At the beginning of Spring Term, year 4 enjoyed watching a volcanic eruption in the playground which led us into our new topic: What makes the Earth angry? Through a range of engaging activities and stimulus, the children developed knowledge of human and environmental factors which impact upon the Earth, including volcanoes and flooding,
In Literacy, the children created volcanic poetry using a variety of figurative language to describe a volcanic eruption. Using a beautiful wordless picture book about the effects of a flood on a family and their home (Flood written by A.F.Vila), the children rewrote the story altering the setting and characters.
At the end of our topic, the children worked collaboratively to create and present a news flash about a natural disaster, which they had learnt about through History and Geography.
Travelling back through time, the children started the Summer Term In Ancient Greece.
Wednesday 26th September
Year 4 have had an exciting term so far since returning to school. To launch our topic on The Romans in Britain,we had a Roman Day where a Roman soldier told us all about life as a Roman soldier. Some of us were lucky enough to hold the shield and weapons! The shield was nearly as tall as Catherine! During the day, we also made shields and learnt about a Roman diet.
Next Monday, we’re heading off to Colchester Castle to learn more and try to find out who Boudicca was and why she’s known locally. Watch out for our report on how we got on! Having settled in we’re now busy completing our weekly homework which is reading, learning 5 spellings and practising our times tables on TTRS. Keep working hard year 4!
On Thursday 5th July, the year 3 classes came to meet their new teachers.
Year 4 are pleased to welcome Mr Harris to their team as Ms Whitmore is moving to lead year 3.
When the children arrived, the teachers tried hard to learn some of the new names! During the afternoon, the pupils listened to a story about Leonardo de Vinci before using their artistic skills to complete a self-portrait.
Extending their geographical knowledge, they used atlases to locate Italy, the birth place of the famous artist. This is all in preparation for September when year 4 will be learning about The Romans.
We look forward to welcoming them back after the summer holidays.