Year 4 have been exploring capacity in Maths this week. In order to get better at estimating and measuring, we got some equipment out and had a go! We had to work with a partner to estimate the amount of water in the bottle and then measure the amount of water accurately to find out whose estimate was closest! We had lots of fun and learnt lots in the process!
This week we have been exploring words that are spelt with a 'y' that make the short 'i' sound e.g. pyramid, mystery, myth, crystal, symbol etc. Miss Taylor challenged us to fit all of the words into a Criss-Cross style puzzle where we had to look carefully at the word lengths and the placements of certain letters to ensure we could make all the words fit into the grid. It was tough going but we got there in the end and really enjoyed doing it!
Learning Challenge - Eyam Trip!
Take a look through the pictures of our adventure in Eyam! We visited the Eyam Museum to find our more about the tragic events that happened in the village and how the villagers were ravaged by the plague. We also took a walk through the village to look how it compared to Nottingham.
In preparation of going to Eyam on Friday, we have been learning about how the plague travelled to the small village all the way from London. Miss Taylor gave us some images of a strange character dressed as bird and we had to think about why he/she was dressed like this and what job the person may have had. We were really good at working in small groups to discuss our answers and one group even managed to guess correctly! We found out that it was a plague doctor and they tricked people into giving them money to pay for cures that would never work. After, we created a timeline explaining the terrible events and learnt that 260 of the 350 villagers who lived there, died.
This half-term, we are learning all about the Digestive System and what happens to the food we eat. Today, we recreated it using a variety of household items and it got very messy! First, we mimicked the action of the stomach using a food bag (the stomach), a banana, some crackers, orange juice (stomach acid) and water (the saliva). We mushed it all up and then it was time to pass it through the small intestine. The water that came out into the bowl represented the nutrients from the food going into the body and then we were left with the waste! We passed this through a hole in a cup which was just like us going to the toilet! It was so much fun!
This half-term we have resumed our Dance sessions with Mrs Bathgate and have been enjoying learning the choreography to The Bare Necessities/I Wanna Be Like You by The Overtones! Take a look at us in action!
To introduce our Learning Challenge topic of 'What would happen if you caught the plague?' we have started to identify, name and locate cities in the U.K. We used Google Maps to help us find various cities located in the United Kingdom. we then began to compare the city of Nottingham to the village of Eyam in Derbyshire.