Week beginning: 17.01.2022
This week in Year 4 we have thought a lot about dreams and goals.
In our PSHE lessons this week we discussed what our dreams and goals were for the future. We thought about making sure they were realistic and achievable. Lots of us thought about our dream jobs or hobbies we wanted to learn or get better at. We also thought about how we would feel if our dreams and goals weren't achieved. We discussed what it meant to be resilient and thought about what advice we could give someone that would encourage them to be resilient and not give up if their dream or goal wasn't achieved.
In our reading lessons this week, we read more of our class book, Hope Jones Saves The World. We learnt about what her dreams and goals were for the year as she told us all of her family members news years resolutions. We made predictions about what we thought would happen next and thought about the authors choice of words and pictures and what impact they had on the reader.
In geography this week we learnt about sources of energy. We learnt that there are two types of energy, renewable and non-renewable. We learnt about how non-renewable energy sources are damaging the planet and we identified alternative, renewable sources of energy we could be using instead.
In RE this week, we continued our learning on Humanism. We learnt about 3 more core beliefs of Humanists and created posters that showcased all 6 key Humanist beliefs. Our posters look great and we made sure they were colour and eye-catching!
In science this week we learnt about how states of matter can change over time. We learnt that solids can turn to liquids via melting and liquids can turn into solids via freezing. We did an exciting experiment to show how objects can change state. We learnt about the melting point of chocolate and investigated how a chocolate button could turn from a solid to a liquid. We thought about how we could melt the chocolate, many of us chose to cover it/trap it in our hands to heat it up. We learnt that the melting point of chocolate is 35 degrees!
In Art this week we got to use clay! We used clay to sculpt a natural object, such as a pebble. When these are dry, we will be using them to create a natural sculpture outside, inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy!