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Welcome to Elder Class 2016 -2017

 

 

Elder class is made up of 27 Year Four children,   

a teacher called Ms Reed

and  two teaching assistants - Miss Tremayne and Mrs Jutson.

We hope that you enjoy reading our class page.  

We will regularly update it with links to support our learning, and things that we are enjoying in Year 4.

 

SUMMER TERM 2017

ENGLISH - Stories by the same author (The Great Kapok Tree & The Shaman's Apprentice by Lynne Cherry)

SCIENCE - Sound

TOPIC - Rain forests

RE - Religion, Family & Community (Christianity & Islam)

PSHE - Relationships Changes

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - Block printing

 

 

SCIENCE for the week beginning 5.6.17

The activities on this link will enable you to explore pitch and volume.

VOLUME  Section 1 - pages 1 to 4

PITCH  Section 2 - page 1

Plenary - Complete the quiz to see how much you've learnt.

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/16022007/sound_loundness/lesson.html

 

Try the BBC Science CHANGING SOUNDS activities to explore pitch and volume.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/changing_sounds.shtml

Theatre Royal Taster Session (25.5.17)

Here are some links to help you carry out your research on animals that live in tropical rainforests:

 

http://www.rainforestanimals.net/

 

http://www.activewild.com/rainforest-animals-list/

 

http://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-animals-live-in-the-amazon-rainforest.html

 

 

Becoming Rainforest Rangers at the Eden Project 15.5.17

Exploring how sound travels

The Great Kapok Tree

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SPRING TERM 3, 2017

Elder Class Staff would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.

 

This term we will be studying:

TOPIC:  I am warrior - The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.

SCIENCE:  Changes of state and the water cycle

ENGLISH:  Roman Myths

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Religion and the individual

PSHE: Going for goals

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: Shield making (Joining techniques)

PE: Gymnastics (Receiving body weight)

MUSIC: Steel pans (with Mr Keates)

I am warrior!

Here are the four clips we watched at the beginning of this week's topic session, to set the scene for life for the Celts under Roman rule.

 

- Celtic life before the Romans invaded Britain

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zcfygk7

 

- Two unsuccessful invasions

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0113t3p

 

- The successful invasion of Britain

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0114zm3

 

- Don't believe everything you read!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0114w8z

SCIENCE 

The water Cycle

Here is a link to remind you what happens in the water cycle

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3wpp39#zcd6tyc

 

The Water Cycle song

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Sing along to practise the key vocabulary linked to the water cycle.

SCIENCE

Here's a BBC game linked to our states of matter topic.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/gases_liquids_solids/play/

Spring term steel drum lessons

Harry Potter Day

Here's the link to some of the poetry we looked at -

https://prezi.com/giyl_3pwhry1/harry-potter-poetry/

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Topic - The Romans

We will be carrying out research on the Roman army.  The following links will help you with this:

 

1. Read and find out using on BBC Bitesize - What was it like to be in the Roman Army?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zqbnfg8

 

2.  Watch these BBC clips on:

Life as a Roman soldier http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zbns34j

The Roman Army http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zn2mhyc

 

3. Use this BBC online book to find out about different aspects of the Roman Army.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans/the_roman_army/

ENGLISH - Myths

Use this link to find out about Roman myths.

http://rome.mrdonn.org/myths.html

 

Use the following link to watch animated Greek myths.

http://www.abc.net.au/arts/wingedsandals/storytime/

SCIENCE 

Watch the particle clips on:

Page 2 for solids

Page 3 for liquids

Page 4 for gases

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/chemical_material_behaviour/particle_model/revision/2/

 

Term 2, 2016

Science - Electricity

RE - Inspirational people (Islam & Christianity)

Topic - Road Trip USA

Numeracy - Addition & subtraction

Literacy - Explanation Texts

 

 

A big thankyou to Miss Tremayne and Miss Salt for organising the activities for the year 4 'decorations morning', and to all the friends and family members who were able join us .

Hamish & Rachel McDonald, from Plymouth Christian Centre, spoke to us about their Christian faith and the importance of Jesus in their lives.

Weekly ukulele lessons with Mr Keate

WB: 21.11.16

SPAG

Look up the definition of this week's spellings using an online dictionary: 

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/

 

FRENCH

You can practise Old MacDonald had a farm, in French (Le vieux Macdonald a une ferme), by clicking on the BBC link:

www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/old-macdonald-had-a-farm-in-french/11939.html

WB: 14.11.16

Science

Use these links to explore electricity and circuits:

 

http://www.learningcircuits.co.uk/flashmain.htm

 

http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/guide.html

WB: 7.11.16

Science Session 2

Activity - Discovering more about electrical safety

http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/electrical-safety-in-your-home

 

Science Session 1

Activity - Energy at home

https://www.eonenergy.com/About-eon/EnergyExperience/114

 

As part of Anti-Bullying Week Year 4 were treated to an assembly on respecting difference.

As part of our current RE topic, Inspirational People, Lauren's uncle (Jack Tucker) came in today to do an acoustic session.

Elder Class visit to the Life Caravan 8.11.16

Monday 7th November

Today Hichem visited Elder class to speak about some of his Muslim beliefs.  We were able to ask him questions linked to our current RE topic on Inspirational People.  As a result, we now have a better understanding of what Muhammad, the Qu'ran and hadiths mean to a person belonging to the Muslim faith. Hichem and Ms Reed were very impressed with the quality of listening, questioning and thoughtfulness shown by Elder class during this session.

Term 1, 2016

WB: 17.10.16

SCIENCE

Here are the hyperlinks for this week's science sessions on:

 

  • Food webs:

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/food/food_menu.html

 

  • Interdepedence and adaption

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/interdependence.shtml

WB: 10.10.16

Science

Here are the links for this weeks independent science activities:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/variation/play/

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/variation_fs.shtml