Welcome to Year 4!

The teachers in Year 4 are: Mr Davies (Ecuador Class), Mr Higginson (Brazil Class) and Miss Plummer (Peru Class).

Welcome back to a new and exciting year ahead. We are already hard at work and enjoying our learning. On this page you will find useful and important information as well as updates about what we have been doing.






 

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Term 1

 

Our topic this term is inventions. We will be mainly looking at bridges and answering some key questions such as, Why do we need bridges? What impact do they have? Should they be built for art as well as purpose? To answer these questions, we will be learning about local bridges, how they are made and the different types of bridges and how they work. Towards the end of term we will be researching and constructing our own bridges.

 

 

 

Week commencing 15th October, Year 4 all went on a trip around Bristol looking at some of the cities famous bridges and learning more about their construction as part of their termly topic. 

  

  

  

  

Some children in Ecuador class proudly showing the bridges that they have made.

 

 

 

   

We also looked at beam bridges and investigated how to make them stronger. We were only allowed to use one piece of paper! Each time we made a new bridge design we predicted how many counters it would hold and then tested the bridge. We found out that the more times you folded the paper the sturdier it became. 

 

 Our book for this term is The Borrowers. We started off the learning with an experience of transforming 'borrowed' items from around the classroom into inventions that the Borrowers may have used. The children's imaginations were incredible as they thought of innovative ways to get up stairs, brilliant storage devices and interesting ways to transport their borrowed items!