Hello and welcome to our learning!
Below is a summary of all of the things Lions' class have learnt about in their first term in Year 4.
In English we have looked at a range of quality texts including: Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers, The Dark by Lemony Snickett, Escape From Pompeii by Christina Balit, The Lorax by Dr Seuss and finally, The Boy At The Back Of The Class by Onjali Q. Raúf.
Through these texts we have learnt lots of key skills including grammatical features such as fronted adverbials, inverted commas and paragraphs. We have written poems, diary entries, retold and innovated stories as well as writing a persuasive letter to The Queen!
In Maths this term we have been practising our times tables non stop! We have also looked at the place value of numbers, addition and subtraction of up to 4 digit numbers, worked practically with time, looked at lengths and how to convert between them, work out the perimeter of shapes and practised lots of multiplication and addition methods. We also do a Daily 10 times tables session everyday and a 15 minute Beat The Clock of our times tables every Friday!
In RE, we have looked at Creation through Understandign Christianity and have begun to learn about Hinduism, particularly around what Hindu's believe God is like.
In Science, we have been looking at the three states of matter (solids, liquids and gases) and working on comparing and classifying objects based on their properties and what happens to materials that do not fit into these three categories. Furthermore, we have also been learning about sound and how sound is made, travels and can be changed.
In Geography, Year 4 have been learning about the counties of the UK, human and physical features of our planet and have been comparing them from the continent of North America to the UK.
Romans have been a strong focus for Year 4 this term, from Boudicca the Rebel Celt Queen who fought against the Romans, to new laws introduced and permanent changes the Romans made to Britain while they ruled our country.
In DT, we have been looking at wind powered propellers and have been designing our own creations looking at some successful designs and taking inspiration from them!
We have been focusing on line this term, looking at a range of artists from the Angel of the North sculpture by Anthony Gormley to sketches by Lucian Freud and Jenny Saville, we have been developing our technique through a range of mediums.
In French, Year 4 have looked at animals (particularly in the zoo!), colours and parts of the body through a story called My Monster. The children have also been perfecting their French accents!
This term in Computing, we have been learning about the importance of staying safe online and even had a zoom meeting with a local PCSO. We have also been looking at how to use and save word processing documents and how to use search engines effectively to find accurate information!