Mexico Class – Year 4

Mexico

Welcome to Mexico class! We are Year 4. Mrs. Ellice and Mrs. Harding are our teachers and Mrs. Christian and Mrs. Wright are our teaching assistants.

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Our class trip to the Baptist Church and Wymondham Abbey

May 14, 2024

We had a great morning visiting some Christian places of worship in our local community. We were very lucky to have a talk with Pastor Paul Smith at the Baptist Church. He told us about how Christians use this space to celebrate their religion. He also discussed the wider support they provide our community. Later, we also got a tour of Wymondham Abbey. This interesting talk delved into the history of the Abbey as well as how this space is used by the Christian community. These two different spaces provided us with a greater understanding of the similarities as well as the differences there are within Christianity.

Science – Electricity

May 14, 2024

In this study, we have become a little more expert in physics – thinking about electricity. We have been building on our knowledge of open and closed circuits to test hypothesis about the brightness of the bulb. We made 3 circuits. We started with a basic circuit with 2 wires, a bulb and a battery. We thought about the cause and effect on the dependent variable, the brightness of the bulb, as we changed the independent variables, how many batteries and bulbs the circuit had.

Year 4 DT Electrical Systems

May 10, 2024

Are you brave enough to play Piranha Lake? We made an electrical game using our knowledge of switches. By covering a piece of cardboard in aluminium foil, which conducts electricity, we made a ‘lake’. Next, we made cardboard piranhas and put drawing pins through them. All except one of the fish had masking tape on the back of the drawing pin, which meant they would not conduct electricity. After this, we connected a circuit containing a buzzer to the lake. Using the crocodile clip on the end of a wire connected to the battery, we then played piranha roulette, taking it in turns to pick a fish up with the clips. If the buzzer didn’t sound, we found a safe fish. If the buzzer went off, the circuit had been completed and therefore the piranha was found! We worked so hard in groups to make our games and really enjoyed it!

Karate!

May 3, 2024

We loved our karate taster session with Verve Martial Arts Thetford on Thursday! We all joined in very enthusiastically and enjoyed using the pads and break boards. The roundhouse kick was a definite favourite!

ATTENTION: NEW STUDY FINDS CHILDREN ARE … LAZY! 

April 16, 2024

We had a great time in our English lesson today debating whether this headline was in fact true. We split into two groups to compile our argument either agreeing or disagreeing with this statement. Here were some of the arguments put forward in this debate:

Children are lazy

  • Lots of children spend all their spare time watching TV or gaming.
  • Children get loads of holiday time.
  • Parents do too much for children which makes them lazy.
  • The streets around the school are full of cars as many children prefer to drive to school instead of walk.
  • Children spend far too much time staring at a screen instead of being outside playing.
  •  Children often use iPads to watch videos which isn’t good for their mental or physical health.
  • Electronics are highly addictive and therefore children just can’t stop playing with them.

Children are not lazy

  • During holiday time, children are mostly going out doing things with their friends and family. and not just sitting around being lazy.
  • Most children walk to school if they can. Sometimes having to drive isn’t the child’s choice but their parents as they live too far away or their parent needs to go off to work after dropping them off. 
  • The school day is tiring as children are physically and mentally active so sometimes they need time after school to relax.
  • Children use technology to get moving, such as watching Yoga tutorials.
  • Most children spend their spare time at a club, doing homework or going outside to play with friends.
  • Most children have strict rules around screen time so this time is limited and only a treat after being physically and mentally active all day.

We hope that Nonsense Research Ltd will be interested in the arguments we have put forward and hope we have managed to show them that children aren’t lazy (mostly!)

Y4 DT Structures

March 15, 2024

This half term we have been learning about structures. We have talked about engineers and architects and explored shapes that make strong structures. Here we are investigating triangles! We began by making geometric shapes using mini craft sticks and modelling clay. We discovered that triangles were much stronger than square shapes. To put our learning into action, we were challenged to make a geodesic dome out of dowel rods and elastic bands! After practising joining the rods in pairs, we worked in a group to create our 3D structure. It was tricky, but we didn’t give up! Can you tell we are very proud of our efforts?

World Book Day Dance Workshop

March 5, 2024

Today, we were lucky enough to have the West End Dance Company in to do a World Book Day themed dance workshop. They retold the story of Pinocchio and added a sequence of movements to go alongside this story. We got to come up with our own freeze frames as well as learning a short dance which we incorporated our freeze frames into. We enjoyed working as a whole class, in pairs and small groups. Everyone was so engaged, and our final performance was brilliant! We all left the hall with a huge smile on our faces.

Year 4 Tie-Dye

February 7, 2024

We have been busy learning about print making and textiles in Art this half term. We had a go at tie-dying some fabric. It was quite tricky to tie the elastic bands tight enough, but we persevered! 

Safer Internet Day

February 6, 2024

To mark Safer Internet Day today, we had a fantastic workshop. We jumped into a digital world of heroes and villains, conquering tricky situations, being kind online, and keeping our ultra egos a secret. Everyone enjoyed getting to participate in this workshop and we were very quick to spot potential hazards whilst we explored the digital world.

Sewing Skills

January 19, 2024

We have been working super hard at developing our sewing skills. We needed to solve the problem…How do you stop a tea towel falling off a hook? We did this by creating a felt hook and attaching it to the tea towel. To do this we practised our running stitch, learnt to sew on a button and made a button hole. Some of us even gathered our fabric! As well as our sewing skills, we showed fantastic determination and resilience when we found it tricky! We are very proud of what we achieved!

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