Wingham Primary School

It’s all about the children

Term 2

This term in maths we have been looking at measuring lengths using millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres. We have also explored how to measure the perimeter of shapes, using metre sticks to find the perimeter of shapes in the hall.

The first week back from half term was black artist week. We learnt about an artist called Abdoulaye Diarrassouba, also known as Aboudia. We learnt about his life and wrote a biography. We explored his artwork and created our own pieces inspired by him. We had an amazing week! All the children were really proud of their finished pieces.

This term we have explored bridges as part of our topic. We researched different bridges and located them on a map in order to develop our knowledge of famous bridges around the world. We used our knowledge to help us to design and build our own bridges. First we learnt how to reinforce and make our bridges stronger by creating bridges using spaghetti. We used KNex to trial our designs and critique each other’s designs so that we could make improvements. We then built our bridge using dowel, cardboard and straws.

In science this term we have been exploring circuits. We first sorted electrical objects into those that require mains electricity and those which use batteries. We then learnt about complete and incomplete circuits. We used this knowledge to test insulators and conductors.

Class 4 studied two artists across terms 1 and 2 . The first was William Turner and the second was Claude Monet. Both painters were fascinated by steam trains. The children learnt how to mix colours and create textures. They used these skills to create collage and painted pictures in the styles of both Turner and Monet. I think you will agree that they are stunning!