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Welcome to Autumn 2 2018 in Year 4

History

We went on a history hunt around our local area to notice any evidence of history around us. We realised there was many examples. We saw a few mills and recognised why there were so many windows in them. We saw dates painted on to buildings and also names of people from the past had roads or streets named after them.

Science

We have been investigating electrical circuits and adding a switch to one we have made. We used our imaginative muscle to create something which included a circuit and either a bulb, buzzer or a motor. We had many different ideas. Some of us made a game for our friends to play and some of us made links and included a Christmas theme too.

Learning Challenge

Please click on the image to find out more about our Learning Challenge.

Year 4(2)

As part of our learning challenge called ‘Where did you get that hat?’ we made links with our learning and planned, designed, revised and improved a hat which represented what the Industrial Revolution means to us. It was a very creative activity but it had to include relevant facts to support our choice of objects on the hat. We used information collected from : our trip to the hat museum, research from the internet and reference books in the classroom, listening to accounts from the time, looking at pictures and artefacts and watching video clips. These difference sources helped us to be more reflective and resourceful learners. We used many Building Learning Powers to create these hats and are really proud of our finished designs.
These hats are going to be presented to parents and friends in the form of an informative fashion show, explaining the learning and creativity behind the ideas.

Year 4 Letter

Dear Parents,

It is a busy half term this one before Christmas. So much going on! We have a trip to the Hat Museum booked for Thursday 22nd November which links perfectly with our learning challenge ‘Where did you get that hat?’ Please note the change in the date for our class assembly which is going to be on Friday 30th November now.

Homework

Homework will continue to be sent home on a Friday and is to be completed by the following Wednesday. All challenges are linked to the skills the children will be practising throughout the year and develop their ‘Building Learning Powers’ too. This will link to work we have done in class, but children may need your support.

Swimming 

We will continue to go to the swimming baths on Tuesday mornings; please make sure your child is in school for 8.25am every Tuesday morning as we aim to leave at 8.30am to ensure we get to the swimming baths on time for the lesson. Please make sure they have eaten breakfast too.

PE

Please ensure your children have their PE kits available in school and all items are fully named.     

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Twinn