ANGLO SAXONS v's VIKINGS
I can't believe this is the last term of this school year already! It has gone so fast!
This summer term, we will be focusing on History- 'The Anglo-Saxons and The Vikings '.
The children will be researching Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements, kingdoms and village life. In addition, we will be looking at The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.
In English, we will be writing a diary from the perspective of an Anglo Saxon villager, letter writing, newspaper writing and reading myths and legends.
For P.E, the children will be learning to swim at the sport centre on Thursday mornings with Mr Gazzard and on Wednesdays we will be learning to play rounders.
During D.T, year 3 and 4 will be mixing together to take part in weaving, bread making and producing mead (non-alcoholic).
Also we are hoping to book a 'real-life Viking' to visit the school to engage the children in drama activities and the chance to have an 'up-close' experience with Viking artefacts.
I hope the children enjoy the final term in Year 4!
Welcome back, I hope you all had a great half term holiday!
Well, after a rather mysterious start in Maple in class, a large treasure chest was discovered and it was full of weird and wonderful objects.
Maple class have been trying to find out who the chest belongs to. A display of the artefacts have been set up and the children are going to try and find out where the objects are from, if there are any links and explaining how they know.
We will keep you updated as we find out more!
WELCOME TO MAPLE CLASS 2016-2017
'LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION'
Happy New Year!
Welcome back after the Christmas Holidays, I hope you enjoyed the festive period.
This half term, our topic is 'Lights, Camera, Action'. We will be focusing on Hollywood v's Bollywood films, how they are created and the changes in film in 20-21C.
In addition, during our geography focus, we will be locating India in maps and looking at the key physical and human characteristics of the country. We will be investigating the key aspects of settlements and land use including trade links.
During our topic, our science element will be 'sound' and we will be finding out how sounds are made and how they travel.
Furthermore, we will be writing narratives based on animation and film, which I know the children are looking forward to.
We are also very fortunate to welcome a visitor to our school in January who will be teaching us traditional Indian and Bollywood dancing and the children will have the opportunity to have a 'dress up' day to really get into character.
Some costume ideas below:
Welcome back after the first half term break.
I hope you have all had a fabulous week off and are ready to start a brand new topic?
Our topic starts with a fantastic ROBOT DAY on Wednesday 2nd November. Harrap Education will be visiting and the children will be learning all about Robots and they will have the chance to build a Vex robot and use a remote control to move the robot around.
Children will then be writing a recount about the day and their learning journey will encompass, interviewing the Head teacher, using ICT to research the history of robots and create a powerpoint, design a robot for the school and learning about electricity in science.
Welcome to all new Maple Pupils,
I hope you have had a fabulous summer holiday and ready and raring to continue with your new learning in Year 4?
What an exciting start to the new school year! When we arrived at school, we discovered a rather strange scene on the grass near the infant playground!
WHAT WAS IT? WHY WAS IT THERE? WHAT HAPPENED? WHOSE WAS IT?
The children have so many questions that they want answers for!
Over this half term, we will attempt to find the answers to the questions. Children will have an opportunity to engage in their own learning and make their own discoveries.
In English, we will be writing about what we have discovered and turn our notes into a newspaper report.
In addition, we will be using ICT to shoot live videos and software to upload them into movies. In DT, we will be designing and creating our own parachute using different materials.
We will be participating in parachute games during our Monday P.E. sessions and on Wednesday Mr Gazzard will be teaching football skills as part of the P.E.curriculum. Please remember to have your P.E. kits in school on a Monday with outdoor trainers!
I am looking forward to an exciting first half term with lots to do!
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