For science we were learning about 'ELECTRICITY'. We learned that electrical items work either through batteries or a mains port.
We separated household items that use a mains port or batteries or maybe both.
Following World Book week SMSJ invited Gav the storyteller to keep the children on edge as he told them a wonderful, creative, character twisting story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.
World Book Week
Year 4 staff dressed up as Pirates to celebrate their chosen book, 'Treasure Island' for World Book Week.
For Geography this term, we began learning about the continents of the world. Using our atlases, we understood there are 7 continents in the world and labelled them on our worksheet.
Can you name them?
After we identified the continents of the world, we located the countries on a world map.
In our next geography lesson, the children were given a sheet of the blank map of the world and working in a group had to identify the continents to see if they remembered them.
We were then given pictures of highest mountains which we had to place in the continent they belonged to. This involved team work where we had discussions with each other in our groups and came to a decision if we didn’t know where the pictures belonged.
As a class we found in which continent the mountains lay and moved them around if needed.
This activity was repeated using pictures of longest rivers in each continent.
To learn more about the world, we did some research on our Ipads to find some of the key geographical features of a continent. We looked at information such as: highest mountains, longest rivers, the largest country, the smallest country,the climate, oceans and seas surrounding the continent.
Year 4 contributed to the 60th Birthday celebration of SMSJ by making ‘Rainbow cupcakes.’ The children enjoyed spooning the various coloured cake batter into the cake cases creating their own unique rainbow cake.
No Pens Wednesday
This year ‘No Pens Wednesday’ fell on the 6th October. Working on our R.E. subject, we learnt about Joseph’s story and his coloured coat. We then decorated his coat working in groups, collaging using different coloured materials.
Next, for Literacy, working on our ‘Potions’ topic we have been looking at the potions used in the story of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Our task was to sequence the story remembering when the potions were used to complete the ending.
We then matched the text to the pictures and rearranged the pictures to find the correct sequence.
One of our other team tasks during the day was participating in an activity where we worked as a pair and a class asking our partner a timetable question. Our partner gave an answer, we then swapped our cards with each other, walked around the class to find another partner and asked them our new question from our card.
Last week during 'Safety Week' Year 4 were learning about Safety in the home using 'electricity', Stranger Danger- what to do when approached by strangers, Water Safety- the signs to look out for at the beach when it is or isn't safe to swim, First Aid- the procedure for calling help and treating minor injuries, Road Safety and Internet Safety.
The school also had a visit from the NSPCC informing children their rights of being respected and the need to be treated well. We also had a visit from the Lifeboat organisation, RNLI.