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Welcome to our Class 4 page!

Exploring nature for National Poetry Day

For National Poetry Day on 6 October 2022, Class 4 explored a fantastic text called The Lost Words, which contains poetry about nature. We delved into a number of different poems, before writing our own poems on a plant or animal of our choice. Everyone enjoyed searching for words and metaphors that could creatively describe the animal or plant we were writing about. Working in pairs to chat through our ideas, we created acrostic poems that illustrated different aspects of nature.

The following week, we illustrated our poems, using line drawing and watercolour paint in a similar style to the illustrations in the text. There were some fantastic designs and painting techniques, and everyone experimented with mixing the right colours for their animal or plant.

The finished poems and illustrations are very creative and will be on display in the Resources Area very soon!

Stepping back in time

As part of our topic work on World War II this half term, Class 4 have carried out lots of practical investigations. We started by looking at primary and secondary sources, including an interesting suitcase full of clues about the life of a child during the war. We then explored the invasion of Europe by Germany through a mapped playdough activity which helped us to see how the war had progressed. We are creating a class timeline from 1939 to 1945 and have reviewed lots of information about Churchill and Hitler, to look at different styles of leadership.

As scientists, we have been exploring light, and how this affected people during the Blitz. Using torches we have investigated how light travels, and how shadows are formed and change depending on the distance of the light source. This helped us to determine what happens when a variable changes during an experiment. After half term we will continue our scientific work by finding out about electricity and making a model of a torch.

We have read a number of texts about war, including those that reflect on World War II. We have written and illustrated poems about the Blitz and written stories about characters affected by war.

There are more exciting investigations to come after half term!

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20 Dec
Nativity and Carols Around The Tree
Date Wed, 20 Dec 2023
20 Dec
Last day of Term 2
Wed, 20 Dec 2023
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First day of Term 3
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19 Jan
Bikeability - Years 3 & 4
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