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Year 4 - Mrs Carpenter

Welcome to Y4C!

To end our Julius Caesar learning we wrote Mark Antony's speech in our own words using lots of persuasive features. We then performed them to our class. They were so persuasive even Mrs. Carpenter became emotional!  

This Spring Term we are looked at and performed Julius Caesar.  The children really enjoyed performing the different scenes and discussing the themes of conspiracy and betrayal.  

We used lots of different drama techniques such as 'Whoosh!' and 'Freeze frame' to discuss how the different characters would feel or think in each scene and used the lines from the play to practice how they would speak.  

Julius Caesar Puppets!

Today the children made puppets of the different characters from Julius Caesar.  They made rod or marionette puppets from recyclable items from home and tried really hard to ensure their puppets had moving parts, facial expressions and showed their puppet's character.  The children had really good fun and learnt that making puppets is not as easy as it seems!  We hope you like looking at our puppets.

Maths reasoning and problem solving with fractions

Materials and states of matter.

 

As part of our new Science Topic the children took part in drama linked to states of matter.

Can you guess what state of matter the children are showing in their drama poses?

Forest schools apple carving and Dehydration!

In forest school as part of our Science and Outdoor learning we learnt how to carve apples for Halloween and we left them outside to see what will happen to them when they dry out.
In Forest school this term we are looking at food chains and learning all about producers, predators and prey. We searched around the playground for evidence of these and had a very intense discussion about what would happen if there were too many predators.  

In Year 4 our first topic this year was the Vicious Vikings. 

 

We read the text 'How to Train Your Dragon' to learn all about Hiccup and his adventures on the island of Berk and used this to create our own fantastic stories that included lots of exciting narrative features. 

   

                                      

 

We also learnt all about why the Vikings came to Britain, how Vikings lived in their settlements, what they used the land for and how the beer they drank affected their teeth.

 

We carried out an experiment to see what happens to food when it enters your mouth and the journey it goes through using banana, weetabix and a pair of tights!

 

These are just a few examples of all of the exciting learning that took place in Autumn Term.  

 

The fun never ends in Year 4!

 

 

Our Dragon Reports

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As part of our Topic the children wrote non-chronological reports about different types of dragons. They worked very hard and at the end of the week presented their report to the rest of the class. The children all tried hard to use expression and tone and each presentation was evaluated by their classmates. We think they were all fabulous. We hope you think so too!

Dragon reports

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Dragon reports

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Dragon reports

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Dragon Reports

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Dragon Reports

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Dragon Reports

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Dragon Reports

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Dragon Reports

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Dragon Reports

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Dragon Reports

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Dragon Reports

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Dragon Reports

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Our Visit with Bran and Gilly from White Cross Vets.

As part of our learning in Science Year 4 have learnt all about human teeth and also animal teeth. We invited in Bran and Gilly to tell us all about how dogs teeth are different to human teeth and how they need to be taken care of.  Gilly showed us some amazing pictures and Bran showed us how she got her teeth cleaned using sausage toothpaste which she loved!  

Rockstar Times Tables

 

As part of our learning in Maths Year 4 have become Rockstars to help with their times tables.

The link to these is below.  Each child has been given a username and password that is personal to them and the tables that they can make progress with have been added to their account so they can have fun and learn at the same time by competing with others in their class or year group. 

So the dudes and dudettes in 4C can have fun and get better at their tables! :) 

On Wednesday 6th December our school all made Christingles which were used at the Christingle service that evening at St. Andrew's church with Father Chris and Reverend Allison.  We all enjoyed making these and the service was beautiful.

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