Year 4 News
As a class, we thought about all of the work we’d done over this term. After much consideration, we decided what we wanted to tell you about and then went into the IT suite to write up our notes. We hope you enjoy reading what we’ve written.
The Tudor Rose was created when Henry the VII killed Richard the III in the Battle of Bosworth during the war of the roses. Henry the VII was the last king to be crowned on the battle field. After Henry had killed Richard the III, he married Elizabeth of York to join England and Wales together. The Tudor Rose is made up of the white rose of the House of York and the red rose of the House of Lancaster.
We thought it would be a nice idea to make a Tudor rose and then put it onto a calendar so that we can see it all year round.
By Poric and Jack (Year 4)
3D Tudor House Baubles
Firstly, we discovered what a Tudor house looks like and we started to note things about the houses. Then, we drew the features, for example, beams and lattice patterned windows onto either a cuboid or cube net to make a 3D Tudor house. When planning, we decided that our 3D houses would make really good Christmas tree baubles.
By Henry, Rhys and Alexander (Year 4)
Henry’s Six Wives
Henry’s first wife was Catherine of Aragon and she gave him a girl not a son so Henry divorced her. Henry’s second wife was Anne Boleyn, she did not have a son, but she did give him a daughter. Anne was beheaded the next day. Henry’s third wife was Jane Seymour who gave Henry a son called Edward VI but Jane died soon after. Henry VIII’s fourth wife was Anne of Cleves who was German. He thought she was too ugly as she had a head like a horse so Henry divorced her! Henry’s fifth wife was Catherine Howard but Catherine fell in love with someone else, so Henry beheaded her. Henry’s sixth wife was Catherine Parr, she survived because she helped him while he was ill. Medical research of today suggests that he may have died from diabetes.
By Molly and Johnny (Year 4)
Today’s Balanced Diet
We learnt about what makes a balanced diet. We studied the eatwell plate. We found out that it is split into 5 food groups. We learnt that fruit & vegetables need to make up 33% of your plate, so eating lots of fruit & vegetables is important to your health. They give us vitamins and fibre. Also, bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods (carbohydrates) make up 33% of your plate. Milk and dairy foods provide us with calcium, and they make up 15% of the plate. The meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non dairy foods give us protein which makes us our bodies strong and they make up 12% of the plate. Fatty foods give us calories which give you energy, but don’t eat too much or it could lead to health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
By Bradley and Oakley (Year 4)
What makes a healthy packed lunch?
To make a healthy lunch box, you will need to have five different food groups, these include: fruit and vegetables such as: an apple orange and banana. Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta (carbohydrates), such as: brown bread. You will also need milk and dairy foods, for example, yoghurt as well as perhaps a small amount of food high in fat or sugar. Also, you will need a source or protein, for example, meat, eggs or beans. From learning of a balanced diet, we found out that in a healthy lunch box, you should maybe have three pieces of fruit, two turkey salad sandwiches, a small pot of yoghurt and a small biscuit bar. Wash it all down with a glass of water.
By Lilly and Ethan (Year 4)
Was Henry Eighth’s diet healthy or unhealthy?
From reading this discussion you may find out if Henry’s diet was healthy or not. However, you might need more information that we have gathered for you.
On the one hand, possibly Henry’s diet was healthy since he ate a lot of meat which contains protein. Protein is good for your health as it repairs your body. Possibly, bread gave him plenty of carbohydrates; also it was the finest bread which is good. He had bread with all of his meals. Perhaps, Henry VIII’s diet was healthy as he had a lot of different food groups, plus they were the finest type of food.
On the other hand, Henry the VIII’s diet was unhealthy because he had very small amount of vegetables which meant that he had very little fibre not even over 15 percent! However, Henry’s diet of vegetables mainly contained strawberries which have a lot of sugar! This was bad for him, although it gave him energy.
According to research, Henry had a lot of ale which may have given him health problems and that might have been the cause for Henry’s death. Finally, Henry supposedly had 13 or more meals and research today shows that this is triple the amount that people today eat so this is way too many meals to eat in one day!
In conclusion, I think Henry Eighth’s diet was unhealthy since he had a lot of unhealthy foods, such as sugary food, and Henry did not have enough fruit or vegetables.
By Joshua (Year 4)
We have made a stable and sturdy photograph frame in DT. To start with, we brought in photo frames from our homes to look at in school. Secondly, we brought in lots of reusable items, such as ribbon, card, sequins, coloured paper and so on. Next, we got out all of our materials together. We had to use our measuring skills whilst making our frames. Most of the finished photo frames allow people to take their photo in and out.
After making our frames, we wrote instructions and evaluated our frames.
Here is my evaluation…
My favourite part of making the photo frame was painting the frame because painting is lots of fun and it made my frame lovely and colourful. My least favourite part of making it was making the frame with the cardboard because it was very hard measuring the frame, drawing on the card and cutting out the card neatly. I am happy with the materials because sequins make my frame nice and shiny and they are very pretty. However, I didn’t really like the ribbons. I am very pleased about the way it looks, but I do think that the frame is a bit too thin. I could have layered the card to make it thicker. My frame hangs up well as it has a hook on the top.
By Tia (Year 4)
James and the Giant Peach
After going to see James and the Giant Peach in Newtown, we wrote new endings for the story.
What happened after James and the insects reached New York Layla?
And the journey ended, but the travellers went on. Everyone was happy and the good thing was that they survived. The centipede had new golden boots and Earthworm was a fashion expert and Miss Spider and the old grasshopper were in a music band and the aunties… well they went to jail and James was the most popular one so he could have all the chocolate and the bounciest bed in the world.
By Layla and Lydia (Year 4)
Brightness of Bulb Investigation
In Year 4 we have been learning about circuits and how to make them. We wanted to know what would happen if you added too many of the same batteries to a circuit. First, we added two AA batteries to our circuit and then observed how bright the bulb was and then we recorded our results in a table and judged the brightness using a number range of, for example 10-50. Eventually, after adding a total of eight AA batteries, we observed the bulb getting brighter, but we know if we were to add too many AA batteries to the circuit the bulb would eventually blow!!! Just remember that adding too much power to a device can be dangerous. In conclusion, we really enjoyed carrying out this investigation.
By Ruby and Ebony (Year 4)
Making a switch
First, we had a piece of card, two split and a paperclip and we had to work out how to make a switch, one that we could add to a circuit to switch a device on or off. The components that made up our circuit included: three wires, two batteries, a switch and a bulb. We learnt that a switch makes or breaks a circuit.
By Billy and Lewis (Year 4)
Electrical safety tips:
- Never put water drinks or other liquids on or near electoral equipment
- Never take mains powered electrical equipment, such as radios or hair strengtheners, into the bathroom. You could get an electric shock.
- Turn of electric games and equipment when they not in use or when you go to bed. It is safer and also kinder to the environment.
- If an electric cable is damaged-get an adult to replace it.
- Never put candles on or near electrical equipment.
- Liquids and electricity don’t mix. Always dry your hands before you use any electrical equipment or you can get an electric shock.
- Liquid and electricity do not mix. Never put any sort of water, drinks or any liquid on electrical equipment.
- Drinks and electricity do not mix never put drinks or any liquid on or above electrical equipment.
- Keep cables, plugs and plugged-in equipment out of the way-it could trip you or even cause a fire.
- Never plug too many plugs into the same socket or add lots of extension leads – this is too dangerous.
- Don’t have lead and cables trailing across floors, they could cause a trip hazard and/or damage the cables.
- Ask an adult for help. If an electric light bulb needs changing, don’t try to do it yourself.
- If you get toast stuck in a toaster, don’t try to get it out whilst the toaster is still plugged in, especially not with a knife you can get an electric shock.
By James and Morgan (Year 4)