Please check our class pages on ClassDojo regularly as we update these 2-3 times a week. Due to current circumstances, we will be posting homework onto ClassDojo, under the children's portfolios. Their homework can be easily submitted directly to the class teacher this way. Check out this great video on how families can use portfolios to upload work and respond to activities: https://youtu.be/3XCXSBHbMIo
Times Tables Rock Stars
Times Tables Rock Stars is an application used by the school to boost times tables recall speed. All children have been given their usernames and passwords for TTRS. If you need a reminder of this, please do not hesistate to contact a member of the Year 4 team. When logging in, please ensure Mayflower Primary School Harwich is selected by choosing the correct postcode, CO12 4AJ.
We have been studying Roman Numerals this term. The children played a 'loop card' game where they had to find the previous and next number or numeral and touch elbows to create a link. They worked really hard and figured it out in no time!
This term's Art topic is Textures and Patterns. We have been looking at different ways of making textures and patterns using everyday objects and different mediums. We have used characoal to mark-make; ink to print; tracing paper to mirror a pattern and salt-dough to make a printing stamp.
In History, we are currently learning about the Ancient Greeks. So far, the children have studied Greek demoncracy, important events, the Greek Olympic games and the Trojan war. They learnt how the wooden horse was used as a cunning plan to deceive the Trojans so that the Greeks could win the battle. The children acted out each scene in groups to create a storyboard. Year 4 are quite the little actors it seems!
In Science, we have had a couple of very exciting and messy experiements. The children created their own digestive system using a banana and crackers (food); water (saliva) orange juice (stomach acid); a plastic sealable bag (stomach); tights (small intestines); a paper cup (large intestine) and a plastic cup (rectum). An experiment I am sure they won't forget!!
We also conducted an experiment to answer our hypothesis: which liquid causes the most damage to teeth? We put boiled eggs into different liquids and we checked the results the next day.
The children were fabulous, showing a great deal of curiosity, teamwork, leadership and focus. Well done Year 4!