Class 4 – Mr Evans

 

A warm welcome to year 4. 

A new school year and a new class name; The Billionaires is now our official name.  Why ? Because there’s going to billions of fun things going on, billions of new and exciting facts to learn about and billions of happy memories waiting to be created in Y4.  I’m looking forward to it……So let’s get going !

In our blog with a whole host of information of what we have been up to, in the documents folder at the top of the blog there are newsletters telling you what’s going on and class letters in case you lose anything.

Hope it all helps to keep in touch.  

Mr Evans  

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Documents folder

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To get us going in the first week back…

..we thought we’d have a look a Roman Numerals… pretty boring eh?  Well not when you have send coded messages across the playground without talking using only your arms and legs to communicate !  Oh and to top it all it started to rain  J

Keeeeeep counting ( well in Roman Numerals anyway).

 

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Class 4 are Vikings for a day!

On Wednesday 27th June, Class 4 spent the day as Viking settlers at Murton Park outside York. We had to ask permission of the Lord of the Manor to live in his village. We put on Viking villager clothes and worked in our “family” groups. We had a go at farming the land, grinding the wheat to make flour, and making bread which we cooked on the hot stones around the fire in the longhouse. We also had to guard the village against Saxon invaders, ringing the bell to warn the villagers when we were attacked. We also made some clay oil lamps, which we brought back to school and painted. Some people also collected wood to keep the fire in the longhouse burning. At lunchtime, the Lord of the Manor invited us into the Great Hall to have lunch with him – although we had to provide the entertainment! Class 4 really enjoyed the day – best trip ever!

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Viking longships in Class 4.

In Class 4, we have been learning all about the Vikings. As part of our work in DT we have built Viking longships using the nets of 3D shapes. We have made main sails and shields. Vikings put shields along the sides of the ships to protect them from attack! We also found out why longships were long and thin – ask someone in Class 4 to find out!

 

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Dividing by 10 in Year 4.

This week in Year 4 we have been finding out about tenths, and dividing 1 and 2-digit numbers by 10. We decided to use our new skills to make models of ourselves exactly one tenth of our size. We had to carefully measure the lengths of our arms and legs, hands and feet, then divide our measurements by 10 to find out how big our models should be. It was quite tricky making such small, accurate models but we all enjoyed the task and we are now really good at dividing by 10!

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What causes sound?

In Class 4 we have started our new topic of sound by experimenting to find out what causes sounds to be made. We discovered that sound is caused by vibrations. We did this by looking at the vibrating drum skin by putting grains of rice on and watching them jump around when we tapped the drum. We also saw how a tuning fork vibrates by tapping it and then quickly putting it into a beaker of water, the water jumped out of the pot! We had lots of questions about sound and echoes which we will hopefully investigate over the next few weeks.

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TRIP TO THE JEWISH SYNAGOGUE

We visited a Jewish Synagogue in Sheffield and were shown around by Rabbi Gollom.

We had the opportunity to see the Ark, Torah Scrolls, Ner Tamid, Bimah and the Menorah.
We even heard Hebrew spoken aloud and were allowed to touch the precious parchment – Did you know it is made out of cow’s skin and a precious ink?

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