Year 4 have been focusing on area in mathematics and today they started to draw their own shapes that needed to have a particular area. The children all did extremely well with this and Demi had a very clever technique to make sure she was drawing a shape with the right area.
Demi decided she would count the squares for her shape using dots and then she would draw around the dots to make the shape complete! Demi was then very helpful to her peers and shared her ways of doing the work with those who were struggling. Well done Demi!
Continuing their topic of money, year 4 have been discussing what a charity is and what different charities do. After talking about which charities they already know and what they do, the children used the iPads to find out about some more charities in the world and what they do to help.
Year 4 will be completing some photo editing in art and design as part of their digital media unit. We spoke about different perspectives you could take photographs from. Before the children go out and take their own photographs to edit, they had some time using the editing software to edit photos Miss Edwards had taken. The children really enjoyed having an experiment and seeing what they could do!
This afternoon, Poppy, Lexi and Katie shared their PowerPoint with the class that they had made. The presentation was all about computing and they discussed many different aspects of being safe online. A perfect way to end Safer Internet Week, well done girls!
What would you do if someone put a picture of you online? Katie– tell them to take it off as they hadn’t asked permission.
You download a game and it asks for permission to know your location? Megan- you need to get permission from an adult before you click yes.
Your older brother or sister posts an embarrassing video of you dancing on their social media. Kezi- I would tell a trusted adult, like a parent. Katie- if your parent wasn’t there you could tell another adult that is around.
Your friends parents won’t let them have their own phone, so they ask if they can have your old one. Niah- even though she’s my friend, her mum said she couldn’t have it so I couldn’t give it to her.
To kick off Safer Internet Week, Year 4 have been discussing the term plagiarism and finding out what that means.
The children started with a very good idea of what the word might mean and said they thought it was similar to copyrighting something. We then went on to discuss how plagiarism is when you copy/take someone else’s work and pretend that it is your own. The children straight away knew that this was wrong and that no one should take credit for someone else’s work.
The children then completed a short activity where they were provided with different scenarios and they had to state whether what the character had done was okay or no way, not okay! After making their choice, the children then had to explain why they chose that option.
This afternoon, Year 4 were discussing the internet. Miss Edwards started the lesson off by asking the children to draw her three pictures; an apple, a dog and the internet. After the children had done this, we then had a discussion about which pictures were easier to draw and why this might have been. We came to the conclusion that the internet was the hardest picture to draw and this was because it isn’t an object like the other two are.
We then discussed what the internet actually is and linked how it works to how you would travel to a different city along roads and motorways. This is how information is sent between devices through wires and cables, there are smaller wires and there are larger wires that all interlink and get the information to where it needs to be.
Year 4 Robins were investigating in science this afternoon. They looked at a number of different materials. By putting them into their circuits, they checked their conductivity. When they added the material, if their buzzer or light worked, it meant the material conducted electricity ( it let the electricity pass through it).
This afternoon in science, Year 4 have been experimenting with different equipment to see what different circuits they could create. These circuits included: wires, motors, batteries, light bulbs, switches and buzzers. The children really enjoyed having a little play to see what they could create!
The children then had to create 7 particular circuits that Miss Edwards drew for them. Once they had created each circuit, they needed to record what they observed happening.