Year 4 Blog 2021-2022

Welcome to the Year 4 blog! Here you will find updates on what we have been getting up to in school! For homework, messages, spellings and Learn-Its, please see the other tabs on the Year 4 page.
We have been investigating how sound travels through a solid, liquid and gas. We discovered that sound travels fastest through a solid, this is because the particles are close together and the vibrations can pass quickly along them.
Fractions Fun!
Having played Matching Fractions on Nrich, we had a go at designing our own fraction game. Our first job was to find pairs of equivalent fractions before thinking about different ways to represent them! We enjoyed joining up with others to play the game! Have a go at Matching Fractions (
Anti-Bullying Week
Inspired by this year's song, 'One Kind Word, we create a 'Ripple of Kindness' display in the classroom. We then each wrote and received a kindness note. We realised it felt as good to write them, as it did to receive them! We also decorated some paperchains to spread our ripple of kindness throughout the school!
In computing, we have been practising our coding on Purple Mash. This week, we have learned about 'conditionals' and how we can use IF/ELSE statements to make decisions in computer programming. Can you read the code and guess what will happen? Don't forget, the children have access to Purple Mash at home!
Norwich City FC visit ESJ!
We were excited to be visited by football coaches from Norwich City FC this Thursday! The children enjoyed completing drills and showing off their football skills! The coaches were impressed with the children's hard work and fantastic teamwork. 
Electrical circuits
In science we have been learning about electricity. We have sorted appliances and even learnt how to make a working circuit! We have been investigating whether different materials are conductors or insulators.
Working systematically
In maths, we worked systematically to investigate how many different 4 digit numbers we could make with only 4 counters!