In maths, we have been learning our 9 times tables. We have been using some active learning strategies to embed our knowledge and this is an example of rock, paper, scissors SHOW! This activity works by multiplying the number one partner shows with their fingers by the number that their partner shows. We enjoyed this and could use our hundred square to help us if we were feeling unsure.
In year 4, we have been lucky enough to receive some Roman artifacts from Leeds city museum! Included in our package was a Roman coin, some pottery and a brooch! We discussed the importance of preserving the evidence and many of us chose to use gloves to handle the items. From this, we discussed questions we would ask if we could such as: What was the pot used for? How much was the coin worth? Where was it found and how long ago?
A brilliant history lesson!
In science this week, we have been learning about invertebrates and we enjoyed watching a David Attenborough clip all about them. We then predicted which invertebrates we may find in our school grounds before starting our hunt! We used our classification key to identify the different living things which included beetles, spiders, centipedes and worms!
This half term, our focus in science is 'living things' and we began our discussions talking about how different living things can be grouped. This led onto our learning about classification keys, where questions are asked to organise based on features things have in common. We investigated using biscuits initially to get used to asking questions with 'yes' or 'no' answers. We came up with some fantastic ideas including - Does this biscuit have layers? Does this biscuit have chocolate chips? Is this biscuit circular? A great lesson!
We have been reading 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' in class and part of the story involves a disagreement between Lila and her father about her wishes to become a firework maker like him. We worked in pairs to role play how we imagined this conversation would look between the two characters before considering an alternative response from Lila's father and demonstrating how it would have given a different outcome.