As the finale to their rainforest topic, Year 4 have worked incredibly hard to produce their own artwork inspired by the work of Henri Rousseau.
Year 4 Blog
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The Year 4 children have enjoyed another busy week in Chapter House.
Before beginning their own Henri Rousseau inspired artwork, Year 4 have experimented with colour mixing techniques.
Inspired by the work of Henri Rousseau, the Year 4 children have been developing their observational drawing skills by sketching the different plants around the school grounds.
In Miss Wise's maths group, the children were challenged to make a loop card game that demonstrated their understanding of how to find 1000 more or less than any 4-digit number.
To celebrate all the wonderful species of animals that live in the rain forest, Year 4 have been drawing toucans.
Year 4 took part in a brass band workshop earlier this week. They learnt how to play a brass instrument and perform together as a band.
Year 4 have had an amazing time at Tropical World. The children learnt to identify trees using their leaves and search for minibeasts under logs.
The children and staff enjoyed the first Welfare Walk of the term on Friday.
Year 4 have been learning about the human digestive system in science this week.
Year 4 have taken part in a maths trail this week – they had to work out the answers and use the code breaker to find the hidden message.
As part of their Chocolate Challenge presentation, Year 4 used their team sketchbook designs to make 3D chocolate packaging prototypes.
For homework this week, Year 4 were reflecting on their favourite activities from Transition Day when they moved up to Year 5 for the day.
In science, Y4 have been investigating a variety of solids – ice, chocolate, butter and candle wax – to see which one would melt the quickest.
In literacy this week, Year 4 have been tasting, designing and describing doughnuts in preparation for persuasive writing.
The Year 4 children had a fantastic day at Carlton Lodge on Tuesday. They completed activities such as orienteering, problem solving and bush craft skills.
In science this week, Year 4 discussed the properties of solids, liquids and gases.
Year 4 had an incredibly exciting an informative trip to York’s Chocolate Story.
Well done to Year 4 on their informative and entertaining ‘Inventors and Inventions’ assembly.
Year 4 have been using the iPads to make and record their own animations. They drew a storyboard and made backdrops for their animation before using ‘I can Animate’ to record them.
It was the Year 4 Assembly this week! The children presented their ‘Inventors and Inventions’ learning using the forum of a panel show called ‘Inventors Got Talent’.
Year 4 tested the question as to whether sound waves can travel through solids by making paper-cup telephones.
In maths this week, Year 4 enjoyed a hands-on practical investigation, estimating and measuring the capacity of a variety of different scientific vessels.
On World Book Day, 4D took on the comic book challenge. They had to imagine they were superheroes in their own comic book and had a super power.
Y4 have been learning about the history of Roman mosaics. They learned how mosaics were constructed and used this knowledge to design and construct their own.
Students form Queen Ethelburga's have been participating in season 1 of the 'Fly to the Line Glider Challenge for UK primary school children and are through to the national heats.
In science, Year 4 have been investigating materials which are electrical conductors or insulators. They constructed a circuit with a bulb and a battery and used this to test each material.
In literacy, we have been looking at all the elements of creating an engaging story, including character description.
ear 4 have been enjoying their yoga sessions with Miss Blacker. They have learnt some yoga poses and enjoyed the meditation at the end of the session.
This week, students across the years at Chapter House have been learning and experimenting with musical instruments.
This week, Year 4 had great fun testing, modifying and flying their completed gliders as part of the ‘Fly to the Line’ Glider Challenge.
In science this week, the children have been learning about electrical appliances and how they convert electrical energy into different forms of energy such as heat, light, sound and kinetic energy (movement).
In preparation for the national ‘Fly to the Line’ Glider Competition, Year 4 began designing, drawing and cutting out their model glider parts in readiness for assembling and testing them next week.
We all enjoyed an enlightening and inspiring interactive presentation hosted by Mrs Lee about a career in languages.
The children in Year 4 enjoyed some science investigations involving physical and chemical changes.
In Topic this week, Year 4 used iPads to research a chosen artefact that Howard Carter revealed to the world through his discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in November 1922.
This week, Year 4 enjoyed a fabulous day out at Eureka science museum.
Year 4 have been learning all about the Amazon Rainforest.
In science, children have been identifying a variety of global habitats and predicting the organisms that live in them based on their knowledge of food chains.
In numeracy, children carried out a ‘line of symmetry’ investigation using mirrors and regular and irregular 2D polygons.
Zara, Nosang, Dacil and Hermione have been working extremely hard to produce some fantastic Thursday homework.
We were very fortunate to be asked to represent Chapter House this week for the Armistice Commemoration events at York Minster.
The children have been investigating the role of teeth in the digestive system.
During our trip to the Yorkshire Arboretum, Year 4 have learnt all about the life cycle of a tree and how seeds are dispersed.
This week in science, we modelled the human digestive system using household items to mimic the body’s different organs and biochemicals.
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