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Autumn 1 in Year 4
We have had a fantastic first half term in Year 4 during our 'Variety of Life' Learning Theme. This topic has been all about different animals and we have done lots of fantastic Science and Geography.
We began our Learning Theme by creating our animal print topic book covers using oil pastels. Texture and colour were our main skill focuses during this work and we produced some fantastic results.
In Science, we have been learning about classifying animals according to their characteristics and we also conducted our own experiment to see which type of bird food was most popular. Using bird feeders we made from milk bottles, we placed a variety of foods out in 'Wildlife Way' and observed which food type was the most popular with the birds (and squirrels!).
Our Geography has been focused on map work. We revised locating different continents and countries on a world map as well as labelling key features such as the equator, poles and tropics.
Later in the half term, we began to look at land use in the UK by comparing rural and urban areas on maps. We even compared how land use has changed over time in Warwick by comparing maps from 2021 and 1834.
In English, we have been working on lots of different grammar skills including conjunctions, adverbials, pronouns and expanded noun phrases. Lots of our writing has been based around our class text 'When The Mountains Roared' which we have been really enjoying reading. We have completed some fantastic pieces of writing including:
Non-fiction texts about an invented species
Letters from Dr K Fisher giving advice to a stick insect who had lost his brother
An advert for 'The Mountain View Hotel' (from our book)
Next half term, our Learning Theme is 'Groovy Greeks' so we will be taking part in lots of History and Art topics and even designing our own Greek-inspired dish in Cookery.