Autumn Term

In Science we have been learning about electrical circuits. We discovered that for a circuit to work, all parts have to be connected so it can allow the current to flow. We also investigated whether materials are insulators or conductors and used this information to create our own switches. 
In PE we have been learning about the different disciplines of Athletics. We have learnt about the push, pull and fling throws used in the throwing different events, taken part in races of different lengths and practiced both the long and triple jumps. We've been very busy!
Bike training
Year 4 had the fantastic opportunity to brush up their bicycle skills. They practiced maneuvering around obstacles as well as stopping safely. 
In RE we have been considering right and wrong, what it means to us and what different religions believe to be right and wrong. We looked at the key values of different religions and compared them before writing our own 'commandments' to live by. 
Trip to Magna
4H went on a trip to Magna as part of their science topic about Electricity. They got to explore all the different pavilions before taking part in an electricity workshop. In the workshop, they tested different materials to discover whether they were insulators or conductors by adding them into the circuit and observing if the bulb still lit up or not. After that, they had a challenge to apply their knowledge and build an extra large circuit so they could dry someone's dress. 
BFG Dream Jars
As part of their work around the BFG, 4H thought about their own dreams for the future before decorating their own jars with watercolours. 
Over the half term, 4H have completed their computing unit on Data Handling. This has involved the children sorting data and searching data bases by given criteria. They have also started to use Edexcel and discover the use of auto-sum.