Acquistion of knowledge and skills
After testing our prior knowledge, we learned about what all living things do: the seven life processes. Using a mnemonic, we described the seven processes in both animals and plants.
Living Things and Their Habitats - The Local Environment
After observing living things in the local environment, the children researched how the local environment changes throughout the year and how this affects the living things found there.
Year 4 have been researching famous scientists and the important discoveries throughout the history of electricity. Using this information, they sequenced these events on a timeline and wrote information about each event.
'I can't believe that Benjamin Franklin purposely wanted to be struck with lightening to prove that it was electrical - this was so dangerous!' - Grace
‘Did you know that street lighting was the first public use of electricity?’ - Charlie
We have been acquiring knowledge about how sound is made by working scientifically and taking part in a number of exciting investigations. Using
'It was amazing when I saw the ping pong ball start to move when I hit it with the tuning fork. The vibrations made the ball swing from side to side!' - Honor
'When we hit the drum harder, the rice bounced up higher because the vibrations were stronger!' – Joe
To further our knowledge of evaporation and condensation, we learned about the different stages of the water cycle. To support our learning, we completed a diagram and described what happens at each stage using scientific vocabulary.
After learning about the different teeth human have and their functions, we created an information text to present our new found knowledge. We used a diagram and scientific vocabulary to showcase what we had learned, alongside our Year 4 writing skills.