We learned about and practised a range of skills with clay to help us to create magnificent dragon eye sculptures which we had first designed into our sketchbooks.
We learned about and explored different levers in DT and used what we had learned to make our own moving Christmas pictures.
We finished our art unit, applying our knowledge and skills to produce some beautiful representations of Salisbury Catedral using colour to show emotion and applying printing techniques.
We have been having fun learning French days of the week. We have practised these in lots of ways including writing them in the air, saying them out loud and writing them on each other’s backs!
We have also been learning about sound in science. We saw how a drum skin vibrates to create sound when you hit it, watched the ripples that sound can create on water and also investigated how different materials absorb sound.
On a wet day, we rescued some worms from the playground to stop them from getting stood on! We put them into our raised beds in the garden so that they could help the soil.
This month, we have been exploring colour in art. We started of by considering how colour could represent emotion before trying out some colour mixing including using primary colours to create secondary colours and also using white to create tints. We then experimented with printing and will be applying what we have learned to create our final pieces of work very soon.
We have also carried on working hard in the school garden. We have planted seeds which will grow over the winter. In spring, we will cut the plants and dig them into the soil to help to prepare it for when we can plant some vegetables. We have also made a bug hotel using old pallets, items we have found in the outdoor environment and “rubbish” that we have recycled.
September has been a busy month. We have been working hard to prepare two beds in the garden so that we can plant some green manure seeds over the winter which we will dig into the soil in spring before we plant some delicious vegetables. We have also been doing lots of geography, including planning our route to Old Sarum for our trip, investigating how symbols are used in everyday life, learning how to read grid references and investigating Ordnance Survey maps.
Welcome back to school and hello to all of our new year 4 children. Miss Moore and Ms Farries are looking forward to learning alongside you this year!