Yet another very busy term for Year 4! This term, we have been reading ‘The Polar Express’ by Chris van Allsburg. We have used this book as the basis for setting and character descriptions with a focus on feelings, and writing our own alternative endings to the story. Our final writing journey for the term was writing an explanation text all about electricity, linked to our science learning.
In our maths learning this term, we have been learning all about multiplication and division. We have been focusing on skills to help with all our times tables and have been applying the times tables facts to solve problems. For example, if we know 3 x 7 then we also know 30 x 7 and 300 x 7.
In Science, as budding scientists, we have been learning all about electricity by identifying common appliances that run on electricity, understanding the differences between renewable and non-renewable sources of electricity and constructing a simple series of electrical circuits, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
In art, we have been using our brush skills to create different effects taking inspiration from a range of different artists, including J.M.W Turner and Kandinsky.
The children worked really hard this term on showcasing their learning in our class assembly and on Flourish Day. This included reciting from memory The Railway Carriage poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. This is a challenging poem that uses its rhythm to evoke the movement of a train. The children did so well, we are very proud of them all!
Finally, in DT we learnt all about bridges, designing and building our own. These lessons have been so important for developing children's skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms and a range of materials. Check out some of their great bridges: