This year we are particularly praying for peace.
We began our Lenten preparations on Ash Wednesday, when we came together to say sorry for any wrong doing and ask God for forgiveness. In class, we have made 'Our Lenten journey of kindness', and have created our own kindness proverbs that we can reflect on each day during lent.
Who was Jesus?
In this topic the children will learn about who Jesus was and is to us. They will explore how we believe Jesus is divine and human and use P4C to investigate our beliefs. Additionally, we will prepare ourselves for our Lenten journey and understand the challenges we face.
Our Big Question this term is.......
What lies beneath?
This term our Big Question is, 'What lies beneath?'
We will be exploring earthquakes and volcanoes and their impacts on the environment.
In science, we have been exploring states of matter and the properties of solids, liquids and gases.
We are now investigating the digestive system and the function of teeth and working scientifically to make predictions and conclusions.
Click on the images below to find out more about each topic.
Keep an eye out for photographs of our investigations during the half term!
Are you reading every night?
Are you getting your red diaries signed by an adult?
Last half term we won the reading trophy twice! Read every night so we can re-gain the trophy!
You could be entered into the reading challenge and win some SAVES!
Who were the Romans?
Things to remember:
* Spelling test is every Friday
* Arithmetic test every Friday
* Bring your instruments to school every Thursday.
* Our banking day at Seacombe Bank is Monday
* PE kits in school every day
In mathematics, year 4 will be continuing to learn their times tables. We will be exploring the 7, 8 and 9 times table and using manipulatives to help us represent their multiples.
Click on the image above to play some times table games.
This half term, we have explored 'Incredible Italy' and have composed persuasive pieces to persuade people to visit Italy.
Now we are exploring explanation texts linked to our work on the Romans and their invasion of Britain.
We are concentrating on understanding the difference between informal and formal language and the layout/structure of explanation texts. Also we are thinking about how to include humour in our writing to engage children.
Click on the image to watch a humorous clip that we have been using in class to help us understand the Roman invasion.
We were very excited for our first lesson in wider opportunities.
We all learnt our first note and learnt some musical vocabulary such as tempo, pitch, crescendo and beat. We also learnt to identify some rhythms using 'tea' 'coffee' to help us count the beats.
Year 4 are very enthusiastic and can't wait for their next lesson!
Here is one of our magic spells that we wrote in English when studying 'Leon and the Place Between, The children had to use abstract and concrete nouns!
Click on the video and listen to our magical words.