Beat The Flood challenge. We had to build a flood proof house to combat the effects of climate change. Some were very successful!
We learnt about hurricanes this week and found out that some people actually chase hurricanes for fun! Look at these fantastic diary entries of storm chasers, written by Ralph and Ella.
Meet three of our newer members of Year 4!
Rose, Daisy and Bluebell…
It has been very windy recently! We learnt about how the wind is measured and had a go at making our own anemometers to measure the speed of the wind. We’d say that they worked quite well!
Look at these fantastic costumes for World Book Day! We had great fun completing book quizzes and taking part in the BBC World Book Day show.
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Wednesday 6th February
Enjoy the work of three of the Star Writers from Rowan Class: Harriett’s report on the oceans, Jessica’s setting description and Trinity’s balanced argument about plastic usage.
Last week Year 4 enjoyed making their own paper!
Who said maths cannot be fun?
Look at these pictures, particularly the one where the paper breaks!
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Tuesday 18th December 2018
Some more wonderful examples of Rowan class writing. This time, Virtue and Seth.
Monday 16th December
Some of the amazing Year Four home learning challenge projects. The children had to pick an area of history and present their research.
Friday 7th December
After learning about a range of Victorian inventions, Year 4 were inspired to power their own electric light bulb using lemons! We found that the lemons weren’t able to power a bulb by themselves, although when we put them altogether in to a circuit, they created a very dim light.
Tuesday 4th December
Read the amazing Egyptian Adventure story written by Elizabeth!
Tuesday 4th December
Best Model – Our winning Year 4 Team!
Monday 12th November
Wednesday 7th November
To start our ‘Journey Through Time’ learning journey, our first mini topic is the Ancient Egyptians. We have looked at farming methods and irrigation techniques. A Shaduf is a piece of equipment used to transport water to otherwise dry land. We made our Shadufs in pairs, using wood, hammers, nails, glue guns, string, cable ties, saws and sandpaper. When they were completed, we tested them using the sink to see if they could transport water! We were largely successful!
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A balanced argument linked with Year 4’s Learning Journey this term. The teacher is obviously ‘tickled pink’ with Summer’s writing!
On Wednesday, Year 4 took part in an exciting cookery workshop where they prepared and cooked vegetable stew and bread twists. They learnt about how to stay safe whilst preparing food, why it is so important to eat a balanced diet, and two different ways of cooking food. They even had a chance to taste their creations!
Some amazing writing from Year 4:
Investigating the digestive system….
The behaviour of pupils is outstanding…Pupils are proud to belong to the community of Hartley Primary Academy…Pupils’ conduct in lessons is exemplary.
Ofsted, March 2016
The standards at Hartley Primary Academy are exceptional. They have been consistently above average over time.
Ofsted, March 2016
The school provides a caring and supportive environment to children and there is a clear emphasis on enabling children to be the best they can be — both academically and as “people”.
A quotation from a member of staff, Ofsted Report, March 2016
I feel really safe at Hartley Primary Academy…all the teachers and my friends are all around me.Y4