Year four maths. To find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares.
In Year 4 we are very proud of our achievements! Our latest piece of independent writing in Literacy this year was a narrative about the rainforest. We planned out our paragraphs and then we began writing over a number of days. We are very pleased with the outcome. Keep up the hard work!
Our Christmas party was great! We had a dance and then we played some games. After we were tired out, we went back to our classes to unwrap gifts and eat our party food. Merry Christmas!
Year four used their knowledge of linkages and levers to make their Christmas cards.
Year four made poppies for our school display. We used tissue paper to decorate them. Once they were finished we attached them to a piece of netting to display in our school reception.
We visited Beamish on Tuesday 7th November to look at artefacts from the rainforest. We looked around the Beamish stores where they keep all of the artefacts when they aren’t on display in the museum. They have butterflies, moths, turtle shells and other animals from the rainforest. They also have many objects that are made from wood from the rainforest.
Katie from Beamish learning team came into school this week to talk about local history in Hendon. We found out different ways to look into the past such as arachnology, books, maps, internet and by talking to older people. Then we looked at maps of Hendon to see how it has changed over time. We found out about the types of jobs that people had many years ago. We even looked at census papers to find out who lived in houses around us and how many people would live in a house.
Amazing fact! Our school field was the first home to what is now Sunderland AFC!
We made linkages and levers as part of our design and technology work. We tried a range of mechanisms to see how they worked before making our final products.
FIRST AID LESSON
On Friday 3rd November 2017 we took part in The Big First Aid Lesson with St John Ambulance. This year's theme was Bonfire Night and learning how to deal with fireworks-related injuries.
With the popularity of bonfires, fireworks and sparklers, it’s important to know how to deal with any bonfire and fireworks-related injuries. Students observed common real-life first aid situations and demonstrations of relevant first aid techniques, as well as important fireworks safety tips. By making first aid accessible, fun and easy to learn, students can gain the confidence to do the right thing when it counts.
Castle Eden Dene Visit
Year four visited Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve to compare our forests to the rainforests that we are learning about. Rainforests have two seasons, a wet and a dry season, whereas forests in our country have four seasons. We found out how important plants are as they provide animals with food to eat and a place to live. There are many amazing plants that grow in a rainforest which we can use to make medicines. In our forests we found a woundwort leaf which can be used to stop bleeding.