Where do sounds come from? This is the exciting question we are investigating this term. So far, we have learnt that sound is created when something vibrates and sends waves of energy (vibration) into our ears. The stronger the vibrations, the louder the sound. Sounds are fainter the further you get from the sound source.
We’ve also been lucky enough to get out into Forest School this term to toast marshmallows and build shelters with Miss Gibbons, our Forest School Leader.
In our maths learning this term, we have continued to consolidate our multiplication and division knowledge. We started to introduce written methods for longer multiplication and use more efficient division methods to solve real-world problems. We looked at times-tables facts, building strategies for finding unknown facts that will support us to strengthen our fluency of times tables. We are using Times Table Rockstars at home to practise our times tables so we can make it onto the school leader board!
We have all really enjoyed reading Ada’s Violin this term and learning all about the amazing story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. Children wrote newspaper reports about the orchestra and diary entries from the perspective of Ada Rio’s, such an inspiring story for everyone. Poetry is an important part of our learning in Year 4. The children have written their own marvellous poems using onomatopoeia words to represent sound, inspired by I Like Noise.
As artists we have studied the work of Mark Rothko. We have been using mixed media to explore ways in which we can show mood and feeling blending different colours. Look how creative we are:
Everyone is so talented in Pine Class!