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Eastbury Community School

Year 4 - Exeter

 

     Hello and welcome to Exeter's Class Page.     

                                                                            

  

 Class Teacher:   Ms Kreeger

  Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bibi

 

We are looking forward to the fantastic learning that will take place this year. Please take a look at our learning journey below. 

Autumn 1

 Week 1

The children have settled in really well and had a great transition week. We created our Class Charter and thought about our rights and responsibilities. 

Week 2 

Meet our class councillors! After hearing great speeches, the class voted for Justin and Chloe to be our representatives. 

Week 3

Incredible Science!

Our Science topic this term is States of Matter. We had a fantastic time exploring gases and observing what happens to a balloon that is attached to a bottle filled with baking soda and vinegar. 

 

Week 4

During indoor P.E we have been learning about bridges using apparatus, individual and partner work.

 

 

Week 5

In Maths we have been exploring addition methods. Today we looked at using counters to show addition using a place value chart. This helps us when we use column method. We have also been using bar models.

 

Malorie Blackman

At the end of the day, we have been reading 'A Dangerous Game' by Malorie Blackman. Malorie Blackman is a black, British author who has written over 60 childrens books. 

'I have enjoyed the interesting, fun adventures. It sometimes gets scary, but it is cool and fun.' Tashayla

 

 

 

 Week 6

Year 4 have enjoyed exploring pattern making and most recently created their own nature collages, patterns and tile prints. They have been inspired by artist Dana Awartani.

Scientist of the term!

Week 7

To celebrate Black History Month, we enjoyed listening to a variety of black artists and musicians from different musical genres such as: Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Stevie Wonder. We were amazed by the sound of Sheku Kanneh - Mason, a contemporary black British cellist. Listen here: 

 

Autumn 2

Week 1

In Dance, we are learning about Cats and how to show expression and good movement.

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Week 2

UK Parliament Week

This week we have been learning about democracy and voting. As a class, we wrote letters to our local MP about issues in Barking and Dagenham. 

 

 Remembrance Day


Week 3

Diwali Celebrations

We learnt about the Diwali celebration and why it is celebrated. We made some Diwali cards and shared with other classes what we had learnt.

 

Children in Need


 

Week 4

World Children’s day

On Monday afternoon, children in Exeter class took on the role of the teacher and helped to deliver lessons, take the register and be responsible in the classroom. We spent time thinking about our rights  as children and got to know the convention of rights through games.


During Destination Reader this week, a group of children read a non-fiction book called Children at Work. They linked this to what they learnt on World Children’s day and the rights of children.


Science 

We have been exploring sound this term in Science and this week we were discovering how  we can identify high pitch and low pitch on a glockenspiel.

 Week 5

British Museum Trip

This week we visited the British Museum to help us learn more about the Ancient Egyptians. We saw many artefacts collected from Egyptian tombs, some Egyptian mummies and the Rosetta Stone. We got to see hieroglyphics up close and many burial items.

 



DT Shortbread biscuits 


Week 6

Childnet Assembly

We had an interesting assembly about internet safety and learnt more about the importance of keeping safe online.



Enterprise Week 

This week has been a busy week for the school. Each class has been taking part in Enterprise Week. We have been designing and creating products to sell at the Winter Fair. We learnt about budgets, sales and profits as well as branding, slogans amd advertising.

Take a look at our winter themed plant pots and some of our posters.

  




Week 7

Computing 

Multiplication football game, using excel. We have been learning about cells, rows and columns and created a game to help us understand these better.

 

Spring 1

Week 1/2                     Geography Hook Lesson 

We explored the forest school and learnt about the rivers journey from source to mouth. We also created our own rivers in a box

Week 3                         Geography Map skills

We used Atlases to locate famous rivers around the world, including in Europe and the UK. 

Week 4                            Musician of the Term

Our musician of the term in Spring is Nina Simone. We have been listening to her music and talking about the feelings and emotions in the songs. Nina is famous for being an American singer, songwriter, composer and musician. Her music spanned many genres such as classical, folk, gospel, blues, jazz, R&B, and pop.

 Week 5   

R.E - Our Community

We have been learning about religions in our community and how they are represented. We looked at maps of our local area and identified key religious buildings. We also thought about what is similar and different about religions in our local community.  

Week 6

Internet safety Day

We thought about the importance of keeping safe online and looked at a comic strip based on online safety. We then made our own comics related to the topic and had a positive ending.

 Week 7 

Art - Canopic Jars

In Art, we have learnt about the artist Charles Catteau. He is famous for his ceramic jars. We created our own jars in the form of Ancient Egyptian canopic jars, linked to last terms History topic. 

Spring 2

Week 1

History Hook lesson - Using our inquiry skills.

Our new topic is The Anglo-Saxons. We looked at images and artefacts from the time and asked inquiry questions about them. 

Week 2

Science week 2024 - Incredible Science Workshop

World Book Day 2024

We had fun dressing up as our favourite book characters, sharing our favourite books and taking part in book-themed activities. We also had a great online session with Andy Shepherd, author of The Boy who grew Dragons. Take a look at our small world dioramas!

Week 3

Super Science - exploring circuits

In science, we are exploring electricity. This week, we looked at different circuits and their components. We thought scientifically, made predictions and observations on different types of circuits. Take a look at our posters! This is going to really help us as we explore lighthouses in DT also!

 

Week 4

Science week 2024

Week 5

DT - Making Lighthouses

Knowledge Organisers

 

Autumn 1 Knowledge Organisers

 Autumn 2 Knowledge Organisers

Spring 1 Knowledge Organisers

Spring 2 Knowledge Organisers

 

Curriculum information

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