The children in Year 4 have had a wonderful few weeks back at school. I can't quite believe it is December next week, Christmas is coming around so quickly!
This half term the children have been reading 'Ice Trap! Shackleton's Incredible Expedition' written by Meredith Hooper and M.P Robertson. From this text we have produced postcards home, a fact file on Sir Earnest Shackleton and job adverts for a crew member onboard. We are in the process of learning about the features of letter writing and will be writing our own letters of application for this role. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the expedition and Sir Shackleton's adventures.
In Maths, the children have been learning about written methods for addition and subtraction and problem solving. They are now confidently able to check their answers using the inverse operation and understand the relationship between addition and subtraction.
This week, the children have been learning about the area of 2D shapes. I asked the children why we would need to know the area of a shape in a real life context and It has been wonderful to hear the children's stories about parents who need to understand and be able to work out the area for their own jobs.
In History, we are looking at Royalty, after 1066. We have been learning all about William the Conqueror and his success at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The children have created story boards of events and discussed whether he was the rightful king.
In Geography, the children have been learning about 'The Amazing Americas,' locating America on a map and discussing its size in comparison to Great Britain. We have been finding out about the physical and geographical differences in different states of America. Many were shocked by the time zones present and how diverse the climate and biomes are across America.
Autumn Term 1
A warm welcome to our Class Page.
It has been a busy few weeks back in school and the new Year 4's have been working really hard. We have been reading the story the Firework Maker's Daughter, which has provided some wonderful writing opportunities.
We have also been looking at the Early Islamic Civilization in History, we have been creating a timeline of events and recreating Baghdad in image form, by using historical sources.