In Literacy we will be looking at and continuing to appraise the author Michael Morpurgo and studying his book “The Butterfly Lion” more in depth as a class reader. We will also begin to study The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and as with The Butterfly lion we will be using the book as a class reader. In creative writing we will be focusing on Report Writing, Instructional Texts and News Paper and Journalistic Writing which will involve the use of persuasive language , similes and metaphors as well as more advanced grammar covered in our general English lessons.
In Numeracy we will be focusing once again upon multiplication tables, factors , multiples and prime numbers We will be continuing and developing the four basic rules of maths in both mechanical and problematic form but concentrating on more advanced Fractions and in our topic work we will be investigating further – Time and working out Time tables and concentrating on Angles and Degrees
As Scientists, we will be learning about and investigating Sound and how different sounds travel. We will also be studying Animals including Humans and concentrating on the digestive system.
As Geographers we will be further investigating the Weather around the World- where we will be looking at holiday destinations and the different types of weather, extreme temperatures and climate patterns.
As Historians we will be continuing our studies of Raider and Settlers and this term concentrating on The Vikings. We will be delving into the lifestyle and activities of these people and creating a Viking journal which will link up with our literacy topic of Journalistic writing.
As Creative Technicians we will be covering the topic -“ Pop Art” where the children will be making observations and collect research to inform sketches and designs based on the Artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. The Children will make repeated image photos in the style of Andy Warhol using our I pads. And they will look closely at the images of Roy Lichtenstein drawing children’s attention to repeated use of dots to create a larger images.
As Musicians We will be studying the Dragon Scales based on the Chinese Pentatonic Scale. We will be composing pieces and playing tuned percussion instruments.
Mrs Walker’s Rubbish Assembly
Hopefully not literally, but in keeping with the theme of “looking after our world” we decided to base our assembly on – Rubbish – and how detrimental it is, not only to ourselves but also to animals and plant life alike.
Form 4 actively took part in the assembly which was lead by Mrs Walker. The assembly looked at issues such as Urban Wild Life, Our Community, Recycling in general and what WE can do to make a positive change.
This is part of our Eco-friendly initiative which encourages the children to be aware of environmental issues which affect us not only in general but also on a daily basis.
As part of celebrating Black History Month, Form 4 have been designing their own Black Lives Matter posters.
Here are Issie and Isaac showing some of the children’s work.
The Butterfly Lion
Form 4 are really enjoying their class novel, The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. After a boy runs away from school (not advised!), he is befriended by an old lady who tells him the story of her friend Bertie who lived as a boy on a compound in the South African veld, near a water…
As Form 4 move on from exam week and start thinking about Christmas, we have begun to study Christmas journeys in Religious Education, beginning with finding out about Bethlehem. We learned that Bethlehem lay on an ancient trading route, was the birthplace of King David, and was even mentioned in the book of Genesis in…
Notwithstanding the rigors of exam week, Form 4 have begun their new Science topic: ‘Electricity’. This week we looked at different household appliances, grouping them based on whether they are mains- or battery-powered. We then used a Venn diagram to present their findings. Next week we will move on to identifying circuit components and building…
Form 4 have been enjoying studying Beowulf across history and English lessons. They were able to discuss ideas about what the story of Beowulf tells us about Anglo-Saxon society and culture before trying their hand at character descriptions of either the brave hero Beowulf or his fearsome opponent Grendel. Here are some of their sentences:…
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