Welcome to Year Four

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Year 4's Blog

Expedition Update

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The children have this week managed to turn their algorithm into code and send this to the robot brain. Early testing shows that these algorithms may need a little debugging to complete this journey successfully!

 


Latin

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Year 4 have been studying Latin as our Modern Foreign Language. Latin allows our children to explore the root and etymology of much of our English vocabulary. For example, Manus means hands in Latin, and what do you use To do something manually? Therefore, manually means 'by hand'. I wonder I feel you can guess at what other words come from these Latin body parts?


Structured imagery

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Year 4 have been using Cuisenere to help them understand how bar models work. Do you know the difference between a part, part, whole and a part, part, part, whole model?


Called

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As part of our Called Come and See topic, Year 4 created short dramas using our own experiences that showed when we had been chosen for a task or event.


Forest School

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Year Four have continued to develop their lashing skills this week in preparation for our annual Winter Wonderland. We gathered, cut and lashed sticks to create these beautiful stars. What could we do with them next week?


Expedition VEX

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Year 4 continued to develop their coding vocabulary in preparation for expedition VEX. They used their knowledge to create an algorithm in order to safely guide Mr. Shillaw through the classroom making use of the correct mathematical terms. Hopefully, we will be able to apply this next week to safely guide a VEX bot through he cones.


The Generous Widow

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‪Y4 delivered an amazing Gospel Assembly making links between the generous widow Gospel and our mission together work as well as all the talents we share within our school.


Take shelter from the rain!

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Like Ernest Shackleton and his crew, we endured harsh weather conditions in today’s Forest School session. Luckily Mrs Janvier taught us how to use teamwork to make use of these authentic emergency shelters. We managed to stay dry in the downpour.


Shocking science

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We’ve been building and investigating circuits this half term. We concluded our learning with a scientific investigations! We tested objects around the room to discover whether they were a conductor or an insulator. We recorded our findings in our research books and then did a scientific write-up included diagrams and observations. 


Building shelters

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Using materials around the fire circle we built shelters for our hedgehogs. We made use of teepee structures and existing shelters. We had to think about making them more comfortable environments, and some of us protected our hedgehogs from the rain.