Well done to all of year 4 for their fantastic reading at home this half term. The first children have achieved 25 reads already and were presented with their cards this week. Keep up the good work!
Year 4 have also been working hard in PE. We have started to use hitting in a game with increasing control and accuracy, meanwhile learning to communicate with peers/team mates more effectively to contribute to a common goal. Children have quickly grasped lots of fundamental hockey skills and are applying this in game situations.
This week we have had great fun exploring Roman roads and we even made our own!
We used sugar and oats to represent the sand and rubble, then we laid a layer of small stones (lentils) on top. After this, we used gravel (rice) to create the camber of the road, before laying smooth paving slabs (pasta) on top. When our roads were complete with a ditch at each side, we used digital cameras and iPads to photograph them. We then annotated our cross sectional diagrams with each feature and the reasons why Romans needed roads.
This week we have found out about all of the different things the Romans brought to Britain and how they helped us. We discovered that clean water, language, coins, glass, stinging nettles, police, public parks and many more things were first introduced by the revolutionary Romans and we debated which of these we believe to have been the most important.
Year 4 Blog
We are Mrs Wall, Mrs Clow and Mr Cavanagh.