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King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.

Northfield Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2HU

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Year 4

Amazon Rainforest

At the beginning of the term, we learnt all about the fascinating Amazon rainforest. We all took part in a rainforest day. We came into the blue hall that had been transformed into the sounds, sights, smells and tastes of the rainforest!

We used colour mixing techniques to paint realistic looking trees, plants and animals from the Amazon. Later on in the term, the forest we made was destroyed and we used drama to think about the effects of deforestation in real life. We used drama to act out roles of forest workers and charities and wrote some balanced arguments.

DT – designing and making an Easter egg box

At the end of this term, everyone in Year 4 (even the teachers) brought in their own Easter egg. We researched the packaging and prices of some of these products. Each child had to design a new box for their egg that met the design brief.

The children took apart the existing boxes to explore the nets. They used the app ‘2design and make’ from ‘purple mash’ to design their own net.

Good cutting and accurate sticking were essential to make the boxes have a high quality finish. The final touches were padding inside to hold the egg securely.

The adults in Year 4 judged the outcomes and 4 winners and several runners up were decided.

PE- Inter-house football competition

At the end of our football topic we split into our houses and after a quick warm up all the houses took part in a four skills tests including; dribble maze and goal shooting.

After that, the houses competed in an inter-house football tournament.

Anglesey Abbey were the winners of the whole afternoon event!

Science- what impact do humans have on their environment?

We went on an exploratory walk along the busway and around the Lake. We looked out for signs of wildlife and for signs of human impact.

When we returned to school, we wrote a poster informing people how to keep safe in their local area.