Term 1 Week 8 - 23/10/20 - What have Warwickshire been learning?
In English this week, we finished reading the book Arthur and the Golden Rope. We started the week discussing key features of Joe Todd Stanton’s books, focusing in on his use of illustrations to support storytelling. We then had a go at drawing our own comics showing other adventures Arthur had been on before his treacherous quest to save his town.
In Science, we used our learning from the term to solve a problem on the spot. Could we use our knowledge of the states of matter to help us create ‘ice-scrapers’? How will we build an ice skyscraper? How can we prevent the state of matter transforming from solid to liquid before we finish?
In Maths this week, we have been learning more about addition and subtraction, including subtraction with exchanging in multiple columns.
In History, we have been learning about some of the key events that happened during the Anglo-Saxon period. We thought about whether the Vikings or Saxons were in control and came to the conclusion that the power shifted multiple times during this period.
In Textiles, we continued to work hard on our Viking sails. Our tie-dye turned out so fantastically that we spent another lesson designing and stitching on our chosen symbols to ensure they are the most fear-inducing sails possible, perfect for the Vikings!
A 'hello' from your new teacher, Miss Wright:
I am so excited to be your teacher in Year 4! We are going to have a very fun and fabulous year together that will begin with learning about myths and legends, folklore, Vikings and adventure in September.
I feel very fortunate to be a primary school teacher as I get to be a part of your learning journey and teach you about a wide variety of topics. Together, we will explore the curriculum, learning about rainforests in Geography, the Egyptians in History and classifying animals in Science, as well as many other topics and subjects.
I can’t wait to learn about your interests and hobbies too! Some of my hobbies include: playing sport, keeping fit, eating and baking. Growing up I used to be very active, I would go to dance classes most evenings, play netball three times a week and compete as a cheerleader for the Brighton Panthers Cheerleading Squad.
Recently, my interests have changed ever so slightly. I still like to stay active but do it through playing netball twice a week and going to the gym. Of course all of that exercise is hungry work and I love getting home and cooking a delicious dinner followed by a home-baked dessert. Delicious!
I look forward to watching all of your poem or story videos and speaking to you all on the 21st of July. Until then, stay safe and enjoy the lovely weather,