In Class 4 we have been working hard across all of our different
curriculum areas, as well as being busy working on other projects outside of
In English we have been continuing our work on myths and legends,
writing narratives based on Pandora’s Box.
We have also looked at the Greek writer, Aesop and his fables. We thought about morals based at the heart of
fables and concentrated on the Tale of the Town Mouse and the Country
Mouse. The children wrote persuasive
letters using a range of skills convincing their cousin to either explore the
countryside or visit the vibrant town!
This half term, we have spent our first week focusing on the great English
playwright, William Shakespeare, and we have been introduced to his magical
comedy set in Ancient Greece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, meeting the characters
and learning about the different societal rules of those times. On top of this, we have been working on
spelling patterns and lots of tricky grammar, with focus on types of sentence
and clauses and conjunctions – look out for these skills in our writing!
In Maths, we have been spending a lot of time mastering our written and
mental methods across the four operations.
Both years have learnt and revised the method of long multiplication and
also using the ‘chunking’ method for long division. We have been looking at questions across the
four operations in different contexts and applying mathematical reasoning. We have also spent some time investigating
fractions, finding fraction equivalents, simplifying fractions and also adding
and subtracting fractions too.
In Science we have completed our topic on electricity and looked at the
work of Thomas Edison, and now we have been focusing on our topic of Forces,
and looking at the force of gravity on different objects around the Earth. In RE we are thinking about what it means to
be a Muslim in Britain today and have been learning about the Five Pillars of
Islam and comparing this to Christianity.
In Music we have been investigating standard notation and have moved on
from notes and their values to understanding simple scales. In French we have learnt how to say the
months of the year and the seasons, and the children have been improving their
skills in football and netball through their PE lessons.
Topic has seen us think our Greek Gods, their symbols and their powers
and also thinking about the ancient and modern Olympics which started in
Ancient Greece. Our topic has linked
with our art recently, as the children used clay to create the Greek pots which
they sketched at the start of the year. In ICT we have also integrated topic
and the children have created storyboard myths of their own using some of the
mythical creatures we have discovered in our learning.
On top of this Class 4 have been busy learning 3-part Gospel harmonies
to perform to a large audience and the Year 6’s have been thinking about the
Christian values of Service with helping at our Macmillan Coffee Morning
A busy couple of weeks as you can see!
We look forward to writing about what we get up to on the lead up to