Year 4

07 Jan

Chocolate Tasting

Today in Year 4 we had our Entry Point for our IPC Chocolate unit – we tasted six different types of chocolate and had to describe each one using all our senses. Then we had to identify which one was our favourite and study the wrapper for our chosen chocolate. This is a very exciting unit as we will be learning about the history of chocolate, cash crops, fair trade and lots more. We will also learn how to make chocolate...

12 Dec

Earthquake-proof buildings

4 Sipi children researched features of earthquake-proof buildings for their IPC ‘Active Planet’ unit. They then made models of earthquake-proof buildings, including the features they had researched – such as shock absorbers and steel bars. They presented their D & T projects to each other and asked questions about the various models they saw. ...

05 Dec

Active Planet Quiz

Yesterday, Year 4 children took part in a quiz in teams as part of their Active Planet Exit Point. They cooperated with their team members to answer questions all about their learning in this unit and did a great job sharing their knowledge! Due to yesterday’s traffic chaos, we decided to delay the other half of their Exit Point and they will now present their volcano research findings on Monday morning. Hope you can join us to hear all about their...

18 Nov

When Years 3 & 4 go to Paris….

For our unit on the Eiffel Tower, years 3 and 4 had the chance to learn how to draw the famous monument with Mercy Kagia, a Kenyan artist who organised exhibitions in Nairobi, Germany, South Corea and Italy. After learning a lot about its construction, we invited the students to a virtual trip on the Eiffel Tower thanks to VR Cardboards. What an amazing experience! They loved it and asked for more!! ...

12 Nov

Making a seismograph

In our IPC unit ‘Active Planet’, we’ve been learning all about earthquakes. Today in our lesson we did a D&T project and made our own seismographs. A seismograph is an instrument used to detect and record earthquakes. It is made of a mass attached to a fixed base. During an earthquake, the base moves and the mass does not. Here are some photos of our designs so far.   ...

30 Oct

KS2 Interschool Maths Day

On 29th October Ambrosoli held the first Interschools KS2 Maths Day and some of our year 3 and 4 children were involved. They spent the day making friends, solving problems, explaining their ideas and discussing maths activities. Well done to all those how took part. We will be using lots of the problem solving tasks in class so that all the children can benefit from the day. ...

29 Oct

Year 4 trip to Jinja

We visited BaseCamp in Jinja for our Year 4 residential trip last week. We did lots of experiments related to our IPC unit ‘Active Planet’ and wrote our diaries each day. We also visited an organic farm and learnt about how to farm without using chemicals or pesticides. Here are a few photos from our trip and we will tell you more when we finish our letter-writing unit in English.  ...

10 Oct

SWIMMING – FREESTYLE

Over the past few weeks, we have been going through an exciting Freestyle learning journey. From learning how to float on the front, to kicking with straight legs, pointed toes and focusing on high elbows for the freestyle arms. The children have worked really hard to make sure they think about all these details in order to have  a smooth freestyle. ...

02 Oct

PE – BALL SKILLS

In the past half term in PE we have been working towards developing and improving our ball skills in games and our main focus has been mini basketball. Our learning journey has seen us develop our ball-handling skills in passing, shooting, and dribbling. We are now ready to apply these skills in simple game situations and this will be our main focus when we return from our half term break! ...