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Welcome to Class 4! This term we will be discovering a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes, as part of our exciting topic ‘The Greeks’.
In history, we will be learning all about who the Ancient Greek people were, when they lived and where and how they were able to establish their empire. The children will also compare and contrast modern day Olympics with the Ancient Greek events. They will also learn about and order events from the Battle of Marathon, and write in role to present the events from a specific point of view. In addition to this, they will learn about Ancient Greek religion, research information about a variety of Greek gods and write their own Greek myth. Finally, they will use historical evidence to find out about the Trojan War and use the information to write and re-enact scenes from it.
In science, we will be finding out the differences between solids, liquids and gasses, classifying objects and identifying their properties. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively in investigate the weight of a gas. Furthermore, they will have the chance to find the ideal temperature to melt chocolate. They will explore in-depth how water changes state, exploring melting, freezing, condensing, as well as a particular focus on evaporation. Finally, they will learn about the stages of the water cycle, creating mini water worlds and interactive water wheels to represent the different stages.
In English, we will be studying the amazing book, ‘Who Let the Gods Out?’
In art, we will be learning about European art. We will begin by exploring the work of European artists: Anselm Kiefer, Michelangelo, Salvador Dali and Rembrandt, architect Le Corbusier and designer Coco Chanel. In order to create quality artwork, we will be learning how to draw broken buildings, paint on the ceiling, create abstract ‘cut ups’, make shape houses, draw with a rubber, make paper hats and make moustaches.
In design and technology, we are going to be making our very own juggling balls, a form of Greek recreation. The children will start by exploring and evaluating different juggling balls. The children will learn about decoration techniques: getting the chance to use tie-dye and fabric paints, as well as how to do a hemming and overcast stitch. Finally, when they have completed the making of their juggling ball, they will evaluate their product against the design criteria.
We hope you enjoy looking at our work and finding out what we have been doing!