Building Brighter Futures Together
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In Autumn 2, we will be focussing on Ancient Greece in our Theme lessons and this links in perfectly to our Myths and Legends unit in English. Again, we will continue to focus on wellbeing in PHSCE lessons as well as concentrating on physical health, too. Our Science topic will be Animals Including Humans and this will contain an in-depth focus on the skeletal system, explaining the importance of a nutritious, balanced diet and also describing the skeletal system in animals as well as humans. Maths lessons will consist of focussing on Addition and Subtraction.
We have had a wonderful half-term in Year 4 and we have thoroughly enjoyed coming into school. The children have adapted to the new routines extremely well and the staff in Year 4 are very proud with how easily the pupils have adjusted to these changes. The children have acted with great maturity and this has meant the learning of all pupils has been progressive.
In Autumn 1, our theme was Emotions. We explored different emotions and expressed our feelings through artwork, drama and speaking and listening activities which we thoroughly enjoyed. We also spent a long time listening intently to everyone’s worries and working together to find solutions to make a positive impact on our pupils and this has helped to create a stimulating, safe working environment.
Through English we will explored feelings and emotions by reading the magnificent book ‘The Day the Crayons Came Home’ by Oliver Jeffers. This magnificent book covered a range of feelings experienced by crayons as they expressed their moods to their owner. At the end of the unit, we created our own excellent, detailed letters to give to Duncan in our assessed piece of writing. This book also led to many pieces of creative homework being inspired by making crayons out of recycled materials! It was wonderful to see so many children producing inventive, artistic homework.
We are overjoyed to welcome back our children after such a lengthy period of time. We are extremely proud of all of the children as they have all settled in to their new year groups with great maturity and they have adapted to the new routines and class bubbles magnificently.
This half term our theme is Emotions. We will be exploring different emotions and expressing our feelings through artwork, drama and speaking and listening activities. We will be listening intently to everyone’s worries and working together to find solutions to make a positive impact on each member of our classrooms. Also, we will be focussing on what makes us happy and unique.
Through English we will continue exploring feelings and emotions by reading the magnificent book ‘The Day the Crayons Came Home’ by Oliver Jeffers. This magnificent book covers a range of feelings experienced by crayons as they express their mood to their owner through. As part of our learning, we have been using expanded noun phrases to describe the uniqueness each character possesses in the story. We have also used the illustrations and text to answer retrieval questions and make inferences as well as creating our own descriptive postcards to Duncan.
In Theme lessons we will be learning about positive and negative emotions, how we can deal with them, how life experiences can impact on everyone in the classroom and how we can look after our own mental health and well-being through a variety of activities. Our PSHCE book will be filled with the fantastic activities that we will be participating in.
In Maths we will be concentrating on our place value and number skills, followed by addition and subtractions near to the end of term. This will incorporate recognising the place value of each digit in a 3-digit number; ordering and comparing numbers; rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100 and using our place value knowledge to estimate the answers to various problems.
This half term out topic was “Where the Adventure Begins!” In English, we have been looking at the journey that Shackleton made to the mysterious South and what happened whilst he was there. We created our own newspaper article about the event. In the article, we used expanded noun phrases, indirect speech, fronted adverbials and inverted commas! In maths, we focused on multiplication and division looking at the formal methods and finding areas of different shapes as well as learning our times table facts and recalling them by heart. In theme we looked at the different explorers around the world such as Columbus and Captain Cook and learned about their voyages and discoveries. In science we have learnt about electrifying electricity! We have created circuits and switches and looked at how the world has changed since electricity was discovered.