Year 4 have had a
wonderful term packed full with lots of learning about World War 1. We have
learnt about the events leading up to the war, key people involved in the
battles and conditions for the soldiers fighting as well as the civilians back
on the home front.
We would like to
thank everyone for their support with homework, our Wow day and for coming to
watch our assembly. We will remember them.
Year four have had a fabulous start to the year and thoroughly enjoyed our first topic ‘Journey to the Tomb’. Throughout the term, the children were engaged and excited about learning about the Ancient Egyptians and this was evident on our Wow Day where all of the children’s fantastic work was shared with parents in our epic tomb! The homework contributions were creative and of an excellent standard and the children were passionate about becoming Ancient Egyptians themselves for our Wow Day. We would like to thank all the parents who supported their children with their learning over this term and look forward to more amazing learning in Term 2!
For our ‘Fly me to the Moon’ topic, Year 4 went to visit the Winchester Science Centre to experience many hands on activities as well as visit the Planetarium. Whilst in the Planetarium cinema, the children experienced the film ‘Astronaut’ where they learnt all about what it takes to become an astronaut. They had the opportunity to see the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from microscopic regions of the human body to the International Space Station in this exploration of shuttle-era human space flight. We all had great fun and enjoyed the additional hands on experiments that were located throughout the centre.
This week, as part of Arts week, all the children in Year 4 had the opportunity to visit the Carriage Works where they experienced the interactive performance of ‘The Midas Company’ – a new version of the myth ‘King Midas’.
It was performed by 40 students from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and was an amazing opportunity for the children to become involved in immersive theatre. They had a fantastic time!
This term in year 4 our topic is related to ‘Living things and their habitats’. We have started our learning with a wonderful trip to Westonbirt Arboretum where the children learned all about wildlife management and sustainability of our woodlands. The children had the opportunity to experience a professional-led workshop as well as having the opportunity for some self-led exploration. Some children even managed to spot the Gruffalo….
This term the children have been learning about fire safety. They have had the chance to build a fire and cook smores to eat. They have also had the chance to explore the Forest School’s learning environment which has ‘sprung’ to life over the last few weeks!
This term the Year 4 children have been working really hard on writing mythical stories set around the times of the Anglo-Saxons. All children wrote their own stories and some went on to produce their own books and graphic novels. On Thursday afternoon, many of the children then went to visit the Year 6 classes to share their stories and get some feedback.
“This is a really great story and I can see lots of year 6 features,” said one student.
“Their handwriting is really neat,” critiqued another.
The children returned to Year 4 feeling extremely proud of their work and the perseverance they have shown in completing such a huge task is a credit to the children. Well done Year 4!