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Year 4 - Moscow Class

Welcome to Moscow's class page!
 

We have been working extremely hard on ‘being the very best version of ourselves’ and over this term we have earned 50 olympic rings for our class. As a reward on Friday we made our own individual pizzas. I’m sure you’ll agree they looked very tasty!
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As part of our topic ‘Whatever the Weather’ we have been learning about different ways to measure the weather accurately and have been measuring the weather in Thamesmead using different equipment. We created posted showing visitors to our classroom how we were messing the weather.

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In DT this term we used our knowledge or electrical circuits to design and create our own touches suitable for children to use. We had to consider the features we wanted them to have, the materials we would use and how we would attach all of the components together.

We began by creating exploded diagrams of our designs before moving onto creating the torch casing and then the electrical circuit to go inside.

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We have been learning about George Seurat’s pointillism art work, we perfected our techniques and then designed our own pointillism Easter eggs for the Easter art competition. Take a look at how intricate our designs were. 
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We had a fantastic time during science week investigating the journeys that happen around us. We looked closely at the journey of plastic through our English work creating posters and non chronological reports she show the harmful effects plastic is having on our planet. We developed our scientific enquiry skills investigating how plastic from our clothes gets into the ocean when we wash them. We also investigated the journey of our sneezes during maths and presented our results using bar charts. 

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During this term we have been developing and practising our tennis skills. We began by perfecting our throwing and catching skills and built up to using one racket and then two. We are now able to hold small tennis matches where the ball is in play for a considerable amount of time.
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Take a look at our fantastic scratch art work we completed. We covered our backgrounds with black paint and once it was dry we began to scratch off our World War Two scenes.

We are extremely proud of our finished pieces!

 

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Spring 1

This term some excellent home learning has been taking place linked to our topi of ‘Bombs, Battles and Bravery’. Take a look below at a few of the fantastic examples.

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In art this term we having been looking at different techniques to create World War Two artwork. We have been working on scratch art. Take a look at the start of our project. Keep checking back to see our final pieces.

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In English we have been readingThe Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. We have been writing wanted posters in the role of the White Witch. We established the audience and purpose for our posters and made sure that our writing fitted this purpose. 

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As part of Safer Internet Day we visited Northwood Primary School to watch a theatre show called ‘In the Net’. We had a great time and learnt a huge amount about staying safe when using the internet. When we returned to school we created posters and leaflets to inform other people about how to stay safe online. 

Take a look at the posters we created below.

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Autumn 2

On Wednesday 5th December we supported our community by singing carols in Bexleyheath to raise money for the Bexley Hospice.

All of the children had a fantastic time and helped to raise a lot of money for the Bexley Hospice and the patients they support.

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As part of our English work this term we have been reading the book Varjak Paw. We dramatised the events which happened in the book and considered how Varjak would be feeling. This lead into the diary entries we wrote in the role of Varjak.

We also took part in a conscience alley, to think carefully about Varjaks thought and emotions about leaving Elder Paw behind.

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We have been learning about the importance of Remembrance Day and the significance of the poppy. As part of our work we created acrostic poems using the word remember to show what we had learnt. Take a look at some of our poems below.

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Autumn 1

This term in science we have been looking at 'Living Things and Their Habitats'. As part of our work we have been learning how to create classification keys.

As you can see we created a classification key for the trees which grow in the school grounds and we did this by classifying the leaves.

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In PE we have been developing our gymnastics skills, creating paired balances and bridge sequences. We created individual paired balances and then worked on travelling from one bridge balance to the next.

Take a look at what we created below.

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Take a look at some of the fantastic English work we have created this term. We developed our poetry skills and wrote pieces of performance poetry linked to the spider in Charlottes Web.

We also wrote first person narratives from the point of view of Wilbur, the pig in Charlottes Web.

We worked on including a variety of grammatical features including, expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and organising paragraphs around a theme. 

We hope you enjoy reading some of our work.

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I’m really looking forward to all the amazing work we are going to complete this year, as well as sharing it all on our class page so that everyone can see our wonderful work and achievements.

I really enjoyed meeting you all during our transition morning and can’t wait for September.

Our first topic will be ‘What a Wonderful World’ so keep checking back to see what we have been learning.

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