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Year 4 News!

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In our English lessons this week, we took on the roles of journalists. In our book the Boa Constrictor has escaped from the zoo so of course this called for a newspaper report! In order to write a professional report, we needed to understand the features. After learning about the features of a news report as a class, we got out some real newspaper articles and cut them up to identify the features. After this, we looked at the importance of the headline. We learnt how we could use alliteration or a play on words to grab the reader's attention and create a catchy and memorable headline. Once we had a good understanding of the features, we need to develop an understanding of the events which took place at the zoo. Luckily, Miss Holland had been in the Reptile House at the zoo on the day that the snake escaped. So, we were able to interview her and find out more information about the key events (How lucky are we?!). After all of this work, we were able to plan our reports and write an informative newspaper article. In our SPaG lessons this week, we continued to learn about how to punctuate speech correctly and were able to this in our direct speech. We also continued to practise spelling words ending in 'sure'. We used word searches and wrote sentences using the words correctly.

Throughout Maths this week, we have continued with our place value unit of work. At the beginning of the week, we continued to learn about numberlines in 1000s. We learnt how to work out the intervals on numberlines of different values and how to estimate the missing amounts. Building on our knowledge from Year 3, we have learnt about Roman numerals up to 100. Finally, we have ended the week by learning about 10, 100 and 1000 more or less than a given number. We have used place value grids and base 10 equipment to help us find our answers.

In our Science lessons this week, we have continued to learn about classifying animals. Building on our knowledge of Carroll diagrams from last week, we have now learnt about how to use Venn diagrams. Today, we then learnt about classifying vertebrates. Vertebrates can be categorised into 5 main groups: mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and birds. To understand what each of these groups meant we learnt about the characteristics of each classification. We then moved on to learn about how to use classification keys. Classification keys are a way of identifying living things through a series of questions based on their similarities and differences. In our Science lesson today, we also learnt some very interesting facts. Did you know...Scientists think that there are 7.77 million species of animals in the world, living on the land, in the sky and in the sea but we have only discovered and named about 1.4 million of these...which means that over 6 million species of animal are yet to be discovered!
We started our DT unit of work this week. Over the course of this term, we will be creating an invisibility cloak as a class. In order to keep our cloak secure, we will need to add fastenings so, today we discussed and explored different types of fastening. The children were able to name a wide range of fastenings which are used on clothing. As part of the design process, we needed to evaluate different fastenings. Using bear clothes, we were able to assess the appearance, durability and complexity of fastenings.

In RE this week we explored how the story of the 'Feeding of the 5000' represents Good News. We discussed what a miracle was and what miracle we thought the story had in it.

Finally, Year 4 took part in a fantastic Press Play computing workshop which has given us the opportunity to engage with role play in a different way. Using headsets, the children were able to take on the role of the main character in the story. They were taken on a journey to Italy. During their experience, they were transported back in time to the volcanic eruption in Pompeii. They experienced what it was like to be in a volcanic eruption and earthquakes and aftershocks.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Miss Welch

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