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During Spring 2, Class 4 have had lots of opportunities to thread all of their learning together. We have been studying the Romans, and this has been our driving topic for History, Reading and Writing.

For writing, we have been producing a diary from the viewpoint of a Roman Slave. We have been looking at her experiences and feelings of being a slave to a dignitary. In reading, we have been discovering wider facts about Roman life in Rome and here in Britain. For example, we have discovered that there were many attempts to invade Britain, but there was only one successful invasion in 43 AD. We also found out that the Romans left many inventions behind such as roads and shops.

In History, we have been looking more closely at what life would have been lie for Roman Soldiers. We have researched facts about Hadrian’s Wall and about the battle with rebel leader, Boudicca.

In Science, the class have been engrossed with learning about electricity. So far they have found out that electricity occurs naturally and how electricity powers many appliances. Most recently, they have been able to build and draw electrical circuits, using a range of components.

This half- term, Class 4 have also had the opportunity to go on their first visits this year! We were able to go to the library and then to Tipton Sports Academy. While at the sports academy, the children were given the chance to use a running track, throw javelins and shotputs, complete a long- jump and race using hurdles!

Miss Cowley

March 2022

 

Class 4 have really been engaged with their writing this half- term. We have been reading and writing all about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We have designed our own chocolate bars like magical marshmallows and dazzling, delicious dib dabs! We will also be planning to write what we think it would be like inside Mr Willy Wonka’s secret chocolate room!

 

In Maths, we have been rehearsing our multiplication and division up to 12 x 12. This is super important all children can recall these facts ready for their Multiplication Check in the summer term. We have also been reviewing formal written methods for both division and multiplication.

In Geography, we have been researching the Water Cycle and all about which rivers the flow through the United Kingdom. This unit allows us to develop our Geography skills in identifying and describing physical features within locations. We will also be applying a range of scientific and geographical vocabulary to our learning.

In Art, the children have been creating observational drawings of insects like bees, butterflies and ladybirds. We are currently working towards making a mosaic of our chosen insect. I love forward to sharing these with you on Class Dojo!

Our unit of work this half- term in Science is ‘Sound’. We can now all explain how sounds are made and how humans can hear sounds. We know that sounds travel through a range of materials or objects, whether they are made from solids, liquids or gases. Lastly, we have also used a range of musical instruments to find out about pitch.

Miss Cowley

January 2022

 

 

This term Class 4 have been really engaged, as we have been finding lots of ways to entwine our learning.

Our history topic this term has been all about ‘The Ancient Egyptians’. We have been researching Egyptian Pharaoh’s, the pyramids, Gods and Goddesses and why they were such a successful civilisation. This theme has then been the driver for our English Sentence Stacking lessons, as we are writing a diary from the point of view from Tutankhamun’s best friend.

In Reading, Class 4 are focussing on the key VIPERS. We have been using our reading skills, especially retrieving and inference to find out more key facts to support our History and English lessons. Our class text that we have been enjoying hearing at the moment, is the brilliant ‘There's a Werewolf in my Tent!’ We can’t wait to find out if Miss Moon is really a werewolf!

In Maths, we have been learning all about Addition and Subtraction. We are focussing on some of our core skills within our Year 4 targets – we can now add 4-digit numbers using the column method confidently! We have our times table test coming up this year so we have been practicing as much as possible. So far, we have beaten Years 5 and 6 seven times to win to the Times Table Rockstars Trophy!!

In Science, we are learning about States of Matter. We have been investigating different solids, liquids and gases and how heat can change some solids into liquids and how freezing can change liquids into solids.

Our RE unit this term is focusing on religious festivals. We have been learning about Eid, Diwali and Vaisakhi festivals and how they are celebrated.

We are looking forward to an exciting final few weeks of term in the run up to Christmas!

Miss Cowley

December 2021

 

Class 4 have begun their new academic year positively and with great engagement. We have started our writing lessons this year using the novel ‘The Great Chocoplot’, which is an imaginative adventure story. The children have then used sentence stacking lessons to build up their ideas and vocabulary. Each child then produced a fantastic piece of independent writing!

In Maths, we are learning all about Place Value. We have got off to a great start on all of our Year 4 targets – we can now round numbers up to 10, 100 and 1000! We have our times table test coming up this year so are practicing as much as possible to be the best we can at times tables.

In Science, we are learning all about Animals Including Humans. We are learning about parts of our digestive system, teeth and their functions. We also conducted an experiment to find out what drink would erode our teeth. Stay away from coffee and coke!

Our Geography unit this term is ‘The Amazing Americas!’ We are researching about North and South America and the different counties, cities and states within them. We have created some fantastic pieces of homework this term based on our Geography unit! How much do you know about Route 66? Ask your child to help you!

In Art, Class 4 are focussing on famous British artists like Thomas Gainsborough and Lucian Freud. We have been trying to paint and sketch in the style of some of our most famous artists!

Our RE unit this term is Christianity. We have been recapping the creation story and exploring the concept of God and creation. We will be creating a timeline of the Bible’s Big story.

Miss Cowley

October 2021

 

Class 4 have had an exciting half term!

In Maths, we have been working on fractions and decimal numbers. In our English lessons, we have written some fantastic pieces: story writing, letter writing and now a poem! We will be posting some of these on class dojo to share with you all.

Year 4 have absolutely loved their history lessons this term as they have been learning all about crime and punishment through the years, from the Tudor times, to the Saxons and all the way up to modern history – very gory stuff! In our music lessons, we have been learning how to compose music through our ‘in the past’ unit. Science has had us looking at living things and their habitats where we have been exploring the environment around us! Our PE lessons have been exciting this term, doing all things athletics! The children have loved working in teams, being team leaders and really showcasing their sporting talents. In our RE lessons, we have been learning about why Muslims follow the example of the Prophet today.

There has been a huge amount of fantastic learning taking place this term. Well done class 4!  

Miss Paul, July 2021

 

Class 4 have been working extremely hard this summer term.  Following assessments carried out at the end of last term, our core lessons have been planned specifically for our children to focus on target areas to address any misconceptions and to ensure they are confidently accessing the curriculum.  

A huge priority for us, especially this term has been to ensure that we are practising our multiplication times table daily. Class 4 are becoming increasingly confident with rapid 12x12 recall. This is something we are continuing to work on but are seeing a huge amount of progress with. 

Class 4 are learning all things earthquakes and volcanoes in geography this term, which they have been really excited about. In science, we are learning all about animals, their characteristics and their habitats! The children have been learning about groups of animals and their classification. This term, we’ve also been doing lots of PSHE work where we are focussing on how to be the best version of ourselves. We have been discussing how we can build up our own resilience and embracing our own and each other’s strengths. In RE this term, we have been learning about the 5 Pillars of Islam, where it has been lovely to see some children sharing their own knowledge and experiences with the class.

Class 4 have really showcased their talents this term in their art lessons where they have been sketching, colouring and painting details that they can see with a focus on fruit and veg! Their work has been fantastic! I will be posting and showcasing some of our amazing work on ClassDojo to celebrate the children’s hard work this term!

Miss Paul, May 2021

 

This term in Class 4, we have been so engaged in our learning! We have learned some fantastic new things!

We have kicked started our writing lessons this term using ‘Sentence Stacking’ in our lessons. We are writing a fantasy story based on the novel ‘Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp!’ Check out some of our fantastic class writing that we’ve built together!

In Maths, we are learning all about Addition and Subtraction. Class 4 are recapping key arithmetic skills. We are focussing on some of our core basic skills within our Year 4 targets – we can now add 4-digit numbers using the column method confidently!! We have our times table test coming up this year so are practicing daily to be the best times table rock stars!

In Reading, Class 4 are focussing on the key VIPERS. We have been using our core reading skills, focussing especially on retrieving and inference! The class text that we are enjoying reading at the moment is the hilarious ‘Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties!’ We can’t wait to find out what happens. We’ve been so excited that we’ve even sent a tweet out with some of our questions to the author

In Science, we are learning all about Animals Including Humans! We are learning about parts of our digestive system. We love to investigate and learn new things!

Our History topic this term is all about ‘The Ancient Egyptians’. We are researching about Egyptian Kings, Gods, tombs, pyramids, mummies and so much more!

Our RE unit this term is focusing on religious festivals. We have been learning about Eid, Diwali and Vaisakhi festivals and how they are celebrated.

We are looking forward to an exciting final few weeks of term!

Miss Paul

December 2020

 

This term in Class 4, we have been so engaged in our learning! We have learned some fantastic new things! 

We have kicked started our writing lessons this year using ‘Sentence Stacking’ in our lessons. We are writing an imaginative adventure story based on the novel ‘The Great Chocoplot’! Check out this sentence stack that was built by Class 4!

In Maths, we are learning all about Place Value. Class 4 are recapping key arithmetic skills. We have also got off to a great start on all of our Year 4 targets – we can now round numbers up to 10, 100 and 1000!! We have our times table test coming up this year so are practicing daily to be the best times table rock stars!

In Reading, Class 4 are focussing on the key VIPERS. We have been using our core reading skills, focussing especially on retrieving and inference! The class text that we are enjoying reading at the moment is the spooky ‘My Head teacher is a Vampire Rat!’ We have been on the edge of our seats trying to find out what happens next!

In Science, we are learning all about Animals Including Humans! We are learning about parts of our digestive system. We love to investigate and learn new things!

Our Geography unit this term is ‘The Amazing Americas!’. We are researching about North and South America and the different counties, cities and states within them. We have created some fantastic pieces of homework this term based on our Geography unit! How much do you know about Route 66? Class 4 are experts!

In Art, Class 4 are focussing on famous British artists like Thomas Gainsborough. We have been trying to paint in the style of some of our most famous artists!

Our RE unit this term is Christianity. We have been recapping the creation story and exploring the concept of God and creation. We will be creating a timeline of the Bible’s Big story.

Miss Paul

October 2020