Highlights from Year 4

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4th Apr 2022

Another busy term for the Year 4 class. We have covered so much exciting learning. It was so great to see so many parents on our ‘parent drop in day’. This was a great opportunity to see our learning environments and all of our learning in Year 4. Well done to all the students that have participated in the Bikeability courses. You showed great commitment to these courses. We can’t wait to join the next level courses next year. Well done to those participants!

In Maths, we have been learning about multiplication facts and how to create two and three step multiplication facts. The extra steps have definitely been tricky but our class has shown great determination to solving all of their maths problems this term.

Please continue to practice your times tables on ttrockstars.com. Reminder that our times tables quizzes are on Fridays.

We have been looking at Poetry this term and all the language features needed to create a poem. Some of the language features that we looked at were onomatopoeia, alliteration and similes to write our poem.

We loved learning about the Romans. We looked at the daily life of a Roman and how the Romans invaded Britain. We were able to complete a timeline from looking at these historic events dating back to the year 753 BC. We made some great displays and dramatizing the Roman invasion with our props. Did you know? One of the most famous buildings left by the Ancient Romans is the Colosseum – a huge amphitheatre in the centre of Rome. This is where members of the public would come to watch sporting events and games, including battles between Roman gladiators!

We have really enjoyed “States of Matter” in Science this term. We investigated the different particles that can be found in solids, liquids and gasses. We conducted some great experiments on solids and investigating whether solids could melt in room temperature to change their state from solid to liquid and we made great predictions. We loved having our ‘water cycle in a bag’ on our window and observing the changes from evaporation – condensation and precipitation. Children were able to explain why these stages were happening throughout the day.

We also celebrated British Science Week this term. We had to create an animal that could survive on Mars . We looked at key facts about Mars before making our Mars animals out of salt dough. We loved British Science Week!

The Year 4 children have loved getting their Magic Breakfast bagel every morning. It is fantastic fuel for learning and a great start to the day!

Please feel free to speak to me or you can email Year4@ranikhetacademy.co.uk if you have any questions.