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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Year 3 & 4 News

Week 9

Volcano Drawings..

In Art this week, we have been focusing on drawing a volcano using different techniques, for example charcoal and pencils to create effect. The picture of the volcano was split into separate parts to ensure we were accurate.

Week 8

This week Year Three and Four have been learning about instructional text and have been following their own set of instructions to build a woolly mammoth! We have been understanding how instructions should be detailed so we know exactly what to do and how and have been making sure our instructions include imperative verbs and prepositions.

Beech team have been learning about soil formation

Beech team have been learning about the 4 main processes in soil formation: additions, losses, translocations & transformations.  'Additions' can include decaying plants and animals.  'Translocations' can include animals living in the soil moving it around in every direction.  All 4 processes are taking place at the same time, all the time!

We have made a mini compost bin to observe some of these processes in action.  You may wish to make one at home.  See attachments (at bottom of the page) for some guidance, 'Creating a mini compost bin' and 'How to care for your worms.'

In Science this week, Year 3/4 have been learning about the remarkable ‘palaeontologist’ Mary Anning.

Mary Anning was a famous fossil hunter and collector.  She found and identified many pre-historic fossils from the time of the dinosaurs and sold them to make money for her family.  Although she shared her knowledge and fossil specimens with the scientific world, sadly, she didn’t get the recognition she deserved.  Please click this link to find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd8fv9q/articles/zf6vb82

Cave Drawings..

In art this week, we have been looking at cave paintings and have been recreating our own using chalks and charcoal! We drew around our hands and then shaded them in!

Stone Age drawings..

This week in Year 3 and 4, we have been drawing Stone Age pictures, using charcoal! We first looked at some pictures for inspiration, a lot of us chose to include Stone Henge in our picture! We firstly outlined with pencil then added charcoal afterwards. Our fingers got very messy when we were smudging!”

Would you like to live in the Stone Age?

This week in English, Year Three and Four held a debate to argue if they would like to live in the Stone Age or not. The children reasoned why they chose their side and backed up their answers while taking into account other people’s views and opinions.

In Science this week...

We have been investigating different types of rocks. The rocks we have been looking at are, igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic! We used the iPads to research one of these rocks and then presented our findings to the rest of the class!

This year we are looking at the art work of Roy Lichtenstein.

He was an American pop artist who created his art work with dots. We have been creating our own self-portraits, in the style of Lichtenstein, carefully using dots with pens and pencils!

On Friday 13 September we had Roald Dahl Day in Year Three and Four.

We all love lots of his books so in the morning, our maths and English lesson were themed based on the characters from some of his books!

In ICT this week, Year 3 and 4 have been using the laptops to develop and improve our typing skills.

We were able to log on, load Microsoft Word and begin to type. We first had to look at the keyboard and observe where all of the keys were. It was important that we learnt how to use the shift key to make our letter capital when writing our names!

In Science we have been learning about different types of rocks.

The three types of rocks we have been looking at are igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. There are two types of rocks which are man-made and natural. We can now tell the difference between them and see the comparisons. We were also able to hold the different types of rocks to help us describe what they were like!