Super Science!

In Year 4, we have started our new topic all about plants. We have started learning about the different parts of a plant and the different parts of a flower. We have also began learning about their functions and why they are needed. We carefully pulled apart different plants and flowers to have a closer look.

Prior to this topic, Miss Hawtin gave all of Year 4 a sunflower plant that had just began to grow. This was so that we could have the experience of growing a plant before we started our science topic. It is great to see that some of us have done a super job of providing the plants with everything they need to grow and could even explain this to the rest of the class. For the children’s plants that didn’t grow we have reflected on why this may have been and we are going to use our plant knowledge from the topic to try again with another plant. Look at our sunflower plants.

Amazing Art

In Year 4, we have been learning about complimentary colours in art and researching artists which used them in their paintings. We looked carefully at the work of Henri Matisse, noticing his use of colour.

We started by using primary colours, mixing them to create secondary and tertiary colours. We then learnt that complimentary colours are the colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel and are used to create bright, contrasting paintings.

We then experimented with different complimentary colours to find our favourite, looking for the two colours that worked well together.

Finally, we used our knowledge of complimentary colours to create a final piece. We sketched different flowers and painted them using colours we had mixed ourselves. Look at our wonderful display outside the classroom.

Welcome Back!

What a wonderful week Year 4 have had settling back into school! We have been working on routines, reflecting on our lockdown experiences and learning about our whole school value of this term – ‘Caring’.

Everyone has settled in really well and we are really impressed with how hard everyone has been working. This week we started reading our new story book in English – ‘Meerkat Mail’. We have enjoyed finding out where Sunny went on his travels and completed story maps to show his adventures.

Mrs Dempster and I have been so impressed with the way that all of Year 4 have returned to school. They have been so positive and have made a wonderful start to the new school year.

Well done for a great start back!

Miss Hawtin.