Year 4 have enjoyed another successful half term at school, full of learning, creativity, and fun. We are proud of the way the children have continued to try their best, follow the new school routines and develop their learning.
We have continued to do lots of learning across different subjects. In History, we have explored Sheffield and Darnall from the 18th Century and discussed our own family stories. In reading, we have explored a range of texts including poetry, non-fiction texts on the human body and fantasy stories like the Heavenly Elephant. In Maths, we have been learning about addition, subtraction and measurement. The children always have excellent enthusiasm for their maths learning.
In particular, the children have thoroughly enjoyed our unit on Local history, where we have explored the major changes in Darnall and Sheffield since the 18th century. The children showed great enthusiasm for this, and it has been lovely to hear them share all their own stories of family history and their experiences of Darnall. The children did some fantastic learning; exploring what life was like for children in Sheffield in the 18th century, Sheffield during WWII and how migrants changed Darnall exploring food, religion and culture.
In science, we were impressed by the knowledge that the children had on the human body and the digestive system. We have been learning about teeth in different animals and understanding why certain animals have certain teeth like carnivores, omnivores and herbivores.
We have now started our new class book, ‘The boy at the back of class’ which the children have enjoyed reading in story time and exploring further in our reading lessons. It has been full of interesting topics based on migration, refugees and settling into a new school. The children have been insightful and respectful in exploring these themes. We will be continuing to finish this book in the new term and the children are excited to discover the mystery of who is narrating the book.
The children have created some excellent Kennings poems. We explored some good examples about the seasons and created our own versions ‘Rio Carnival Kennings’. The children learnt to write in this format and developed their learning on adjectives and suffixes.
The Year 4 team have thoroughly enjoyed teaching year 4 this term and we feel that all of the children have grown and progressed with their behaviour and determination. It has been a successful term and we are all so proud of the children's ambition and love of learning.
We hope the children have a well-deserved rest over the Christmas holidays, and we look forward to welcoming them back for a new term of learning where we will be starting our new topic of Early Islamic Civilisations.
See you soon,
Year 4 Team.