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It's good to be back!

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.

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What’s to come…

Now, Ssh... What’s that noise? Is it a bash, a crash, a shake or a hum? Now we’re back at school, we will begin the topic, ’Playlist,’ where we will listen to musical performances, picking out the different sounds and techniques. This week, using Roger McGough’s poem, The Sound Collector, will inspire us to go on a sound walk around school. We’ll investigate the volume of sounds and make vibrations using different equipment. Our toes will be tapping along to all kinds of music, and we’ll be listening to song lyrics to get lots of ideas to write our own. We’ll find out how our ear works, how sound travels and learn about pitch. In Design & Technology, we will investigate how musical instruments work and enjoy making our own. We’ll share our favourite music and explore how music is used in everyday life. As a challenge, we’ll create an uplifting celebration song.

It’s good to be back!

 

Caroline Shephard

Year 4 Teacher