Year Four - Birch
Year 4 enjoyed learning about the history of the Nickey Line. We though about how we can look after our environment and care for our world.
We went out to explore it twice, walking in both directions from the Fletcher Way bridge.
We read ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Angela McAllister and enjoyed finding out about the circus. One of the favourite lessons was the children writing poems about the anticipation and excitement you would experience. Below is an example, which a small group of Dexter, Laila-Rae, Greg, Caroline, Yousef and Evie helped Mr Crisp with.
The magic of the circus
Sitting at the front,
On a little red chair,
The crowd chatter loudly all around me.
The lights go out.
We fall silent.
The wait is nearly over.
The gold curtain ripples.
A spotlights fills the stage.
A puff of purple smoke.
He is here!
Wearing a purple cloak,
A top hat
And a long, thin moustache.
I can smell the magic.
“Trust nothing’ he says.
Prepare for your magical mystery ride.
Next stop: The place between”
Autumn Term 2nd Half
Another exciting half term for 4 Birch as amongst other things we became toy makers (Computing), gymnasts (PE), percussionists (music) and even Parisiens enjoying their breakfast in a cafe (French).
In History, we turned back time to become Ancient Greeks and learnt about famous philosophers, mathematicians, poets and writers.
We raided a haberdasherie for buttons, ribbons, sequins and lots of coloured felt to make a Christmas stocking decoration for our tree at home.
In Science, we found out about electricity and made circuits with batteries, buzzers, bulbs, switches and even a motor.
And of course, we learnt about the true meaning of Christmas as we participated in the Christmas Carol Service at St Mary's church in Gadebridge Park.
Autumn Term - 1st Half
Birch class have really enjoyed learning about the Lake District this half term. After support from the public (local residents and tourists), postcards and leaflets arrived by the sackful and we created an eye catching display. It also helped us with some of our English units, when we produced our own information leaflets and wrote about tourism in a non-chronological report.
Year 4 have also really enjoyed our two class texts from the half term, The Firework Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman and Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Both great books, full of description and ambitious vocabulary choices.
Listening to ABBA songs was also a class favourite as our music topic of performing Mamma Mia was a triumph!
Finally, let's not forget about French. As tu un animal?