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Year 4 - Frog

TERM 1

It's a wonderful world.

Frog Class are celebrating our ‘Wonderful World’ by looking at the amazing things God created in RE, and finding out about the globe as part of our whole-term learning journey.

To launch this new topic we researched and made totem poles.  Here are some of the things we’ve found out:

 

"These are the symbol of a tribe, clan, family or individual.  Our totem poles represent us; Frog Class."

“A totem pole is tall so everyone can see it and other tribes know who we are!"

"We researched totem poles from Native America and choose a spirit animal."

"A spirit animal is one you feel especially close to, or drawn to, or dream about like a bear, eagle, wolf or cat."

"In Native America, the spirit animal on totem acts as a guard for your spirit through your whole lifetime."

"The poles are normally carved from wood."

We’ve also been writing acrostic poems and were very proud to have these displayed to the whole school on the big screen during our Harvest Festival celebration. 

Finally, we’ve been enjoying our class text “The Indian in the Cupboard” by Lynne Reid Banks.  We are fascinated by the character of Little Bull, an Indian from the Iroquois tribe.  We’re writing our own stories inspired by this text and will show them off on this website as soon as they are published, so watch this space!

TERM 3 - Feeling hot, hot, hot!

 

As Term 3's topic begins, Frog class are curious to find out about Climate Change and the difference we can make as global citizens.  We're looking forward to learning about states of matter and are very excited to be planning an investigation into how chocolate melts - watch this space for some photos of the actual investigation!

 

We're working hard to learn our times table in class - we're currently finding tables songs especially effective in helping us recall number facts.  Mrs Goldup and Mrs Sands thank all the class parents for helping the children to learn their tables (and spellings) at home, it really makes a difference to your child's understanding.

 

We've also been learning about the Frog Prince with a focus on what happened after the happily-ever-after.  We used features of the fairy-tale genre and clues from an original text sequel to write a diary entry as the Frog Prince, showing off our knowledge of pronouns, the past tense and how to write informally in the first person.  It was great fun putting into words the Prince's private thoughts about his 'new' life as a human and the challenges that might bring, including his remaining habit of eating flies!

 

We hope to do some cooking ourselves this term but can reassure you flies will definitely NOT be on the menu, even if our name is Frog Class!

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