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Orchestras, Perimeters and Robots!

Lots has been going on in our class room this week.

In Music, we have been investigating how percussion instruments make sound.  We discovered that when you hit a drum it creates vibrations (which we actually saw when we placed rice on the drum and hit it!) and these vibrations vibrate through the air which produces the sound.  We enjoyed making our very own instruments and worked hard to create either a high or low pitch.  We then found out what instruments you would find in an orchestra and how they are structured and we used this information to structure our own Year 4 orchestra.  We ended on a high by playing our instruments and singing along to some well-known nursery rhymes which we all really enjoyed!


In Maths, we've been learning all about perimeter. We started our learning practially by using square pieces of paper to help us create shapes with different perimeters. Through our investgating, we found out that you could make different shapes all with the same perimeter!

Next week we'll be moving on to some more challenging problems where counting might not help us find the answer...


In English, we've been working hard on our science-fiction writing, continuing to use Ted Hughes' The Iron Man as inspiration. We've designed our own robot characters and broken them up into pieces, just like in the book. We then had to write our own narratives describing the robot putting itself back together. We did great work on this by really thinking about our vocabulary and use of similes. Next week, we'll start writing our own opening chapter. If you want to read these, please come and see them at our whole-school gallery opening on Thursday 16th November!

Posted by: The Teachers on: 10/11/2017

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