In History Week, we learnt about how the Romans used Roman Numerals as numbers instead of the numbers that we use today - Alice Year 4.
We found out about how the Roman Empire invaded and took over different countries in Europe - Tyler Year 4.
They took over Italy, England, Spain, Greece, Egypt and North Africa - Tyler, Archie, Alex, Quinn and Sienna.
The Romans couldn't take over Scotland because the Celts kept fighting back and they built Hadrian's Wall so that the Roman's couldn't get in and invade - Rachel and Alex.
We found out how long it took the Roman army to invade countries and we saw the map change over time - Reuben
The Romans wore different clothes to us - Sophia
We came up with lots of different questions that we are hoping to visit over the next term and a half. Come back and visit our class page again soon to see what else we know!
Black History Month
In Year 4, we recognise the importance of celebrating, learning about and reflecting on Black History. We also used this as an opportunity to learn more about each other and our different heritages. We believe in creating a better tomorrow and Black History Month is an important reminder of the journey leading up to where we are today and our future.
Throughout Black History Month, we have undertaken a variety of activities. Each child selected a significant figure in Black History to learn about and from this, did extensive research about their life and their achievement. We also found about British Black History and the key dates and information leading up to 2020.
At the start of September, we read a book in English called 'Coming to England' by Floella Benjamin. Floella was born in Trinidad and moved to England in the 60s as part of the Windrush Generation. To further this learning, we took part in an exciting workshop where we learnt all about the history of steel pans and also got to opportunity to play them ourselves! We learnt how to play a tune and were fully immersed in the culture surrounding the steel pans. The workshop really helped to bring our learning alive.
On October 16th, we showed dressed in red to show our support for 'Give Racism the Red Card'. As part of this, we created posters against racism for our school competition. We were proud that Isabella's poster was the winning entry for our class. We had so many wonderful ideas and discussed vocabulary such as, unity, togetherness, love, friendship, respect. We linked these words to our school values and how we act.
Through Black History Month, we listened to music by different black artists, past and present. We learnt more about the different artists and discussed their music.
It has been wonderful to see the children settle back into school the last two weeks. We have been so impressed with how well they are adapting to the return to school and are embracing new learning challenges.
In Maths, we have been exploring number and place value, looking at ordering numbers, regrouping numbers and placing numbers on a number line, being able to explain why they are put there.
In English, we have been enjoying our book Coming to England by Floella Benjamin. We have been really thinking about how school life differs between us and Floella and exploring the feelings that Floella has at different points in the book.
In Science with Miss Bunclark, we looked at the different states of matter and discovered how chocolate changes when it melts. It was hard not to try and eat the chocolate!
Our class page will be updated regularly so please keep checking back to see what we are up to!