Year 4: Blog items

Year 4 - Using and Applying in Computing

Date: 26th Jun 2022 @ 6:53pm

This half term our computing topic is 'Using and Applying'. This week we focussed on using a range of useful tools and shortcuts in Google Docs to create a table that will help us store information. We learned how to create a table with the correct amount of cells, changed the font and size for the subheadings, inputted our data and changed the orientation of the page. Some great computing skills shown by our Year 4's!

Year 4 - Sound in Science

Date: 26th Jun 2022 @ 6:45pm

This week in our Science lesson we revisited our Sound topic. We recapped and discusses how soundwaves are made, how we hear sound and how sound travels. We looked at the different part sof the ear and their function and finished off with a quiz. A great lesson with our Year 4's and some fantastic participation and retreival skills from our long term memory!

Year 4 Boucle d'Or Et Les Trois Ours

Date: 20th Jun 2022 @ 8:03am

This half term in french we are focussing on a whole range of new vocabulary. We are using the the well known children's book, Goldilocks and the Three Bears to discuss and learn this new vocabulary. This week we listened to the story in French and then with our partners, tried to match the pictures to the words in French. We listened to the story again to check our answers and finished off with an interactive game on the whiteboard.

Year 4 Electricity

Date: 20th Jun 2022 @ 7:59am

This half term in Science, we are starting our consolidation unit, recapping everything that we have learnt over the course of the year. This weeks was Electricity. We had a great lesson and has some really good discussions about what we remembered from the start of the year. We spoke about appliances that use electricity, conductors and insulators and labelled the different parts of a circuit. Then we made a range of different circuits using condustors and insulators to put our theories to the test! 

Year 4 Fit to Go visit Bloomfield Road

Date: 20th May 2022 @ 7:50am

On Wednesday , Year 4 took part in the Fit 2 Go Festival. They spent the morning completing a variety of team based games. The children got the chance to complete  a fitness circuit at the side of the pitch at Bloomfield Road. Year 4 were also very lucky as they got the chance to got behind the scene at Blackpool Football Club and sit in the home teams dressing room.

Year 4 The Amazon Rainforest

Date: 16th May 2022 @ 4:48pm

Last week in our Geography lesson, we focussed on identifying the different threats to the Amazon rainforest and how the animals, people and plants that make up the rainforest are affected by these threats. We worked well in our groups and all got involved!

Year 4 Now Press Play

Date: 11th May 2022 @ 4:01pm

This week in our RE lesson we used Now Press Play. This was focussed on the 5 Pillars of Islam and the children followed an amazing journey. This is the Now Press Play description: You are an alien agent from outer space, on a mission to find out about the 5 Pillars of Islam. When your spaceship crashes, you meet Maany, a ninety-year-old Muslim man. Together you travel to Mecca and he teaches you about Islam. The children had a great time on this experience and we discussed what we had done/learned about on the journey afterwards.

Year 4 Train is A-Comin'

Date: 8th May 2022 @ 6:42pm

This week in music we got the glockenspiels out! After warming up and finding the pulse of a song we then started breaking down the different verses of 'Train is A-Comin' and the different notes used. At first, this proved to be quite hard becuase the tempo was extremely fast and there were a lot of notes to remember. After some perseverence and a slower tempo, we began to get the hang of it and performed really well! Looking forward to the next one!

Year 4 Our Ancient Egyptian Tomb

Date: 4th May 2022 @ 5:02pm

This week in Year 4 we were exploring what we would discover if we were to follow in the footsteps of Howard Carter into an Ancient Egyption tomb. We rearranged the classrooms and gave our explorers a torch each. They then only had a short time to explore the 'tomb' and find the hidden artifacts. Our Year 4's absolutely loved this and they did a fantastic job of describing what they had found in the short time they were in there.

Year 4 The 5 Pillars of Islam

Date: 4th May 2022 @ 4:56pm

In our RE journey this half term we are focussing on Islam. Last week we began by researching the 5 Pillars of Islam and what each of them meant. We then went on an 'information hunt' to find as much information as we could and share it with the rest of the class. Some fantastic teamwork and collaborative learning form our Year 4's!

Year 4 HOWZAAAAAT!

Date: 4th May 2022 @ 4:48pm

This half term in Year 4 in our PE lessons we are focussing on Cricket. We started off with a really good warm up, working on our hand-eye coordination, teamwork and communication skills. We then moved on to a bit of throwing and catching practice in our pairs and finished off with some batting and bowling practice. A fantastic introduction to cricket and our Year 4s loved it!

Year 4 Science Day

Date: 25th Apr 2022 @ 5:14pm

It was Science Day last Thursday at Boundary and what a day we had! We focussed on the importance of looking after and reusing our clothes. We carried out an experiment to see which washing detergent would best clean a stained piece of fabric. We stained a t-shirt with black coffee and then tried and tested three different detergents to see which would be the most effective. We discussed how much carbon dioxide is produced throughout the fashion industry and what happens to the clothes and the microplastics they contain when they are thrown away and sent to landfill.

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)

Date: 8th Apr 2022 @ 7:21am

Just a reminder to all our Year 4 parents/carers that in June, our children are required to complete the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). We strongly encourage you to ensure that your child/children are practising at home to put them in good stead! Here are some useful websites to help:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct5cDctLVTI

The Year 5's Have Taken Over!

Date: 7th Apr 2022 @ 4:46pm

Today saw the Year 5's take over the school! (supervised of course...). The children who took over Year 4 did an absolutely amazing job! They explained their lessons/activities well and engaged both classes really well! Everyone in Year 4 (staff and children) said that they had had an amazing morning thanks to Year 5. Looks like Mr McCormack and Mr Bamber might be out of a job soon!

Year 4 Michelle Reader Watch Out!

Date: 7th Apr 2022 @ 4:26pm

In our Art journey we have been looking at sculptures, especially those by Anthony Gormley and Michelle Reader. Our Year 4's have had their first attempt at making a sculpture of their choice from recycled materials. A fantastic first effort and a great evaluation after we had finished. We managed to iron out a few structural problems and will come back bigger and better next lesson!

Year 4 Our Diverse Community!

Date: 7th Apr 2022 @ 4:17pm

Last week we had an amazing PSHE lesson which got us up and out of our seats to enjoy the amazing weather we had! Our lesson was all about how diverse we are as a community and all the amazing qualities and attributes that people can bring. Both classes mixed outside and had to find the answers to questions such as 'Find someone who can speak another language', 'Find someone who's parents were born in another country' and 'Find someone who has a different hobby to you'. We learned a lot about each other and our Year 4's worked really well together! 

Year 4 Debate this...

Date: 28th Mar 2022 @ 7:30pm

Our Reading into Writing journey at the moment is all about discussions/debates. We decided that the 'big question' that we would focus on is 'Should Emperor Claudius Have Invaded Britain'? Look familiar? That's becuase it was also a part of our History journey this half term! We decided that it would be a great way to link some of our subjects together so here we are breaking down the 'for' and 'against' arguments to practice being able to write a discussion/debate. Some very compelling arguments being formulated here, Emperor Claudius' adivsors should watch out!

Year 4 Art Day!

Date: 28th Mar 2022 @ 7:21pm

Last week in our Art Day our Year 4's were looking at sculptures! We had a good look at Blackpool Tower and the Big One at the Pleasure Beach. We looked at different artists and their sculptures and used somenew techniques to create our own pieces of art. Some really good pieces from our Year 4's and what a great day we had!

Year 4 Orienteering

Date: 17th Mar 2022 @ 9:31am

This half term in PE we are orienteering! We have had a fantastic time so far learning how to read and follow instructions to achieve an end goal, worked really well in pairs and groups to remember different codes to feedback to the teachers, enjoyed the outdoors and got in a good bit of exercise! Year 4 are really looking forwrad to seeing how this develops in the coming weeks and eventually moving onto reading maps!

Year 4 Church Visit

Date: 17th Mar 2022 @ 9:16am

This week we visited St Mark's church as part of our RE journey this half term. We spent some fo the afternoon exploring the church and discussing how the different features are used day to day. After that, we learnt about the different parts of the Bible and how the Bible tells us a whole host of different stories. To finish the afternoon, we took some time to reflect on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and we wrote supportive messages and pictures on popst it notes to show our support.

Year 4 Should Emperor Claudius have invaded Britain?

Date: 14th Mar 2022 @ 7:38pm

Last week in History, we looked at the different reasons as to why Roman Emperor Claudius would have left hot, sunny Italy to invade cold we Britain. We played the part of his advisors and looked at reasons why it would have been a good idea and why it would have been a bad idea to invade Britain. We rounded the lesson off with a good old debate, with some fantastic arguments for both sides, and some well thought out counter arguments from our Year 4's!

Year 4 The Lion's Den

Date: 11th Mar 2022 @ 7:24am

This week, our RE lesson was based around the story of Daniel and the Lion's Den. We watched a video explaining what happened to Daniel and we decided to have a class debate. Some of us argued that Daniel should have been sent to the Lion's Den and others argued against that. There was some fantastic collaborative learning, teamwork and well thought out arguments and counter arguments from our Year 4's this week.

Year 4 Chez Moi

Date: 4th Mar 2022 @ 5:19pm

This week in French Year 4 have been learning all about houses and the different types of rooms. We have also been discussing different types of environment that people live in. For example, the city, by the sea and in the countryside. We had a great paired discussion and activity this week!

Year 4 World Book Day 2022!

Date: 4th Mar 2022 @ 5:16pm

This week we celebrated World Book Day 2022! We had a fantastic day in Year 4 as this was also our Forest School day! We had some great activites in class for World Book Day. We used our new bookmarks (which have a QR Code and log in details to access a whole online library on Oxford Owl) to do some book surfing and choose an online book to read. We talked about the characters that we had come dressed up as and what book they were from. We also played a fantastic quiz, thanks to Mrs Hamilton to nicely round off the day.

Year 4 We want the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth!

Date: 27th Feb 2022 @ 4:28pm

This half term we are learning all about 'Animals including Humans' in our Science lessons. Our WOW lesson this half term was all about our teeth! What the different types of teeth are and what purpose they serve. We also talked about how different kinds of animnals have different sets of teeth dependent on whether they are a herbivore, omnivore or carnivore. 

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