Plastic Cup Telephone
Today we tested how sound travels through the plastic cup telephone. We made our telephones using two plastic cups and a long piece of string and took them out to the playground to find out if we could hear each other. We were successful!
Class Assembly Costumes
In Year 4M we have our class assembly coming up and we have been working really hard to get some of our costumes ready! We have been painting some crisp packets, tin cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles. We are very excited for everyone to see the finished pieces after the half term break.
E-Safety with St Paul’s
We had a great session with St Paul’s learning about e-safety. Then we had the opportunity to make up our own e-safety song or rap to remind people to stay safe online.
We learned lots about St Thomas Aquinas when we made some lovely fact files about his life. We went on an information scavenger hunt to find out lots of different things we didn’t know before.
In PE we have been working on gymnastics. We have been working really hard to perfect the way we land after a jump and the way we move around the room like gymnasts.
We have been learning about how vibrations and waves are involved in how we hear things! We went on a sound walk to find out what we could hear around the school.
Recycling Centre MK
We were very lucky to have Louise in from the Recycling Centre MK. Louise told us all about how we can help our environment and how to recycle properly. We took part in some workshops and watched some videos on how things are recycled and what they can be made into.
We had a great day being evacuated to the countryside in Year 4M. We made our evacuee tags and packed our cases, all ready to set off on our journey. We learned a little about what is was like and performed some drama. Finally, we wrote a letter to our families telling them how we were getting on in our new home. Everyone looked fantastic and really enjoyed the day!
Year 4 had a lovely morning out at Christmas Cracked at St Andrew’s Baptist Church. They took part in lots of different festive activities whilst learning about the true meaning of Christmas.
Mrs Elijah came to visit Year 4M on Monday and told us all about the Torah for Judaism week. We learned a lot about the Jewish faith and really enjoyed her visit.
Year 4M had an excellent trip to the RAF Hendon Museum in London, as part of our WW2 topic. We explored the museum, looked at the RAF airplanes and also took part in some workshops. We visited a WW2 style home and shop where we heard about what it would be like to live during WW2. We visited an air raid shelter and also had the opportunity to wear RAF uniforms.
World War 2
We have started learning all about the beginning of WW2 and have made a timeline of all of the events that happened during the war. We were also very lucky to hear all about some family members who fought in the war. Thank you to anyone who brought in medals, pictures or stories about their family.
Remembrance Day Parade
A few members of Year 4M had the opportunity to represent our class at the Remembrance Day parade on Friday 9th November. The boys and girls that took part helped to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI.
We had a lot of practice debating this week on various different topics. We used all of the persuasive techniques we were learning in English to help us form strong arguments.
No Pens Day
No Pens Day was a great success in Year 4M. We made beautiful habitat art and played some interactive maths games. Well done to all of the boys and girls for such a fantastic day!
We have been learning about habitats in Science and the many different species that live in each of the habitats. After learning some facts about invertebrates we went on a hunt to find as many as we could around our school playground. We found lots of different types of minibeasts including bees, woodlice, spiders, ladybirds and lots of daddy-longlegs!
The sun was shining for 4M’s trip to Campbell Park on Tuesday morning. The children used their map and compass skills to get around Campbell Park. Working in groups they were able to follow the route around the park and place on the map where they had been to and where they were going! Along the way we spotted a lot of interesting sculptures!