Welcome to Year 4!! We have lots of exciting things to learn this year and I'm sure that we are all going to work hard.
Please remember to learn your times tables regularly. This will help you with a lot of your work.
We had a great visit to the Northern Stage Theatre. We then went down onto the Quayside to investigate where the Great Fire of Gateshead started, whilst on the Quayside we sketched some of the landmarks Newcastle and Gateshead had to offer.
Year 4 Science Investigation
In Science we have been learning about sound. We investigated different materials
to see how each on vibrated to make the best maraca.
We are working on writing a play with Ruth from Northern Stage. It is going to be about the Great Fire Of Gateshead and local songs.
Mr Watkins came into year 4 to teach us about solids, liquids and gases. We pretended to be particles in different states. Although we had great fun we learned lots!!
We tested a variety of different materials to see which where soluble. We made our test fair by accurately measuring 20 ml of water into a cup and then adding a teaspoon of each powder to the water to form a solution. The materials included sugar, gravel, cocoa, sand, flour and tea.
Take a look at our results in the photos below!!
On Thursday 27th of November year 4 had a Greek afternoon. After dressing in togas we listened to Greek music and tried a selection of Greek foods including figs, olives and feta cheese.
In science we have been learning about teeth and how to care for them. Egg shells are very similar to teeth so as part of our investigation we used an egg shell to represent a tooth. We soaked our egg shells in water, milk, sugary water and cola to see what effects they had on the egg shells. We are still awaiting the results......
Which liquid do you think will have rotted the egg shell the most?
Watch this space!!!
After examining the egg shells we found out that there was no change with the milk and the water, however the egg shells in the sugary water had brown spots on them which shows signs of rotting. The egg shell soaked in cola was stained completely brown and also contained cracks on the surface of the egg.
Our test concludes that sugar is bad for your teeth
In year 4 in Science we have been finding out about different habitats, all the different plants and animals that live in a particular habitat form an Eco-system.
We investigated the garden area at the bottom of the field, we collected data from the insects we found there to make charts and graphs.
Autumn Term Planning Overview
Welcome to Year 4!
Welcome to Year 4! We are going to have a really busy year this year, but there is also lots to look forward to.
There are some important dates that you need to be aware of:
PE will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays therefore all of year 4 will be required to bring their PE kits.
The children will receive Maths and English homework on a Friday.
They will also have spellings and their reading books changed. All homework will need to be returned by the following Friday.