During this week, the class have been busy working hard to develop their understanding of statistics. They have been looking at different ways of recording information for example, pictograms, bar charts, line graphs and then interpreting information from these. The class have shown excellent commitment and worked really hard to develop their understanding of how to construct these.
In Literacy, this week we have started our new focus of Norse Myths. The week began with the children discovering a poster declaring that Thor's hammer had been stolen. The children looked throughout the classroom in search of it but it could not be found. Eventually. Loki arrived to class carrying the hammer but would not explain how he had come to acquire it. We then read the Norse myth, Thor and the Stolen hammer which had revealed that Thrym the ice giant had stolen it. The class spent the week exploring different characters, setting and plot features which are typical of Norse myths to inform their writing in the coming weeks. They have also shared different Viking sagas to help develop their understanding.
Meanwhile, this week in topic the class completed a scavengar hunt where parts of a longship had been discovered. The class used their inferencing skills to decide why the elements were important and what they could relate to. This was then reconstructed, before the class modelled what it would be like to be in a longship. They used oars to work in time with one another and sail in time with one another. The class used their knowledge to record the boats features and their importance.
We have also been busy in our ICT this week, the class have began to devise their own algorithms to create a Viking Raid using the computing software Scratch. This will be a project which runs over the course of a few weeks and will greatly support the class in learning how to code, debug and problem solve. We will keep you regularly updated with our progress.
Finally, this week was Week 2 of swimming and what a strong start the class have had. They have shown excellent commitment to learning this new skill, and have followed instructions with confidence and the determination to succeed. I am so proud of them all as learners! Keep up your fantastic work ethic Year 4!
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