1 November 2022

Algorithms and Debugging

Today Year 4 started their first computer science unit and learnt to write algorithms with multiple coding blocks. They also learnt how to identify bugs and how to debug an algorithm.

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1 November 2022

It is a mystery!

On Monday, Year 4 found a mysterious object on the playground. The children have been asking questions and making predictions about their next English text.

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21 October 2022

Europe Project

 

This half term, Year 4 have been learning all about Europe in geography. 4 Poplar became experts on Norway and 4 Willow became experts on Spain. Miss Shaw and Mr Shanks were experts in Russia. We explored the countires location, capital cities, cities,…

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21 October 2022

Citizenship Award

Well done to Willow and Poplar's Citizenship Award winners for the first half term. Both children are an absolute pleasure to teach and they both always look out for everyone around them - adults and peers. They display our Dowson 'PACT' values everyday. We are very proud of you both!

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6 October 2022

Diary Vocabulary

Year 4 have been learning some new vocabulary which they can use in their Pompeii diary entries next week. We used word art to explain the meaning on the words and wrote a sentence which could be used containing the word for our diary entries.

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23 September 2022

Uplevelling Vocabulary

Year 4 were introduced to their new text type. Next week, we are going to be writing a free verse poem based of Vesuvius in Pompeii in 79AD. Today we learnt some new vocabularly for our poems. We explored their definitions and created some word art to represent the words' meanings. 

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23 September 2022

Jeans for Genes Day

Year 4 to wore their jeans to school to raise awareness and money for children with genetic disorders. 

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20 September 2022

Digestive System

Today Year 4 investigated the human digestive system. We began by cutting weetabix up with scissors (inscisors) and crushed it with a spoon (molars). We added some washing up liquid to represent the enzymes in saliva. After this, we discussed that the food would move through the oesophagus to the…

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9 September 2022

Digital Literacy

Year 4 have been exploring the comments which Jesy Nelson (Little Mix) was sent on the day she won the X Factor. They read through a newspaper article and then watched a short documentary to explore the impact the comments had on Jesy. We discussed the shocking comments and shared how they made us…

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2 September 2022

First Day Back

Year 4 had a fantastic return to school and an amazing first day in their new building. We completed lots of team games and had an introduction to school life in Upper School.

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21 July 2022

DT- moveable models

Year 3 have been designing, making and evaluation their very own moveable models. They have been making a moveable model that could have been used during the Ancient Egyptian times to help to build the pyramids. 
 

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21 July 2022

Science- light and shadows

Year 3 having been learning about light and shadows. We made our own shadow puppets and investigated how to change the size of shadows. 

 


 

 

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