Look what we’ve been up to in Year 4

Using a switch in electrical circuits…

Today we looked at how to open and close a circuit as we realised it would be a pain if we couldn’t turn our lights or doorbell off! We were given a piece of card, a paperclip and 2 split pins (as well as the components to make a circuit). We eventually realised the paperclip had to touch both split pins to close-then we had a light bulb moment and made our switches. We had to make several circuits and test to see if it mattered where the switch went in a circuit too-we all predicted it wouldn’t matter and we were right! We were amazed to see our switches worked and we were able to understand how they work in real life! We took our learning a step forward when we were told one of us had to become a component in our circuit! We had another light bulb moment when we saw electricity passes through us too-that’s why we have to be very careful around electricity!

Glockenspiel

This half term in Music, we have been revisiting playing the Glockenspiel. This is our first performance of a composition using the notes D and E – we are sure you’ll agree we are absolutely amazing!

NSPCC Maths Day 2021…

Today we went maths crazy and raised some money for the NSPCC too! We made maths games for a different class, we practiced maths skills through games and play and we did it all whilst dressed up too. We didn’t disappoint with our outfits either, in true Southwick style-we went all out and looked AMAZING!

Being Egyptologists…

We were very lucky today as we had the opportunity to be real Egyptologists! We got to handle and examine some real Ancient Egyptian artifacts! We wore gloves to help preserve them for generations to come-we thought they were amazing! We looked at what we thought they were, what we thought they would have been used for, what they were made from and who they could have belonged to-our minds were very inquisitive and we thought of some fantastic questions we would like to ask about them!

Mummies…

To hook us into the gruesome and gory world of mummification, we had a competition to see which group could make the best mummy with good old loo roll! We had so much fun-look at the results-even the Pharaohs would have been proud of our efforts!

Games in Maths…

Games in maths to capture our imagination-the best thing is, we don’t even realise we are doing actual work! We were demonstrating our knowledge of column subtraction by creating a calculation (with 8 numbers thrown on a 1-9 dice). We had to be careful where we placed the numbers as we couldn’t change their position and we had to total as close to 5000 to win!

Playtime…

Year 4 have a fantastic time every time they go on the yard! Not one piece of equipment or area is left unused and they love the selection of resources. The weather may have been miserable but we certainly weren’t!

Easter Hunt…

We had an Easter lolly hunt on the yard. To make it harder they had to find their lolly with their name on it-we had great fun!

World Book Day 2021!

We had a whale of a time on World Book Day! We really excelled ourselves with our outfits and took part in some lovely cookery activities linked to stories-we made Turkish Delight as that was what Edward was tempted with in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It was delicious! We also shared lots of stories, played quizzes to see who the biggest book worm was and even wrote our own stories! The day was amazing!