This term we are working on:
- English - 'The Lost Happy Endings' studying the language style of an author to broaden knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. Develop creative responses to text through drama, storytelling and art work.
- Poetry through 'The Lion and Albert' Thinking about dialect and effect on language. Performance poetry. Formal language of reports - newspaper reports.
- Maths - Fractions, Decimals, Money, Time, Statistics, Geometry - Shape and Position and Direction.
- Science - Living things and their habitats
- Art - Habitats.
- French - Shopping.
This year your teacher is Mrs Horsfall
Our topic this Summer Term is 'Save our Habitats'.
Look at the Year 4 curriculum here.
P.E. is on Tuesdays
Year 4 have been working alongside the Hebden Dementia Group leader on Dance over the last few weeks. On Tuesday the children met the Demenia Group and danced and sang with them.
Year 4 had a lovely afternoon playing games and drawing with the residents of Mytholm Meadows. The children even managed to offer entertainment by giving their performance of 'The Lion and Albert'.
Year 3 & 4 went to Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. They went back in time to 1861 and visited a Workhouse where a Mrs Thistlethwaite (a rather fierce lady) was in charge. The girls and boys were split up and made to study with slates and chalk, do oakum picking and make gruel. They found out that many children from about 2 years of age, had to work long hours in the workhouse, in order to be fed, clothed and have a bed to sleep in. It was a tough life!
With Phunky Foods year 4 learnt about where foods come from, the seasonality of some foods in this country and also the foods we get from animals. We made a delicious fruit yoghurt, chopping our own fruits into a cup and then adding plain yoghurt.
As part of our RE unit on Festivals we have been looking at Chinese New Year which is on 16th February.
Year 4 got out the Chinese Dragon, which Reception made last year, and have designed their own music and dances to accompany the drums.
We’re taking it to the Town Hall next Wednesday to perform our two dances at the Disability Dance class event.
The dragon is a friendly dragon and we will be leaving the messages of friendship and well-being on the tables for the audience.
Here are a selection of the dragon well-wishing cards and here we are practising . . .
Year 4 descended on the unsuspecting people of Chester on Wednesday and had a great time marching through the streets chanting in Latin. They were trained to be part of a Roman army. The children also toured the Dewa museum and found out about the lives of Roman soldiers, what food they ate and how they treated injured soldiers.