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What we have been learning in Year 4- Autumn 1
Year 4 had had an exciting term learning about Space. Our space topic covered the big space race debate, learning about Neil Armstrong, how day and night is caused by the Earth’s rotation and learning what forces are needed to launch a rocket. The end of the topic finished with the class creating their own rockets and launching them on the field.
What we have been learning in Year 4- Autumn 2
During the ‘Plastic Pollution’ topic, the hook day involved sorting out ‘clean’ rubbish between recyclable and non-recyclable materials. They have also learnt about the Giant Pacific Garbage Patch – a large island of floating plastic – and how this has an effect on the seas and the wildlife. The children have learnt how to use PowerPoint to present a bar graph and use different plastic materials to create pieces of art inspired by Jane Perkins. In Science, they have learnt about the water cycle and how to identify whether something is a solid, liquid or gas. One experiment was to test if air weighed anything by comparing the weight of a deflated balloon with a blown-up balloon. Year 4 finished their topic by writing a persuasive letter to Walkers to convince them to make their crisp packets from recyclable, compostable or biodegradable material.