This half term we have begun our new topic of ‘The Stone Age’. We are excited to find out all about how they lived their lives. We have created cave paintings using pastel, charcoal and clay. We are very proud of our creations!
We also went back in time to a Stone Age camp. We went out into Forest School and had a camp fire, just as they would’ve done in the past. The only difference was that we got to have hot chocolate and marshmallows!
Stone Age Camp in Forest School
Our Puppet Theatre Boxes
We made our own theatre puppet boxes. We wrote our own play scripts for the Wizard of Oz and performed them to each other.
Previously in 4R…
Our term began with an exciting visit from a travelling theatre group who performed a pantomime version of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. In Year 4 we were lucky enough to meet the actors after the performance and find out how they put the show together. It was amazing that only four people could create such an amazing show!
We are now keen to find out more about theatre shows, especially the scenery and other effects. We are also enjoying reading Michael Morpurgo’s version of the story ‘Toto’. We are using this to inspire us with our own creative writing, artwork and even dances. Have a look at the photos to see what we have been up to so far!
The Wizard of Oz Panto
Our Fantastic artwork of the Yellow Brick road
Having fun in Maths
Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.
How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is being covered this term
At our school we want to develop and promote ‘a love of reading’.
The children also have an opportunity to visit the school library and choose a book which they then keep and return at the next class library session.
When sharing a book talk to your child about what he or she thinks might happen next in a story, how the story might end and then ask them to retell the story themselves. Picture books are very important to promote discussion, so look for books without any words to help your child practise this skill. Have fun acting out stories together. Your enthusiasm for a book will help your child to understand that books are exciting. Your child will receive a bookmark with their book and this should target the objectives that your child is working on.
Make reading times fun and relaxed and you will see your child’s confidence grow!
Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space, in their daily lives.