Year 4 have been thinking about ways we can help our well-being. We discussed things we can do to help improve our mood if we are feeling downhearted.
We added thought bubbles to self-portraits we had created. We spent time considering the proportion and placement of our facial features, and used water colour to create the colours we needed for our paintings.
To celebrate the census taking part in March, we spent two days learning about what the census is and the history of it too. We looked at previous data from our local area and plotted it on a bar chart. We spent time thinking about why the census is done and how it helps the NHS. We then learnt about two famous nurses- Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale.
We also thought of our own questions we would like to find out the answers to, for example- what is Year 4's favourite poisonous animal or what is the favourite game in Year 4, and we investigated to find the answer. We then presented our data in a pictogram or bar chart and thought of questions we could ask our friends based on what we had found out. On the final day, we had our own 'Let's Count' day and investigated how many steps it was from our classroom to the playground and around it too. We planned in stopping points to consider what we could see, how the environment may have changed and what changes we would like to see too.
In English, we have been using the book 'You're a Bad Man Mr Gum' to write character descriptions and diary entries too.