Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

Outstanding Catholic School(Nov 2015
Diocese of Clifton)

Year 4

Mrs Dowdeswell welcomes you to the Year Four page.  Here you can see examples of the children's work, see what they are learning about this term, and see pictures of your children learning. Term 5 - 6 Plan 2018

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Larch Class Autumn Term

The children all appear to have settled well into their new school year and here are some pictures to show what we’ve been doing during this term.

Our topic this term is The Romans and the children have really enjoyed learning all about the Roman invasion of Britain by Claudius and how the Romans enjoyed watching gladiators fight lions, tigers and elephants. We have learnt lots about the Roman army and each child made a Roman shield and practiced marching in formation as a Roman soldier would.

In computing, the children have learnt lots of new processing skills and used these to produce a poster to advertise a gladiator fight.

In Science, we have been learning all about solids, liquids and gases. The children enjoyed our experiment to measure the gas within bottles of fizzy drink and making chocolate cakes helped them to understand that some materials can exist in different states. I hope you enjoyed the cakes they made for you!

We did some drama to help us to understand the feelings and emotions of the main character within our class book – Flotsam - and they then produced a diary entry for the day the boy visited the beach.

Our author of the term is Roald Dahl and we are reading Danny the Champion of the World during our Guided Reading classes. For Roald Dahl Day, the children worked in groups to make a collage of Mr Twit’s beard. We had great fun!

In Maths we have revisited place value and learnt about negative numbers. They have been finding out about Roman numerals and each did a quiz where they won a ‘Roman’ (chocolate) coin if they got the correct answer!

Enjoy the half-term break.

Mrs D