Friday, 27 April 2018

Welcome back!

The children have all settled back well into the 'Summer' term. After a brief spell of wonderful, warm weather we are now back to April showers. It hasn't dampened spirits in Year 4 and we have carried on regardless.

In English, the children have been learning about different Greek myths resulting in writing a 'wanted' poster for an on the loose Minotaur and a diary entry for Theseus; after successfully slaying a mythical creature in a dark and gloomy labyrinth. Here are some examples of the children's work:

Finally, it was time. We entered the labyrinth. The labyrinth was made of blood-stained red quartz. My sword had an obsidian blade and a diamond hilt studded with rubies. Now my quest had begun. I asked the other 13 children to wait at the door holding the string so I would be able to find my way back through the twisted maze.... Soon I could hear the ferocious bellow of the Minotaur echoing around the maze. Scared, I sprinted forward, hoping to find the beast.... (Tom )

Next week, we will continue the theme and the children will be writing their own stories incorporating some of the features they have learnt about.

In maths, the children have been developing their knowledge of symmetry in polygons and creating some of their own symmetrical patterns.

During science lessons, the children have continued to investigate using electrical components and designed their own experiments to test different conductors and insulators.

Our Creative Curriculum topic on Harpenden has begun with looking at the children's own perception of Harpenden as well as looking at an overview of the history of the town since Roman times.

Sorry no photos yet...

Have a lovely weekend
The Year 4 team