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How can we find out about where rivers come from?

We are investigating rivers as part of our learning about the water cycle.  We wanted to discover where rivers start and finish, so we used maps in atlases and google maps to track the journey of rivers. We discovered that rivers begin, as a trickle, at their source, which is up in the hills and mountains. They end their journey at the mouth, which is when they reach the sea.

Do you know where our nearest river is, and where it begins its journey?

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Mountain Art

We created paintings of Mount Snowdon in the style of the Japanese artist, Hokusai.

We sketched views of Snowdon from different perspectives, then selected one to make a painting. 

We made a lovely display of all our mountains work.

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Times tables practice!

We had a practical times tables session, playing games and having fun, practising our tables. We know how useful they are, in lots of areas of maths and playing games helps us with our quick recall. 

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Artists at work!

As part of our art learning, we are building up our art vocabulary, so that we can analyse and evaluate creative works using the language of art. We  used pencils to sketch a still-life from different views whilst considering the size of things in the foreground and background. Even if the object in the foreground is smaller, it can appear larger because it is nearer to you.

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Where in the world are key mountain ranges and the world's highest mountains located?

 

We are learning to use key geographical skills to locate mountains and mountain ranges. We are able to use the index and contents pages in atlases and can read maps. We have also taken the opportunity to revise the names and locations of the seven continents and major oceans of the world. 

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Zoolab: Who eats who?

Year 4 had a visit from a company called Zoolab. We learnt all about prey and predators and some of us were brave enough to hold the animals. We learnt about how many teeth a giant snail has, why a tarantula has hairy legs, how many legs a millipede has and lots of other fascinating facts.

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The Water Cycle: Le cycle d'eau

This term, our topic is The Water Cycle.

We are learning the key words: evaporation, condensation and precipitation and what they mean.

We have been learning all about the water cycle in our French lesson too!

 

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