In Year 4 we are studying the Smashing Saxons. The children started with researching the Anglo Saxons for their non -chronological reports in English. We are now moving onto to creating a descriptive advert to promote an Anglo Saxon’s piece of jewellery.
In our topic lessons, we are using our geography skills to study where the Anglo-Saxons originated and where they settled after the Romans left in 410AD. We have learned about the different counties they created and how some of these are the same as places today. In our science topic, we are studying ‘Animals and their Habitats’ and we started with designing ‘Mrs Nerg’ posters and spending an afternoon enjoying the outside, sketching leaves. We will then move on to classifying different living things and using a dichotomous key.
Good Morning! Καλημέρα
The children thoroughly enjoyed making tiropita rolls on European Day to celebrate the culture of Greece. We laughed at practising saying the days of the week and were very puzzled at the Greek word for ‘Welcome’ καλως ΗΡΘΑΤΕ.
After half term, our focus will be getting ready for our Christmas production. We can’t wait to see the children up in lights and ready for their close ups!
This spring term, we are looking forward to another exciting topic in Year 4 in which we will be learning about Europe. We will locate the world’s countries; improving our geographical skills by looking at maps, atlases, globes and digital mapping technologies. We will investigate environmental regions, population and weather patterns including the water cycle.
In science, we will learn the simple functions of the digestive system, looking in particular at teeth. The children will learn to identify different types of teeth and their simple functions. They will then progress to look at the diet of different animals of Europe and will construct and interpret a variety of food chains.
In PE, the children will learn different European dances and will choreograph their own dance sequences. They will develop their skills to cooperate and communicate with one another to create their dance and will then perform their dances to their peers using a range of movement patterns.
Our art and design focus will be themed around significant artists from Europe and their iconic pieces. The children will use their art as a stimulus to generate their own pieces.
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