Year 4 blog 12th March
Date: 12th Mar 2021 @ 2:54pm
It has been wonderful to welcome Year 4 back to school this week! We have had a very exciting, active week in school. Thank you for all your hard work at home during the lockdown. If you need to get in touch, please contact me on Class Dojo or by emailing email@example.com
English, topic and outdoor learning
Our focus text for this half term is called ‘The Journey’ which is a story based on the lives of many refugees that the author has met. It has been a very thought-provoking text and has given the children an insight into refugees’ lives and why they have to travel because of war, persecution or natural disasters. Among other short writing tasks, they wrote a fantastic emotive diary on Thursday and Friday imagining what it might be like to have to leave home. I was blown away with the effective language and phrases used!
Following this theme in our Geography lesson we learnt the definition of a refugee and learned about where they travel from and to, and for what reasons. We then made an informative poster. In outdoor learning we thought about the journeys refugees might have to make and made shelters in our wooded area.
Our focus in Maths has been fractions (tenths and hundredths, and equivalent fractions) building on and consolidating learning that took place at home. Many children who didn’t feel as confident at this tricky area, now feel a bit more secure.
Other curriculum learning
In PE this week children enjoyed a gymnastics session using lots of equipment, such as the large blue apparatus, benches, mats and the vaults. Our focus was arching and bridging and included some balancing and transitions. It was lots of fun.
In Science we looked at states of matter and conducted a great experiment (which is really simple and you could try at home if you have lemonade and raisins). We classified solids, liquids and gases and thought about their particles.
On Friday afternoon, Year 4 enjoyed an art lesson with Mrs Tice looking at the work of Sally Morgan and a Spanish session with Mrs Bond.
Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy a well-deserved rest.