## Friday, 9 March 2018

### Investigating Decimals

In Year 4 this term we have been investigating decimal numbers.

We have ordered them, compared them and looked at how they change when we divide them by 100 or 10. We even sorted decimal numbers into Venn and Carroll diagrams. To do this we worked systematically along each row, to ensure that we used every number.

We explored what happens to numbers when we divide them by 10 and 100, using a place value grid. We noticed that the numbers get smaller and sometimes they become decimal numbers.

Last week our task was to measure our body parts and then find one tenth and one hundredth of each measurement. To do this we had to be really good at place value and recording decimal numbers.
Sabrina said ' I kept trying and by the end of the lesson, I could divide any measurement by 10 or 100. It was fun to measurement our body parts too'

Esha said, ' I liked learning about decimal numbers. I used to panic about decimal numbers, but now I am confident to convert them into fractions and I can find one tenth and one hundredth of any number.'

What do you know about decimal numbers?

## Monday, 26 February 2018

### Science "Eggsperiment" Results

After observing the eggs for several weeks, we were able to see the affects that some liquids have on our teeth.

As you can see, there were many changes to the egg shells with some changing drastically! Can you see which liquids are the most harmful to our teeth?

We looked back at our predictions and some were correct whilst other results shocked us.
In 4M, we didn't think that the Orange juice would be bad for the enamel on our teeth because we thought oranges (fruit) were always good for us.
We researched and found out that it is the acid in the orange juice, along with sugars added for flavour, that can erode away our teeth and cause harmful cavities!

From our results, we concluded that we need to drink less sugary, acidic drinks and more water or Milk. We had an "eggcellent" time carrying out this experiment and have learnt life-long lessons about caring for our teeth!

## Friday, 16 February 2018

### What Friendship Means to us

As part of our house events day, we were given the task of creating something visual to represent friendship and what it means to us. As friendship is so important to us at Welford we had some fantastic ideas and could easily work as a team.

We worked in our House Teams to design the posters. Take a look at what we've come up with.

What do you think about our ideas? Have we missed anything off?

## Wednesday, 10 January 2018

### SCIENCE INVESTIGATION

During this half term, our Cornerstones topic is "Burps, Bottoms and Bile" which is all about the digestive system!

In Science, we have looked at the types of teeth we have and their functions. After this, we used disclosing tablets, which showed us if we had any plaque on our teeth. This helped us to identify if we are missing any areas when brushing.

We have also been researching the sugar content in our favourite foods. From our results, we identified which foods to steer away from because they can be harmful to our teeth and cause tooth decay.  Following on from this, today, we set up a scientific enquiry to find out the affects that different liquids can have on our teeth.

We used eggs to represent our teeth as they both contain calcium. We then chose 6 different liquids to cover the eggs with, so that over time, we can observe any changes. The results will then show us the affects the liquids could have on our teeth and which ones are most harmful.

Please come back to our Blog page soon to find out the results from our experiment!

## Sunday, 15 October 2017

### Creating Interesting Vocabulary for our Firework Poems

In 4M, we are starting to write Firework poems based on our class novel 'The Firework Makers Daughter.' Firstly, we decided that for inspiration, we would light sparklers to help us think of interesting vocabulary for our own writing. We talked about all the senses we would use if we were at a firework display and this helped us to think of figurative language to use in the first verse/stanza of our poem.

Here are a few members of our class holding sparklers...

Some children hadn't held a sparkler before and after a safety talk they were so excited to hold them!

 Ilyas

 Maryama

 Hafsah

 Hasan

 Kamran

Please check out our blog this week to see how the sparkler session has impacted on our learning.  See if you can spot any examples of figurative language,
such as: Metaphors, personification, similes, alliteration and onomatopoeia.

## Monday, 18 September 2017

### Looking back and forward in Spanish.

Year 4 have made a great start to the year. In their first lesson both classes worked in groups to remember what they had learned in Year 3, recalling words and phrases to do with greetings, numbers, colours, food, shape and items in the classroom. Each group was then set a Tarsia puzzle to solve based on this. There was lots of discussion and excellent team work shown by many of the groups and here you can see the winning group in 4M with their completed Tarsia puzzle.
Now we're looking forward to the new year and over the next half term we'll be using a story that will be familiar to all the pupils to help us learn the days of the week and much more.

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## Monday, 26 June 2017

### Test post

Welcome to the Y4 blog. Here you will get a regular update about what is happening in Y4. You will discover more about our day to day activities as well as finding posts about special activities that we enjoy throughout the year.