What a fantastic first half term we’ve had in Y4 Red Kite!
As part of our Extreme Earth topic, we have learnt about the causes and effects of volcanos, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and flooding. We have written newspaper articles, poems and diary entries as well as making posters and leaflets informing others on how to care for the planet we live in.
In Science, we have learnt about materials and their properties, how different particles behave and how materials can change state. We acted out the water cycle and know that evaporation occurs when water (liquid) is heated and rises turning into water vapour (gas) and that condensation occurs when water vapour cools and turns back into water. Space week was also exciting because we shared our knowledge and went on to make UFOs.
In our Math lessons, we did extremely well meeting many of our Place Value targets. Furthermore, we began looking at addition and subtraction of two 4-digit numbers, solving missing number problems and using the inverse to check our answers.
On RE day, we discussed identity and belonging as individuals as well as from a Christian perspective. Fantastic collages were made represent our identity. We discussed many important issues including how we welcome newcomers to our school and community and acted out how we would be welcoming and supportive towards a new member of our class.
In French we have been learning the names of all the items we might find in our pencil cases and whether they are masculine or feminine by playing games, singing songs and matching pictures with their written form.
in PE we have been working on teamwork and skills needed to successfully play handball. Many of us have earned badges in gymnastics. We have been working on balances, shapes and rolls.
The first week back after half term is an exciting one which includes making poppies for a memorial to the centenary of the First World War. On Wednesday, will visit Magna where we will learn more about Extreme Earth and be introduced to our new topic of electricity with hands on activities and demonstrations. Finally, on Friday, we will be getting creative as part of Creative Hero’s Day in partnership with The Harley Gallery. Their will be an opportunity in the morning for the children to design and make t-shirts. We will be introduced to young creative hero’s and thinking about who our creative hero’s might be from dancers and singers to sports people, engineers, scientists and many more!
I hope you are all having a fantastic half term! Don’t forget about the blogging challenge - I look forward to reading your entries! See you on Monday for a fun filled term where we will be learning how to survive in extreme climates, making our own torches and producing some fantastic writing based on Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine.
We have had a great start to our school year in Red Kite class. We began last week by thinking about how we can be the best we can be and creating our class rules together.
Next, we kick started our Extreme Earth topic by going on an underground explorer adventure to discover what lays beneath our feet and learning about the lifecycle of volcanos. We also created our own hurricane satellite pictures to enhance our extreme earth display.
We have been keeping fit and healthy this week by attending gymnastics, playing handball and karate.
French lessons have begun and we have had two band practise sessions with Mr Bellingham.
In Science we conducted an experiment to test the viscosity of liquids (conditioner, water, oil and washing up liquid) and can identify the properties of solids, liquids and gases as well as how their particles behave.
We have been working on place value in Maths and successfully completing Times Table challenges.
Finally, in English we have enjoyed writing character descriptions, using expanded noun phrases, based on the book Black Dog. Visit our class blog (http://redkite2018.norbridgeblogs.net/) for a snippets of our fantastic writing found in the replies.