Summer 2: Playlist
Time to face the music! Today we launched our musical project: Playlist. We started the project with a musical workshop and Year 4 learnt how to play together as an orchestra! We have researched music through history and we have made a start on our art project which is designing an album cover.
We are really excited about this project!
Summer 1: Traders and Raiders
We have really enjoyed this topic. We have written wonderful stories inspired by How To Train Your Dragon as well as writing Viking and Anglo-Saxon reports. In DT we tested out different types of catapults and then designed and made our own. In history we have learnt about the Anglo-Saxon invasion and The Battle of Hastings as well as the Viking raids. In geography we have learnt about settlements and what makes a good settlement.
Year 4 had an amazing day at Butser Farm. We learnt about the Anglo-Saxon way of life and completed a few activities such as rune sewing, making our own quill and writing with ink. We took a tour of the Anglo-Saxon and Roman area and used clay to make our own pottery.
Summer 1: Traders and Raiders.
Prepare for the invasion! This half term we will be learning about Anglo Saxons and Vikings. We started our topic by looking at Anglo Saxon and Viking artefacts. We even dressed up in costume! Our class novel is Erik the Viking and we have already enjoyed reading about Erik's adventures on the Golden Dragon. Have a look at some of our pictures!
Spring 2: Blue Abyss
We have really enjoyed this topic! This half term we have created information texts in computing and classifications in science. We have designed and created our own sea creatures, inspired by Derek Deyoung, in art lessons. We were fortunate enough to have a visit from Dr Mutton to talk to the class about diving. In English we have written biographies about Eugenie Clark and Jacques Cousteau and we have written our own stories based on The Whale.
In Year 4, we have launched our new topic: The Blue Abyss! We started with researching different types of whale and creating our own posters. We have viewed the oceans and looked for inspiration for our art unit. We have designed our own sea creatures to make using papier mache. We are very excited about this topic.
Spring 2023: Misty Mountain Sierra
We have really enjoyed our mountain topic this half term. We constructed some amazing mountain shelters in DT lessons. In science we have learnt about the water cycle and the three states of matter. In English we have written mountain shape poems and we have also written magnificent adventure stories, inspired by The Hobbit. We finished off English this half term by writing explorer diary entries.
In geography we have been learning all about how mountains are formed. We have compared Mount Everest and Scafell Pike as well as locating the world's most famous mountains and mountain ranges.
The project homework for this topic has been very exciting and Year 4 have wowed us all with their creativity and their research skills.
Spring 1 2023
Happy New Year! Our new topic is Misty Mountain Sierra. We are learning about mountain expeditions and designing and making mountain shelters.
Autumn 2 2022 - I am Warrior.
We have really enjoyed learning all about Roman Britain.
We loved re-telling the story of Romulus and Remus and writing a soliloquy of a Roman solider in English.
In geography we compared London and Rome and learnt about trade links.
In history we found out about life for soldiers in the Roman Army and how the Celts in Britain fought back- especially Boudicca and her tribe.
In science we learnt about circuits and electricity.
All in all a very illuminating half term - take a look at some photos below.
Autumn 1 2022
During our topic "Burps, Bottoms and Bile" we have really enjoyed learning about the digestive system.
In English, we wrote detailed explanation texts about the digestive system, using alliteration and descriptive phrases.
In DT we made healthy smoothies and used back-stich sewing skills to create a digestive system apron.
We really enjoyed our class novel this term: The Witches by Roald Dahl. We wrote a story based on this in English and designed our own potions.
Take a look at some photos from this half term.