4E began their research on the River Nile. We used Isabella Wallace’s differentiator and the IPads to answer the questions and find the facts.
4E used their work from last week to rebuild a simple circuit. After that, we learnt about switches and how they break the circuit to stop lights being on all the time and the doorbell from constantly ringing. Then, we had a go at making our own switches for the circuits that we had made. It took a lot of resilience but we got there in the end!
In French, on Tuesday, 4E practised their vocabulary of food and drinks by having their very own French cafe. They ordered what they wanted, paid their bill and remembered the tip!
4E used the cuisennaire rods to support work on fractions. We secured our understanding that fractions must have equal parts and found a wide range of equivalence.
4E had a great afternoon investigating a range of circuits. During our electricity topic, we have learnt about how the mains work with Mr Bartle, identified a range of household items that use electricity, and discovered the different parts in a circuit. Yesterday, we tested a range of given circuits and embedded our understanding of what makes a circuit work. We scientifically recorded our investigation, including writing an equipment list, method, fair test procedure and conclusion. Making predictions first, we enjoyed testing each circuit and challenging our thinking.
A lovely mass this morning for Year 4 on the feast day of the conversion of St Paul. Outstanding singing and an extremely important message, ‘In a word, never let go of these three things: faith, hope and love. And know that the greatest of these will always be love
Today, Year 4 ventured back in Ancient Egypt to make papyrus paper. It was very messy and very fun! They soaked strips of paper into a mixture of flour and tea, then wiped off the excess before laying it in a criss-cross pattern.
Year 4 had a very special visit today from Lim who spoke to the children about jobs within the church, the priest’s role and his own journey to becoming a priest. The children were extremely attentive and Lim was very engaging and answered their questions so that they could understand.
What an exciting start to our day!
4E have been using their homework to brainstorm what they know about Eyam, Derbyshire. They discussed the facts they found and learnt more from each other. After this, they recorded the facts learnt about Hamelin over the past half term, as they have been using ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ as their class book. Tomorrow, they will compare the two places using our geography and history knowledge.
Year 4 had a fantastic time at the Liberal Synagogue in Nottingham city centre this morning. We listened carefully to Norman and impressed him with what we already knew. Whilst one class went downstairs to write the Mezzuzah prayer in Hebrew, the other class stayed upstairs and explored the synagogue and some Jewish artefacts. We got to try on Tallits and Kippurs and even use a Yad to discover how the Torah is read.