Welcome to Class 4T with Miss Turnbull
Year 4 were lucky enough to take part in two anti-bullying workshops. During the two sessions the pupils became special agents in training to assist the leaders in a mission to stop bullying.
The class really enjoyed various role plays. The children have gained a better understanding of what bullying is and what they can do if they see it happening.
Some children working on their role plays.
This term we have also been lucky enough to have Djembe drumming. We all enjoyed learning new skills and perfoming to parents.
This term we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians. The children all had a great time on our Egyptian day learning even more! There were some fantastic costumes!
We learnt a new game called 'Jackal and Hound' and even made some excellent versions for homework.
In the afternoon we learnt about the mumification process and some children even got invovled and acted as different characters. e.g. the pharoah.
After all the snow, we have finally celebrated world book day! There were some fantasic costumes and the children really enjoyed designing their own front covers for their favourite books. We also had a fantasitc quiz between houses in the hall. Well done to the winners Mayflower (everyone who took part tried really hard)!
What do you think about our costumes? Which is your favourite?
Harry Potter cast from our class!
In computing this month we have been working on the topic 'We are musicians'. We have used a variety of software including: 'Isle of Tune' and 2simple, to help us create and develop a musical composition. As a class we discussed how we could refine and improve our creations.
Our topic in English towards the end of February has been 'leaflets'. We have looked at a variety of leafelts and discused key features that were found. We have also written persuasie leaflets to encourage people to come to Sunnymede Junior School. Our next leafelt will be about a theme park. All the children are really loooking forward to presuading people to come to their own theme park!
Our topic in Maths is now fractions. We started by sorting different representations of fractions into groups. We really enjoyed seeing fractions presented in a variety of ways!
During this topic we have also have made our own fraction walls using strips of paper and folding and measuring them accurately to ensure they were equal.
In History this term we have been learning about Ancient Egypt. We have study a varied of topics including: making a cartouche with our names in hyrogliphics, location of Egypt and the River Nile, Tutankhamum, Cleopatra as well as a number of other topics. We even made our own posters linking to Ancient Egypt and presented our infomation to the rest of the class.
This month in Design and Technology our task was to created our own Egyptian Shadufs. First we had to research how they worked and what they were used for. We even made prototypes with giant straws! We eventually created replicas out of wood. We used bench hooks and saws carefully to. Each one had to have an 'arm' which could pivot with a weight on one end and a bucket on the other.
4T have had a busy Decmeber so far, we all enjoyed dressing up for Christmas jumper day last week.
We have also been practising our song - 'The One God's Chosen', for the chirsmas play. We hope you all enjoyed it!
Have a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
See you refreshed and ready to learn in January.
On Monday 13th November, all of Year 4 went on a trip to West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village. We spent the morning exploring the various buildings that archaeologists have designed. They don't actually know exactly what Anglo-Saxon houses would have looked like so they have had to experiment using the evidence they have managed to find. This was the Sunken House.
Stephanie, our guide, told us that they had discovered 'keys' for locking the houses, they were used to keep animals out.
Duirng the afternoon we visited the museum to see artefacts that have been discovered. Many of the children enjoyed dressing up in replica costumes as well as trying on a replica Sutton Hoo helmet.
Our topic this term in Science is 'States of Matter'. We have investigated - solids, liquids and gasses as well as carrying out a variety of experiments to identify how materials have changed state, the best temperatures to melt chocolate.
We have even made our own chocolate crispy cakes to test this. They were a big hit!
In Science, 4T have been investigating electricity. This has involved learning about parts of a circuit, how to make a working circuit as well as conductors and insulators. Throughout our research we have discovered that not all materials conduct electricity, but objects that do conduct electricity are made of metal. Although not all metal objects are electrical conductors. Today we even made out own switches using split pins and paper clips!
27/9/17 Instruction texts
In English we have been learning about instruction texts. We had a great time following some instructions to make lanterns and concertina shapes. Have a look at what we have made!
Welcome to 4T's class page. I hope everyone had a lovely summer and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead!