This term we have enjoyed exploring rainforests!
Here are some of the children's favourite parts of the topic so far;
"I liked having a virtual visitor, she was called Dr Sarah Worsley and she talked to us about when she worked in the rainforest and what investigations she did with animals, insects and birds." (ES)
"One of my favourite things I have done to do with Rainforests is sewing the sock monkeys because I am really enjoying learning to sew and i would like to do more!" (IB)
"I enjoyed painting the rainforests animals because I like mixing our own colours." (SG)
"I liked writing about the Kapok tree, because I liked giving reasons why we shouldn't cut down trees." (HT)
Hello Year 4!
Well, what a strange way to start the term!
The good news is, we are all set up for lots of lovely online learning, yay!
We would like you to respond to a message on the Google classroom stream so we can see who is able to log on successfully. Then, we can help anyone who is struggling to access the work we set.
For today, please have a look at the Spring 1 Emergency Isolation Work and have a go at the tasks provided in that area.
Looking forward to seeing your work,
Mrs Fletcher, Mrs Little and Mrs Worsley
We're very happy to welcome you all back to Year 4! We have lots planned and a busy, exciting year to look forward to. We'll use these pages to share any class news and reminders as well as photos of learning adventures. Keep checking back for updates. If there is anything you feel is missing that you'd like us to add please let us know and we'll be happy to see what we can do.
Mrs Fletcher, Mrs Little & Mrs Worsley
Caveman to Celts
Our new topic will be Caveman to Celts, we will be examining British history from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Children will have the opportunity to sequence key points of history from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age on a timeline. They will look at how early civilisation developed and what inventions and innovations changed the lives of those living in this era. They will see how homes changed as people moved from caves to hill forts and develop an understanding of the importance of metalwork and metal objects in Britain. Throughout the unit we will draw comparisions between the three eras.
Children will also undertake a design and technology project where they will create their own piece of Celtic inspired jewellery and will complete their own cave paintings in art lessons.
We'll be starting Year 4 by developing our mapping skills and learning about key aspects of physical and human geography in Africa. We'll find out all about different climates, describe climates of Africa and compare these with other continents. As the term progresses we will research the Kalahari Desert and the countries it covers. We'll learn what it's like to live in the desert by researching the people that live in and near it and examining how it affects their lives. We have planned some exciting art sessions which will develop our skills in using pencils, oil pastels and watercolours before producing our own desert landscapes. We'll also be exploring Khoisan paintings and rock art as inspiration for our own Kalahari animal artwork.
We have started to explore the Meerkat Mail book. Today we made predictions by looking at the cover and once we read it made notes about what we now know.
My predictions about the book are...
Now I have read the book I now know...
You can watch the clip below to listen to the story.
You can also have a go at drawing Sunny! (Second clip!)