In Chestnut class we have been testing the effect of different drinks on our teeth. As egg shells contain the same substances as teeth we placed some hard boiled eggs into water, milk, coke, coke zero, coffee and orange juice and left them for 6 days. We observed what had happened to the eggs and discovered that milk and water are the best drinks for our teeth. We were surprised by how much damage the orange juice caused and now know that we must remember to clean out teeth after drinking orange juice.
Our new topic in maths over the next week is division. Today, we began by using place value counters to divide 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number.
This week in Literacy, Year 4 have been producing newspaper reports all about the Anglo-Saxon and Scot invasion of Britain. They have been working hard to give their articles catchy headlines, picture with captions and factual information.
Here is a wonderful example by Austin and Jaiden!
Last half term, Chestnut worked on their handball skills by practising attacking and defending strategies. They played mini-games before competing in a whole-class match using the official rules of handball.
For computing last half term, Year 4 had to create a soundtrack on Garageband to go alongside a clip from the Roman Mysteries. We then listened and evaluated their effectiveness by watching the clip alongside the music that had been created!
This week in Literacy, Year 4 have been writing commentary scripts based on a Roman Gladiator fight! Here is a wonderful example by Jacob and Noah:
Last week, Year 4 wrote soliloquies imagining they were either a Celtic warrior or a Roman soldier about to head into battle. Here is a great example of the writing produced. Well done Kieran!