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Trying your Best Equals Success If you Believe you will Achieve

Trying your Best Equals Success
If you Believe you will Achieve

Year 4

WELCOME TO YEAR 4

 

Ash Class - Mr Ruffer

Sycamore Class - Ms Williams

Our topic for this term is "Arabian Nights".

Important information

 

Homework:
On a Friday, pupils will be set a 'workout' from their CGP Maths book and a 'workout' from their CGP English book. These need to be handed in the following Wednesday. Children will be given a set of spellings to learn each week. The spellings will be tested on the following Friday. Children will also be given a reading record to write down what they have been reading each day at home. This can be from Bug Club or their own reading book. 

 

PE:

Ash and Sycamore class will both have PE on a Friday.

 

Please ensure your child has no earrings in and that long hair is tied back on this day.

Children need to bring their PE kit (including trainers) in a bag, to get changed into at school. The PE kit consists of:

  • black shorts or jogging bottoms
  • a red t-shirt 
  • a pair of plimsolls or trainers

 

Please ensure your child has no earrings in and that long hair is tied back on this day.

 

The weekly mile will take place every Thursday.

 

Swimming:

Sycamore class have swimming on Monday

Ash class have swimming on Thursday

 

Children need to have a swimsuit or swimming trunks and a towel. Children MUST have a swimming hat.

 

Please ensure your child's name is on all items of clothing.

TOPIC: MOVERS AND SHAKERS

Art

We have been learning about Katsushika Hokusai and his famous landscape paintings of Japan's geographical features.

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Maths

We have been learning about the mathematical qualities of the ancient art of Japanese origami.

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Geography

We have been learning about the topography of Japan.

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Science: Electricity

We have been learning about conductors and insulators, as well as how to complete a circuit.

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TOPIC: THE ROMANS

Archaeological Dig

We pretended we were archaeologists and excavated and area of sand to find some historical artefacts. We then used our knowledge of the Romans to attempt to identify who the artefacts would have belonged to.

 

 

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Mosaics

We researched Roman mosaics and created our own designs.

 

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DT Project: Sandals

We designed and created sandals for a Roman gladiator to wear in battle. First, we made a series of designs focusing on different aspects of the sandal. We then used textiles to create our ideas, which had to satisfy three criteria:

1. The sandal had to fit our foot

2. It had to be thick enough to not feel the texture of the floor

3. The sandal needed to stay on our foot while we crossed the room and back again

 

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Clay Busts

We looked at the busts of Roman emperors and created our own, based on people we found inspiring.

Awards

 
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