Spring 2019

ICT - Scratch 2.0
  • To design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
  • To use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
  • To use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
This term, we have been using Scratch to create our own computer games. We started by following instructions to make games titled Fish Ball and Ghost Hunt. We learnt about the different scripts, sprites and motion blocks within the Scratch programming platform. 
Year 4 trip to the Nothe Fort
 
Year 4 dressed up as World War 2 evacuees and enjoyed a day at the Nothe Fort in Weymouth, finding out about what life was like as a child in the 1940s. They spent time in a classroom with a very strict teacher; learnt about rationing in the 1940s shop; spent time in an air raid shelter experiencing the sights and sounds of an air raid; learnt about how differently washing, cleaning, cooking and other household chores were done during the war and learnt about the role Weymouth played in WW2, particularly D Day. The evacuee team at the fort were in role for the whole day and did a great job of bringing that slice of history alive for the children.
 
 
Learning about household chores in the 1940s. Washing was usually done on one day of the week (Mondays). It was really hard work and would take all day as it was mainly done by hand.
The 1940s classroom. Year 4 learnt how strict the teachers were and how difficult it was to write with dip pens which were dipped in pots of ink.
The Weymouth at War exhibition.
In the shop learning about rationing.
Preparing for an air raid.
Finding out what it's like in an Anderson Shelter and learning how to put out a fire.
Our lovely evacuee costumes!
 
Many thanks to all parents, family members and friends who made such an effort to put together such great costumes for the children. They really did look the part!!
Scooting in PE
 
Year 4 have really enjoyed having the opportunity to ride scooters in their PE lessons this term. They have learnt lots of new tricks and had a chance to practise and perfect their skills.