Class 4 Blog

Class 4 Blog

  • 09
    Jul

    Music - Creating instruments

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    You don't need a specific instrument to make music, you can use lots of objects in your home or garden. The children were sent a link to a video exploring various places to find items that could be turned into musical objects. Alongside this task, year 4 were asked to listen to (and appraise) "Dancing In The Street" by Martha and The Vandellas. Charanga is proving to be very popular. I can;t wait to see what it has in store for us next year.
  • 08
    Jul

    Riddle me this

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    The children are loving the daily riddles. A riddle is something that helps to improve children's thinking ability and creativity. Riddles are fun and also provide an opportunity to learn. When they start thinking, they will start reasoning. Children (and adults) will rack their brains and develop their problem solving capacity. It's also a brilliant way to improve your vocabulary. I'll leave you with, what word is spelled wrong in every dictionary?
  • 08
    Jul

    Science - Operation Ouch

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx explore the ins and outs of the human body in a variety of eye-opening experiments. The CBBC website is full of fascinating videos and games to have a go at, including a guide to poo analysis and how to make your own bottle rocket.
  • 07
    Jul

    Maths - Locating decimals

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    The focus today was finding decimals on a number line, including those with unlabelled divisions. Year 4 had to pay close attention to the intervals on each line, as they were in different increments for each question.
  • 07
    Jul

    Art - Cow Appreciation Day

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Cow Appreciation Day is a day that has been designed to raise awareness about cows and appreciate everything that they do! You will see some weird things going on during Cow Appreciation Day. A lot of people dress up like cows for free food, and that’s just the start of it! So, we hope that you have a spare cow suit handy. We are reminded of all of the amazing products that cows bring our way, and a lot of people like to milk the occasion!
  • 07
    Jul

    English - Conjunctions

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We have learnt about coordinating and subordinating conjunctions in previous ‎lessons. Today, we revised how to use them both to add additional information.Lots of recapping of main and independent clauses. Don't forget the FANBOYS!
  • 06
    Jul

    How I will remember lockdown

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    As we edge towards the end of the weirdest school year on record, the children were asked to write down 10 things that they will remember most about lockdown. The key response has been getting to spend a lot more time with your family. Home schooling has had lots of different challenges, but it's the quality time that you've spent cooking, playing and laughing together that will be remembered forever.
  • 06
    Jul

    Maths - Units of time

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Our extra maths task for today involved solving some problems using units of time. The children had to work out how many years and months needed to be added (or subtracted) together to reach their final answer. Lots of full marks again. Keep up the great work!
  • 02
    Jul

    The Great Egg Drop

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Year 4 were set the task of creating a contraption to house an egg that would keep it safe when dropped from a great height. Utilising the strengthening skills from yesterday, everyone managed to keep their eggs in one piece. What an eggcellent eggsperiment
  • 02
    Jul

    English - Bullet points

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Our home learning focus today was all about bullet points and how they are used to organise and structure writing. The children were sent a video clip explaining how they make long or complicated pieces of text easier to read and understand. There were quite a few tasks to complete and some top tips to follow to help them.