Year 4B

 

Class of 2017 -18

 

September 2017

 

Class of 2016 -17

 

May 2017

Spring has arrived in year 4b and we have had a month focused on our environment. Throughout the month, we have had a big focus on plants and wildlife. From learning about Eco systems in science, where we discovered different types of bugs, animals, predators and prey, to exploring the beautiful scenery of Low Hall Nature Reserve, hunting for the very animals we have been learning about. 

The children have also been getting their hands dirty in the allotment area. They have begun to plant a range of different vegetables in our beds including springs onions and potatoes. As well as this, we have spent time making our classroom and school look even more beautiful by bedding flowers into pots and hanging baskets.



We have also been lucky enough to be visited by several environmental experts this term. Firstly, we took part in a water workshop which focused on ways to save water, reuse old water in order to recycle it as efficiently as possible and we even learnt about how water is cleaned on an industrial scale! As well as this, we were visited by the road safety team who gave us lots of top tips about how to travel safely and get around in ways which are better for the environment.

 

 

April 2017

 April has been an exciting month for year 4b!

Firstly, in science, we have been exploring the history of electricity and how it used. From Researching the work of Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin, to making our own electricity circuits with switches, we have really had a buzzing time. The children created their own circuits which where complete with lamps, buzzers and switches to turn them on and off .

In maths, the children have been learning about 2d and 3d shapes. This has involved learning about the properties if different shapes, new shape names and even the difference between regular and irregular polygons. We have also been exploring angles alongside this. Fly some children, this meant exploring the school grounds with angle measures and identifying the different types of angles and shapes which we could. This angle hunt was a lot of fun!

Finally, in English, as well as writing about Pokemon and our trip to Low Bank Ground, we practiced reading and rehearsing poetry aloud. Each child chose their favourite poem from a range of different books, then read it out aloud to the whole class. Some were funny, some were sad, some were about people and places: all of them were brilliant! It was wonderful to see the children confidently stand in front of the rest of their classmates and share their favourite pieces of writing.

 

 

 
March 2017
 
During March, year 4 were lucky enough to experience the great outdoors and spend the week at Low Bank Ground residential complex in the heart of the Lake District. The children spent the week next to Coniston Water and challenged themselves in ways they had never thought of before!
The range of activities which the children took part in was huge: from canoeing on windswept lake to hiking up the world famous Old Man of Coniston mountain, the children pushed their limits and achieved things some of they had never thought possible.
The week also involved a lot of team building activities as well as the development of life skills. Our children were expected to make their own beds, clean their rooms, pack and unpack all of their clothing and even set the table for over 40 people as well as then clean it all up!
It was a wonderful week!
 
 

February 2017

E-Safety Day

As a WOW launch to E Safety day we wanted to do something memorable for the children around keeping children safe on the Internet. With the help of One Day Creative, all the children in the school got to take part in a fun creative workshop and learn all about E Safety through Drama.

Year 4-5 explored E safety issues the same way but through a super heroes and villains theme. Some children were in charge of E- safety and had to Buzz and shout “Stop” when there was something suspicious or unsafe happening in the game. The foam numbers and letters represented the keyboard on the game and the children acted out behind these as though in the game.

 

January 2017

This term we started a brand new topic in science. We are exploring the exciting world of sound and have undertaken a number of interesting and fascinating experiments. Starting with a range of instruments, we discovered that sound is created by the vibration of objects. Using this knowledge, we managed to create not only own instruments but also string telephones which we used to send secret messaged. Finally, we studied how the length of objects can affect the pitch of sound, changing it from high to low. We have become budding scientists of the future!

 

December 2016

We spent our English lessons in December playing Minecraft and creating video blogs for YouTube! It was a lot of fun. The children began by creating a magical castle on the iPad version of the game, before writing a set of instructions for other children which would explain how to build the castle for themselves. Following this, the children then paired up and recorded video blogs on the iPads all about the amazing world within the game. The children had a lot of fun doing this and made the most of the chance to express themselves.

 

November 2016

Firstly, in math we have been learning about multiplication, grid method and times tables. We have played games and had competitions so that we can memorise them.

Secondly, in English we ate chocolate cake while reading Matilda and writing about Miss Trunchbull. We are also reading The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe which we have nearly finished.

Finally, in science we are learning about the water cycle, condensation, evaporation and water vapour. We have done several experiments about these, they were our favourite!

By Emily and Lucie 4B

 

September 2016
Welcome to Class 4B!
 
To begin with in Year 4, we have been deciding what it is that we want to do when we grow up! We have been learning about the many different jobs we can get when we are older and next, we will write job applications for our favourite job.
Our topic for this term is about the 'magic of learning', so we are beginning the year by creating our own enchanted capes. At the minute, the children are creating their own designs for the capes and undertaking product research, trying to find out which cape design will be the best.
The first couple of weeks in Year 4 have brought some great challenges and have been lots of fun - we are all excited for the year ahead!

 

Class of 2015 - 16

 

May 2016

Eco Week

In Year 4B, we have really enjoyed the different activities we took park in during Eco Week. We especially enjoyed creating our flower beds by planting some beautiful flowers and even making our own hanging baskets!

 

The Wigan Council gave us some very interesting information about road safety too and we loved taking part in a role play activity which helped us to recognise the dangers associated with this.

May 2016

This term we have been using the new allotment area to plant a range of seeds and flowers. The children loved coming up with the ideas of what to plant.  This involved researching the life cycle of a plant which built upon the knowledge of the previous year.

Although it was raining, the children were still smiling!