Year 4

2016-2017

Perimeter Garden Project

June5

Year 4 were set the following challenge as part of their topic work on plants and it involved using their Science, Maths and D&T skills:

You are going to design and make a model garden. Your garden will need to be drawn to scale and must contain separate growing areas for 5 different vegetables. In addition to this, you will need a further 2 areas to grow flowering plants to encourage bees and other insects into the local area. Finally, you will need an attractive centre feature for your garden, such as a fountain or a statue of a famous person or creature and have paths for people to safely move around your garden area.

Your total area will be a rectangular shape that is 18m x 25m. You will need to use a scale of 1cm = 1m for your plan (to be done in pencil on A4 paper). Each growing area must have a perimeter of between 12m and 20m and cannot be any smaller or larger than this.

Once your plan has been approved, you will then make a model of your garden which will have a scale of 1cm = 50cm to be completed on A3 paper and using wood and other construction materials.

The children worked brilliantly in their teams and created some beautiful gardens. Well done Year 4!

Problem Solving by Finnan C

October7

One of Thirty-six from Year 4 2015/16 on Vimeo.

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Light the Lights Math Problem

September15

Year 4 were set a Numeracy challenge today that allowed their growth mindset and resilience to be put to the test.

This was their problem:

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Each light responds to a rule.

When you type in a number, lights go on if their rule is satisfied.
If the number satisfies more than one rule, then more than one colour will light up.

Type in some numbers and see which lights you can switch on.

What is the smallest number which lights them all up?

The children did not give up. They persevered and tested rule after rule until they came up with the solution.

Light the lights from Year 4 2015/16 on Vimeo.

Well done Year 4!

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