Welcome to 4F
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Here is a little insight into some of the things we have been getting up to and learning in 4F.
So far this year, we have read Fizzlebert Stump, The Firework Maker's Daughter, The Iron Man, Creeping Beauty and a collection of myths.
In Autumn 1, our English work centred around Fizzlebert Stump - The boy who ran away from the circus and joined the library. We focused on trying to included descriptive phrases and emotive language in our work.
In Autumn 2, English linked heavily with our humanities topic - Ancient Greece. We looked at a handful of different Greek myths including Perseus and Medusa, Theseus and the Minotaur, Pandora's Box and 12 Labours of Hercules. We produced work linked to each of them and evaluated what are the key parts that make up a myth so we are ready for when we create our own.
In Autumn 1, we investigated why life can be compared to a journey. We did this by first looking at in with a humanist approach before delving deeper into other religions and why their life journey differs to ours.
In Autumn 2, we have started looking in to why Jesus is so inspiring.
Our Humanities topic, Ancient Greece has span the length of two half terms with elements of both history and geography. This has included looking at the impact Ancient Greece had with coinage, Olympics, architecture, battle formations, religion and democracy. We have also looked at where Greece/Ancient Greece is/ was situated in the world and compared it to the UK in terms of Geology.
In Autumn 1, we have looked at electrical circuits including how they work, the components in them and experimented with making them.
In Autumn 2, our science has been split into two parts including a local scientist study and investigating sound.
In PE, we have learned how to play Lacrosse and took part in gymnastics and dance lessons.
We made shadow puppets for our first DT topic. This including investigating how shadows are created using light and looking how we can manipulate shadows to create detail on our puppets. We experimented using holes, cellophane and split pins to create puppets that would cast a shadow that would move, be colourful and clear.
In art, we have been been studying Dream Art and it's linked to Surrealism. This has included looking at the artists Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Marc Chagall and Julie Lagier. We have evaluated art work (professional and our own) and experimented using artistic techniques such as blending, colour mixing and photography to then use them to create our own work. A big part of looking at Dream Art has been focusing on not necessarily creating art work that is so literal.