Year Four began the Solar New Year by buckling up and putting on their sunglasses with their new Topic, ‘Road Trip USA!’ where we learned about the United States, we travelled on a creative journey, using geography skills to navigate our way through famous landmarks and the iconic peoples of America. In computing and science, we learned about simple electric circuits and devised Scratch programs to move tourists around a map of New York.
Then, during the Lunar New Year, we went on to celebrate the Chinese New Year and set off on our holiday. After, instead of returning to school, we set off on an adventure that is Nord Anglia Virtual School Experience.
Together we, grabbed out digital wetsuits and went on a virtual deep-sea adventure in the topic, ‘Blue Abyss.’ We sketched different sea creatures, wrote poems inspired by the ocean and gained insight into the oceanic world. The students also used maps and wrote biographies.
After that, we opened our mouths wide, and took a look inside, on a voyage of discovery to investigate what’s inside our bodies in the Topic, ‘Burps, Bottoms and Bile.’ We wrote toothy fact files and learned new scientific vocabulary. We wrote a story describing the journey a piece of food takes through the digestive system. In science, we learned about the organs involved in digestion and made our own wearable digestive systems. At the end of the Imaginative Learning Project, we wrote persuasive adverts to convince people to eat healthily.