Wingham Primary School

Learning together, we grow kind hearts and healthy minds

Term 4

What an exciting Term 4 it has been, the final term investigating where sounds come from and much more!

Music would not exist without sound. Inspired by the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay the children designed and created their own recycled musical instruments in DT. With the help of music impresario, Mr Cook, we learnt how to write down a melody using graphic notation - the representation of music through our own visual symbols – and perform it together to an audience using our recycled instruments. You can have a listen by scanning the QR code below. Can you guess - is it the sound of space? The jungle?

In our Maths learning this term, we have focused on decimals and fractions as different ways of expressing numbers. Our understanding of the number system and decimal place value has been extended to tenths and then hundredths. This includes relating the decimal notation to division of whole numbers by 10 and later 100.

In Science, we have also been learning all about the different parts of the ear.

In Literacy, we were inspired by Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle. Poetry is an important part of our learning in Year 4. The children have wrote their own marvellous poems using rhyme, alliteration and onomatopoeia words to represent sounds of Wingham Primary School. Some took it further by performing their poems using performance poetry techniques. World Book Day was a great success with so many great outfits, inspired by characters from books the children have been reading and a special visit from author and illustrator Anthony Browne.

As Pine Class were studying their topic on Sound, they were also busy exploring the work of Mark Rothko – an artist whose work was very abstract. He used huge fields of colour to express feelings and emotions. The children used colour and various techniques and media, to create artworks that show their emotions. We were delighted with the results! We have recreated our own Rothko work characterised by rigorous attention to colour, shape, balance, depth, composition, and scale. Look how creative we are:

On Significant Female into School day, we welcomed significant female figures from our lives for portrait painting. Everyone seemed to really enjoy spending this quality time together.

Everyone in Pine Class is so Eggcellent – Happy Easter!