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Autumn 1

Week 7

We have set up an experiment around school to show the effects of UV light; as we can't see this type of light. We are expecting the black card to absorb the UV light which will protect the coloured card behind it. We think that the coloured card that isn't protected will fade. We have enjoyed learning the Roman number system and about numbers below zero.

We have had a strange day at Waverley on Friday - lots of strange creatures joined us in the classroom! It was an odd experience to teach witches, werewolves, skeletons and even a dinosaur! 

Week 6

We have had another busy but enjoyable week in Y4. We have found out what a shadow is and have investigated how the size of a shadow changes when it it further away from a light source. We have continued to read 'How to train your dragon' and have planned to write an extra action scene. We are learning how to use line and tone when drawing in pencil and have drawn some striking dragon eyes. We have enjoyed reading Disney songs in whole class reading sessions, although we've had to stop Mrs Sample from bursting into song, (outside our classroom) whenever she could!

Week 5

The first legion of Waverley have marched around Denton this week! We had a lovely morning walking through the dene to study the remains of Denton Hall turret. The weather was on our side and we enjoyed the balmy weather while we found out about turret 7b. We looked carefully at the foundations of the wall and discussed its construction. Can you spot the photo of us as wild barbarians on the north side of the wall?!

Week 4

We have had another busy week! We have written instructions on how to catch a dragon, have found out about Romulus and Remus and the founding of the city of Rome, researched Boudicca and King Caratacus and found out why they weren't successful in defeating the Romans, have rounded three digit numbers to the nearest 100 and have investigated which material made the best mirror.

Week 3

This week we have focused on instruction writing. We followed picture instructions to make an origami frog (which was a very tricky task!) and then we tried to make a windmill. Evan was successful in making his windmill! Next week we're going to write instructions for Hiccup to follow so that he can catch a dragon and pass his first Dragon Initiation Test. 

We've investigated reflection in our science lesson this week. We used mirrors to read secret messages and to reflect a beam of light so that it hit a target.

We are learning to use lines when drawing in pencil and have used these skills when drawing our own dragon.  We have produced some fearsome drawings! Well done everyone!

Week 2

This week has flown over - time certainly flies when you're having fun! This week we have found out why the Romans invaded Britain in AD 43, that light is a type of energy and that it begins at a source, (such as the sun or a torch), and have focused on three digit numbers in maths. We enjoyed playing a game called Nice or Nasty - the nasty version was our favourite version, as we could choose to keep a digit or place it our partner's grid!

We really impressed Mrs Leeming during our RE lesson this week - we had a lovely discussion about the meaning of the word 'sacred' and what it meant to us. 

Here we are during our science lesson - we took it in turns to tell our partner how to draw a shape whilst they were blindfolded. We found out that we need light to see - it enters ours eyes after travelling from a light source.


Week 1

We have had a fantastic start to the year! Everyone has settled in and is coping very well with the changes to our daily routines. We have sadly and reluctantly said goodbye to Hayden today, but we all wish him luck at his new school. Be brilliant Hayden!

Don't forget to wear your PE kit on Monday guys!