Week beginning: 06.09.2021
This week in Year 4 we have travelled back in time to the Stone Age! We've had so much fun learning about how people lived in the Stone Age.
In our reading lessons this week we have looked at a range of texts around the Stone Age. We read a non-fiction information text on the 3 periods of the Stone Age. These are, the Palaeolithic era, Mesolithic era and the Neolithic era. We read an extract of the story 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura,, and we read a Stone Age poem.
In our history lesson this week we looked at the difference between Stone Age hunter-gatherers and Neolithic farmers. We learnt lots of interesting information and found lots of differences in the way the live and dress. We present our learning into a table that highlighted the differences between both groups.
In maths this week we looked at Stone Age statistics. We played Stone Age animal top trumps that gave us lots of information on the animal's height, weight, speed, human-friendliness and their deadliness. We then created a table filled with the statistics we had learnt. Using the table, we created a bar graph showing the Stone Age animals deadliness. We ensured we used a ruler to make sure our graphs were clear.
In science this week we began our topic of sound. In this week's lesson we thought about how sound is made. We learnt that sound it made from air molecules vibrating against each other as they travel into our ears. We went on a sound walk around the school to investigate the level of noise. We stopped at various locations and listening to what we could hear. We noticed that the nosiest place in the school was the front playground and the quietest was the reading garden.
This week we got to use Now Press Play to immerse ourselves in life in the Stone Age. When we put the headphones on, we were read a story that placed us into the Stone Age. We got to explore the cave settings and we had to defend our family against a Wolly Mammoth! We had so much fun pretending we were Cavemen!