Year 4 have had a fantastic week this week utilising their creativity and knowledge of the arts to generate amazing ideas and produce fabulous work!
We expressed our impressions of poetry through watercolours:
Wrote poem’s about light and dark (our theme for the week, taken from the song Hajanga by Jacob Collier) and created blackout poems:
Learned about pathways, levels and collaboration in dance:
And sang the song Hajanga many times!
- English: We continue with our text focus The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. We will be looking at the characters from the story and their personalities to help us create our own for the adventure narrative we’re writing next week. We’ll be using coordinating and subordinating conjunctions in much of our writing.
- Maths: Continuing with place value of decimal numbers.
- Handwriting & Spelling: Our handwriting focus is revising parallel ascender and descenders: bb, pp. Our spelling words are: bubble, scribble, appear, disappear.
- Guided Reading: Our text for the half term is The Firework Makers Daughter by Philip Pullman. You can find an overview of the story and fun activities to compliment our lessons here.
- PSHE: Resolving conflict.
- Science: We’ll be checking on the progress our bean seeds and learning how water is transported through plants.
- Topic: Looking at the different climates of the word, e.g. desert.
- French: Looking at the paintings of Henri Rousseau.
Key vocabulary for this term: plants, flowers, grown, roots, seed, stem, trunk, nutrients, soil, climate, life cycle, pollen, biomes, pollination, vegetation, dispersal, fertiliser, volcano, earthquake.
Jasmine Challenge Week 3: Reaction Response
Alternative Challenge Week 3: Get Set Indoor Activities
Key information for Year 4:
CHILDREN MUST BRING THEIR PE KITS IN FOR PE LESSONS.
All children require their PE kits on Wednesday this week.
- Amazon: PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Nile: PE on Mondays and Thursdays.
- Thames: PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- Children must bring in a PE kit for PE lessons. One session is outside so it is important they have appropriate clothing.
- Children in KS2 may bring in a healthy snack that contains no nuts.