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Design & Technology – Cheese Scones
Class 4 and 5 have completed a joint D&T project this week. They have been making, designing and evaluating cheese scones. The children practised making a variety of cheese scones with Mrs Hartland and Miss Hughes before designing and making their own. Mr Jones was really impressed with their skills when he made their designs with them. The children also spent time with Miss Hyde researching how flour is produced and writing their own recipes.
Home Learning 23/3/22
Should you find you child self-isolating due to COVID -19, here are some lessons for them to work though. There is no expectation to complete all of the sessions, especially if they are unwell. Please encourage pupils to complete what they can and then bring it with them when they return to school.
Maths- What is Volume?
Maths – Compare Volume
Maths – Estimate Volume
Literacy – The Suitcase kid
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/the-suitcase-kid-by-jacqueline-wilson-094b – A set of 5 lessons about this Children’s Classic.
Geography – Volcanoes and Earthquakes
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/mountains-volcanoes-and-earthquakes-e02a – A set of 7 lessons about volcanoes and earthquakes.
History – The Vikings
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-was-life-like-in-viking-britain-6nhp2c – What life was like in Viking Britain.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-the-story-of-shiva-and-the-ganges-c4rpcc – The story of Shiva and The Ganges
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/adaptations-91bc – A set of 6 lessons about animal adaptations
Class 4’s Live Science Lesson all about Lifecycles
First, we learned all about the life cycle of a sheep. We even got to see a baby lamb being born.
Next, we learned about the life cycle of a cow. We got to see an extremely cute calf being born.
Spring Term Home Learning
Should you find your child self isolating due to contracting Covid-19, please find 5 days worth of home learning for them to work their way through if they are feeling well enough to . Any work that has been completed can be photographed and emailed over to our class address – email@example.com If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Maths – What is a fraction – https://vimeo.com/498327271
Science – What are forces? – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-forces-6dh3ec
Art – Olaf Falafel – Art Club – Draw a laser Ice Cream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdYuYBRRqAE
Maths – Equivalent Fractions – https://vimeo.com/498327458
Music – Understanding Pulse and Rhythm – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-pulse-and-rhythm-c8up2t
Maths – Fractions greater than 1 – https://vimeo.com/498362964
History – Who were The Vikings? – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-were-the-vikings-61hp4d
Maths – Fractions of a quantity – https://vimeo.com/515260006
R.E – How did Hinduism begin as a religion? – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-did-hinduism-begin-and-develop-as-a-religion-71k38t
Maths – Identify Angles – https://vimeo.com/540636219
Science – How can we measure the size of forces? – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-we-measure-the-size-of-forces-c4vkcr
French – My town – Ma Ville – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/saying-some-places-in-the-town-68w36d
Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check Information
- This check tests the children on their times table knowledge.
- In 2019, we took part in the National pilot for this check.
- The current year 4s will complete this check in June 2021. It will again be a pilot due to the national lockdown.
- It will be completed on an iPad as all children have practiced using this format in school.
- They will be asked 25 times table questions.
- The children have 6 seconds to answer each question with a 3 second pause between questions.
- An example question would be 12 x 8 =
- They will not be asked division questions.
- The best way to practice for the check is to use the Soundcheck area of TT Rockstars.
- If you have any questions about the check please free to ask me at any time.
Monday 17th May – Science
Today in science we have been learning about micro-organisms. We focussed on yeast, which can be classified as a fungus. We set out to prove that yeast is a living thing. In a bottle, we added some warm water, a teaspoon of sugar and a packet of yeast. We then used our excellent observation skills to see what happened. Each group’s balloon started to inflate!
We proved that yeast is a living micro-organism as it used its food (the sugar) to produce carbon dioxide (a gas). This then inflated our balloon. We also learned that yeast is used to make bread and beer but is quite smelly. The children had loads of questions that they wanted to investigate next such as what would happen if we added less/more sugar, if we didn’t use warm water, if we used less/more water or if we used less/more yeast. They worked really hard and even helped me improve the investigation for future year groups – I need to buy bigger bottles!
Super work Class 4!
Tuesday 20th April – Design & Technology
Today, we created our cereal packaging using Computed Aided Design. First, we created a prototype and then edited it before printing our final version on card. Take a look at some of our finished products.
Monday 19th April – Design & Technology
We have had a lovely return to school today by getting stuck into our Design & Technology project. After analysing and discussing some existing packaging, we have created 3D shapes from some pre-drawn nets. This allowed us to practise cutting and folding precisely. Our next task is to design our own product.
Wednesday 24th March – Stepping Out
Today, the Year 4 children practised crossing the road with Ray. We had a lovely time and everyone was impeccably behaved as always. In the pictures below, the children are showing the important steps we learnt: stop, look, listen and think!
Friday 19th March – Comic Relief
The children looked great today as they all came into school in there pyjamas or onesies! We definitely enjoyed being comfortable!
Friday 12th March
On Wednesday, I showed the class a jug of salt water and set them the challenge of separating the salt from the water. We discussed lots of options and eventually decided to place some of the salt water into an evaporating dish. We left the dishes on the window sill. By Friday, the water had evaporated and we were left with salt crystals.
Tuesday 9th March
Today, we took part in a whole school live science lesson! Everybody had a go at creating a citrus fruit volcano! You can have a go at home too. First of all we halved our lemon (or other citrus fruit). Then we added: some food colouring with a pipette, a blob of washing up liquid, a teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda and then some extra lemon juice.
We learnt that the lemon juice is an acid and the bicarbonate of soda is a base. When they meet, they have a chemical reaction and carbon dioxide is formed (the bubbles). The washing up liquid makes the bubbles a bit bigger and the food colouring makes everything a bit more colourful and pretty. The oranges had a smaller reaction. We think this is because they are less acidic.
Monday 8th March
It has been so lovely to see all of you again today! We have already been busy practicing our handwriting, short multiplication and the first paragraph of our new Talk for Writing story ‘Zelda Claw’!
Miss Hyde 😊
To celebrate this year’s World Book Day, the staff of Bryn Offa have created their own version of ‘The Masked Reader!’ Take a look at the members of staff taking part and then watch the video – can you guess them all? The masks might give you a little clue as to who’s behind them. We will reveal the answers tomorrow!
The Masked Reader Revealed!
We hope you enjoyed guessing the names of the Bryn Offa staff reading ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt!’ Click the link below for the big reveal!