This term we are excited to be finding out about ‘Our Wild World’. Linking back to our previous work on the Romans, we have learnt about the ancient city of Pompeii and the disaster that struck in 79AD. This led us to ask all sorts of questions about how and why volcanoes erupt. It has been fascinating watching the power of our earth through volcanic eruptions!
As well as developing our understanding of these natural phenomenon, we have been using them as inspiration for our poetry writing. We are keen to use our language choices to allow the reader to imagine the photos and videos that we have seen. We’re looking forward to performing these poems to another class to see their reactions.
We still have plenty of more questions to explore, and hope to find out more about other aspects of our amazing planet throughout this term.
How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is being covered this term. Click to find additional information for Maths and Reading and Writing.
Previously in Owls’ Class…
Owls’ Stone Age Home Learning Projects
A really big thank you to all parents and carers for their support in helping the children produce such amazing models, written and art work!
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Our visit from The Roman Soldier
This half term in Year 4 we have stepped back in time to The Age of the Roman Empire. We were lucky enough to start our topic by having a visit from a Roman Soldier. He arrived wearing his full armour and carrying his marching pack including his rations, underwear, shield, money, and spare clothes. This gave us a great chance to see these items for real, and some of us even got to try things on! We learnt lots of facts about life in the Roman Army and life in Roman times. We finished our day by learning how to form a Roman defence with shields and having a battle between the Romans and Celts! We all had a fantastic day!
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Our Adventure Day at Blackwell Court
We had a fantastic time doing lots of new and exciting activities.We used our strength and courage to climb the climbing wall, helping and encouraging each other.
We had great fun crate stacking and working together to build and climb the towers. When the towers fell we felt like we were flying as we hung suspended in the air.
From the top of the zip line, we were so high up, it looked like it went on forever! It felt amazing as we whizzed over the hills!
We all learnt how to load and fire a bow and arrow through taking part in the archery. We enjoyed trying to hit the target.
Some of the activities felt a bit scary but we worked together and cheered each other on. It was a great day!
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