It feels great to be back into the swing of a more normal school routine after the last few months.
We have been really busy since we returned after the Easter break. In Maths we have completed our our work on decimals number and are already half way through our next unit on money! We are also looking at brushing up on our times tables skills in preparation for the practice National times tables assessment later this term.
Poetry has been our focus in English and in particular we have looking at the journey made by a river as it travels from its source to the sea. The children have been writing their own poems using the literary techniques and devices that we explored in the lessons. Our next set of lessons will be looking at biographical writing.
In our Science we are exploring animals and their habitats. We will also be learning about the methods used by scientist to classify living things. Hot on the heals of the Anglo-Saxons, our new topic focus is the Vikings and we are hoping to link this with both our English and D.T. work.
Our music lessons are a little quieter this term. Following on from the noise and excitement of drumming we are now delving into the world of composing and orchestral music. Christianity and the formation of the early Christian church is our R.E. topic.
And if all this wasn’t enough we are learning about both Basket Ball and Athletics in P.E!
So as you can see there is plenty to look forward to over the coming weeks.
The City Community Trust project consists of two weeks of exciting sessions to help new parents connect with others and learn valuable skills during the pandemic.
Well done to Year 4 for settling back in to school so brilliantly.
In maths, we have been continuing learning about decimals, including both tenths and hundredths. In English, the children have done some fantastic research and will start writing their own non-chronological report tomorrow.
We have been extremely impressed with their progress with tag-rugby in PE which has been a very difficult sport to learn (running forwards and passing backwards).
In science, the children has started to carry out an investigation to find out which materials are best for insulating sound (soundproofing).
As your Year 4 teachers, we are extremely proud of you all as we know how strange it is being back in school after such a long break. We look forward to a brilliant term after the Easter holidays.