In term 1 we are learning all about Potions. To start our topic we created our own potions and watched as they fizzed, bubbled and sparkled! Below are some of the highlights of the term so far and information about what we are learning.
In Science we have been investigating ‘changing state’. As part of this topic the children have looked at how the particles in solids, liquids and gases are arranged. They have observed the properties of bubbles – this was lots of fun! As a joint science and DT activity they have selected the materials needed to create their own bath bombs and then made them in small groups.
Our text this term is George’s Marvellous Medicine. The children have been really enjoying seeing the crazy ingredients that George chooses to get his own back on Grandma. They have written their own set of potion making instructions, taking inspiration from George and are now learning the skills to write a newspaper report about what happens to Grandma after she takes the medicine.
The children have spent the first part of this term consolidating and extending their knowledge of place value. We have played games to create the biggest number, practised how to count to jumps in 25, 50 and 100 and learnt how to round numbers up to 10, 100 and 1000. The children are also spending more time developing their reasoning and problem solving skills. Most importantly J we are spending lots of time making sure the children learn their times tables!
We started the term with our introduction to the new Christian Foundations. This was a lovely way for us to get to know our classes. As we explored the Foundations, the children got the opportunity to use their creative skills and we did lots of team building activities.
During this term we have spent time exploring the different ways in which colour can be used and blended. Children have learnt how to use different sketching techniques and these skills have been used to sketch potion bottles and then reproduce these using water colour paints. The children have also used acrylic paints to show warm and cold colours and the way these work together.
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Year 4 have been enjoying the Journey, Quest and Return trilogy books by Aaron Becker. We used an illustration from the books and categorised the vocabulary we thought of.
Year 4 showing how they can summarise and organise a story. This activity helped the children when they planned their own quest stories. Their stories were very entertaining to read!
A few more pictures from Copper and Indigo class... these pictures showing the fun the children had re-telling stories they had created using character/prop cards! There is also a picture of the children creating beautiful autumn collages using tissue paper.