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Year 4 - Crawford

Friday 6th March 2020


Today we went to the QPR stadium for a workshop called 'Give racism the red card'. We got involved in the conversation surrounding what racism actual is and how it can affect other people. We had a panel of previous ad current QPR players and the best questions won a prize. Before we left, we went and sat inside the stadium.

Thursday 5th March 2020


Today is WORLD BOOK DAY!!! The entire class came in dressed as some of their favourite book characters. LOOK AT US!!...


Monday 2nd March 2020


In DT we continued to look at images of authentic Tudor homes. We discussed the common features of these homes surrounding the colours and materials, as well as what they believed was aesthetically pleasing. After this, we spoke about the sizing of the geometric shapes used to build these homes. Once this was done, we built our own Tudor home in groups out of lego to prove we understood the features needed to create a Tudor home.


Friday 28th February 2020


In English we discussed how illustrators portray different emotions in their images. Our new book 'Gorilla' brings a lot of focus to the feeling of loneliness. We analysed an illustration in which the dad is ignoring Hannah. We role played this scene, including what conversation we believed they could be having as well as how we 'show not tell' Hannah's feelings.


Monday 24th February 2020


Today we started our new DT topic 'Tudor Homes'. We discussed what a structure is before using toothpicks and blue tack to create different geometric shapes that are used when building homes, flats and other famous landmarks..


Friday 7th February 2020


Today in maths we looked at how to divide 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers using a place value grid. We worked on using our mathematical talk to explain to the class how and why we were doing what we were.


Thursday 16th January 2020


In English, we have been writing reports on Chapter 11 of Charlottes Web. Over the last few days, we have been practising rehearsing our sentences orally and reading aloud with a clear and confident voice. We began editing our work to make sure that we had included all of the grammatical features we needed as well as up-level our descriptive vocabulary. 

Ochuko was one of many children who worked extremely hard to up-level his writing. He was so proud of his work he volunteered to read it aloud.


Ochuko reading his report with confidence!

Wednesday 15th January 2019


Our new topic in Science is 'States of Matter'. Today, we conducted an experiment in which we put chocolate in a test tube and then submerged it into different temperatures of water. We measured the rate that it melted and recorded this in a table.


Monday 2nd December 2019


In D+T, we have been making finger puppets that we can use to role play scenes from our class text Charlottes Web. We practised threading a thread and needle and creating different types of stitches before moving on to putting our animal puppet together.

Tuesday 26th November 2019


Today we had our STEAM day in which we had to design a basket for Red Riding Hood to carry an apple in. We analysed a variety of different baskets to figure our what would make a good one before choosing the most suitable materials. We worked in groups to design, build, test and evaluate a basket. We even made net diagrams of our baskets so that we could get more accurate measurements.


Tuesday 19th November 2019

Adding the digits to equal 9
Chimamaka's pattern
Today, we looked more into the different patterns we could see to help us work out the 9 times tables. Miss Crawford taught us the finger trick that we picked up really quickly! We also learnt that if you add the digits of a number and it equals 9, it must be in the 9 times tables. The only exception to this is 99... Later in the lesson, Chimamaka noticed a new pattern (Picture 2).

Monday 18th November 2019

In Science today we learnt about 'pitch'. We invited Mr Dalledone along to help us identify the types of pitch when using different instruments. We then had a go at making our own 'Pan Flutes'. We used paper straws and discussed how to create different pitch. 

Monday 14th October 2019


In Science our topic is Animals, Including Humans. In Year 4, our focus is on the digestive system and teeth. As a class we wanted to discover what is unhealthy for our teeth so we came up with the scientific enquiry 'What drinks affect our teeth the most?' We decided the liquids to test and discussed the independant, dependant and controlled variables of the experiment. Over the next week we observed the daily changes of the eggs before concluding.


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Thursday 27th September 2019


Over the last few weeks, we have been looking at the most efficient ways to calculate addition and subtraction sums. We have practiced using the column method, the number line and even rounding the digits. Additionally, we have been using counters and Base 10 to verbally re-enact the process of carrying and exchanging.


Using Base 10 to exchangeProblem solving using the methods we have been practising