This Spring, our topic in Class 4 is China. Before half term we were looking at the country, its geography, its people and culture and how it compares to our own.
After the February half term holiday, we will begin to look at Ancient China, in particular the Shang Dynasty which is a brand new topic in the History curriculum for England and Wales.
In Science we have been looking at how temperature can affect different materials and what happens when we change the temperature. We have also been learning about evaporation, condensation and the water cycle.
Along with the rest of the school, we are taking part in a Film Festival run by the Creative Learning Partnership in Nottingham City. The children have been using some of the latest apps on our iPads to create a short film to enter into the festival, with the best of these being shown at the New Art Exchange in Hyson Green in the Summer. Our film will be a story written by the class and based on some of the traditional Chinese tales we have been reading in literacy.
We hope you enjoy our re-telling of the traditional Chinese story ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ using the app ‘Puppet Edu’.
Class 4 also love to cook! We always link our cooking to our topic, so this half term we have cooked a spicy rice dish and we will also be cooking spring rolls using filo pastry!
During the Spring term, the RSPB have been coming in to school to deliver free workshops on birdwatching and hunting for habitats on our school grounds.
We had our session in January and loved searching our school grounds for evidence of animals and insects.