Our final half term together in Y4, how the year has flown by! This half term we will be seeking all bright sparks while we learn all about electricity in science. The weather is warming up for our seaside topic and our trip to Scarborough. In music we will be creating our very own seaside wraps. We also have a tennis festival to look forward to this half term (fingers crossed for sunshine). Our writing focus is going to be a newspaper report about plastic in the ocean and the damage it is causing to our planet.
Finally, the weather is looking up and just in time for our pond life topic! We are going on our pond dipping trip and this will help support our science focus on living things and their habitats. In English we will be producing chronological reports based on animals living in and around ponds. Our Art focus will be based on pond life and creating 3D sculptures using wire and music will be based around relaxation music; a great link to our Y4 yoga focus!
Spring term 2
This term our focus is based around the water cycle. This will link with our science topic and writing an explanation text in English. The children will design and build their own bridges in DT and of course we will have the chicks to look after! Maths will have a focus around fractions and decimals.
SPRING TERM 1 - Mighty Mayans.
We explored the Mayan Empire and compared it with British history. As the Maya discovered cacao beans, we carried out chocolate related activities and practised our culinary skills by creating a Mayan Feast. Our science focus was changing state. Our English was linked to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. We had so much fun.
Sophie-"I liked working in different groups and inventing in order to help people!"
Jake-"I liked coming up with my own inventions!"
Millie-"I love inventing!"
Olivia-"I enjoyed painting with dots!"
Finley-"I loved drawing a boomerang!"
Iyah-"I liked the art!"
Chloe-"I liked cooking because we got to try Mayan food!"
Jack-"I enjoyed trying different foods!"
Megan-"I enjoyed making a Mayan god!"
What we thought of the ICT day
Iyah:"I loved taking computers apart to reveal how they are made up!"
Hollie: "Looking inside old computers was fascinating!"
Kyle:"I enjoyed recording how loud we could clap and scream into the data loggers!"
Eleni-"I enjoyed learning new skills!"
Charlotte-"I loved learning the Pretzel!"
Maizie-"I enjoy being healthy and active!"
Felicity-"I enjoyed learning the cross over!"
Autumn Term 2017
Our first topic during the Autumn term is: Who were the Romans? We will cover the Roman invasion of England and learn about the rebellion of Queen Boudicca. We will also consider what the Romans did for us and their importance in shaping England as we know it today.
Our art focus will be looking at and creating Roman mosaics, and we will be looking at teeth and digestion in our science work. Our exciting music this half term will also be linked to the Romans!
All the children have been enjoying their swimming this half term at Kirkstall.
Oscar, "It keeps me fit!"
Eleni, "It's fun and active!"
Felicity, "I enjoy doing flips!"
We spent the day living as Romans. We learnt how to be soldiers in order to keep the Roman Empire powerful. We trained with swords and spears and fought off intruders.
Oscar, "I loved dressing up!"
Eleni, "I liked writing letters!"
Felicity, "I enjoyed using the shields and swords!"
We have launched our Harry Potter topic by being sorted into houses.
Ava-'I love trying the butter beer!'
Miller-'I like being in a different houses!'
Ava-"I thought it was exciting!"
Jacob-"I enjoyed working in teams."
Megan-"It was a great chance to learn how to be a Police Officer."
Millie-"I thought they were extremely cute."
Hollie-"I loved it when they snuggled up to me."
Iyah-"They made lots of noise!"
Louis-"I was really fun because you could see how it goes around your body."
Kyle-"It was really interesting."
Jack-"I like the digestive system because it was really interesting."
Sophie-"It was gross!"