Have a look at this amazing piece of writing by one of our year 4 children, based on one of our literacy units: Ruin is a short film set in a post-apocalyptic landscape!
Spring Term Learning
In Jay class we have lots of children who are keen historians! To reflect this, our 'Journeys' topic this term will focus on 'The Making of Britain', where we will learn all about the different people who have made Britain their home over the past few thousand years, and how they have helped shape the Britain we know today!
As part of our topic, we have been thinking about what settlers need, and what would make a good settlement. We've learned that all settlements have limitations though. Next, we'll be learning what the name of a settlement can tell us about the people who built it!
In maths we're learning about fractions, and this week we will be looking at how different fractions link to decimals.
We've been using our bodies to make different percussion sounds! Here are one of our 'tribes' rehearsing their 'haka-style' rhythmic performance! We thought about what we wanted to communicate with other 'tribes'... we are strong, we are brave, we are welcoming...! What do you think this group is saying?
Half of our class took part in a local athletics tournament and won! An amazing effort by all means they are through to the next round! Have a look at some photos of the event here.
We had an exciting trip to the Wishing Wood on Friday 17th January, imagining that we had been stranded on an island and had to build shelter, fire, collect food and source fresh water. Each tribe had their own settlement, which they soon found they had to defend from other tribes who tried to steal their food! We didn't take too many photos because a) it poured with rain and b) we were just having too much fun!
We kick started Spring term with a trip to The Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts on Wednesday 8th January, which introduced the concept of human journeys through an artist-supported tour and workshop, in which we drew objects from the collection and presented them in pop-up books we made.