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Year 4

Cathedral Trip: 16th November 2018

 

Year 4 were lucky enough to visit the Cathedral in Norwich along with Year 3. We learnt lots of interesting things about the theme of light, and developed our knowledge and skills in the areas of Religion, Art and Science.

 

In the Science activity, we learnt about shadows and reflective surfaces. We experimented with torches to investigate which surfaces reflected light. We were also fortunate enough to learn about art history in relation to Christianity when looking at the stained glass windows and we even had a go at creating our own! The church wardens also told us lots of interesting things about Christian ceremonies and the significance of light in Christianity including learning about God being the light of the world.

 

We have included some photos for you to learn more about our experiences. We hope you enjoy!

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Topic update: November 2018

 

Year 4 are now learning about the topic 'let there be light'. We will be learning about light related themes across the whole curriculum. Some of our focuses will include examining light in relation to science (for example, looking at different reflective surfaces, shadow formation and how we can protect our eyes from the sunlight). We will also have a focus on light and dark in Art in relation to models of light and shadow, and in RE we will be examining various religions and the meaning of light to those religions. We look forward to sharing more of our learning with you on this topic!

Science Day- 10.10.18

 

We had a very exciting Science Day where we learnt about how Coke and Mentos react together and why.

 

We learnt about different states of matter and how the carbon dioxide in coke reacts with the indentations in the Mentos, creating gas bubbles and an eruption. The gas bubbles fizzed and caused the coke to overflow. We had lots of fun! Photograph to follow soon.

Ancient Greeks Trip

 

On Monday 24th September, Year 4 were lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit North Norfolk Railway in Sheringham. We were transported back in time whilst riding on a steam train to Holt, where we took part in lots of exciting workshops. We learnt all about Greek artefacts, how to be archaeologists and the origins of medicine in learning about Hippocrates and the Four Humours Theory. We even had the opportunity to be medical detectives in working out what was wrong with patients based on what we learnt about the Four Humours Theory.

 

Here are the photos of our exciting day! 

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Welcome to Year 4

 

There and Back Again...

This term the children will be learning about Greece for our “There and Back Again” topic. They will investigate ancient Greece, write their own myths, and find out what the Greeks have done for us.

We have an exciting trip planned to the North Norfolk Railway on Monday 24th September for an ancient Greek experience.

 

Reading

The children will continue to use the Accelerated Reader scheme. They choose two books from the library at a time. One book should be within their current accelerated reader band and the other can be anything they want to read. I would also encourage your children to read whatever else they want to read at home.

 

Homework

Maths homework and spellings will be given out on Mondays to be completed by the following Monday. There will also be tables to learn and some longer-term research projects.

 

Tables

Tables will be tested each Friday. Children are expected to know all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. They should be able to recall any fact within 5 seconds.

21.09.18

3

02.11.18

4

30.11.18

Any

28.09.18

6

09.11.18

8

07.12.18

Any

05.10.18

12

16.11.18

7

 

 

12.10.18

9

23.11.18

11

 

 

 

PE

PE sessions will usually be on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Please keep PE kits in all week in case of timetable changes.

 

Parents Evening

Parent consultations will take place during the three days before half term.

Modern Foreign Languages, Physical Education and Music overview

Blofield Primary School Values

Fairness
  • “Win or lose, do it fairly.” Knute Rockne
Respect
  • “Everyone should be respected as an individual” Albert Einstein
Challenge
  • “We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges” Joyce Meyer
Perseverance
  • “No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” Ramana Maharshi
Thoughtfulness
  • “A little attention, a little kindness, a little thoughtfulness are worth more than all the wealth in the world.” Avijeet Das
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