Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Year 4 are now tweeting about their learning

Make your own slide show at Animoto.


Here is the fraction game you wanted to play - click  and the IWB activity - here

Monday, 28 January 2013

BIG WRITE star writer is...


Well done Sophie for your excellent story set in an imaginary place. You remembered the features we discussed and used them in your work.

Click here for a story planning game.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Learning Logs

Here are the wonderful logs returned this week. Everyone has interpreted the prompt differently and as a result we have some unique pieces of work.

Well done to Michaela for your hard work, you received 6 votes from the children making your log the winner.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

What SMART are you?

The children in Year 4 already know what type of learner they are and this afternoon we talked about "Smarts"

A smart is an intelligence

Kinaesthetic - Body smart
Logical - Number smart
Intrapersonal - Myself smart
Visual/spacial - Picture smart
Linguistic - Word smart
Interpersonal - People smart
Musical - Music smart
Naturalistic - Nature smart

Click here to complete a questionnaire to find out your smart (intelligence)
You can create a graphic illustration of your questionnaire.

Here is my graphic

Please reply with comments about what you learned about yourself

Hello Quadblogging buddies

We are really exciting to be in your quad this term

Make sure you have a look at all the posts we have made since January. We've been very busy learning at school and at home.

Year 4 and Mrs Warner

Monday, 21 January 2013

Snow day Sumdog challenge

When you come in from making your snowmen and having sledging fun, you might like to compete in the Snow Day challenge.
Go to the link on the right hand side.

Bring photos to school of you playing out today, especially if you go sledging. I would love to see your snowmen.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Multifaceted learning afternoon

There was a buzz of excitement in the Year Four classroom today.

We tried something new called "Multifaceted Learning" The idea came from Miss Kitchen who used this method with her Year Six class last year.

This is how it looked.

We had a literacy, history and science activity all going on at the same time. Two activities had an adult guiding the group and one activity was completely independent.

Here are the photos of the afternoon.

Please reply with comments about how you thought the afternoon went? 
  • Did you like this method of teaching and learning?
  • Did you prefer a particular facet?
  • Do you like working independently?
  • Did you learn anything new?
  • Are you looking forward to your final facet on Monday?
  • Where would you place your learning on the basic, better, best, blow your mind outcomes?

Talk homework

In preparation for tomorrow, talk about stories with imaginary settings. Try and think if they contain the features we came up with earlier in the week.

  • imaginary setting
  • problem and a solution
  • good and bad character
  • conflict
  • magic
  • a way into the fantasy world and a way out

Do these stories have the above features;

The Wizard of Oz

The Lion the Witch and the wardrobe

Peter Pan

Explain and describe the story you created a plan for today.

Presentation Monday

Michaela was the first one to present to the class for our second round of presentations. She gave a very informative introduction to the dog breed; King Charles Spaniel.

She shared information about her own family pet and gave information about this particular type of dog. Can you remember the name of her dog?

What did you learn from Michaela's presentation?

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Sumdog contest

Did you know Sumdog currently has a contest. You will be playing against other children and stand the chance to win prizes. Why not pop over and play.

Moving and growing theme

On Monday we started our new science theme. Over the next few weeks Year 4 will be learning about our bodies, especially the skeleton and muscles.

Here are a few games I have found, including the one we looked at yesterday.

How many questions will you get right in this quiz

The game we played together is here

Can you make a mammal? Click here

Build a skeleton game here

BrainPop has lots of videos too. Log in and search "skeleton"

Here is the funny dance you enjoyed performing

Have a look at Ayisha's version, can you work out what she has done?

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Learn by heart challenge

I can tell the time using the 12 hour clock to the hour.
I can tell the time using the 12 hour clock to the half hour.
I can tell the time using the 12 hour clock to the quarter hour.

I have found some games you could try


Click here for the game

 What's the time?

BBC Bitesize 

Make your own quiz here

Monday, 7 January 2013

Welcome back

It was lovely to see everyone again this morning. I hope you have a great holiday and ready to learn this term.

We got straight back into our science work and here are the photos of you finding ways to separated solids and liquids.

There are lots of games here to play