Creating lyrics for an Anglo-Saxon King song
Making circuits-what do we need?
Today, the children started cricket sessions and learnt the skills linked to correct bowling techniques. They moved on to aiming at the wicket and they showed some great skills-even after just one session. We can't wait until next week!
Well done to Year 4 for their wonderful class worship today. Whilst there were a few nerves beforehand, they rose to the occasion and represented themselves with great maturity. They read various lines and asked questions to children from other classes and sang beautifully when we sang the hymn, 'The Lord Is My Shepherd'. Well done Year 4!
Week 1 Autumn term 1
We've had a busy and exciting few days settling into Year 4 and the children have been working really hard. It's been wonderful to see them playing alongside children from other year groups and enjoying a more 'normal' school day. It's been a lovely fresh start and I've been really impressed with the attitude and maturity they have shown.
In English, the children imagined being 'Billy' from the story of Billy and the Minpins and we did some freeze framing of them in character at some different parts of the story. Amongst some of our learning we have looked at responsibilities in our PSHE and they have enjoyed sharing some of the different jobs they have around the home-from making cups of tea, using the microwave and cleaning out pets. In our music learning to match our topic of Anglo Saxons and Vikings, we learnt a song and created some actions for the chorus, which matched the lyrics really well. Reading books have been sent home and will be changed on a Tuesday and a Friday and homework booklets will be sent home on Monday 6th September.
This half term, our topic will be, 'Traders and Invaders.' We will be learning lots of amazing facts about life in Anglo Saxon and Viking Britain. We will research where these people came from, why they came to Britain, where they settled and what life was like.
There are some exciting texts within our Autumn 1 half term and we will begin our English learning by looking at Roald Dahl as a significant author and the less familiar story of Billy and Minpins, which will allow us to develop our descriptive writing skills. After this, we will look at the thrilling tale of Beowulf and end with the Sword in the Stone.
In science, we will learn about electricity and will have the opportunity for hands-on learning to create circuits. Keep an eye on the class page for photographs and updates linked to our learning.