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Spring 2

 

Week 1

 

We are back for Spring two and this week the children have started reading The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide. They are really enjoying it so far and I think you can really see this in the diary entries they have produced this week. I have really enjoyed reading them all!

Week 2

 

The children have really enjoyed researching King Richard lll as part of our History topic. This week we produced fact files stating all of the reasons why he was significant. 

Week 4

 

The children have really embraced our new topic of 'Treasure' in Geography and History this week. We have learnt all about archaeologists and their jobs. The children then produced comic strips to show this.

I have been amazed by the standard of writing in our Star Write lesson this week. We have been focusing on the story of 'Little Boat', describing its journey across the ocean. All of the children have been working really hard to use their key vocabulary and key skills. I'm so proud of you all.

Weeks 2 and 3

 

Over the past two weeks we have been looking at the Five Pillars of Islam, which is our new RE topic for the Spring term. The children have recreated these pillars in their workbooks along with the meaning of each. The presentation has been fantastic with lots of rulers used to create extremely straight lines! 

Spring 1

 

Week 1

The first week of Spring 1 has been really busy here in Year 4! We have continued our learning on the human digestive system this week. We did a recap on our learning before Christmas, where the children had the chance to explore the digestive system using weetabix and orange juice, before creating diagrams using different materials. The children all worked really well together. Well done everyone.

 

Autumn 2

 

Week 1

 

Year 4 have settled in well with their learning this week. With a new half term comes a new topic! We will be focusing on Frozen Kingdom in Art and Design, Design and Technology, History and Geography up until Christmas.

 

This week we started looking at the key events from the sinking of the Titanic. The children have really enjoyed this and worked well in small groups creating their own timelines. 

Week 2

 

This week the children learnt about the Equator. They drew a picture of Earth in their books and labelled the Equator, Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. There were so many amazing pieces of work produced, it was a very difficult decision to choose one or two. Well done everyone!

Week 3

 

This week we have been looking at Limerick poems in English. The children have really enjoyed this and they have thought of some fantastic rhymes! 

As part of our new Science topic, we have been looking at teeth. This week we looked at how to keep our teeth healthy and what happens if we don't look after our teeth. First we made notes and then the children produced posters. There were so many amazing posters. Well done everyone!

Week 4

 

In RE we have been learning about Diwali, looking at how Hindus celebrate this. The children then created their own Rangoli patterns using chalks. 

 

 

Continuing with our topic of the Frozen Kingdom, we have this week looked at two significant explorers, Ernest Shackleton and Sir Edmund Hillary. The children worked in pairs to locate key information on Sir Edmund Hillary's achievements before creating their own fact files.

As part of their homework this week, Y4 had the task of creating a poster on the Titanic. They could include information on the key events of the sinking, who was to blame etc. Consolidating our learning from the past three weeks. The children did really well including their own research. Well done everyone!

Week 6

 

This week in Science, we have been learning about food chains. The children then created their own, looking at animals in the Savannah, Arctic and grassland. They had to label the producer, consumer and predator in each food chain.

 

 

In Art we have been exploring icebergs and glaciers, which has linked very well with our topic of 'Frozen Kingdom' in History and Geography. The children sketched their icebergs in their Art books before creating a paint colour wash background. This week they have sketched their designs onto the colour wash background. They all look amazing!

This week the children did a retell of chapter 13 of the Fastest Boy In The World.

Week 7

 

During our final week of Autumn 1, the children have been involved with creating their own fact files on the Northern Lights.

As part of our English lessons this week we have been drafting instructions on how to steal Christmas. The children have really enjoyed this. 

Week 8

 

Our last week of Autumn 1 has seen Year 4 creating Roman chariots in DT, making Roman coins from clay and Roman road collages. Here are some examples of the work we have produced this week. Well done Year 4!

 


Week 7

 

This week in Art we have designed our Roman coins. All of the children did really well. We are very excited to make these out of clay next week!

 

 

As part of Black History Month we completed a History lesson on Katherine Johnson. The children did really well and produced some lovely work. Well done Y4!

As part of our RE topic for the Autumn term, we are learning about Hinduism. The children worked well with recreating the Aum (Om) symbol.

Week 6

 

This week Year 4 have been reading Elf Road as part of their guided reading and English lessons. As part of this, the children have drafted their own retell of the story with the final version completed during our Friday star write session. There were some fantastic retells. Well done everyone!

The children started designing their Roman chariots this week. We talked about the materials and tools we could use to help us build this. The designs are fantastic. I'm really looking forward to seeing the children make these very soon!

This week, in maths we looked at using arrays, factors and factor pairs. To help us with our understanding, we used factor bugs. As you can see the children really enjoyed drawing these!


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