Year 3 & Year 4
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Lent 1: When did the Kingdom of Benin Begin?
We have become incredible historians this half term and have learnt all about the brilliant Kingdom of Benin. We have compared different time periods from the beginning of Benin in 900 AD, all the way through to the British invasion in the 1800s. We have looked at a range of non-fiction texts about Benin to expand our knowledge and understanding of the ancient kingdom. Our fiction text 'Idia of the Benin Kingdom' showed us a young girls journey to becoming a warrior queen. This helped us with our PSHE topic of discrimination and stereotypes as we linked our understanding of these words to the main character Idia. In science we have learnt all about the life cycle of a flowering plant and all the different ways that seeds can be dispersed. In DT we have been taking inspiration from Benin bronzes (these were actually made of brass) to create our own plaques and sculptures. We have planned our designs, made our sculptures using a range of different techniques and finally evaluated our marvelous creations.
Well done Year 3/4. We are super proud of everything you have achieved at home and at school, we can't wait to see what exciting learning is coming next.
Look how AMAZING our Benin sculptures are that we have been making at home and at school!
Advent 2: How will Peter hear the wolf?
What an absolute racket we made this term when we learnt all about the science of sound! We retold the tale of Peter and the Wolf and loved listening to the orchestral performance of Prokofiev's wonderful music. We also watched an amazing animated version of the story to support year 3s in creating their own animations in computing (the animated version also helped with our PSHE topic about bullying as we learnt that both Peter and the Wolf felt trapped and alone). Meanwhile, the y4s created their own podcast about the science of sound and all of the discoveries we made through making and playing our own instruments! In art, we created our own printing blocks to make some master peices inspired by Kandinsky, who in turn was inspired by music! What a heavenly choir of angels we were by Christmas!!
Advent 1: It will be okay
We spent our first term this year taking inspiration from a beautiful book called "It will be okay" by bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst. It teaches us to trust God through times of fear and change. This book helped us with our PSHE lessons to understand the range of emotions we might feel at times and how we can help ourselves and others. The book also helped us learn the essential Life processes in our science lessons (with a little help from MRS NERG!). We also created some wonderful collage and montage artworks. Well done year 3 & 4, we can't wait to see what exciting learning is coming next!
We used our knowledge of emotions to help us in our art. We can all feel, sad, worried, confident, calm and angry sometimes and the more we can understand and communicate these feelings, the better we can manage them.
If you are required to self-isolate and learn from home, here are your remote learning tasks. We have set you one maths and one reading task each day and we would also like to see you raise your scores on TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed. Your teachers will be in touch to see how you are getting on.
SPAG Task Y3