It’s been all about the Greeks!29-11-2019 | 14:18:21 | No Comments

Over the last few weeks year 4 have been working really hard on out Ancient Greek topic!

In English we have been continuing to read ‘Mark of the Cyclopes’ and have discovered the precious wedding vase has been broken! We put our detective hats on and interviewed some of the key witnesses (played by some of the children) We asked some great open questions to find out the truth.

In Art we have made a start on painting our amazing masks. We thought about what colours would work to help set off our chosen emotion.

In History we have been finding out about how people lived in Ancient Greek times and if it was different for the rich and poor, or even different for men and women.

We also looked at the life of Alexander the Great and asked ourselves, Why is he so great!?

We used text books from our library to find out information. We used a contents and index page to help us find information in the books. We then used the internet to answer any other questions we had about Alexander the Great .

Parent Afternoon10-11-2019 | 18:46:03 | No Comments

As well as the already busy week we had in year 4, we also had our parent afternoon on Friday.

It was a super afternoon of Ancient Greek theatre mask making (and quite messy!)

Thank you to all the parents who came and helped. The masks look amazing and we will keep you updated on the blog of our progress in painting the masks and adding the final details.

First week back after half term10-11-2019 | 18:37:03 | No Comments

It’s the first week back after half term and we have had a busy one.

In Maths we have been looking at mental methods of addition and ways in which we can add numbers like 190 and 499 to a 4 digit number in our heads.

In English we looked at similes and created our own bonfire poem in honour of bonfire night.

We also researched the author Saviour Pirotta who is the author of ‘Mark of the Cyclopes’ the book we will be studying in English over the next 6 weeks.

In science Mrs Mansel from Moorside came in for her final lesson with us and we looked at how fruit can replace a battery in a circuit and used ammeters to measure the current produced by each fruit. We couldn’t believe that piece of fruit could possibly power our TV!

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