Your child’s journey through Year 4
World War II
Year 4 have been learning all about WWII, and we were all extremely excited about going to the Imperial War Museum! We saw lots of amazing things like the hanging war planes; WWII tanks and weapons; the uniforms soldiers wore and a life size Anderson Shelter!
Year 4 had a great time exploring the museum and spending time inside an Anderson Shelter.
In Science Year 4 have been learning about electricity. The children have been figuring out how to make a bulb light up in a circuit and exploring how to make switches. They have also figured out how to add one into a circuit successfully!
As part of our Blitz topic, children have been working together to support each other in drafting and improving their work. This has resulted in the children creating beautifully emotive poems about The Blitz.
As an introduction to our new topic, The Blitz, Year 4 have been enjoying learning all about the Allies and Axis, building Anderson Shelters, creating WW2 planes and gas masks and practising Air Raid drills. It has certainly been a messy, busy and exciting week back to school.
Trip to Deptford Creek
We were able to explore Deptford Creek with a river walk at low tide, find out about some of the creatures that live in rivers through river dipping and learnt some interesting historical facts about the uses of river and its local area. The children had a great time and even got to see the river at high tide.
As part of a Science experiment, we learnt how a solid changes into a liquid when heated. We used data loggers to try and measure the melting point of ice.
As part of our Water, Water Everywhere topic, we started off the spring term by focusing on the tragedy of the Titanic! We used collaging and water colours to make a fantastic class ship.
The children visited Butser Farm and learnt about the Stone and Iron Age.
As part of our Stone Age focus, we learnt how to make fire.