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King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.

Northfield Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2HU

01223 518330

2017 / 2018

We enjoyed designing and making our nightlights. We worked in small groups of three or four mixed over the Robins and Wrens, our final designs were pretty amazing.

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.

Amazon Rainforest Adventure

Year 4 visited the Botanic Gardens, where we learned about the different habitats plants live. We looked at how they have adapted to living in extreme climates from the highest mountain tops to the hottest desert. Our main focus was the plants that live and thrive in the rainforests.

Continuing on from our Amazonian adventure, during art we have created some amazing pictures here are a few for you to look at.

Science- what impact do humans have on their environment?

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

When we returned to school, we designed a poster informing people how to keep safe in their local area, especially around water.

Science- The digestive system

We are currently learning about the digestive system, we have learned some amazing facts. Did you know, that a childs intestines are the size of a baby blue whale? which is about 30m

We have learned about the various jobs the parts of our intestines have, and the amazing way in which our bodies remove all of the nutrients and water from the food we eat.

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!