Here is the Year 4 Spring 2 curriculum letter to parents.
We have started to learn how to programme the Crumble circuit boards in order to control ‘Sparkles’ (which allow different coloured lights to flash). We will be using our new skills to light up our 3D models of London buildings later in the term!
This week we have been learning the story of ‘Excitable Edgar’ and using our storymapping skills to remember it!
Class 4 have commenced their new project, ‘Bright Lights, Big City’. As well as learning about the history and significance of our capital city, London, we have been creating electrical circuits in preparation for our computing unit, in which we will be using ‘crumble’ circuit boards to program light bulbs. We will be incorporating these into our 3D models of famous London buildings!
Congratulations to Lily, our latest Learner of the Week! She has shown such a good work ethic in class, especially in her Greek myth hot task.
Class 4 enjoyed a fantastic Ancient Greek day this week, dressed in togas we carried out our very own Olympic Games, featuring a sacrifice to the god Zeus, the ‘Pankration’ wrestling event, a Pentathlon and a chariot race!
Congratulations to Flo, who is the Class 4 Learner of the Week for her independent work. Well done Flo!
To launch our first Talk4Writing unit, Class 4 took on the roles of the brave Athenians who were led into the Labyrinth by Prince Theseus! Wearing blindfolds to replicate the darkness, we carefully followed the rope which Theseus unwound, to ensure that we could escape. As the gruesome roar of the Minotaur bellowed across the school field, pupils celebrated Theseus as he slayed the beast and all escaped to safety!
Posted below is a copy of our model text – Theseus & the Minotaur, along with our class story map. Please practice at home if you can!
Year 4, Miss Kelly and I would love to wish you a very happy summer holiday. It was lovely to see those children who have not been in since March, in school this week. You really are a super class and Mr Swain is very lucky to have you next year. The Year 4’s that have been attending school – again what a fantastic group of children you are. Miss Kelly and I were so looking forward to teaching you in the Summer term but the pandemic had other ideas. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all in September. Mrs Kelly & Miss Kelly 🙂