This term in Harbour Class...
We’ve had a brilliant start to Year 4 in Harbour Class. The class have returned to school with an impressively mature attitude towards their learning. Each day, they are busy developing and demonstrating their growth mindsets by embracing challenge, trying new things and learning that it is okay to struggle. We are enjoying our morning routine of philosophical thinking and waking and shaking our bodies during the popular morning exercise activities.
Many of the children were excited to begin our topic ‘Lest we Forget’- which is a study of both the First and Second World Wars. They have already enjoyed creating a piece of Art depicting life in the trenches, inspired by the work of ‘Gunner’ F.J. Mears and learned how the First World War began by acting it out imaginatively as a playground quarrel!
In literacy this term, the children have already written some poignant and moving First World War themed poetry and are beginning to plan writing letters from the point of view of a soldier in the midst of battle. Later in the term, the children will write narratives inspired by the stories of World War Two evacuee children.
In science we will be learning about sound and answering the important questions: What creates sound? How do we hear sounds? Why can we not hear sound in space?
Mr. Logue - Year 4 teacher
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