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This half term, Year 4 are learning all about Europe. To begin with, we refreshed our memory of the continents around our world and researched the different climates and populations, comparing them to one another. We even tested our memories by drawing world maps on the pavement with chalk!
Next, we brought our attention back to our continent. We used an atlas to locate various countries within Europe.
We then chose countries that interested us and worked in groups to come up with questions and interesting facts about various locations in Europe. We decorated our display and added our notes, and will continue to add information over the coming weeks. Next we will be looking at capital cities and lines of longitude and latitude. By the end of the half term, we should be confident using a range of geography terms!
This half term in science year 4 are learning about sound.
We began by looking at different instruments and discussed how the sound is made. We have talked about and recognise that vibrations make sounds. This links well with year 4 learning to play the guitar this half term too!
As an extension to recognising that sound is caused by vibrations, children have experimented and found patterns between how loud a sound is and the size of the vibration. Children then explained their results.
We then linked our learning to how we hear sound.
On Wednesday, Year 4 took a trip to Durham Cathedral for a two part trip; one half day of Anglo Saxons and another of fieldwork. We looked around the many features of the cathedral, seeing a range of artifacts and stained glass windows as well as the fantastic stonework of the building.
We also used compasses to identify the direction of north and followed our compass directions along the river. We located landmarks and interesting places of the surrounding area and used grid references to record them.