In Year Four we have been learning to play the ukulele. We have had a lot of lessons from Mrs Graham from the Hampshire Music Service and have had a lot of fun learning the chords and lots of different songs. We had a concert to share what we have learnt with our parents where we shared lots of songs including a few Christmas tunes.
We have also been learning about volcanoes in our Geography topic. We have explored how volcanoes are formed, why they erupt and the effect they can have on the people that live nearby. Did you know that there is an area in the Pacific Ocean with over 150 volcanoes that is called the Ring of Fire? The volcanoes in this area are not all active but several of them do still erupt. A volcano in Bali called Mount Agung has erupted very recently.
Our English work this term has been focused on dragons. First, we learnt a story about a dragon called Smok and a cobbler called Krak and used this to help us write our own defeating the monster stories. After that, we found out about a dragon that had been spotted in the local area. We wrote a set of instructions for Miss Tester to trap the dragon. This was a success and the dragon has been sent to a zoo in Romania. We have also sent a set of instructions to Romania to help the zookeepers care for the dragon.