Forest School fun in Year 4!

Year 4

Exploring and building shelters for some other animals!

The Spaceguard Centre

Today we walked to and from the Spaceguard Centre; approximately 12,000 adult steps! Everyone walked really sensibly and enjoyed the views! We learned some really amazing facts too!

Mapiau!

The last time the children were with Sally they wanted to know where other places were, and which direction to point at for them. So this afternoon the children went out with compasses, maps and clipboards to identify which way was North, where familiar places were and to learn how to read maps!

The last time the children worked with Sally they were asking where other places were in relation to Knighton. So this afternoon the class went out with compasses, maps and a clipboard.

Welsh! Cymraeg!

Today we were visited by Gruff from Llandeilo to teach us some fun games to help us learn Welsh whilst playing! Everyone had a great time!

Project Asteroid Belt! Gwregys Asteroid Prosiect!

Today we (space cadets from the European Space Agency!) were given details of a competition that we could enter.

Why didn’t the asteroid belt form a planet? What would the planet have been like if it did?

Don't cut down the trees! Peidiwch â torri'r coed i lawr!

The children completed their PowerPoint presentations about the tribes who live in the Borneo rainforests- they decided they wanted to stand in front of the class to deliver these presentations too! They peer-assessed each other and gave feedback about how to improve them. We then learned about how deforestation affects the people who live in the rainforests; they class was very concerned. We learned about Human Rights and thought about which of their human rights were violated when their habitats were destroyed. It was decided that we would have more luck persuading Mr Thomas to change the way his business works by writing to him and considering the pros and cons of deforestation, instead of just telling him it was bad. The children completed a cold-write, with no help at all, then we studied discussion texts to see what else we needed to include before completing a ‘hot write’! This really helped the children to see how their writing had improved. This week the children have designed and made their own tribal masks. 

In Maths we have been studying data in graphs; comparing the information available, considering how it could be improved and thinking of questions to ask about it.