Year 4 – We are Engineers!

This week, year 4 have been making shadufs. Children planned, prepared materials and assembled all components to make these hand-operated water lifting devices used by the Ancient Egyptians. The children especially enjoyed using a hack saw to cut their own wood! Although faced with some challenges during the build, the children were able to persevere and create working models. After some careful reflection, children talked about what they thought went well and what they could change next time in order to enhance the quality of their builds.

Year 4 Team

Archeologist visit!

This week, year 4 had a visit from a real-life archaeologist. Children were fascinated as she talked about her experiences in this role. Armed with a wide range of prepared questions, children took notes and quizzed our visitor about all aspects of archaeology. Children found out about what happens on a ‘dig’, how sites are chosen, what tools are used and how artefacts are studied to find out more about the past. It was an incredibly interesting afternoon which left many children, quite literally, wanting to become archaeologists!

 

Year 4 Week of Inspirational Maths

Year 4 kicked off the start of the academic year with a week of inspirational maths! We discussed important aspects of having a ‘Growth Mindset’ such as the importance of struggle, how our brains can grow over time and how taking maths slowly can be beneficial. This was followed by fun activities that tested many of our problem solving skills!