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Y4 Writing – ‘Soar’ Narratives

Y4 Writing – ‘Soar’ Narratives

Using the silent film, 'Soar' (see link below), Y4 made incredible progress with their writing skills!  As we watched each expressive nuance, every subtle action, we were able to find our narrative voice to describe what we could see happening.  We watched it little...

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Y4 Earthquake Detectors!

Y4 Earthquake Detectors!

We have been learning about North American states in geography.  In California, the San Andreas Fault causes earthquakes. We wanted to create our own warning system for these.  Find out more about the San Andreas Fault by clicking on these links:...

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Y4 Wellbeing Workout

Y4 Wellbeing Workout

Before we began any of our lessons on wellbeing, we negotiated and established our own 'ground-rules'. In our first wellbeing session we had so much fun!  Using the rhythm and personality of a piece of music we gave our observational drawings of Autumn leaves a sense...

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Y4 Maths: Making our own Pyramid Nets

Y4 Maths: Making our own Pyramid Nets

In Y4, we have been investigating the angles in triangles.  After lots of practice measuring angles with a protractor, measuring lengths of sides of shapes in cm/mm, and using a template to build our own pyramids, we used all of this maths knowledge and skill to make...

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Y4 D&T: Ancient Egyptian Shadufs

Y4 D&T: Ancient Egyptian Shadufs

To lift the water from the canal the ancient Egyptians used a shaduf.   A shaduf is a large pole balanced on a crossbeam, a rope and bucket on one end and a heavy counter weight at the other. By pulling the rope it lowered the bucket into the canal. The farmer then...

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Y4 Maths: Investigating angles in quadrilaterals

Y4 Maths: Investigating angles in quadrilaterals

We all had 2 sheets of rectangular paper.  First we were challenged to make two squares.  Then to fold and to cut into triangles.  We were then challenged to use these 4 right-angled triangles to make other quadrilaterals - first a parallelogram, then a trapezium......

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Y4 Art: Marvellous Monet

Y4 Art: Marvellous Monet

We have been learning all about Claude Monet, who was one of the main impressionist artists.  Monet was born in Paris in 1840 and as a child he showed great talent as an artist. In 1872 he painted a picture of a harbour using very loose brushstrokes. He called the...

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Y4 Writing: Howard Carter’s Diary

Y4 Writing: Howard Carter’s Diary

In Y4 we have spent many weeks enthralled with the history of Ancient Egypt!  Last week, we learned about Howard Carter's incredible discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun.  Using all that knowledge, we composed our own diaries as if we were Howard Carter himself,...

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