This week, Class 4 got stuck into their History topic which is the Tudors. The children worked hard to research Tudor life and how different it could be if you were born into wealth or poverty. They considered the variety of clothes they wore, the food they ate, the houses they lived in, and the entertainment that they enjoyed. They created some great spider diagrams about each of these aspects, and these will help them with their writing task in English. It was interesting to hear that most of the children felt that they would have wanted to be a poor Tudor instead of a wealthy one, as life felt more family-focused and sociable.
In English, Class 4 started to consider how they could organise their own Tudor banquet at one of their palaces – in the hope of receiving an appearance from Henry VIII! They are going to start writing their persuasive adverts next week, and develop some posters to advertise their banquets that are fit for kings.
Class 4 have made a brilliant start to the half-term. We have started our new history topic which is the Tudors, and the children started to look at the different monarchs that reigned during the period. They created a timeline of events and explained which monarch they felt was the most successful – some even said Queen Mary I (nicknamed Bloody Mary for her violence!)
Class 4 have also started to plan out their Picasso-inspired abstract self-portraits for the hall display. Polina and Martha were great at considering the different patterns they wanted to include and how these could be presented alongside each other.
Next week, we will continue our work on multiplication and division in Maths and we are excited to start our new class text – The Thief, the Fool and the Big Fat King.
This week, in English Class 4 have started to write their playscripts about a new scene in Beauty and the Beast. They considered the different stage directions to include, and how these can change the expressions of each character and how they would move around the stage.
All of the children worked incredibly hard and their playscripts are starting to look great!
In R.E., Class 4 looked at the Epiphany story and we looked at how the 3 wise men have been portrayed across the years in various artwork. The children also thought about the symbolism of the gifts given to Jesus and came up with their own gifts that they would give. All of their gifts were so thoughtful that I have decided to create a display with them.
In D.T., Class 4 finished off their Science topic of electricity by making some torches! They had great fun assessing the factors why their torch might not be working, and what they can do to fix it – such as a broken electrical circuit or a temperamental wire.
This week in English, Class 4 have been planning their own play script! They looked at the key features within a play script and started to discuss ideas and plots they could write about, which would continue the story of Beauty and the Beast.
They produced some great ideas and we are looking forward to writing them next week, with the aim of being able to perform them once they are finished!
This week in DT, Class 4 have been looking at the different designs of pizza boxes. They discussed the effectiveness of bright colours and the impact of just a simple design with a logo. They started to sketch out their own pizza company logos, gave their company a slogan and planned out a pizza box of their own.
Next week, we will be following some instructions on how to make our own pizza boxes!
This week, Class 4 have been looking at the difference between weather and climate. They analysed the climate zones within Europe, and explored the different ways they can be represented on maps. The children were able to explain why some countries might have a hotter climate than others (and consequently why the U.K. always seems to be raining!)
In Maths, Class 4 have concluded their learning on measurements. They all worked really hard to understand the conversions between mm and cm, cm and m, and m and km. Also, they were able to see the pattern between the conversions and able to apply them to some worded problems.
In R.E., Class 4 have continued their learning about Advent. The children discussed why the act of giving is so important around this time of year, and what we can do as a class to give to those who are less fortunate (that isn’t just in the form of presents). They came up with some great ideas such as giving/ spending time with loved ones, and baking lots of cookies to give out to people.
Well done to all of Class 4 for such a great collective worship. It was great to show the rest of the school all the amazing work you have produced. You all spoke with such maturity and confidence and it was a true reflection of your efforts.
In Maths, the children have continued our work on measurement and started to look at metres and centimetres.
In English, the children have started to plan out their balanced argument based on the Beauty and the Beast playscript. Should the Father leave the family to go and search for his rescued boat? Or is it a trap?
This week, Class 4 have been using their navigation skills to find and label European countries on a map. They discussed the location of the countries and wrote an information text about a capital city in Europe. Class 4 also researched the national dishes of countries around the world and how climate, wealth and location can impact the food that is available.
In Maths, Class 4 have started their new topic of measurement. They explored the classroom with a ruler, and looked at the different ways to measure objects. They wrote down the measurement in cm and we discussed how we can convert the measurements into equivalent (equal) units.
In English, we have started out new class text – the playscript of Beauty and the Beast. The children have been incredibly sensible during the reading of each scene and worked hard to provide a summary of events. Well done Class 4!
We have our class collective worship next Tuesday and we can’t wait to show you all of our amazing learning!
This week in Maths, Class 4 have continued their learning on column addition and subtraction. They have progressed onto 4-digit calculations, and accurately exchanged numbers between each place value. I have been particularly impressed with Saraea and Thomas, who have given every question a go, and presented their methods clearly and with great accuracy!
In History this week, Class 4 completed a Viking quiz to round off our topic. Some of the questions were about the great battles between the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons and there was even a specific question about Dane-geld. The children worked really hard to prepare for this quiz and they all listened brilliantly. Well done Class 4!
In Art this week, Class 4 have been planning out their collages in the style of Pablo Picasso. They carefully thought about the layering of each material, and how a contrast can be formed between warm and cool colours. They started to create their collages based off two main briefs – under the sea or a city skyline.
In PSHE, Class 4 have continued their work on sleep and started to think about the importance of a good sleep routine. They wrote out a set of instructions which explained the various steps required to ensure you can get your 10-11 hours worth of sleep.