Autumn 1 - Where Does It Come From?
This half term, our topic focus is all about chocolate! We have been lucky enough to have a visit from Craig who works at The Chocolate Museum in London. We found out lots about the history of chocolate and how it was invented. We were also lucky enough to try lots of different chocolate with different flavours.
First, we got to try cocoa nibs and smell cocoa butter. Then we tried chocolate from Belgium, Venezuela and even Madagascar! There was a chilli and orange chocolate (which not many children liked) and a ginger and lime chocolate. We also tried dark, milk and white chocolate. Did you know white chocolate actually isn't chocolate at all, as it doesn't contain any cocoa nibs! Instead it's made from the cocoa butter and often flavoured with vanilla too.
In art and DT this half term, Hedgehogs have been working hard to design, make and package their own chocolate bars! They first decided on the ingredients they would like. Then, they made their chocolate bars. Finally, they looked at packaging of other chocolate bars and created their own packaging. As you can see, we were really happy with the final result!
Autumn 2 - Ancient Egypt
To start our topic this half term, Year 4 were lucky enough to go to The British Museum to learn all about Ancient Egypt. First, we went into a room with lots of sculptures from the Egyptian times. Next, we went into the Ancient Egypt rooms, where we got to see real mummies and sarcophagus'! This was a brilliant day and we can't wait to learn more about it in our topic and English lessons. Have a look at the pictures below.
Indoor PE - Wednesday
Outdoor PE - Thursday
These days sometimes need to change, but if you bring your PE kit it on and Monday and take it home on Friday, it will always be here when you need it.
- Spelling homework is set every Thursday or Friday and must be handed in the following Wednesday.
- Maths homework is set on Friday and must be handed in the following Wednesday.
- Brain Builders are set every other Friday, and you have two weeks to complete them.
- Reading at home should be done as often as you can – and at least three times a week. Then you will be able to achieve your Star Reader award!
- DoodleMaths should be done as often as you can – and at least three times a week.
If you are not sure about any of your homework tasks, remember to speak to one of the Year 4 teachers.