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Summer 2 - PSHE first aid

These lessons were really useful for real life because we might have to actually do it. We had some learning in the classroom to find out and then we went outside to practise our knowledge and skills. 

We learnt how to treat nose bleeds. This is useful because it does happen at school. We know how to treat burns and bleeds and how to call for help. One really important thing we know is to remember to keep ourself safe before we help out. 

Summer 2 - Computing

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We now understand how computer games are made. Even though our games are only short, they based on the same programming concepts as games such as FIFA21 and Roblox. Our race games provided us with the opportunity to use scripts to create algorithms which involved variables for when our sprites met together. This is when our runners met the obstacle in the course. 

Summer 2 - Ancient Greek Olympics DT

Our learning about Ancient Greece led us to creating a celebratory feast to eat after our Olympic ceremony. We all had to contribute. We researched the geography of Greece to discuss how this would impact the diet of an Ancient Greek citizen. We talked about where particular foods came from and discussed how these could be put together to make a meal for an Ancient Greek athlete. 
We chopped tomatoes, diced onions and cucumbers to create a Greek salad. We made wholewheat bread rolls. We blended chickpeas and seasoning to make our own hummus. We also had figs, dates, olives, honey and baklava. A very tasty feast, for very hungry athletes. 

Summer 2 - Ancient Greek Olympics PE

We put our knowledge of sporting events into practise by holding our very own Ancient Olympic ceremony. We even included some traditional events such as horse chariot races (without the real horses!). This gave us a choice to put our historical and PE skills knowledge into a real reenactment of a competition. 

Summer 2 - Science

We went on a sound walk around school. We listened for all of noises we could hear by closing our eyes and carefully focusing on all the sounds. 

Summer 1 - Geography

We used giant grids outside to understand how to read and write 4 figure grid references. We then applied this knowledge to 6 figure grid references too. 

Summer 1 - Cricket

This half term we are so fortunate to have a cricket coach in, showing us accurate techinques to bowl the ball at the wickets. 

Spring 2 - Music

In music we composed short pieces inspired by water in the oceans and the seas. We thought about how fast the water moved to help us with the dynamics. So if the water was moving fast then our section of music would be forte. 

Spring 2 - Science

In our science lessons we have been finding out about the human digestive system. We made a digestive system with our bodies to help our discussions. We also made a digestive system with orange juice, bananas and a pair of tights to help us understand the function of all of the organs. This really aided the process and helped us to embed the process in our heads especially when we can't see inside of our bodies. 

Spring 2 - Geography

We used resources to create a mountain range to explore how run off of precipitation forms into tributaries. We made the tributaries join into a river which led to the ocean. We imagined this was The Amazon River. We measured puddles and observed the changes to learn about evaporation and see it occurring for ourselves. 

Autumn 1 - Computing

We made notes about the number of search results we got when we used Boolean operators. We were trying to find new school shoes. 

Autumn 1 - Science

This week we were given resources to create circuits. We investigated which materials were conductors and also found faults in circuits given to us. 

Autumn 1 - Art

We needed to find patterns in nature. We found circles in the bark and lots of shapes in leaves. 

Autumn 1 - PE

We took part in a European sports day. We created lots of activities to do as a circuit and we timed ourselves and measured our attempts. We had a few goes and tried to beat our previous measurements. We had to measure our own long and triple jumps. 

Autumn 1 - PE

This week we put our map reading skills to the test. We took part in a Year 4 orienteering competition. We used a map of the school grounds to find the cards that had been hidden and completed a series of exercises at each point. It was so much fun! 

Autumn 1 - Science

This week we explored the absence of light. We covered our eyes with our hands but kept our eyes open. As we opened our fingers we could begin to see because light was hitting our hands. We also discussed why we need to wear sunglasses to protect our eyes from the sun light. Whilst outdoors we found shadows that were being made by trees and buildings. We made shadows using our bodies too.  


We also investigated the best material for a baby's black out blind too (it definitely wasn't cellophane!).