2021/22 Our Learning
Summer 2 Week 5
In English this week, we have started to look at A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. We began by sharing facts we knew about Shakespeare including that his job was a playwright. We then created job advertisements for a royal playwright to Queen Elizabeth 1st and also for actors to be in the plays. We read the story of A Midsummer Night’s dream, which is quite complicated to begin with, but we showed a good understanding of it. We also had a drama workshop with West End in Schools based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was lots of fun. In Maths, we finished our unit on time by converting between units of measures for time such as seconds and minutes and days and weeks. We then began our new topic about statistics and used Venn diagrams to sort numbers as well as interpreting data given to us in bar charts. In Science, we looked at our results from our investigation into the loudest and quietest places round school. We found that Year 2 was the nosiest at 1:30 in the afternoon, but this was due to them having a music lesson with instruments. We identified that our data logger was not as accurate as it could be as it didn’t give a proper reading if it was below 50dB, it just said less than 50. This meant we were unable to identify the quietest places. In Geography, we looked at the variety of different landscapes that can be found in North and South America and we were amazed at how much they vary. We looked at the position of the two continents and which of the climate zones they were in to help understand why they varied so much. In P.E. we used Ordinance Survey Maps of the school to complete an orienteering course. We looked for the points on the map to locate the markers with different letters on. In Art, we looked at Willow Pattern plates and the story behind them. We created a design for our own Willow pattern plate to represent the story of A Midsummer Night’s Dream ready to paint next week. In Computing, we continued to use Scratch and this week we wrote the code to enable the letters of our names to move and change colour as well as changing the backgrounds. In French, we did some role play of going to the toy shop where we had to apply all the vocabulary and phrases we had learnt over the last term. We even got to dress up. In Music, we put together the rhythms that we had been practising in our small groups to create a polyrhythm, it worked really well.
Summer 2 Week 4
We have had another busy week in Year 4. In English, we have become television presenters, creating our own ‘One Show’ segment about the crimes of Macavity. We have been writing the script this week for the presenters in the studio, the roving reporters on location and the victims of his crimes who will be interviewed. We will be filming next week, so keep an eye out on the school website as we will put them on there when they are done. In Maths, we have moved onto time. We have been reading the time on analogue clocks to the minute as well as understanding and using am and pm correctly to show what time of day it is. We have also looked at the 24 hour clock, which is another way of showing the difference between the time of day it is. We had our Wild Ones outdoor adventure sessions this week and despite a bit of a down pour we had a wonderful time. We had a go on a woodland assault course, everyone loved trying to go across the ropes without falling off. We applied the skills from the previous sessions in the year, to different challenges. At the first station we had to make a stable and waterproof shelter for a fairy, at the second station we had to use flint and steal to create a spark to light a fire. Finally, we revamped our performances of Macavity to incorporate our surroundings and the natural resources. In P.S.H.E on Thursday we celebrated relationships day and the theme ‘everyone can sparkle’ by thinking about what makes us all unique and how our differences and uniqueness make the world an exciting and interesting place to be. We created flags to show all the things that make us unique. In Science, we have been investigating which parts of school are the moistest and what times of the day are the noisiest. We have used the data loggers to record the sound levels in different locations around school at different points in the day. We will analyse the results next week. In Geography, we did some research about selected cities from North and South America. We looked at the population, the features of the landscape and how the land is used. In Art, we used the artist Giorgio Morandi to inspire us to create some still life drawings. We worked in groups to arrange some objects thinking about symmetry, size and space between the objects. We then used different grades of pencil to sketch the outline and then shade them in. In P.E. we created maps of a specific area of the playground with a range of objects. We placed some cubes in different locations and then marked them on the map. Different teams then used the map to locate the cubes. In Music, we continued to work on and build on our South American samba rhythms from last week. We joined up with another group to pool our ideas and add to them in order to make more complex rhythms. In French, we revisited our numbers from 20-50 and expressed them as prices in Euros to get us ready for going shopping in the toy shop next week. We also looked at expressing our opinions about toys with expression in order to persuade someone to buy them.
Summer 2 Week 3
What a super week we have had in Year 4! In English, we read another T.S.Eliot poem from his book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats called Skimbleshanks. We compared the characters of Skimbleshanks and Macavity using evidence from the poem. Then we took inspiration from the poet Michael Rosen and prepared a section of the Macavity poem to perform. We thought about how we could use our voices and bodies effectively in the performance. On Friday, we performed them for the class and we gave each other feedback on our performances. In Maths, we completed our unit on money. We used our understanding of money and different strategies of adding and subtracting them to solve a range of problems such as how much the staff spent at the sweetshop. We then started to look at time and recapped how to tell the time on an analogue clock. In P.E. we looked at some OS map symbols to help us interpret maps when we are orienteering. We also did some more games that needed teamwork such as getting as many people as we could in to a hoop. In P.S.H.E. we thought about our feelings and identified both positive and negative feelings that we can have. We also discussed how some of our feelings might change as we grow older and how this can lead to conflicts with family and friends. We talked about the word compromise, what it meant and how it can help resolve conflicts. We looked at some scenarios and thought of ways we could compromise to resolve them. In Art, we looked at some of the work of Paul Cezanne and where his inspiration came from. We looked at his painting style of short angular brushstrokes and had a go at replicating it in our own work. In Science, we carried out our investigation to prove our theory that the further away you get from a sound source, the quieter it will be. We used the data loggers to give us an accurate reading of the noise level as we moved away from the sound source. In Geography, we looked at South America, the countries that it is made up of and some of the major cities. We used an atlas to find them and then label them on our own map. In Computing, we looked at the infinite loop when programming to make the sprite do the action written in the code continually. In French, we recapped how to give our opinion about toys in the toy shop. Then Madame Wardle showed us some sentences for a short time and we had to write them from memory. In Music, we worked together to create our own rhythms in a samba style using different instruments. We then performed them for the class and they repeated them back with their own instruments.
Summer 2 week 2
We started the week with a mystery in Year 4 when we found a crime scene in our classroom. We used the clues and our detective skills to infer what had happened. We decide it must have been a cat. Following on from this in English we read the poem Macavity the Mystery Cat by T.S.Elliott and enjoyed hearing about his crimes. We explored some of the unfamiliar vocabulary in the text as well as the structure. In Maths, we have been working hard to ensure we all know our multiplication tables and that we can recall them. We have also continued to calculate and solve problems involving money. In Science, we thought about what happens to a sound as you get further away from it. We all thought that it would get quieter, so then we came up with a plan of how we could prove it using the data loggers we used in Computing last half term. In P.S.H.E we looked at some changes that could happen in our lives and identified which were positive changes and which were more challenging. We used a learning line and how it can be helpful in supporting us through more challenging changes. In P.E. we started our Outdoor and Adventurous unit, by completing a teamwork challenge rescuing items from a ‘river’. We then created some simple maps through a formation of cones for other teams to follow. In Geography, we focused on the continent of North America and where it was in the world. We then used an atlas to identify some of the major cities within it. In Art, we used a lenticular technique to create some optical illusions. We measured and scored a piece of paper and then stuck strips from different pictures alternatively. The effect was that when you look at the paper one way, you see one of the pictures and then when you look the other way you see the second one. In French we recapped the names of toys you could buy in the toy shop and also how to express our opinions about them. We learnt some new vocabulary to say how good things were. In Music, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and took the instruments outside. We started to learn some of the rhythms and music patterns the originated in South America. On Friday, we had a wonderful session with a volunteer from Pheniks where we used our teddy bears to learn about CPR.
Summer 2 Week 1
Our first week of the half term has been fabulous. To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we have had a week dedicated to learning about Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family. As well as Year 4 have learnt about what life was like in the 1970s, one of the decades of the Queen’s reign. We began by sharing facts we already knew about Queen Elizabeth II and found out some new ones. We looked at a timeline of her life and some of the significant events in it. We also looked at a family tree of our Royal Family and identified the Queen’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We also looked at who the heirs to the throne are and how the line of succession works. We looked further back in the family tree to see that King George VI (the Queen’s father) was not the eldest male and should not have been the King. We then learnt about the abdication of King Edward VIII to marry Wallis Simpson and how this changed the life of Queen Elizabeth.
We have enjoyed looking at what life was like in the 19070s. we learnt about decimalisation and what the money system was like before it and then how it changed. We tried to do some shopping using the old money and it was very tricky. We then looked at some films that were released in the 1970s such as Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. We wrote some reviews about them. We also looked at what fashion was like in the 1970s, thinking about the styles of clothes, accessories and shoes that were popular at the time. We became fashion designers and designed our own 1970s inspired outfits. We also looked at some of the most popular toys from the 1970s and were quite surprised to learn that video games were first created in the 1970s with Pong and Space Invaders. In Computing we created PowerPoint presentations to show the development of video games over the decade. We also found out about the 3 day week due to the energy crisis in 1974 and used Mrs Blackwell as a primary source to ask her what it was like to be a child during this time. We found out about the types of foods eaten in the 1970s and created our own menus. We learnt about the music of the decade and enjoyed learning to sig Mamma Mia by Abba and learning the dance for YMCA by the Village People. We also looked at what televisions were like in the 1970s and compared them to the televisions we have today. In French we thought about why the French don’t have a Royal Family and found out about the revolution.
Summer 1 Week 6
What a fantastic end to our half term! It was wonderful to have our sports day on Tuesday and to be able to welcome our families back to school to watch and cheer the children on. All of the children enjoyed taking part in the events and they demonstrated the St. Paul’s sporting values throughout the morning. In English this week, we looked at newspaper reports and the features that they have. We then became journalists to write a newspaper report based on the events of our novel Secrets of a Sun King. We had lots of fun interviewing the characters and trying to create headlines. In Maths, we continued to apply our understanding of decimals to money. We started to add amounts of money together using mental strategies and also to round amounts of money to the nearest pound. In DT we finished making the chassis for our chariots and then we created the slingshot mechanism to make them go using a paper clip and elastic band. In Science, we thought about pitch. We listened to sounds with different pitches and identified whether they were a high or low pitch. We also investigated how the amount of water in a bottle, affects the pitch it makes when you blow across the top of it and why this happens. In History, we thought about how there are more artefacts from the Ancient Egyptian period in the UK than in Egypt and was it right for people to take the artefacts from Egypt. We also thought about how some of the artefacts including mummies were taken from burial tombs and was this disrespectful. We thought about both sides of the argument before making out own personal decisions. In French, we began to ask the question how much does the toy cost and also give a response to say how much the different toys cost. We continued to build our confidence with numbers beyond 20 to help us give the prices. In Music we had an exciting music day with Mr Richards focusing on the composer Hans Zimmer. We learnt a little bit about who he is and some of his achievements. We then looked at the song Circle of Life from the film The Lion King, that was written by Elton John, but was rearranged for the film by Hans Zimmer. We learnt to sing part of it and played a range of instruments to accompany it.
Summer 1 Week 5
This week, Year 4 have been learning all about the search for and discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. In English, we looked at some of the journals that Howard Carter wrote as they uncovered different parts of the tomb. We then wrote our own journal as Howard Carter for when he entered the burial chamber and found the sarcophagus. In History, we were really lucky to have George, the Historian and archaeologist, come back to work with us again. He showed us in more detail some of the artefacts that they found in Tutankhamun’s tomb, what they were and what they told Historians about Ancient Egyptian life. He also talked to us about the different gods and goddesses the Ancient Egyptians worshipped and some of the reasons why they worshipped them. Then we looked at the mummification process, which was a bit disgusting, but fun to learn about. On Monday, we had a drama workshop with John where we created some different freeze frames to show some aspects of Ancient Egyptian life. In Maths, we started a new unit all about money. We have needed apply our understanding of decimal numbers from our previous learning to help us understand the new concepts. Over the week, we have converted between pounds and pence, ordered different amounts and rounded numbers to the nearest pound. In D.T. we created our final design for our slingshot chariot and drew it using different views; front view, side view and birds eye view. We then started to build our chassis and axels ready to add the slingshot mechanism next week. In Science, we worked in groups to explore the different sounds we could create with the musical instruments that we made last week. We then experimented with how we could make those sounds work together and created a musical accompaniment to one of the songs we had been singing in our music lessons. We then performed them for the class and we did a fantastic job. In French, we recapped our numbers from 1-39 and then learnt how to extend this knowledge to numbers up to 59. We also learnt how to ask how much something costs in a shop and then interpreted the prices of some toys that were given to us.
Summer 2 Week 4
What a fantastic week we have had in Year 4. On Wednesday we braved the bad weather and went out into the woods to do our outdoor learning session. We were lucky as the rain stopped once we got outside. To start off with, we spent sometimes listening to all the sounds we could hear and discussing which of them were from nature and which were from people. We then worked in groups to explore what sounds we could make using the natural resources around us (without damaging anything) and used them to compose some 30 second pieces of music. After that we made our own slingshots and tried to fire them at targets. It was much harder than we thought it would be. In English this week, we read some more of our novel and then came up with some ideas of what would happen in the ending of the story. We then planned and wrote our own ending to the novel making sure to include expanded noun phrases. In Maths, we completed our second unit about decimals. We learnt how to round decimals to the nearest whole one using number lines to help us to see which it was nearest to. We also learnt some decimal and fractions equivalences. In P.E we continued to look at techniques for jumping, but this tie for jumping over hurdles and obstacles, thinking about the positioning of both of our legs as we jump. In Music, we sang and rapped to Oh Happy Day. The children all enjoyed this, especially the rap section! In Computing, we looked at a data logger and how it uses sensors to gather the data. We then investigated the noise and light levels and temperatures in different locations around school that the children thought would be the most interesting (including the toilets!). In History, we thought about how we can know so much about the Ancient Egyptians when it was such a long time ago. We discussed the different types of sources of evidence we have and how the conditions in Egypt have helped to preserve them so well. We also discussed how the Rosetta Stone helped historians to crack the code of hieroglyphics. We then had a go at translating some hieroglyphics and writing out own names in them. In R.E. we investigated some of the different items you would find in different churches and what they were used for or symbolised. In Science, we analysed percussion instruments, how you play them, what parts vibrate and how you make them quieter or louder. We then used these as inspiration to make our own instruments from materials we brought in from home. In French, we continued to build our confidence with saying and writing vocabulary to do with the toy shop. We thought of actions to help us remember how to say some of the toys. We then extended our knowledge of numbers to beyond 20 and we spotted it was a really easy pattern after 20.
Summer 2 Week 3
It has been another busy and exciting week I Year 4. In English, we have read more of our novel, secrets and of Sun King and have been intrigued by the mystery of the jar. In Maths, we have been using our knowledge of decimals to help us compare and order decimal numbers. In DT we investigated how we could make our chariots slingshot powered rather than pulled by an animal and what adaptations we would have to make to the chassis and axles. In History, we learnt about the River Nile, how it was used and how it was vital to the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. In R.E. we thought about similarities and differences between different church buildings from around the world. We also looked at the ages of some different churches and created a timeline. In Science, we used birdseed and some drums to show the vibrations that happen when a sound is made. We also thought about the relationship between the strength of the vibration and the volume. In French, we learnt some new vocabulary for some toys ready for when we go shopping in the toy shop.
Summer 1 Week 2
In English, we have continued to read our novel Secrets of a Sun King and we have met some new characters. We have been thinking about letter writing and why people might write and receive letters. We have written some letters in role as the characters from the story. In Maths, we recapped our number bonds to 10 and then used them to help us work out our number bonds to 100. We used hundred squares and number lines to help us. We then built on this understanding by using what we knew to help us identify decimal numbers that could be added to make a whole one. On Tuesday, we had a Pre Historic workshop in school to learn all about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We started off by using clay to make some Stone Age pots using a coiling technique. After that we thought about Stone Age burial mounds and what historians had found out about them. We could see evidence of different patterns that had been carved into the walls of them. We created our own ‘carvings’ and then recreated a tomb shape in the classroom adding them to it. In the afternoon, we worked with Liz who showed us lots of different artefacts from the different ages such as tools, stones and clothing. We finished the day by working in groups to create some cave paintings from the different parts of the stone age. In P.E. we started our athletics topic by looking at the long jump and techniques for the flight section to help us travel further. In Music, we learnt to sing a new song that was a gospel style and we used the glockenspiels and ukuleles to accompany it. In DT we thought about cars and how they have changed and developed over time. We thought back to the earliest forms of cars, which were chariots. We made a chassis for a chariot with wheels and an axel. In RE we thought about the church and how it is the people that make the church not the building. We also thought about Jesus saying that Peter was the rock on which he would build the church and what this meant. In Science, we explored how many different ways we could use our bodies to make a sound, which was lots of fun and we found lots of interesting ways. We also continued to explore how sounds are made by a vibration and we thought about which parts were vibrating on a range of items. In French we built our confidence at recalling the numbers from 1-20 and played some games that included looking at them out of sequence.
Summer 1 Week 1
What a fantastic start to a new half term. It might have been a shorter week, but we have achieved a lot of learning. In Maths, we continued to build our understanding of decimal numbers up to 2 decimal places, what they represent and their place value. We also recapped the effect of dividing numbers by 10 and extended this to dividing numbers by 100. In English, we were very excited to start our new Novel, Secrets of a Sun King. From looking at the front cover, we made some predictions of what the text might be about. We read the first few pages and found out about the different characters and what they are like. We also used our detective skills to use the information we had about Grandad to try and work out what the mysterious parcel sent to him could be. In History, we started our topic about the ancient Egyptians, by using a timeline to show different ancient civilisations and compare them to each other. We also looked at some artefacts from four different ancient civilisations and thought about what they were used for, what they were made from and which civilisation they belonged to. In Science, we started to think about sounds and how they are made. We identified that something has to vibrate and sound waves carry the sound to our ears. As we didn’t have swimming this week, we had a PE session with Mrs Harrison practising our throwing and catching skills to use in rounders. In French, we recapped how to say some of the numbers in French using some actions to help us.
Spring 1 Week 6
What an exciting week to end our term! On Wednesday, we had a visit from George, who is a Historian and an archaeologist, to help us with our History learning. He showed us some examples of the Vindolanda tablets that were used by the Romans to communicate. We analysed some of the messages and what they told us about life in Roman Britain. We then wrote our own Vindolanda tablet messages. After that, we became soldiers in the Roman army and had a re-enactment. We practised our marching (keeping in time with each other was quite tricky!) and then used our shields to create the Testudo formation. This formation is often called the tortoise formation as the soldiers use their shields to create a ‘shell’ to protect themselves. The shields that were made as part as this half term’s home learning were spectacular and looked fantastic when the children were doing the re-enactment, thank you to all the families that helped the children with making them. In Design Technology, we created our drone charging pavilions from the designs we created last week. We soon realised that when you are creating something from a design, it doesn’t always work as you thought and you have to make some adaptations, which the children did brilliantly. We then used rubbish as cladding for our pavilions to fit in with the setting of the story we had read in English, City of Rust. In English, we looked at hybrid information booklets that incorporated non-chronological reports and instructions. We thought about how we can use different layout features to make them easier to read and look more appealing to the reader. We then created our own information booklets about the Romans using all the knowledge we had learnt over the half term. In maths, we continued to develop our understanding of decimals and extended our understanding to include hundredths. In Science, we carried out our investigation into which materials were electrical conductors and insulators. We added a range of items into our circuits to see which ones would allow the electricity to flow through and light the bulb up. We found out that metals make the best electrical conductors.
Spring 2 Week 5
We have had yet another busy and exciting week in school, made even better by the sun shining. In English, we have started to look at some non-fiction hybrid texts all about the Romans and electricity. We looked at the layout features of the texts and also how to skim read them to find important information. We created our own quizzes about the texts for our partners to complete. In Maths, we continued to look at decimals. We showed them on number lines as well as in place value charts and writing them. We also learnt about what happens when you divide numbers by 10. In Science, we found out how a switch works in a circuit and then used some paper clips to create our own switches. We planned an investigation into which materials are electrical conductors and which are electrical insulators, which we are looking forward to doing carrying out next week. In DT we worked in pairs to design a drone charging pavilion for Railey (from our novel City of Rust) to use to charge her drone up. We had to decide which of the available materials we would use and how we were going to make our joins. We also had to think about how we could strengthen our structures to ensure they were stable. On Wednesday, we had our Wild Ones outdoor adventure. We began by playing some trust games in the woods, where we had to lead our partner to a tree whilst they were blindfolded. Then we walked down to the reservoir, where we worked together using ropes to ‘rescue’ our team mates who were stuck at the bottom of the slope. Everyone worked brilliantly in their teams and had lots of fun. In Computing, we programmed the screen turtle to draw specific shapes when given a command. We then used these commands to design a repeating pattern that could be used as wallpaper or wrapping paper. In Music, we had a special session with Mr Richards where we looked at the composer Prokofiev and his very famous piece Troika. We watched a recording of an orchestra playing it and discussed the instruments and how it was being played. We then had a go at playing a section of it using glockenspiels, ukuleles, djembe drums and untuned percussion instruments. We moved around so we had the chance to experience each instrument. In French, we used all the vocabulary we have learnt this half term to write sentences to say some of the different activities that we do and also to give our opinions about different sports and activities.
Spring 2 week 4
We have had a very exciting week in Year 4. On Tuesday we went to Ribchester Roman Museum to support our history learning about the Romans. We had a fantastic time looking around the museum and the ruins in the grounds. We had a workshop where we were able to look at and explore some Roman artefacts and then we were able to dress up in some of the Roman armour. In English, we have been working in groups to create puppet shows to show the legend of Railey based on the events from the novel City of Rust. We had to write the legend telling the story of what happened and then act it out through the puppets. Because we couldn’t use our faces or bodies, we had to think about how to tell the story with only our voices. In Maths, we have started a new unit on decimals. We started by understanding that tenths are created when you divide a whole one into ten equal parts and hundredths are created when you split a whole on into a hundred equal parts. We then looked at how we can express these as fractions and as decimals. In gymnastics this week, our key focus was balancing. We created wonderful routines, exploring different body parts to create balances and focused on our core and posture. We added various methods of transport into our routines to make them even more exciting! In Science, we got the electrical components that we had looked at last week and used them to create a circuit that made a bulb light up. We found out that we had to have a complete circuit with no gaps in it to make the bulb light up. In R.E. we thought about the Easter Story and in particular Peter’s denial of Jesus. We used role play to create some freeze frames of Peter’s denial and thought about how we could show what he was thinking and feeling at various points in the story. In Music, we continued to learn the song Frere Jacques taking on the different parts of the song and then played the glockenspiels and ukuleles to accompany it. In French, we looked at the verbs to do and play and practised using them in sentences with some different sports and activities.
Spring 2 Week 3
We had a very exciting start to the week, with the West End in Schools Where the Wild Things Are Workshop. After reading the story together, we warmed up by acting like wild things and then as Kings. We worked together to create freeze frames of different parts of the story and then brought them to life with movement, connecting them with some choreography. To follow up, we thought about the mischief that Max had made that resulted in him being sent to bed. We explored what the word mischief meant and then thought of some mischievous things Max could have done. We then created list poems to show Max’s mischief. In Maths, we applied our understanding of fractions to finding fractions of objects and amounts. We used the denominator to tell us how many groups to split them up into and the numerator to see how many groups we needed to put together. In DT, we started to create the pavilions that we designed last week. We used coffee stirrers and masking tape to make the frame structure and then applied different techniques such as cross bracing to strengthen them. In Science, we looked at the components that we can use to make an electrical circuit. We learnt their names and what they do. In History, we interpreted some written accounts from Romans to find out about some of the battles that took place when the Romans were invading Britain. We found out about Boudicca and the revolt that she led. In Computing, we began to use the repeat command to draw the shapes with the screen turtle rather than typing them all out individually. We then explored different shapes we could create, some of them were very creative. In Music, we learnt to sing the song Frere Jacques in different parts and added some musical accompaniment with the glockenspiels and ukuleles.
Spring 2 Week 2
This week in English, we have continued to read our novel City of Rust. We made predictions about what Railey’s secret could be and some of us used the clues in the text really well to work out it was that her gecko was flying her drone. We have also looked at the characters in the text. We made top trumps cards for some of the racers and also looked at how Gran changed in different parts of the story. In Maths, we have been looking at adding fractions that have got the same denominators. We also thought about what improper fractions and mixed numbers are as some of the answers to the additions were improper fractions. Then we looked at subtracting fractions with the same denominator from other fractions and from whole ones. In P.E. we were thinking about making different shapes with our bodies and how we could make the movements ‘explode’. We worked in groups to make sequences that were in unison and with good transitions between shapes. We also had a go at the daily mile, we ran for 4 minutes to see how far we could go. We will do this each week and will hopefully see an improvement in how far we can run. In Science, we looked at the dangers of electricity and how to use it safely. We watched a safety video from P.I. Plug to help us. We then created posters and electrical dangers posters in groups. In D.T. we used the pavilions that we looked at last week and some new ones to help us design our own pavilion to shelter Roman soldiers on guard duty. In History, we thought about why the Romans were able to defeat the Celts. We used some pictures and a written account from a Roman solider to help us find out. We were very impressed at how organised and well trained the roman army was. In Computing, we started to write our own repeated instructions to make a screen turtle draw different things. We had a go at numbers, letters of our names and shapes. We had to use different algorithms to programme the turtle and we also had to debug when we made mistakes. In Music, we played the glockenspiels and ukuleles to accompany the song ‘Let your Spirit Fly’. We started to learn to play some simple chords on the ukuleles rather than strumming the open strings like we did last week. In French, we practised some common classroom instructions in French such as stand up, sit down, listen, look and put your hand up. Madame Wardle said them and we had to do them or an action to represent them. We also began to learn how to say some movements such as walk, run, jump and dance.