Year 4 have made a great start to the year and we are proud of the way they have adapted to the new school rules and routines. We have had a successful first half term full of fun, learning and creativity.
Through our topic ‘A Journey to Brazil’, we have done lots of learning across different subject. We have explored Brazil in geography, reading, writing and in our DT textiles unit. We have loved finding out about Brazilian culture and what it’s like to live there.
In Geography, the children have made an excellent start learning about different climate zones, the geographical regions in Brazil and their human and physical features.
In particular, the children have really enjoyed our creative DT textiles lessons. They have learnt new skills such as tying knots, threading a needle, embroidery, applique, sewing on beads and using templates to make purses and wallets. They have spent time on designing their own purses and wallets in the style of Rio Carnival and we are looking forward to a fashion show once they are complete for the children to show off their wonderful creations.
We have now finished our class book, ‘The Adventures of Edward Tulane’ which the children have enjoyed reading in story time and exploring further in our reading lessons. It has been full of new vocabulary, cliff hangers and has helped them to generate ideas for their own drama performances and adventure stories. Within these stories, they have included effective language features such as expanded noun phrases and adverbials of time. We have published these into our own story books; the children have loved becoming authors and illustrators themselves.
In computing, we have been exploring ways to stay safe online in our e-safety lessons. We have made posters and discovered ways to do safe and efficient searches. After learning these techniques, the children completed a competitive quiz to see who could find information the fastest online.
The Year 4 team have thoroughly enjoyed teaching year 4 this half term and getting to know their new classes. It has been a successful start to the year, and we are all impressed with the year group’s enthusiasm for learning and determination to do their best.
We look forward to welcoming all children back after half term to enjoy another 7 weeks of new learning and experiences.