywater took place at St Mary’s School. Everyone in Year 4 had a role to play including prosecution and defense lawyers, jury members, judges, witnesses and reporters.

The defendant was found guilty.  Forensic evidence revealed that the finger print found on the stolen goods (an apple) that matched that of Mr. Barleywater. The defendant will be sentenced later this year.

 

11.01.18

The Year 4 children took turns to interview Elvis Cave, the big and muscly bully who terrorises Lizard Street in Philip Ridley’s novel Krindlekrax. They used these experiences to plan a newspaper report. 

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24.11.17

This week, Year 4 assembled their own ‘Junk Band’ and using variety of instruments, played a mystery tune!

A delighted audience correctly identified the tune. Bravo Year 4!

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27.04.18

Year 4 have been reading Oliver and Seawigs this term.

This week we have created some amazing seawigs and decorated them with all kinds of weird and wonderful sea creatures and recycled materials.

Do you like them? Can you guess who is wearing the seawig?

 

 

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