Year 4

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Congratulations to Year 4 for winning the punctuality competition for this term, keep it up!

We have been going to Kirkby High School every Wednesday morning to have music lessons. We have learnt all about Samba and have been lucky enough to play lots of different instruments including; surdo drums, shakers, go-go bells and tamborims. Every week we practised different rhythms and call and respond activities until eventually we were ready to perform. Our favourite part was ‘the rumble’ and playing ‘Don’t play this one back’.

In science we have been learning about teeth and how to look after them. We know that carnivores eat meat, herbivores eat plants and omnivores eat both plants and meat. Animals have different types of teeth depending on what they eat. We have done an investigation to test the how much damage different drinks will do to our teeth. We used egg shells instead of teeth and observed what happened. Have a look at some of our pictures.

Welcome to a new year in year 4. We have been very busy already learning about Georgia O’Keeffe in art and using her to inspire our own paintings and chalk pictures.

In English we went back to the time of Robin Hood, looking at historical settings, before finding out about life in a Victorian workhouse.

We are reading Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley, although we are yet to find out what Krindlekrax is. Some of us think it will be a crocodile or a dinosaur or even a magician.

In science we have been comparing plants and animals and naming them by making our own decision trees. The photographs show the animals that we used and the questions that we asked. We are going to collect 4 leaves and make a decision tree with them to find out what they are.