Year 4

Autumn 1

Science

We have been busy in Y4 learning about Sound. We carried out an experiment with a string telephone to explore how sounds travel over a distance.

We found out that when one person talks into their cup, the cup vibrates and these vibrations pass along the string. The string is a solid, so the particles are very close together, and the vibrations can pass quickly and easily along its length. The vibrations pass from the string into the second cup, which also vibrates and these vibrations pass through the air particles into the second person’s ear, enabling them to hear the sound of the first person’s voice. The sound of the person’s voice is louder through the string than it is through the air, over the same distance.

Year 4 go batty for Boccia

In PE, we have been learning how to play the Paralympic sport of boccia. Like all of the best games, we're finding boccia easy to learn but difficult to master - and LOTS of fun to play!

Paired reading

Year 4 are loving our class text this term - Roald Dahl's 'The Twits'. We have been pairing up to read sections together - being sure to include lots of expressive intonation!