In the last couple of Computing lessons, Year 4 Robins have been learning about features of a comic strip. They said the following features were important; design, colour, speech bubbles, thinking bubbles and key characters.
Robins then created a comic strip based on online safety – being an upstander or respect on the internet.
The app children used was Comic Life on the iPads.
In PSHE today Year 4 focused on the term democracy. We learnt that demos means people and kratos means power or rule. Together this created the word democracy which year 4 discovered means rule by the people.
We started looking at how makes decisions in the UK and how decisions are made. We discussed how when you are 18 or older you are able to vote and can go to a polling station to make your vote. We also talked about MP’s, the priminister and different parties.
The final question I had for year 4 was if you were in charge, what would you change?
We had lots of lovely responses to this question including giving homeless people houses to live in, making sure all of the bins are collected by the bin men and many more.
In RE, Year 4 have been reading an e-book all about Diwali, the festival of light. The children have found out what Diwali is and who it is celebrated by, as well as what the different days of Diwali include.
They have also read the story of Rama and Sita which is a story closely linked to the Diwali festival. The children loved hearing the story and even wanted to read it a second time! They were especially interested in the demon king who took Sita away.
In PSHE, Year 4 have been looking at Parliament and investigating how laws are made. The children found out all about the UK Parliament and other assemblies in the United Kingdom. They also looked at what role Parliament has in the country as well as the role the Government has.
Near the beginning of Year 4, Robins discussed what class rules are and why we have them. They were able to list many different class rules but we decided to create a set that are personal to our class.
We thought we would share these with you so that you know what we are aiming for in Year 4:
Year 4 Robins have today been getting familar with programming using Kodu – a 3D game developing platform.
The children were asked to explore the program and see if they could insert a Rover to move around and collect coins. The coins should vanish once the Rover bumps into them. Points should also be awarded when each coin is collected.
Children were asked to add an apple to their games to take off points when the Rover bumps into them.
Some of the children grasped today’s task and really enjoyed Kodu. Robins will continue with their game making on Friday.