Welcome to the Year 4 class page
Please read our half termly newsletter below to find out what will be happening in Year 4.
In English this week we have been working on editing and improving our writing. Earlier in the week, we wrote about an event from our new class book ‘The Great Chocoplot’. We then used editing stations to help us focus on different parts of our writing we could improve. During Dot Day on Friday, we started working on peer assessing each other’s writing. We used a feedback sandwich to give a positive comment, improvement and then a final positive comment.
Wednesday was a particularly exciting day as we began our brass lessons. We looked at the three instruments we could play - baritone, cornet or French horn and tried each one before we made our final decision. It was a strange experience playing the instruments and it made our lips feel very strange afterwards!
We selected our our school council representatives this week. We began by reading our manifestos out and then choosing the candidates we thought would do the best job by placing a cross on the ballot paper. Finally, we posted the papers in the ballot box before the votes were counted. Our representatives are really excited about the first meeting!
What a busy first week we have had.
On Wednesday, we had a Wow day to start our topic of chocolate. We looked at the nutritional values of our favourite chocolate bars and how long it would take to burn off the energy doing various activities. Obviously, we had to eat some chocolate, so we did a taste test! We tasted four different types of chocolate: white, milk, dark and very dark. Take a look at the photographs below to see what we thought of the different tastes.
In Maths, we began to learn about Roman numerals. We discovered that there are seven symbols which are used to make up all Roman numerals. We then created Roman numerals using lollipop sticks to show different numbers.
We began to think about who our next school council representatives will be. We learned about the UK parliament and how our democracy works. We then moved onto creating our own manifestos which we will share next week before casting our votes.