In Class 9, the teacher is Mr Harding. His Teaching Assistants are Mrs Collings and Miss Dickenson. Miss Gascoigne is the other Year 4 teacher. She teaches Class 10, along with her Teaching Assistants, Mrs Tahir and Mrs Beeken.
In English this week, Year 4 have been looking at different forms of poetry. They have learnt 3 different types - Acrostic, Haiku and Limerick. We have really enjoyed writing different poems this week! We've been so busy clapping syllables for Haiku poems and getting stuck into rhymes!
Because the children have enjoyed writing poems so much this week, we have set a poetry themed homework on the Google Classroom. Well done Year 4!
Last week in English, we were writing character descriptions of the insects from James and the Giant Peach. We focused on the following writing techniques, similes, metaphors, expanded noun phrases and adjectives.
Once we had written our character descriptions, we created a double page spread, where we drew a colossal peach in the middle and the characters we had written about. Both Mr Harding and I were so impressed and the children were incredibly proud of their work too. They thoroughly enjoyed the weeks lessons! Well done Year 4.
This week we were learning to describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.
We recreated the human digestive system using:
Weetabix to represent the food we eat,
Water to represent saliva,
Orange juice to represent the acid in our stomachs,
A pair of tights to represent our intestines.
First, we put the food, saliva and acid into a bag to show what happens in the stomach; the food was broken down by the saliva and acid. We also broke up the bread into smaller pieces, like our teeth do!
Next, we put the mushed food into the intestines (the tights) as it does in our own bodies. Like our own intestines, we had to give the food a squeeze to get all the water out. It felt disgusting!
The last part of our demonstration was the final stage of the digestive process, going to the loo! As you can see, the mixture is now a lot drier as the process has removed the water and nutrients from it, just like what happens to the food we eat every day!