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.
Following on from the last science lesson, year 4 had the task of creating their very own skeleton! This took the children some real concentration and perseverance, but everybody got there in the end and did a really good job! Our next task is to name the bones that are on our skeletons.
To start off our new science topic year 4 were given a small task so that Miss Edwards could find out what they already know! The children were put into small groups and were asked to draw as many of the human bones in the body that they knew.
Year 4 have been discussing stereotypes this afternoon. Katie correctly identified a stereotype as assuming that some people like something but it is not always true. Kezi then added to this saying that it is presuming something about someone because of the way that they look.
I then asked the class what they thought of the following statement: ‘Chocolate makes us fat and it is bad for you’. This is what they had to say…
• I think that it is actually quite rude and some chocolate can be better for you than others (Mohammed)
• I disagree because I eat chocolate everyday and I am fine but it is bad for you because it is full of sugar (Brooke Ba)
• It is ok to eat chocolate sometimes but not all of the time because then it can become very unhealthy (Sophia)
• Lots of people gain weight through eating chocolate all day because it can be quite addictive because its full of sugar and it tastes good (Evie)
• It is offensive because some people can’t always help what they look like (Ruby L)
To sum the discussion up we decided that stereotyping is not good because it can be very offensive and it is only opinions that people have rather than facts.