Week beginning: 04.10.2021
This week in Year 4 we have continued our learning of inventions. We have started a DT project called 'The Dyson Project'. We've previously thought about characteristics of design engineers and this week we became them! With a partner we thought about an invention in school that we could edit and change to make it even better. We thought about our design specifications and sketched out our invention ideas.
Some of our ideas were fantastically creative and next week we will get to start making our creations out of cardboard.
In our reading lessons this week we have looked at a range of texts on 19th and 20th century inventions. We inferred from the text and learnt how to 'read between the lines'. It was really interesting learning about how some life changing inventions were designed and made. Did you know, the telephone was created by accident!
In our history lesson this week we looked at significant British inventions. A few inventions we learnt about were the toothbrush, the telephone and the internet. We created a timeline showing when these life changing inventions were created and by whom they were made by.
This week we created a double page spread to showcase all the work we did last week on the history of the clock. We presented our learning over two pages, we filled the pages with timelines, clock pictures and lots of the information we had learnt on the clocks history and how it developed over the years.
In PSHE this week we thought about reward and consequences. We did some drama freeze frames in groups to show a scenario we had read, the other children had to guess what the group were showing. Then, as a class, we came up with suitable rewards or consequences of the behaviour being shown through the freeze frames.
In our RE lesson we looked at Jesus' miracles, we acted out the story of the 'Blind Women' and retold the story through drama.
Excitingly, we got to have the book fair at school this week too! We loved getting to explore and read new books!