In Year 4 we love role play! This time we used our finely honed acting skills to bring to life the story of Robin Hood.
We had a great day celebrating Children in Need day, completing various fun activities throughout the day.
Maths was full of excitement as we scoured the school looking for hidden word problems for us to solve and in ICT we used our Lego skills to create our very own mascots for the day.
This week we were looking at using our muscles and what signs tell us that our body is burning more calories.
Thanks to the Into Film Festival, Year 3 and 4 went to see Moana at the Odeon. Wow, what a fantastic film! Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone on the trip.
We have had another fantastic morning learning how to stay fit and healthy. Today's session was focused on calories and what kind of activities burn calories.
This week was our first week of our Change 4 Life lessons, by playing a series of fun, energetic games, we found out all about the different food groups and what effect each group has on our bodies. For example, protein helps our muscles stay strong, carbohydrate gives us energy and dairy helps our bones and teeth stay healthy. Ask us to see if we can remember the other food groups, what they do for our bodies and why it is important to have a balanced diet.
Our problem solving skills and also our ability to work as a team were both put to the test this week. We had lots fun trying to work out how to get our whole team and a set of balls from one place to another using only limited resources.
What a magical few weeks! We have watched our tiny caterpillars grow in to rather large catterpillars, we observed them cocoon and waited eagerly for the transformation to complete so we could see the beautiful butterflies they would become.
Once all the butterflies had emerged, we were ready to let them out in to the big wide world.
Weddington School welcomed two representatives from the Dogs Trust to our assembly on Tuesday 31st October, in our assembly we learnt all about dogs behaviour, what to do if we are frightened by a dog and how to approach a strange dog.
Year 4 were then lucky enough to have the ladies come back to class and continue teaching us, back in class we found out all about the dogs senses.
This term, Year 4 have been learning all about Penguins and the Arctic.
In English, we have been reading '365 Penguins'. We really enjoyed the book and had great fun acting out scenes from the story.
We continued our penguin theme in Maths, completing various penguin related problems such as solving some rounding problems for 'Penguin Tours' ... No one likes a tricky number to remember!
In Topic, we have been learning all about the Arctic. We found out about the plants and animals that we can find there, the people who live there and the transport that might be used. Ask us why a polar bear wouldn't eat a penguin!
Of course October wouldn't be complete without a spot of Christmas Card making! The children have been hard at work, creating their masterpieces which you will soon have the chance to purchase as professionally printed cards (details to follow).
Science has helped us learn more about living things and their habitats, as part of this amazing learning ... We are very excited to welcome the caterpillars back! They have cocooned already, we can't wait to see the butterflies they become :-)
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