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Spring 2

Halfway through the year (yikes)! This term will get all the kids buzzing (hopefully not literally) as we study electricity, Geographic features of the UK, Netball and an arty way to use computers. 

Making predictions and asking questions about our new and rather odd book

Making predictions and asking questions about our new and rather odd book 1
Making predictions and asking questions about our new and rather odd book 2
Making predictions and asking questions about our new and rather odd book 3

Getting into character for a piece of writing as a lazy god

Getting into character for a piece of writing as a lazy god 1
Getting into character for a piece of writing as a lazy god 2
Getting into character for a piece of writing as a lazy god 3
Getting into character for a piece of writing as a lazy god 4

Starting to learn about arguing our position on a subject (sorry parents)

Starting to learn about arguing our position on a subject (sorry parents) 1
Starting to learn about arguing our position on a subject (sorry parents) 2
Starting to learn about arguing our position on a subject (sorry parents) 3

World hat and book day!

World hat and book day! 1
World hat and book day! 2
World hat and book day! 3
World hat and book day! 4
World hat and book day! 5
World hat and book day! 6

Let there be......... Very small lights! Learning about circuits

Let there be......... Very small lights! Learning about circuits 1
Let there be......... Very small lights! Learning about circuits 2

Getting very animated about netball

Getting very animated about netball 1
Getting very animated about netball 2

Testing material around the classroom for conductivity

Testing material around the classroom for conductivity 1
Testing material around the classroom for conductivity 2
Testing material around the classroom for conductivity 3

Having learnt how to look dramatic while holding the netball, now it's finally time to learn how score!

Having learnt how to look dramatic while holding the netball, now it's finally time to learn how score! 1
Having learnt how to look dramatic while holding the netball, now it's finally time to learn how score! 2

Using our knowledge of circuits to make pressure sensitive alarms

Using our knowledge of circuits to make pressure sensitive alarms 1
Using our knowledge of circuits to make pressure sensitive alarms 2
Using our knowledge of circuits to make pressure sensitive alarms 3
Using our knowledge of circuits to make pressure sensitive alarms 4
Using our knowledge of circuits to make pressure sensitive alarms 5
Using our knowledge of circuits to make pressure sensitive alarms 6

Our class ideas for staying busy and engaged during these strange times

Our class ideas for staying busy and engaged during these strange times 1

It's been a joy teaching you all, stay safe, stay happy. Help others when you can.

It's been a joy teaching you all, stay safe, stay happy. Help others when you can. 1

Spring term

 

Magical cats, mysterious ancient Chinese bones and a surprising amount of music! That's what the start of our Spring term looks like!

Year 4 getting our groove on in dance this term

Year 4 getting our groove on in dance this term 1
Year 4 getting our groove on in dance this term 2
Year 4 getting our groove on in dance this term 3

In music we've been starting to write music and clap out simple beats

In music we've been starting to write music and clap out simple beats 1
In music we've been starting to write music and clap out simple beats 2
In music we've been starting to write music and clap out simple beats 3

Moving on to more complex beats in standard musical notation

Moving on to more complex beats in standard musical notation 1
Moving on to more complex beats in standard musical notation 2
Moving on to more complex beats in standard musical notation 3

Then we took the music we wrote and turned them into tunes in computing

Then we took the music we wrote and turned them into tunes in computing 1
Then we took the music we wrote and turned them into tunes in computing 2
Then we took the music we wrote and turned them into tunes in computing 3

Making predictions about Varjak paw. Why on earth are his eyes glowing orange?!

Making predictions about Varjak paw. Why on earth are his eyes glowing orange?! 1
Making predictions about Varjak paw. Why on earth are his eyes glowing orange?! 2
Making predictions about Varjak paw. Why on earth are his eyes glowing orange?! 3
Making predictions about Varjak paw. Why on earth are his eyes glowing orange?! 4

Autumn 2

 

This term we're going to be learning about states of matter in science. Exploring the rainforest in geography. Computing calculations with Excel in er..... computing... Singing our hearts out for Christmas (something to look forward to!). Printing and painting in art. Bending our bodies in gymnastics and hopefully getting a little bit taller!

 

The book we'll be looking at for this half term is "The Savage" by David Almond. A fantastic and sometimes quite dark look at how we explore our feelings when we get upset.  

Asking questions about the cover to 'The Savage' that may help us predict what it's about

Asking questions about the cover to 'The Savage' that may help us predict what it's about 1
Asking questions about the cover to 'The Savage' that may help us predict what it's about 2

Some dramatic bridge building in gymnastics

Some dramatic bridge building in gymnastics 1
Some dramatic bridge building in gymnastics 2
Some dramatic bridge building in gymnastics 3
Some dramatic bridge building in gymnastics 4

In grammar and many other lessons we've been using quick fire 'answer and hold up' questions to really embed our knowledge. So if this is the answer, what was the question?

In grammar and many other lessons we've been using quick fire 'answer and hold up' questions to really embed our knowledge. So if this is the answer, what was the question? 1

Sorting out dates in history. That BCE (BC) to CE (AD) change can be really tricky. Thankfully we've covered negative numbers in maths this term!

Sorting out dates in history. That BCE (BC) to CE (AD) change can be really tricky. Thankfully we've covered negative numbers in maths this term! 1
Sorting out dates in history. That BCE (BC) to CE (AD) change can be really tricky. Thankfully we've covered negative numbers in maths this term! 2

Some action from our rounders practice. While none were confident enough to start calling themselves 'batman' we did manage to knock some tennis balls about!

Some action from our rounders practice. While none were confident enough to start calling themselves 'batman' we did manage to knock some tennis balls about! 1
Some action from our rounders practice. While none were confident enough to start calling themselves 'batman' we did manage to knock some tennis balls about! 2
Some action from our rounders practice. While none were confident enough to start calling themselves 'batman' we did manage to knock some tennis balls about! 3

Designing, making and using Roman Shields

Designing, making and using Roman Shields 1
Designing, making and using Roman Shields 2
Designing, making and using Roman Shields 3
Designing, making and using Roman Shields 4
Designing, making and using Roman Shields 5
Designing, making and using Roman Shields 6
Designing, making and using Roman Shields 7 Surely nobody could get us here!
Designing, making and using Roman Shields 8

Writing and performing poetry as a group

Writing and performing poetry as a group 1
Writing and performing poetry as a group 2
Writing and performing poetry as a group 3
Writing and performing poetry as a group 4
Writing and performing poetry as a group 5

Making the barn from Charlotte's web

Making the barn from Charlotte's web 1
Making the barn from Charlotte's web 2
Making the barn from Charlotte's web 3
Making the barn from Charlotte's web 4
Making the barn from Charlotte's web 5

Learning about food chains. I was thrilled to be a shark, almost as thrilled as one of my children was to find out he ate me!

Learning about food chains. I was thrilled to be a shark, almost as thrilled as one of my children was to find out he ate me! 1

Some friendly fraternal violence with Romulus and Remus in Roman history

Some friendly fraternal violence with Romulus and Remus in Roman history 1
Some friendly fraternal violence with Romulus and Remus in Roman history 2
Some friendly fraternal violence with Romulus and Remus in Roman history 3

Starting off the year by getting grip... By throwing and catching... Building up to a jolly good game of rounders

Starting off the year by getting grip... By throwing and catching... Building up to a jolly good game of rounders 1
Starting off the year by getting grip... By throwing and catching... Building up to a jolly good game of rounders 2
Starting off the year by getting grip... By throwing and catching... Building up to a jolly good game of rounders 3
Starting off the year by getting grip... By throwing and catching... Building up to a jolly good game of rounders 4

Welcome to year 4!!!

 

Time to learn about the Ancient Romans, 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 TAs, Miss Kattenhorn and Miss Lines, bid you welcome and look forward to a great year!

 

 

There are many ways that you can help your child at home. Above is a link to what your child will be learning in English this term and how you can help them at home.