Welcome to Year 4/5!
Teacher: Miss Jana Steffens
LSA: Mrs Janet Reynolds
Our topic ‘Fragile Earth’ has been amazing! We have learnt about settlements and what makes an area a good settlement place. We have thought about and discussed what makes our Earth so fragile, like man-made and natural disasters. This has led us to create some wonderful ‘tsunami’ artwork for which we have used a watercolour resist painting technique.
In English, we have written Newspaper articles about how we could develop land in the area. We have also explored Science-Fiction writing and created our own planet for which we wrote a setting description.
In Design and Technology, we have started making our lighthouses. We have made the structures now after carefully thinking about the design and the purpose. We are excited to give these lighthouses their light as well as decorating them.
In Science, we have explored classification keys and have created our own. We have also looked at different life-cycles. In Computing, we have learnt about Alan Turing and decoding. We decoded messages in Morse Code and also made our own secret code.
This term we have learnt all about King Richard III. We have also conducted research about him and the ‘War of Roses’ as well as ‘The Battle of Bosworth’ using the internet. We used this research to write our own biographies and autobiographies. King Richard was also one of the main characters in our dilemma story. We wrote this story using a range of fronted adverbials as well as dialogue. Once finished, we typed up our stories and created a book.
In Art, we have imagined ourselves as royals and created self-portraits, using collage and mixed media. These look great! In Science, we have learnt all about forces and in particular gravity. We learnt more about Sir Isaac Newton and created a fun quiz.
The Big Freeze
Year 4/5 had a brilliant start to the new school year. We have learnt all about the properties of different materials and how their states might change. We investigated whether materials are soluble or insoluble and which changes are reversible and which are irreversible. We have explored mystery stories and started to plan our own. For this, we have already created a setting and a main character. Year 4/5 are also especially proud of all the lovely artwork we have created so far. What a great term!