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Category Archives: Year 4
In year 4 we are learning all about how our bodies work to digest food we eat.
We have had great fun watching clips on how the food we eat travels through our digestive system, whilst also doing some interesting activities to put our knowledge to the test.
A interactive board helps us to identify the key parts of the body whilst letting us scan a code and watch a few short clips of what the Digestive system does.
The Autumn term at St Edward’s has come to an end! Over the last four months, many, many children have created some fantastic pieces of work and represented themselves and their school to the best of their ability. We’re really proud of each and every one of them and we’re anticipating even greater things in the terms to come.
We would like to honour the achievements of some of the pupils who have covered themselves in glory at different points this term.
At the end of the week, each teacher chooses two children who have worked their hardest, performed beyond expectations and generally been a shining star.
We have also seen people working fantastically hard to improve their handwriting, making their work look more beautiful than ever. It’s been really gratifying to see such hard work and determination to improve; in recognition of this, here are the people who have earned their Pen Licences. Keep it up!
WRITER OF THE WEEK
One of the highest honours is the weekly recognition of one pupil from each year group who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to improve their writing. Not only have they met the success criteria for a piece of work – they have done it with flair, panache and a swaggering, flamboyant vocabulary that has delighted their target audience: their teacher.
Finally, entering the pantheon of greatness are those who have reached the highest echelons of achievement by obtaining the Gold Award. This is given for a level of meritorious, valorous, phenomenal behaviour beyond the expected standard. These children have met every challenge whole-heartedly and demonstrated the core values of our school in ways that we are incredibly proud of.
It was amazing to go to the cinema!! I felt so happy and excited . It s the best trip I had in year four so far it was so fun but sadly we had to go back to school what a lovely day I had. By sharon
In Year 4, we have been reading ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’ by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.
We have just met Cliff who is a rambling isle who needs to attend the Hallowed Shallows for the Night of the Seawigs. However, he does not have a seawig so he cannot attend the contest. We have created seawigs for Cliff to wear. Take a look…which one do you think he will choose?
Years 3-6 competed in an athletics competition against all the schools in Havering. Years 3&4 competed on 30th and years 5&6 on the 29th. Both groups placed 2nd against 30+ schools which is a big achievement.
Digital leaders and students made a short news round video about the event, hope you enjoy it!
(Video is broken into 4 parts as it could not upload as 1 file)
During science week we had a super fun time while doing….
On the first day of science week we had African animals come to visit us.We had a extremely exciting assembly when we got introduced to the animals.We had a white hedgehog,2 snakes,a lizard,a chameleon and a baby meerkat.This animals were all rescued!
As one of our experiments we got a pack of skittles and we had to make a pattern in a bowl.I chose the colours purple,red and yellow.Then our teacher added water to them and the colour of the skittles came off and changed the water. (The red took over the other colours)
While we were creating patterns a group at a time went outside to feel the slime made out of cornflower.We had to punch the slime but it wasn’t gloopy.Then we had to pick it up and then roll it into a ball .Guess What as soon as we let it go it melted!
We had an excellent assembly and we met Loraine and Louise.They told us that there was a priceless Ming vase that was smashed .Our job was to find out who did had done it.Our 3 suspects were Mrs Hall; Mrs Crosby; Miss Howard.We learnt about fingerprints and how it could help us to figure out who smashed the vase.It turned out that it was a mistake Mrs Hall sneezed and accidentally hit he vase.
We got into groups and made our own classification key (questions to find out what it was) it was very fun!Then we swapped them to see if we could classify the sweets.
We went to the art room and worked with reception children. There were lots of different investigations to try.
By Millie,Ebony and Ewura
In year 4 we have been learning about science because it was science week. The first thing we learnt was how to blow up a balloon using:pop rocks,mint mentos ,fizzy water,medicine,coke and lemonade.Firstly we used a funnel to to put the pop rocks into the balloon,we took the balloon off of the funnel and put it on the top of the bottle.After we tipped the pop rocks into the fizzy water,so it blew up the . We did the same experiment with mint mentos and coke and medicine with lemonade.
On Monday 22nd of may we went into the music room to see some animals. Firstly we saw a lizard.It was green it’s leg were ticklish and the lizard was quite short as well.Next we saw the snake. It even went around some of our neks. It was slime as well as soft and he was he was cold blooded. After we saw a hedgehog. We were not allowed to touch it because of its spikes on its back.Next we saw the meerkat. It even bit some of our fingers,plus we got to stroke it. It was very soft.we saw a millipede,it has 2 hundred legs.we saw some beetles they were black and they had six legs. Then we saw a comemelion and it was standing still and it was green and yellow.
On Tuesday the 23 of May we did an experiment and we had a plastic we chose 5 to 6 skittles and we put them in a pattern then we put water in the bowl and waited. After a few minutes the skittles were white and the colours from the skittles went to the bottom of the bowl
On Monday 22nd May we were touching and holding animals from Africa.there was a baby meerkat which was really cute and fluffy it bit some of our fingers. There was also a chameleon which Victoria liked as well.Akosua and Konrad liked the meerkats most.
On Tuesday the 23rd may we did a few experiments.One is with skittles. You get a bowl,put the skittles in a pattern then add water and wait for five mins. When they were mixed together,Victoria had dark green,Konrad had red and Akosua had dark
On Wednesday 24th May we was pearing up with two reception children and we did different investigations in the art room. The first one Victoria and Jed did was extendible bunkers.Konrad, Hasani and Vinnie put a cup over the ear then pulling a string.Akosua and Sophie did masks where you had to mix the colours of the masks eyes and if you put all of them together they make dark purple and you can also see through them.
On Thursday 25th may we met two detectives who told us that there was an exebition and that someone had broken a priceless Ming vase. There were three suspects:Mrs Hall,Mrs Crosbie and Miss Howard. Victoria,Akosua and Konrad thought it was Mrs Hall. We did a workshop and found out it was Mrs Hall.mrs Hall broke it by accident and she didn’t take her hay fever tablets so she sneezed and the Ming vase broke.It was from eBay so it was cheap.
Monday 22 may 2017
On Monday we went to the music room to look at animals and we saw a huge gecko and a baby meerkat it was cute we also saw a really scary snake and a really spiky hedge hog.
Tuesday 24 may 2017
On Tuesday we did different experiments and we had to feel something that was solid and when you pour water then it turned into water.
Wednesday 24 may 2017
On Wednesday we got in pairs and we went to the art room and we helped reception children we did all kinds of experiments like we got a magnet and lots of coins and the magnet was pulling the coins.
Thursday 25 may 2017
On Thursday we did a exiting detective project we tried to solve the case of the broken vase we had solved the case but the vase was fake and it only cosed 10 pounds we really enjoyed it.
This week it has been science week,we have done a number of scientific experiments including seeing and holding African animals in the music room like snakes(which most of the children put around their necks or touched them).One of the cutest animals there was a baby meerkat,unfortunately we did not allowed to hold him but we were allowed to stroke him and if you held out your finger he nibbled it that we got to see on Monday.
On Tuesday, year 4 went outside onto our school field to see that there was a large amount of experimental equipment including balloons,sparkling water,lemonade,popping candy and some medicine tablets.We used them to try and make the ballon blow up.It took us a long time but we finally managed to find a way to do it.We also did an experiment with skittles where we put 4-5 in a bowl in a pattern,whilst pouring water inside of the bowl. We then waited for the water to change colour of the skittles we used. We also did a liquorice classification key using questions about the liquorice we chose.
On Wednesday we went to the art room where the reception children were waiting for us. We got into partners and went with two partners in reception.We helped them with experiments.We did all sorts of different experiments such as dipping a ping-pong ball in water and getting a meatal stick and hitting the stick on the table and then we touch the stick to the ball and it made the ball bounce from vibration.
On Thursday we did the most exciting thing yet people from The Detective project we did a lot of exciting experiment such as finding finger prints.We helped find the culprit of smashing the Ming Vase.
It has been a very exciting week in Year 4.We hope you enjoyed!
By Love,Eleanor and Sophie 4C.