Year 4 October Update

Another incredible month in year 4! Lots of fantastic learning and fabulous work being completed every day.

As part of Black History month, we have been learning all about the Empire Windrush and the people that travelled to England on it. The class had to put themselves in the shoes of one of the passengers and write a diary entry as if they were them. Year 4 really managed to capture how they would have felt and what they would have thought.

In literacy, we have begun our topic ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ which covers Geography and have learnt all about the United Kingdom, its countries and cities and how to locate these places on a map. We have studied Ordinance Survey maps and learnt all about what the symbols mean and how to use 4 and 6 figure grid references.

As mathematicians, we have been looking at rounding numbers to 10, 100 and 1000 and have been continuing to develop our arithmetic skills.

As artists, we have thought about how J.M.W Turner has created the illusion of light in his paintings and then had a go at using paints to create scenes of famous British landscapes.

We have continued to explore the terms rhythm, pulse, beat and dynamics as musicians this month and have now been introduced to staff notation. We can now recognise crotchets and quavers.

In our swimming lessons, we have been developing our techniques for backstroke and front crawl.

October Pictures

Miss Roberts and Miss Whale