In Class 4, we have had a very busy start to the term and all of the children have already been impressing me with the new challenges they are taking on, and the skills they are using in their work.
In our English lessons, we have been being influenced by our ancient Greece topic, and have been reading lots of different myths which have then inspired our writing. We have retold the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, and have also written newspaper reports on the plight of poor Icarus. The children have created different character voices through the use of their quotations. We have this week been using expanded noun phrases and thinking about parallels between Pandora's Box and the Fall in our Christian Values, thinking of ideas surrounding temptation and hope.
In Maths we have been revising methods and calculation across the four major operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We have also thought hard about place value and the difference between a number's digits, and it's value. We have also been thinking about different subtraction strategies and have created some 3D nets during Roald Dahl Day.
Our science topic has been electricity, and the children have carried out some investigations which involve simple circuits, such as what happens to the brightness of bulbs when you add more lightbulbs. In our RE lessons, we have had reflective sessions thinking about God and how we know he is both holy and loving. The children have thought about what their God would look like and we have even referenced material from the Bible to find evidence to support this.
Topic has seen us draw and create some Greek vases, and if you are lucky, you may see some up on our displays across school. We have also looked at ancient temples and have created chronological timelines of this historical period. In music, we have learnt the value and names of standard notation and the children have created simple 4-beat rhythms which use a range of notes. We have also been working hard on different songs for upcoming performances. The children have benefitted from football coach, Jon in their PE lessons, as well as practising netball skills and we have been busy creating storyboards of our own myths in computing. We have learnt our months of the year and seasons in French too!
So, as you can see, a non-stop couple of weeks! I look forward to updating you with what else we have been doing soon.