Year 4 have started their new music unit. The children started the lesson listening to and discussing the new song, ‘Lean On Me’ by Bill Withers. The children were very good at discussing the instruments they could hear during the song. They also started learning the song! We will be continuing with this next week.
Year 4 completed a circle time we we continued to discuss similarities between people. We used a ball of string to demonstrate how we are all connected. The children had to pass the string to someone and say what it was they had in common. Some children commented on hair colour, skin colour, siblings and even more!
Year 4 have been discussing how people are the same and how they are different. We had a lovely discussion and the children came up with some really great ideas. We also decided that not all differences are visible. Some people can be different without us being able to see it.
Year 4 were put into 4 groups and were given and apron and a bunch of organs! They were required to place the organs in the correct place on the apron which was acting as the inside of our bodies. Once they had completed the and had all organs in place, they were quizzed on the name of each organ they had stuck on. We also had to check if we had put them in the right places!
Year 4 have learnt the names and a few facts about some of the following organs: liver, small and large intestine, kidney, stomach and more!
Year 4 have been working really hard recently creating their own information text about the Earth’s layers. The children have loved creating these and have put in a lot of effort. Have a look at some of them below:
This afternoon year 4 started an investigation around whether the size of muscles affects movement. To do this they are looking at whether people with longer legs can jump further. The children worked in small groups and went outside to perform the investigation. They were each required to measure their leg and perform 2 jumps.
Tomorrow we will be looking at our data and plotting it into a graph. We will then work on evaluating the investigation that we did to see how valid our results actually are.
This afternoon year 4 were provided with images of different animal skeletons. Their first job was to go around the room and write down what animal they thought each skeleton belonged to and we then went outside to see the skeletons inside of the animals bodies!
After this the children were asked to compare particular skeletons, discussing the similarities and differences between them.
After making and labelling their very own skeletons, year 4 were asked to work in pairs to create an educational video. This video had the purpose of teaching the viewer all about the human body and the different bones.
All of the children did a very good job and were extremely confident.
After learning about the Earth’s layers, year 4 were given the task to become an expert on just one of the layers. They spent time with a partner researching on the internet and created a presentation to share with the rest of the class.
The following day the children then presented to their peers. During this time the children were learning about all of the different layers from each other.