Year 4 Spring and Summer 2021

We are so pleased to be back in school together, the children have settled back into school life brilliantly and have enjoyed being able to play and learn together again. 

Last term we very much enjoyed learning all about the reign on The Tudors. The children were amazed to learn about Henry VIII’s six wives and decided to put on a play to tell the story ‘A tale of Henry VIII and his six wives’. You can watch their amazing performance by visiting our school YouTube page or accessing this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SLQjrB9F9g 

As part of our Tudor topic, the children also drew their own Tudor portraits, learnt about Tudor houses, and created their own Tudor homes, have researched Tudor food and created their own banquet menus, and wrote adverts to search for a new wife for Henry VIII. They found this time -period very fascinating indeed!  

We loved taking part in National Outdoor Learning week earlier this term. The children were enthusiastic to take part in a wide number of activities, including pond dipping, using tools to tidy up the History Gardens, writing nature inspired poetry and creating our own animal yoga poses! We have been busy cooking up a storm in our new mud kitchen too – children have held cookery competitions as part of our Forest School sessions. We have been lucky enough to have access to a brand-new space in our Forest School area thanks to the team at Wildbanks. We have been busy exploring this new area, (with a pond!) and have been planning ideas for how to use this new space. It is wonderful being back together in the outdoors, doing things we love.

This term, we will be learning all about rainforests. We have just started to read the exciting novel ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell as a part of our topic and have worked together to plan what we would like to learn. Pupil voice has played a big role in planning the activities, we have plans for Henri Rousseau inspired artwork and rainforest animal research just to name a few activities, we’ve lots of exciting learning to look forward to!