Week beginning: 22.11.2021
This week in Year 4 we continued our DT unit on 'Inventions that make people's lives easier'. This week we all got to build an invention out of Lego Spike kits. We built the 'Super Clean Up' invention, this is a rubbish grabber that helps pick up litter quickly! We decided that this invention would be great for caretakers and cleaners, and useful for elderly people to prevent them having to bend down!
We worked with our partners to build the control and two different grabbers. We then tested the grabbers out to find which one worked best! We had to use our problem-solving skills and needed to persevere as it the inventions didn't all work first time!
In our PSHE lessons this week we learnt how to solve bullying situations. We thought about why some witnesses try to solve the issue, why some ignore the bullying and why some chose to join in. We then thought about how to stay safe online to protect ourselves from cyberbullying. We created posters informing people of how to stay safe on the internet.
In RE we continued our learning of Judaism, this week we were learning about Shabbat. We learnt about what Shabbat is and when and why it is celebrated. We then created storyboards showcasing what happens on the evening of Shabbat.
This week we have also been doing some writing. We have been writing a story to entertain, based on our class text, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. We watched the opening clip of the movie 'Hugo', based on our book and wrote about what we could see and hear in the opening sequence. We've worked hard on our sentence structures this week, making sure we included adjective nouns, adverbs, verbs and expanded noun phrases in our sentences. Some of us even challenged ourselves to include some similes!