I can't believe it, but it's already here! Welcome to SUMMER TERM!
Due to the pandemic there's a lot to cram in, including: Ancient Rome, Rainforests, Digestion, Teeth, Team games in PE, a book about a possibly magical cat and much much more!
Looking forward to seeing you all again.
Mr E & Karen
"It was tricky to stay still while hitting all the targets." Jerry
"It was fun!" Sem
"I learnt how to hang on the Monkey-Bars." Gracie-Mae
"I learnt how to stay still on the monkeys! While balancing!" Ryan
"It was exciting to make bridges!" Areece
"It was quite hard drawing from real life!" Ollie
"It was fun but hard to learn how to sketch as I normally don't do it!" Ruby
"When I was sketching I didn't feel very stressed as you don't have to worry about all the little details like you do when drawing normally." Emilia
"Sketching was easier than drawing." Deborah
"I learnt how artists sketch most of their work before drawing it!" Raj
"It was fun finding new poses and seeing what we could do!" Ruby
"I really enjoyed making bridges, trying new things and working as a team." Abdullah
"It was hard to stay still!" Ollie
"I liked how everyone made their own bridges!" Ayo
"It could be hard to balance and extend your limbs!" Ryan
Studying Area and Perimeter year 4 took to the playground to investigate:
"I found it quite hard, but I got there in the end!" Emilia.
"It was fun because we got to measure it with our own feet!" Deborah
"It was fun finding the answer!" Sem
Welcome back for real this time!
With only 3 weeks left in Spring 2, year 4 have jumped straight back into the action. Learning about area and perimeter, prefixes and suffixes with much more to come!
All the kids have come back with great enthusiasm and energy. Long may that last! It's lovely to see you all again. Expect to see some photos of our learning here soon!
Mr E + Karen
Due to the current situation we understand that children might not be able to attend school for various reasons. Below is some work for them to do while at home. Everything here we've covered in class and should be able to be completed independently.
Apologies for the delay! This half term is going to be a rather musical affair! Reading, writing and making music in all kinds of ways. Moving on from Ancient Greece we're going to be looking into classification and food chains in science.
As requested by the kids, here is the super short version of some Greek myths we've been learning.
Theseus and the minotaur
Theseus finds out he is the son of a king because he finds a royal sword in a field behind his house
He travels to Athens to meet his Father
His Father has remarried a witch who tries to kill Theseus, but his Father saves him
The witch curses them
Athens is sending 14 young men and women every year to Crete to be sacrificed to the Minotaur
Theseus decides to stop this, so he takes the place of one of the men
At Crete Theseus meets Ariadne who helps him by giving the key to the labyrinth and some thread to help him find his way back
Theseus kills the minotaur only to find out it’s Ariadne’s brother!
Orpheus and Eurydice
Orpheus is an amazing musician, even the gods love his music.
He finds a forest nymph called Eurydice and falls in love.
Eurydice gets bitten by a snake and dies.
Orpheus decides to go to the land of the dead to bring her back.
He meets Hades and his wife Persephone
Persephone is so impressed by Orpheus’s music that she convinces her husband to let Eurydice go.
There is a condition, Orpheus cannot look back as he leaves, or Eurydice will return to the land of the dead forever.
Orpheus is convinced that nobody is following him, eventually he turns around.
He sees Eurydice getting drawn back into Hades
Welcome to year 4!!!
Time to learn about the Ancient Greeks, secure our addition and subtraction skills, discover what eats what and hopefully get a bit taller!
For parents who want to help their children out this year, Times Tables are hugely important. If you get any time at home to make sure that your child is confident then you will give them an advantage this year!
Myself (Mr Etheridge) and our wonderful TA, Miss Kattenhorn (Karen) bid you welcome and look forward to a great year!