Year 4 took advantage of the nice weather to practise doing some fieldwork sketches of our school in preparation for our trip to the coast in a couple of weeks. We used compasses to figure out the direction we were facing and then sketched the landscape and buildings we could see.
Today our Year 4 team took part in the South Shields Skipping Festival at St. Joseph’s Academy. There were 4 other schools present and we skipped together and took part in some competitions too!
Everyone tried their best and we were lucky enough to win 19 Silver awards and 10 bronze awards!
We had a great time and would like to say a big thank you to the organisers of the event and the other schools that took part.
Well done to everyone who decorated a egg they were all fantastic !!
We took advantage of the snowy conditions to learn more about states of matter.
Did you know that water can be a solid, liquid or a gas?
When it’s a solid it’s called ice, when it’s a liquid it’s called water, and when it’s a gas it’s called water vapour.
We used the process of melting to turn the solid ice into liquid water, we also observed the results of pouring salt on snow and ice and discovered this melted the solid creating a liquid!
Today we read a story called Spaghetti and meatballs for all. It was a story about a husband and wife who wanted to host a family reunion. They knew they were going gong to have 32 guests, so Mrs Comfort (the wife) drew up a fantastic seating plan using 8 tables and 32 chairs…
However, once the guests started to arrive and move the tables around, things became slightly more complicated!
We enjoyed working in mixed groups today to use our knowledge of area and perimeter to investigate different ways Mr and Mrs Comfort could have arranged the tables and chairs to seat all of their guests.
This week we read a book called ‘Each orange had 8 slices.’ We read and solved the maths problems in the book working with our maths partners, and enjoyed it so much that we decided to make our own version of the story with our own maths problems and settings!
Here is a sneak peek of the behind the scenes book creation. Look out for the finished book in the corridor by the Year 4 classroom soon!