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Outdoor Games Friday afternoon
PPA/COSMIC Wednesday morning
Library Tuesday afternoon

Summer Term

Page updated 26th May 2022

This half term, the children are studying Dave White. They have learnt facts about him as an artist, have studied a variety of his own creations of animals and have all been extremely impressed and inspired by his incredible and unique artwork. The children have practised some excellent drawing skills in their sketchbooks and are about to begin creating their own drawing of a chosen animal. We are extremely excited to share that Dave White will be participating in a live Zoom call to the children in order to evaluate their work together soon! A very exciting and incredible opportunity and we look forward to sharing this with you!


Spring Term

Art

Sutton Hoo Helmets

In Autumn 2, we studied Darrell Wakelam. We looked at a variety of his sculptures and evaluated what we liked and didn’t like so much about his work. Then, it was time to become sculptors ourselves. First, we used a balloon as the base shape for our helmet and used papier mâché to create the first layer of our Sutton Hoo helmet. Then, we added attachments and built up layers to build the strength of our helmet up. Finally, we painted the helmets ensuring that the detail was painted in a contrasting colour. We are very happy with how they turned out.

Bob Ross – Mountains

In order to link in nicely with our Geography topic, we have continued to look at mountains but from a different art perspective. We have studied Bob Ross and have learnt some facts about him and looked more in depth as his creations. We were incredibly impressed by his painting skills and his ability to create such a calm painting environment whilst producing realistic looking ‘happy little trees and clouds’. Luckily for us, we had an extra special visitor come to the school (Miss Cornish’s Grandad) who taught us how to use different brush techniques to help us with our acrylic mountain landscape paintings. After completing our skill practise, we completed our final piece and are incredibly amazed and proud of ourselves. The children’s work was phenomenal and we are incredibly proud of each and every one of them! Well done, Guppies and Mackerels!

Computer Art – Edvard Munch ‘The Scream’

This half term, we have learnt about Edvard Munch and his incredibly famous (and expensive) creation of ‘The Scream’. After learning a little more about him as an artist, the children found out some more key facts about the well-known art work and had a go at using oil pastels to re-create the background. Soon, the children will be using their Art and ICT skills to greenscreen themselves onto the front of their work whilst posing in the famous pose. They will use ICT skills to edit this independently. Their backgrounds turned out fantastically well and we are extremely excited to see the finished result!

Geography


Email the Year 4 Team at year4@warrenpark.hants.sch.uk

Spring Term

Art

Sutton Hoo Helmets

In Autumn 2, we studied Darrell Wakelam. We looked at a variety of his sculptures and evaluated what we liked and didn’t like so much about his work. Then, it was time to become sculptors ourselves. First, we used a balloon as the base shape for our helmet and used papier mâché to create the first layer of our Sutton Hoo helmet. Then, we added attachments and built up layers to build the strength of our helmet up. Finally, we painted the helmets ensuring that the detail was painted in a contrasting colour. We are very happy with how they turned out.

Bob Ross – Mountains

In order to link in nicely with our Geography topic, we have continued to look at mountains but from a different art perspective. We have studied Bob Ross and have learnt some facts about him and looked more in depth as his creations. We were incredibly impressed by his painting skills and his ability to create such a calm painting environment whilst producing realistic looking ‘happy little trees and clouds’. Luckily for us, we had an extra special visitor come to the school (Miss Cornish’s Grandad) who taught us how to use different brush techniques to help us with our acrylic mountain landscape paintings. After completing our skill practise, we completed our final piece and are incredibly amazed and proud of ourselves. The children’s work was phenomenal and we are incredibly proud of each and every one of them! Well done, Guppies and Mackerels!

Computer Art – Edvard Munch ‘The Scream’

This half term, we have learnt about Edvard Munch and his incredibly famous (and expensive) creation of ‘The Scream’. After learning a little more about him as an artist, the children found out some more key facts about the well-known art work and had a go at using oil pastels to re-create the background. Soon, the children will be using their Art and ICT skills to greenscreen themselves onto the front of their work whilst posing in the famous pose. They will use ICT skills to edit this independently. Their backgrounds turned out fantastically well and we are extremely excited to see the finished result!

Geography

Autumn Term

Welcome to Year 4

The children have had a fantastic start to the year and have all settled in to Year 4 brilliantly. Please see below for a summary of our learning so far this half term.

Reading

In English, we have been reading ‘The Princess who Hid in a Tree’ where we have been predicting what might happen from details stated and implied. We have also been drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and justifying inferences with evidence.

We are unbelievably excited to get the opportunity to have a Zoom call with the author Jackie Holderness! We have lots of exciting questions to ask and look forward to finding out what it is like to be an author.

Writing

In Writing, we have been reading ‘Beowulf’. Throughout this unit, we have used figurative language such as similes and alliteration to build a picture in the readers head. We have also begun to use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech. The legend of Beowulf also makes interesting cross curricular links to our upcoming unit on the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England.

Maths

Throughout Year 4, we will all be working incredibly hard to learn our times tables in preparation for the Multiplication Tables Check in the Summer term. To support this, we have been visually representing times tables in a variety of ways to include multiple representations, models and images to support learning. If you would like to extend your learning further at home, please feel free to use your Wonde login to access Education City, Times Table Rock Stars or access https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check

In addition, we have also been recognising the place value of each digit in a 4-digit number and using this to understanding to add numbers with up to 4 digits using column addition.

Science

In Science, we started our ‘States of Matter’ unit by sorting materials into different states and describing the properties of solids, liquids and gases. We then played the part of particles and organised ourselves into the three states of matter.

Please see our photos for some of the steps in our scientific enquiry – Knowledge, Exploration, Scientific Thinking, Enquiry, Challenge and Application!

If you like a challenge, please help us work out if slime is a solid or a liquid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnd-2jetT1w

Geography

In Geography, we are trying to answer the question ‘Is the Costa Blanca a world away from our local area?’

To launch our topic, Warren had hidden his treasure around Europe and needed our help to locate it. To help Warren find his treasure, we had to use a range of geographical skills, maps and atlases to:

  • locate Europe’s environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and capital cities.
  • identify the oceans bordering Europe
  • identify features using the four points of a compass

To support our findings, we included symbols and a key to show the different features on a map of Europe.

Art

In Art, we have been learning about the work of Carol Sabo. We have made links to our Geography topic and have enjoyed developing our skills to create a watercolour postcard from Costa Blanca. We started by experimenting with adding black and white to colours to create tints, tones and shade. After that, we practised two watercolour techniques – wet on wet and wet on dry before working towards our final piece.

Computing

During our Computing sessions, we have recapped the features of the Scratch environment before decomposing a working game together as a class. We have started to utilise the PRIMM strategy to promotes Predicting, Running, Investigating and Modifying code before Making something.

Music

In Year 4, we are extremely lucky to have the opportunity to work with the Hampshire Music Service where we have been learning to play the ukulele. We look forward to inviting family and friends in soon to watch us in action.

Spanish

In Spanish, we have been identifying phonemes, letters and words which are similar to and different from English in spoken and written forms. We have found out that there are 27 letters in the Spanish alphabet and have begun to use our phonics knowledge to read and accurately pronounce simple words.

Cosmic

Every Wednesday morning, our children experience our Cosmic curriculum.  See our Long Term plans to find out which topics are being covered each half-term.


Christmas 2021 Video

1. We Three Kings
2. Jingle Bells – Ukelele
3. Baboushka – Ukelele
4. Winter Wonderland
5. It’s Christmas!
6. Somewhere Only We Know – Choir
7. Christmas Message
8. We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Choir