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Woodlea Junior School

Tigers

Spring Term Summary

 

What a great second term in Year 4! We are so proud of all the children in Tiger Class, who have already come so far! We have made great memories, had fun and gained lots of new knowledge. 
 

We began the term by creating our own fantasy stories and persuasive advertisements based on The Firework Maker's Daughter. Then, we explored the tale of The Pied Piper and created our own fairy tales with the theme of revenge. We ended the Spring term by writing an information text about electricity. We have thoroughly enjoyed reading the spectacular writing completed by the children! During the Summer term, we will be focusing on stories with a dilemma. 

 

In maths, we have been working on multiplication and division, graphs, fractions, time and decimals. All the children have shown amazing resilience and perseverance, a huge well done! We will continue to work on decimals during the Summer term. 
 

Our Shang Dynasty and Rivers topics have been fabulous. We have had fun working as archaeologists and historians. We also spent some time working as geographers, looking at the water cycle and features of rivers. Our Shang Dynasty day was a fantastic experience. We made chariots, we created oracle bones and we used secondary sources to research primary sources found in our archaeological dig area. During the Summer term, we are moving on to explore The Romans.

 

In science, we have classified and fair tested to explore electricity. We created our own static electricity and built circuits.  We are now excited to learn about sound and materials during the Summer term.

 

Take a look at the photographs below for a glimpse into what we have been doing in Tiger Class. Thank you to all of our parents and carers for your continued support. 

A wonderful morning at Leyland Library!

Carving our Roman busts

A spectacular day at the Ribchester Roman Museum!

Jubilee celebrations!

Soap sculptures, in preparation for making our own Roman sculptures!

River Expert Day at Worden Park!

Testing our ear enhancers

Investigating pitch and volume of sound

During the summer term, we are learning about sound. We went on a sound walk around school, played musical instruments and started to think about how sound is created by vibration.

Working scientifically and fair testing to investigate conductors and insulators of electricity!

Shang Dynasty Day 3/3/22

During Spring 1, we are learning about The Shang Dynasty! We explored a primary source and used secondary sources to conduct some research. We found out that it was an oracle bone used for medicine and predicting the future!

Learning new skills for passing and moving in PE!

Creating our own static electricity!

Ancient Greek Day 26/11/21

Creating Greek pottery with a REAL Potter - what a fabulous experience!

Working as archaeologists to dig up ancient Greek artefacts - we are so lucky to have this amazing area at our school!

Greek Vase Artwork

Comparing, fair testing and observing over time - working scientifically to explore the importance of oral hygiene!

Our model of the digestive system - the chew to poo model!

Working scientifically - searching for and classifying signs of life!

Role play in PSHE - responding to different situations in polite and courteous ways!

Programming in Kodu - the children in Tiger Class love computing!

Enrichment

World Book Day

Endangered Animal Fundraiser - Penalty Shoot-Out

Football and maths - what a great afternoon!

Digital Leaders, Eco Committee Representative and School Councillors

Welcome to Tiger Class 2021-2022

 

Welcome back to Woodlea, we are amazed at how well the children have settled into Tiger Class. Well done to all the children for scoring 40 goals in their pentlty shoot-out for our endagered animal fundraiser. We can already tell this is going to be a brilliant year. Miss Martin is the class teacher for this year, supported by Mrs Grove.

 

This term in English, we will be exploring the story of the Loch Ness Monster. First, we will be working towards writing our own adventure story. Then, we will write a magazine article reporting information about a fictional character.

 

For Maths, we will be following the Maths No Problem scheme of work and we will begin the year by looking at counting and place value. Mental maths will also take place daily.

 

Our wider curriculum for the Autumn term will focus on Ancient Greece. During our Georgraphy and History lessons, we will cover the location of the country, what life was like in Ancient Greece and how Greek society has impacted on our daily life.

 

PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has the correct kit (red Woodlea t-shirt, plain black shorts and plain black pumps). Outdoor kit (black tracksuit top and black pants) is also encouraged. Kits will be kept in school untill half term.

 

Updates, letters and work will be shared via your child's SeeSaw account. Details of how to access this can be found in the back of your child's reading record. We also have a class Twitter page, please follow us: @TigerClass1

 

Homework will be set on a Friday to be completed by the following Friday. It will be set online, through SeeSaw. Homework club will take place on a Tuesday after school untill 4pm, where children will have the opportunity to access iPads and staff support. In addition to homework set, children must read at least 4 times per week, this can be a combination of books and Reading Plus. Books will go home on a Monday to be returned by Friday and reading records must be signed by an adult.

 

 

 

 

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