Year 4 - Munich Class
Welcome to Munich Class
Hi Munich Class
Well,I guess that this is the last time I will be able to call you that. We are finally at the end of the year and in September you will be Year 5 and I will have a new class. I wish you all a fantastic holiday. I have loved teaching you this year and will miss you all.
Hi Munich Class
It is sad to think that I won't be able to call you that for much longer as you will be moving up to year 5 in September. I feel cheated that I have not been able to spend the whole year with you all. I hope you have all had a great week. I've been busy getting my classroom ready for September for my new class. Keep working hard.
How are you all? I'm really missing you. Not long now until the summer holidays. With more places opening up, you might be able to get out the house more. I've been keeping busy as we have finally had our fence replaced that can down in all those horrible storms a few months back.
Take care, work hard and look after each other.
Another week has flown by. Thank you to those who have emailed me your work. Apart from planning activities for you, I've been keeping myself busy by looking after my son, playing games with him and enjoying lovely walks around our village and local woods.
Take care and keep safe.
Another week has gone by in the lock down. Some things are starting to ease. Maybe you have been out and about a bit more. Even though Year 4 are still at home, some of you may have siblings or friends who have been able to return to school. Keep your spirits up and hopefully it won't be too long until we can all be back together.
Well, it's the start of the second part of the Summer term. I hope you were able to do some fun things during the half term. I'd love to hear about it. Thanks to those who sent pictures of your work but you can also email just to say "Hi."
I'd like to do a Happy Birthday shout to those who have had to celebrate their birthdays recently during the lock down. Callum, Blessing and Isabella, I hope you enjoyed your special day last month.
Miss you guys.
I hope you are all well and safe. Thank you to those who have sent in pictures of your work and well done to those who have been awarded a certificate for their excellent work. Hope you have been making the most of the sun shine and having fun with your family. What have you been up to? I'd love to hear. I have been busy with my son, playing in the garden, baking yummy cakes.
Enjoy the bank holiday and half term.
Hope you had a good week. Thank you to those who sent me photos of your work and to those who I sent an achievement certificate. Keep up the good work. I hope to be sending out many more over the next few weeks. You have a special project coming out on Monday so look out for it. I look forward to hearing about what you have been doing to keep busy and have fun.
The weather is going to be very warm this week with lots of sunshine so enjoy being outside in your garden or going for local walks but remember to wear sun cream and drink plenty of water.
Hope it is not too long until I get to see you all again.
I has been a long time since we were all together. I'm really missing you all. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before we can all be back at school together. Thank you to all those who are downloading the work from the school website and for those who are emailing me with photos of your work. Keep checking the gallery for your pictures and to see what great work the children from other classes have been doing too. For those who send in pictures of their fabulous work, there is a certificate I could be emailing you with to congratulate you and celebrate your achievements. Keep an eye out for it. Also, your new work for the coming week is now located at the top so you won't have to go scrolling down the page to find it.
In Art, we have created images of The Blitz during World War 2 using Scratch Art. First we designed our picture of The Blitz then we used crayons to cover the surface of a piece of art paper, thinking about which colours were suitable for our image. After painting it black and leaving it to dry, we used toothpicks to scratch the surface to recreate our design of The Blitz.
Our science topic this term has been Sound. We have learnt that sound travels through solids, liquids and gases. We have looked at how objects vibrate and move the air molecules, allowing sound to travel in soundwaves. By tying two cups to a piece of string, we were able to hear each other but only when the string was pulled tight.
In music, we have been learning to play the Ukulele, learning how to hold the instrument correctly and how to play the C, G and A minor chords. We used these cords to play and sing some songs from around the time of WW2.
We had a great time practising for our Carol Concert over the Autumn term. We were so lucky as we were able to go to Bexleyheath and support Bexley Hospice. We helped them raise over £600 for their charity. We really enjoyed ourselves.
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 and are currently creating spider poems and dramatised different sections of the book.
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.
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.
In English, for our first topic, we have continued our theme of spiders by looking at different types of poems, identifying the structural and language features and writing our own rhyming spider poems which we read and performed to the class.
For our second topic, we wrote newspaper articles about the miraculous web writing found in Charlotte’s Web. We enjoyed looking at different newspapers to identify the features, came up with amazing headlines, pretended to be reporters and interviewed each other then wrote an article demonstrating all our learning.
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. Then, we studied food chains, identifying which living things were producers and consumers, prey and predator and used arrows in our diagrams to demonstrate the flow of energy.
In RE, we have been learning about the Christmas story and the feelings surrounding the story. We have sequenced the events and performed the story in groups. With a link to English, we are now looking at turning the story into a play script after identifying the features.