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Year 4 - Munich Class

Spring Term Topic - Bombs, Battles and Bravery (WW2)

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In science this term, we have been learning about animals including humans. We have found out the names of the different parts of our digestive system and how they work, writing food diaries to describe the journey of a piece bread as it passes through our body. Then, we studied food chains, identifying which living things were producers, prey and predator and used arrows in our diagrams to demonstrate the flow of energy.

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In Art, we have been creating silhouette pictures of Varjak Paw, based on our class book for this term. We also included some silhouettes to create a setting. 

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Our Design and Technology project this term was about textiles, turning 2D shapes into 3D shapes. Linking this to Christmas, we designed and created a Christmas decoration to hang on the tree. After practising our sewing, we decided on a design, drew an exploded diagram, then made and decorated our decoration using the sewing stitch we preferred. After, we evaluated our work. 

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In science this term, we have been learning about living things and their habitats. We have recognised that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways including vertebrates and invertebrates, walked around the edge of the field hunting for spiders and different types of leaves to identify and produced classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things.

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As part of our gymnastics unit for PE, we have been creating different symmetrical and asymmetrical balances both individually and in pairs which we can hold silently with pointed fingers and toes. We have learnt how to create bridges with our bodies which can be held and moved. In pairs and groups, we have created sequences involving a mixture of movement, balances and bridges both on and off the equipment.

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In English we have enjoyed reading our class book “Charlotte’s Web” and producing work based upon the story. We have written a narrative about Wilbur’s escape from the barn, created spider poems, written newspaper reports about the miracle of the words in the web and dramatised different sections of the book.

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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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