Welcome to Year 4

We have got off to a great start and we are very excited to see how well everyone progresses this year.  We hope your children are enjoying the start they have had to the year.

This half term we have been learning about India. We are enjoying learning about this fantastic country including its culture, animals and history. We have particularly enjoyed our work on Indian art and loved creating Diya lamps to celebrate Diwali and designing our own rangoli patterns.

Linking to our topic we have been learning an Indian dance to Jai Ho! We have enjoyed learning some traditional Indian dance moves and also working together to create an amazing dance routine.

In English we have explored the story of Aladdin but told by Philip Pullman. We created some amazing descriptive work linked to the story and loved our drama lesson where we acted as if we were Aladdin trapped inside the cave. We described the experience of feeling petrified, uncomfortable and abandoned. Also, we have created some fantastic persuasive holiday brochures linked to Disney World. We learnt how to use rhetorical questions, emotive vocabulary and statistics to persuade people to visit certain attractions.

In Maths we have been exploring number and have developed a good understanding of place value. We have used the practical equipment to represent number in a variety of ways and then have applied these skills to problem solving and reasoning. We will be moving onto addition and subtraction in the next couple of weeks.