Well done to everyone for making such an effort with your Norman castles homework! Here are some excellent examples!
On Wednesday 18th April, we were lucky enough to visit our real Norman castle to begin our topic 1066!
We had a great day that included a tour around the castle grounds and inside the castle from a historian, as well as some time to explore and sketch the outside of the castle. We also got to enjoy some beautiful sunshine whilst we had our lunch!
Last half term, our topic was Burps, Bottoms and Bile. In this topic, we learnt all about human teeth:
We designed t-shirts with the process of the digestive system on them!
We also explored what happens when we drink fizzy water!
In Computing, we completed flow diagrams about the digestive system:
We had a very busy Spring Term in Year 4, where we took part in lots of themed days and activities!
NSPCC Number Day:
We completed lots of different maths puzzles to take part in NSPCC Number Day.
We visited Chelmsford Athletics Stadium to take part in lots of different sporting activities and compete against other schools. We came 4th overall, with 1st place boy and girl.
World Book Day:
We got to dress up as a hero or a villain from a book, played a Where’s Wally treasure hunt and had to write a story all about the villain who terrorised LMPS!
Science Week – 12th to 18th March:
During Science week, we completed activities linked to the topic of ‘Flight’, including a Bottle Rocket Competition and building an effective parachute.
Today Chestnut and Cedar enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt with prizes for those that found golden eggs and those that found the most eggs. A fun end to the term.
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!
To begin our new topic Traders and Raiders, Year 4 had the challenge of building a Saxon ship to travel across the North Sea to invade the eastern coast of Britain. They had to work together to build a life-sized ship for their Saxon leader, as well as weapons and tools for their journey.
Our new topic this half term is Road Trip USA! To start off this topic with a bang, Year 4 had to go outside and find tickets to 14 different states. These tickets told us the name of the state, its abbreviation and its name in Native American. Then, we went inside and used the iPads to locate these states on a map of the USA. Here are some photos!