What we have been up to in Year 4 – Summer 1
This half-term the children in Year 4 particularly enjoyed learning about the reign of the Tudor monarchs. They learnt about five Tudor monarchs, beginning with Henry VII and ending with Elizabeth I. Learning about ‘Bloody Mary’ was one of their favourite lessons because they liked debating whether or not she deserved her nickname.
Year 4 have also enjoyed their Music topic this half term of The Beatles. They learnt to sing and sign the song ‘Blackbird’ whilst developing an understanding of the meaning behind the lyrics. During these lessons, Year 4 enjoyed learning more about the band members of The Beatles and listening to some of their other famous songs.
Our Year 4 WOW moments this half-term included; our DT Day where, the children got to bake cupcakes and make their own sandwiches, carefully following the recipes provided. They also found it interesting learning about seasonal food in the UK and creating their own seasonal food menu.
As well as this, Year 4 loved learning about states of matter as part of their Science topic. They carried out observational experiments to understand the process of melting and evaporation. As part of their final lesson, the children gained a greater understanding of the water cycle through creating posters and water wheels.
What we have been learning about in Autumn Two
This half-term the children in Year 4 particularly enjoyed learning about The King who Banned the Dark and The Biscuit Bear. They enjoyed debating whether they would prefer life with complete darkness or to live in 24 hour daylight. They wrote and performed their own persuasive speeches based around the text.
Year 4 have also enjoyed their French topic ‘En Classe’ where they have learnt how to say the items in the classroom all in French. They have all worked hard to talk about items within their pencil case and to practise French classroom commands.
Our Year 4 WOW moment this half-term was our computing day, where we became toy designers and learnt about inputs and outputs. The children enjoyed designing and creating their toy on scratch and using an algorithm to showcase the input and output for their toy.
As well as this, Year 4 enjoyed the speed stacking and cross-country competitions. Every child did a fantastic job, with lots of smiling faces even though they were very muddy!
What we have been learning in Autumn One
This half-term the children in Year 4 particularly enjoyed learning about the whole school text ‘Tuesday’. The children were engaged throughout every lesson and enjoyed writing letters, police reports and their own story all based around the text. Year 4 also enjoyed having a debate within class about whether it was the lily pads flying or the toads.
Year 4 have also enjoyed their French topic ‘ Je me presente’ where they have learnt how to say their name, age, where they live and their nationality all in French. They have all worked hard to create their own ID card detailing this information.
Our Year 4 WOW moments this half-term included; our Art day which was focused around using different pencil skills to sketch and create a dragon eye. The children learnt how to create line, tone and texture using their pencil and they applied these skills well to sketch detailed dragon eyes.
As well as this, Year 4 enjoyed food tasting as part of an RE lesson. They tried some traditional Sikh food including; roti and vegetable samosas. The children enjoyed the opportunity to try new food and to share their opinions on each of the foods.