Autumn Term 1
The first of the term has been busy in Walliams Class. We have worked hard to create a team culture in the classroom and everyone has settled in well into Year 4. It has been a rewarding half term with ACE Awards, COLA Awards and even a few Pen Licences.
Our topic this term was the human digestive system which provided the platform for our writing. Walliams Class conducted experiments to measure the effect that drinks have on our teeth and then wrote about the experiment and what was observed. We modelled how the human digestive system works and wrote about our model. Disclosure tablets were used to see the plaque on our teeth which was followed by an instructional text on how to brush our teeth. We researched a famous scientist, Edward Jenner, and wrote a biography on him. During PE we learnt how to mobilise our joints to reduce injury, how to improve our teamwork and to have fun with sports.
What a great start to the year it has been! The next term is going to be even more exciting with our play and various topic based tasks that we will be doing…watch this space!
Autumn Term 2
What a term Autumn 2 was! In nine weeks we managed to put on our play production, learn new methods for calculating in Maths, complete a Judo workshop, write descriptive pieces based on The Great War AND, we discovered who the Romans were and how their empire expanded across parts of the world.
It was a busy term and the children all worked tremendously hard to the very end. The pinnacle of the term had to be ZOOM!, our play production. The children put so much effort into learning their many roles and songs which culminated in a brilliant performance and an everlasting boost in confidence. Please accept a massive thank you from us for your support.
Maths this term was just as exciting. Learning to add and subtract numbers together as well as learning to multiplying increasingly larger numbers can create challenging moments of learning but the children persevered and developed new skills in problem solving and reasoning. They even made videos to demonstrate their learning. By the way, have you seen our website videos that contain the methods the children have been learning about?
Our descriptive writing was influenced by the centenary of the end to The Great War, which had a rather humbling affect. Reading ‘Where the Poppies Now Grow’ and ‘A Christmas Truce’ gave the children an alternative perspective to their writing. By exploring the tales of Ben and Ray; imagining the life of forgotten soldiers and of course who really won the famous football match, we learnt a great deal about selflessness, friendship and history.
Next term, we delve into Potions, French, division, fractions and, the art of persuasion. We will also begin the excitement of our Ilam Hall residential trip and prepare for our class assembly. We are going to be busy so until then… Au Revoir!
Homework to be in by 11th February.
Please click here to download the Year 4 Ilam Hall YHO Presentation.