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Autumn Term

Autumn Term 1st Half


Year 4 have made a great start to the school year. At the start of the year we read a book called Colly's Barn. Our corridor was transformed into a barn to immerse the children in their learning. 


We have learnt about Great British birds that we see in our garden and produced excellent non-chronological reports about them. We now have some exceptional bird experts. During out visit to Austerfield Study Centre, many children spotted their focus birds and were excited to see them in their natural habitat. The children were really excited to get back to out-of-class learning and their behaviour was impeccable throughout the day.


This year, we have introduced a new maths scheme called Power Maths. The children have become familliar with new characters and embraced a new way of working. The children are enjoying their practice books and are beginning to develop their reasoning skills. We are using a variety of models and physical resources to help with our learning. Alongside this, the children have also been practising their timestbles on TT Rockstars. This will prepare the children for their test in the summer term.


Throughout this half term, Year 4 have been developing their art skills and have fully embraced 'Arty Friday'. The children are learning to look more closely at objects and have developed shading techniques which help to show different textures. The children are also experimenting with other mediums such as clay and paint. They have produced clay hedgehogs and learnt about how to protect them in the wild as part of our end of term conservation project.


The children have been very lucky to receive specialist music teaching and are enjoying learning how to play the ukuleles. The progress which both classes have made is extremely impressive. The children have retained lots of skills from previous sessions in Year 3 and this has impressed all involved. 


Every Friday, Year 4 have PE. The children are learning to improve their stamina by completing a mile of running, jogging or walking. Many children are trying hard to improve their personal bests week on week. We have also been developing our gymnastic skills and have been working with partners to create short sequences of movement. 


Our reading challenge has inspired so many children to get reading and even try books that they may not have chosen before. It has been so lovely to hear families sharing the stories with each other and listening to the children discuss their favourite parts. This will last the entire year so there is no rush to complete them all in this term. 


The staff are so impressed with the children in Year 4 and look forward to seeing how they progress throughout the year. Well done everyone!