With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better time to look back over what has been a busy start to the year! Hawk’s classroom has been bursting with activity and challenge across the curriculum this term. From Anglo-Saxons to World War II, from drama to newspaper writing and from number work to shape, the children have enjoyed developing new skills and knowledge whilst re-discovering favourite topics.
This term, the children have become Anglo-Saxon experts! We have enjoyed learning all about Anglo-Saxon settlements, beliefs, their daily lives and houses!
We were very fortunate to be coached in badminton by the Head Coach of Wycombe Performance Centre this term. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to develop skills in different serves, shots and rules of the game.
We have taken every opportunity for outdoor learning in Science and Maths this term, utilising the playground to learn through practical activities in areas such as fractions, measurement and data handling. In Science, we identified the plants in our ‘Nature and Vegetable’ area before teaming up with Year 1 on a trip to The Rye to discover what plants and trees grow in our local area. We will be returning in the Spring Term to continue this study.
The children have had an opportunity to use different writing styles this term and have produced some amazing pieces of fiction and non-fiction work. We finish the term on a festive note, creating our own storybook versions of ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg alongside a DT project that links creativity with knowledge of electrical circuits.
Please take a moment to look through a selection of photos from the term.
So with ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ still ringing in my ears, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Year 4 Class Teacher