16th November-20th November
We have had a busy week in Fig class. It has been Geography awareness week where we have been studying maps to see where groups settled in the British Isles and then we were estate agents, writing why an Anglo -Saxon abode would be a great place to live. In English we have continued with our text 'Varmints' and have written a retelling of the story in the first person. In Maths we have been adding and subtracting. In RE we have been storyboarding Guru Nanak's life in Sikhism. In Art and Design we have continued weaving as part of topic 'Anglo-Saxons'. Finally in Science we have been looking at the location of Jubilee Park in Pettswood and discussing the positives and negatives of having an adventure playground built in a wildlife conservation area.
9th November-13th November
In English we have begun to look at our core text Varmints a story about nurturing and new beginnings. In Maths, we have been learning about analysing data through bar charts, pictograms and line graphs. In Art and Design we have begun to weave using different yarns. In Geography we have been continuing with our map work and looking at where the Anglo-Saxons settled in the British Isles. In Science, we have been learning about branching data bases. We also celebrated Remembrance Day on Wednesday. Check out our beautiful poppies in our class photos.
2nd November- 6th November
Welcome back! We hope you all had a restful half term.
This term we are continuing with Anglo-Saxons. In English, we have been looking at WW1 poetry and writing about a 'Lone Soldier' using a photograph as a starting point. In Maths, we have learnt about time and reading timetables. In Science, we have been learning about 'Animals and Their Habitats'. In Geography, we have been studying maps of Europe and how different groups travelled across to the British Isles. In Art and Design we have began our journey on weaving as part of our Anglo-Saxon topic. In Music, lessons have moved virtually but that has not stopped us continuing on our journey with learning new musical skills!
19th October- 23rd October
This week in English we have written a fact file for a chosen person as part of Black History Month. In Maths we have been learning about 'Time'. In Art and Design we have created portraits and mounted them on our paper weaving. In RE we have begun to learn about Sikhism. For music this week we learnt different rhythms using sticks. We cannot believe it is half term next week!
12th October- 16th October
Fig have been learning how to use the grid method for multiplication in Maths. In English, we have been writing newspaper reports for our text 'Tuesday'. In Science, we did a demonstration on how the digestive system works. In RE, we have learning about the word 'Sacred' and how the Bible is sacred to Christians. We have been learning about Black History Month and doing research around a chosen person in computing. For Art and Design we have been learning weaving.
5th October- 9th October
In Maths this week we have been continuing with different operations. In English, we have been learning about the features of newspapers as well as looking at direct and indirect speech, fact and opinion. All all ready for writing a newspaper report for our text Tuesday next week. In RE we have been writing our own ten commandments. In topic we have been discussing the feelings of Anglo-Saxons invading Britain and how the British felt being invaded by the Anglo-Saxons. We have learnt about the different parts and functions of the digestive system in Science. Finally in Art and Design we have written our names in Runes using the milk pastel technique.
28th September -2nd October
In Maths this week we have been doubling and halving. Also we have been looking at patterns in different times tables. In English we have written a police report for our text 'Tuesday'. In topic we are continuing with Anglo-Saxons and as a cross curricular theme we are writing our names in Runes ready for creating a runic piece in milk pastel art.
This week in Fig we have started a new text 'Tuesday'. We are being detectives and finding out what happened in a small village where strange occurrences have happened. In Maths we are adding and subtracting. In Art and Design we have painted our own endangered animal using watercolours. In Science we have been writing a conclusion for our investigation and seeing whether our predictions were correct.
A busy week for Fig this week, we have continued with Place Value in Maths delving a little deeper with our understanding. In English we have been reading more acrostic poems in 'Lost Words' and wrote our own acrostic poem. In Science we set up our own investigation to see which liquid would discolour egg shells. We started music this week and will be learning Ukulele, in PE we have been playing different games.
7th- 11th September
In English we have started the text 'Lost Words'. We adopted a bird and wrote a 'Yoruba Poem'. In Maths we have been learning about Place Value. In Science we have started our topic 'Animals Including Humans' and made our own teeth in playdough. Check out Fig photo gallery to view our creations. In topic we have started our topic 'Anglo-Saxons' and created a title page. For RE we are studying Christianity and in Art and Design we have learning to paint with watercolours linked to our text 'Lost Words'.
We have been extremely excited to welcome everyone back to school. This week we spent time catching up with each other and settling into Year 4.