This week Year 4 have been learning about orienteering in PE lessons. We learnt about the symbols used on Ordnance Survey maps and how orienteering was first introduced by the Swedish armed forces. In these pictures we are playing a team game where we had to match the symbol with the meaning.
Year 4 have been learning how to present data in tables and bar graphs. On Thursday we had the chance to apply our skills to our own data when we had a mini rugby skills tournament in 4HL and Mr Williams kept a record of our scores using a data table. We then returned to class and turned our data into bar graphs.
In year 4, we have been developing ideas for our tree house sculptures. We will be making these next week and presenting them to parents at work share. Please come along on Thursday 18th at 2:45pm to see our final pieces!
One of our year 4 boys enjoyed a star-studded day out in London last week, as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 500 words competition.
Hector reached the top 50 of the short story competition out of a record 135,000 entries.
The final was held at Hampton Court Palace during the recording of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show, with the Duchess of Cornwall – the competition’s honorary judge – in attendance.
Hector’s friends in year 4 were able to listen in!
On the day he was lucky enough to meet celebrities including David Walliams, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Burke and Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films).
Hector also chatted with children’s author Malorie Blackman who, when she knew 4HL had read her book, Operation Gadgetman, asked Hector to say hello to the class from her.
The following blogs were written by Alice and Katie in Year 4…
23 February: Maths Equivalent
Today in Maths we learnt about equivalent fractions. This means two fractions can equal the same amount. For example: 1/2 is the same as 2/4 or 2/6 is the same as 4/12. We’ve also learnt to shade in a fraction to show a half.
28 February: Snow again
Snow again! What was the weather thinking? It must be out of its mind! It hasn’t snowed in Fordingbridge for four years – but this time FJS struck lucky!
On this exact date (28 February 2018), 6cm of snow came our way! At break time the children at FJS were playing with the snow, making snowballs, snowmen and much much more!
Even Miss Gray and Mrs Ellis were throwing snowballs, Mrs Ellis threw four and Miss Gray threw three, so Mrs Ellis won! We all had a brilliant time out in the crunchy, pearl, white snow! We hope it all comes back!
Year 4 have been learning to convert measures between millilitres and litres. Lots of children were busily writing these conversions in their books whilst trying to remember to include the unit of measure! Other children were working hard to match the different measurements.
We are wondering if you know how to convert 5000ml in litres? And which measurement would you use to measure the capacity of a mug?
Well done to both Year 6 and Year 4 pupils who travelled to Bryanston School to take part in the Annual Maths Challenge – with two of our Year 6 boys coming second in their competition. What a fantastic achievement considering 25 local schools took part, many of which were from the independent sector.
The competition involves the pupils teaming up in pairs to solve many different kinds of maths problems against the clock.
Despite the nerves and the pressure, they all thoroughly enjoyed it and, as always, were a credit to the school.