Welcome back to the summer term! I hope you enjoyed your holidays and that you are ready to get back into learning on the run-up to Year 5!
We will begin the term learning about signs and natural forms in art. In History, we will continue to study the Anglo Saxon and Viking eras, learning about their laws and justice system and how they impacted our lives today. We will end the term with weaving in DT and in Geography will continue to study Asia, focusing on the impact of humans on the environment.
In English, we will begin by writing playscripts and their structure as well as developing techniques through story writing.
In maths, the children will continue to build upon the skills taught them so far. This will include the four operations, solving them both mentally and in problem solving as well as organising and presenting data in statistics lessons. Times tables will still be part of daily practice in order to prepare children for the next few years. Any times table practice completed at home and brought in will be rewarded with three house points. In Science this term, the children will study living things and their habitats, classifying animals and placing them on food chains.
For more information about our learning this term, please click on the Summer Term Curriculum Overview.
Children are still expected to complete reading and journals at home. We would like to encourage parents, as much as possible, to read with their children and support them when completing journals. This will help them make the highest possible progress in reading.
If you have are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Class 4 had a fantastic day today at Longnor Farm learning about where our food comes from and why it is important to stay healthy. We had a tour of the farm and learned about how cheese was produced, then we prepared a delicious healthy meal with the help of Idris Caldora, a chef for the England women's football team!
Class 4 had a fantastic time learning about stranger danger with the help of Trudy, a Police Community Support Officer. We learned about how to protect ourselves from strangers in everyday life and online.
Class four had an exciting history lesson, finding out about the role of an archaeologist. We looked at a variety of artefacts and discussed what they might tell us about the past.
In Science club this week, we have been looking at chemical reactions. We combined vinegar and baking powder to create a foamy fountain!
Class 4 really enjoyed their Asia Day! We dressed up in traditional clothing, painted Chinese fans and made some delicious chapatis with the help of our parents!
Class 4 had a fantastic time joining in with Armistice Day activities. We created some super newspaper articles about the end of the war and made poppy sun-catchers.
In R.E. this week, Class 4 have been learning about the Torah. We made our own Torah scrolls and demonstrated the ways that it is shown respect.
This week, Class 4 have been text detectives! We have been spotting the features of newspaper articles and explaining their purpose.
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Some members of Class 4 took part in a Bikeability workshop. They received their level 1 certificates, which meant they were able to do things like control a bike with one hand, start and stop with control and ride alongside other cyclists and pedestrians.
Year 4 had an exciting visit from Severn Trent to learn about water use and sewage treatment. We found out how water travels around the water cycle and, in groups, we measured out the water use of different families to identify water savers and water wasters.
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