Class 4 Blog

Class 4 Blog

  • 20
    May

    Maths - Temperature Graph

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    With today set to be the hottest day of the year, the children were set the task of researching the hottest 10 countries on Earth. The children soon discovered that some websites vary with the temperatures and that working with averages is important. I was very impressed with the design of all your graphs. Colourful √ Axis labelled correctly √ Title √ Well done Year 4.
  • 20
    May

    Geography - Time Zones

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    One of the key skills in geography is to learn about the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and various time zones around the world. Year 4 were researching hottest countries for a maths task, so it was a good time to explore this topic. The children were then given a list of cities around the world to see how far ahead, or behind, of London they would be.
  • 19
    May

    Computing

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    A little more coding practice today. Could the children use the right commands to allow the monkey to complete a series of challenges? Being unable to model this task has meant the children have to watch out for any potential bugs and correct it themselves. Once confident, the coding sequence allows for variables and timers. A gold star to Scarlett. She was the first to complete this activity successfully.
  • 19
    May

    English - Short Story

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    The children were shown a picture and the title The Angry Sea. From this, they were to write a short story that had to include the sentence - I looked around and he had gone again. I was pleased to see children respond to marking by correcting spelling and punctuation errors.
  • 18
    May

    R.E - The Seder Plate

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Jews celebrate the holiday of Passover every spring. The holiday lasts for eight days and nights. The children were asked to research all about this holiday and why the Seder plate is so important. What do the foods represent and why are they symbolic? It was lovely to receive so many pictures of your work.
  • 18
    May

    Maths - Dividing by 10

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    One of the best things about home learning is that I can send the children lots of work to consolidate prior knowledge. One of the maths skills for our year group is to be able to multiply and divide numbers by 10. The children were encouraged to draw a place value grid and make their numbers ten times smaller, using place holders where necessary. It was great to see everybody (eventually) scoring 100%.
  • 15
    May

    Science & D.T - Solar System

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Following on from a piece of scientific research, the children were given the task of creating their own solar system diorama. They could use any resources available, but had to try and keep the planets to some sort of scale. Well done to Evie, Poppy, Scarlett and Jude. Brilliant work that is truly out of this world!
  • 15
    May

    Maths riddle

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Alongside the fraction work set for today, the children were asked to solve this riddle. You have a 5 litre jug and a 3 litre jug. You can use as much water as you want, but you need to show exactly 4 litres. Lots of near misses, but no-one has it correct. Yet. Can you solve it?
  • 14
    May

    Vocabulario español de animales

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    The children were directed to a video clip all about the pronunciation of animals in Spanish. We began looking at this topic just before the school closures and thought now would be a good time to revisit it. They then had to choose an animal to draw and write its name correctly. It seems like we like serpientes y pingüinas.
  • 14
    May

    Maths - 24 challenge

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Alongside the fraction work sent home this week, we decided to exercise our mathematical minds by playing Make 24. Object of the game: Make the number 24 from the four numbers shown. You can add, subtract, multiply and divide. Use all four numbers on the card, but use each number only once. You do not have to use all four operations. Thanks to all the parents for joining in and feeding back that this was the most infuriating game!