Year 4 Events Gallery 2017-18
Take a look at some of the great things we have been doing in school.
Visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park - July 2018
On Wednesday 27th June, Year 4 visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park for their class trip. The children had been looking forward to this trip for a number of weeks and it was lovely to see how excited the children were to have a new learning experience. The trip linked perfectly with a number of topics we have covered this year. We spent the morning exploring around the park and got to see a wide range of animals including zebras, lions and mongoose! All the animals were sunbathing in the glorious sunshine! The children were most excited to see the park’s 4 polar bears and were amazed to see they didn’t need any ice or snow. The children then went to an educational session in the Woodlands classroom. The ranger who led the session was amazing and taught the children a lot of different facts about the animals living at YWP. The children all had a fantastic time and were very lucky to be able to handle a millipede, cockroach and land snail at the end of the session. The trip ended with a fantastic up close and personal visit to the Wallabies. We were all very impressed by the children’s impeccable behaviour at the park and it was lovely to see how the children have matured during Year Four and are ready to continue their journey onto Year 5! I look forward to reading the children’s fantastic reviews as part of their exciting writing this week.
Trip to The Chill Factor - November 2017
On Thursday 16th November, Year 4 visited the Chill Factor for their class trip. The children had been looking forward to this trip for a number of weeks and it was lovely to see how excited the children were to have a new learning experience. The trip fit in perfectly with our previous topic of Antarctica from before half term. When we arrived at the Chill Factor a large sign informed all the children that it was a very cold -4 degrees inside the snow park- we were all very glad we had wrapped up warm! The children were briefed by the fantastic staff on the three different activities and then allowed to explore. The children were spinning rapidly down the downhill donuts slope, picking up great speed on the slip ‘n’ slide snow luge and racing with their friends on the sledging slope. The children all had a fantastic time and we were all very impressed by the children’s maturity on the different activities along with their teamwork during the session. They even managed to get the adults on to the different activities – Miss Bamber felt a little seasick after the spinning downhill donuts though! A fun filled day was had by all and the children were a credit to the school as they represented St Thomas’ out in the community.
Numberless Word Problems - October 2017
To help us towards achieving BB 13 in Maths, we worked in a group to talk about the important words in a word problem which didn’t have numbers. We discussed the meaning of the mathematical words and how they help us decide if need to add or subtract e.g. fewer, altogether, how many more?
We then solved the problems when Mrs. Shewan and Mrs. Douglas added numbers in, using the following method:
- Decided what we had to do in STEP 1 (add or subtract).
- Decided what we had to do in STEP 2 (add or subtract).
- Solved the problem showing workings out.
- Wrote what the ANSWER to the problem was.
Antarctica Animation Creation - October 2017
As part of our Antarctica topic, we have been using I-Motion on the I-pads during computing.
First we made a penguin out of modelling material, then built a scene for our film. Next we recorded our penguin walking and finally we played our finished animation for others to see and peer-assess.