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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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This week in Y4

 

English:  This week we have been exploring the world through the eyes of a beautiful Egyptian princess, Heb-Nefert.  We have described her character and examined the text carefully looking for adjectives, verbs, nouns and adverbs.
Find out more about Heb-Nefert at:

Maths: We have enjoyed learning more about multiplication – and in particular the Commutative Song – “flip flop go the factors”!!
If you would like to practice this at home the link is here:

History/Geography:  
We learnt about the development of the Egyptian civilisation and why the River Nile is so important to the Egyptians.   We know the Egyptian period is separated into the old, middle and new eras.  We can describe some uses of the River Nile.
This photo from space shows how the River Nile dominates the country of Egypt and its settlements.

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Class 4 have been doing some fab things – “Oh no we haven’t, Oh yes we have!”

The Authors

In English, Class 4 has been learning about the story The Tunnel by Anthony Brown and writing what might have been in the tunnel and our own script.

In R.E we’ve been learning about Judaism and what a synagogue is and what a bar mitzvah is and a bat mitzvah is. We also named some of the things in a synagogue and we did some questions about Judaism and we even got to touch some things what Jewish people use in a synagogue!

In maths, we’ve been learning about the perimeter of shapes what is really fun and going on computers for times tables and division.

In science we’ve been learning about the food chain and if the food chain loses something there will be more… and less…

In PE we’ve been doing invasion games with Jake and Gymnastics with Nathan and using class dojo.

We’ve been over to the ICT suite to do computing on purple mash and my maths for multiplying and division.

In French with Mr Townsend we have been learning about animals and more French words.

We’ve been doing assessments in SPAG, maths, reading and writing.

Class Four had a great time.

 

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