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Summer 1

Our topic this half term is Electricity. 
We will be looking at electricity in our environment, sources of electricity before investigating different electrical circuits and how they are formed and work. 

I learn more have a look at the links below:



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Investigating circuits in science!

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Here we are on the Daily Mile!

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Look at all the children who read four times or more this week. What absolute superstars!

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We enjoyed practising and performing the story of FArTHER in  preparation for our writing lesson.

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We experimented with levers in DT. 

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Last day of term, even MORE Christmas visitors came to Hopwood!

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We had some very special Christmas visitors in school this week!

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We had fun in our spelling lesson acting out the meaning of words.

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In geography, we used atlases to locate the countries in South America.

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Year 4 violin lessons

Today we learnt all about the dotted minim, which lasts three beats.

Music which has 3 beats in a bar is often called a ‘waltz’.

We were challenged to play the dotted minims with one bow in our new piece called ‘Katie’s Waltz’.

W/C 19.10.20

Year 4 violin lessons

Today we practised our bow hold and playing with control. We practised crossing strings clearly, without touching another string.

We practised following the bowing signs, telling us whether to use an up-bow - V, or down-bow - П.


Let the pantomime begin!

Class 10 have been busy planning and designing pantomime sets, costumes and props this half term. Here are some of our finished stages. Which pantomime stories do you recognise?

W/C 12.10.20

Today we learned two new musical words, pizzicato and tremolo.

Pizzicato means you pluck the string with your finger.

A tremolo is when you move your bow back and forth very quickly on the string to make it ‘tremble’!

We used these two techniques to play a new piece called, ‘Hall of the Mountain King’.

All these children read 4 times or more this week!


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It's only our third violin lesson and we can play five tunes!

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Science- Pitch

We enjoyed investigating pitch using a rang of elastic bands.

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The Romans

We enjoyed using Microsoft Teams to take part in an online history lesson, where we completed our own Roman timelines. 

Year 4 have had a fabulous start to their music lessons today! They have started to learn how to play the violin with Mrs Carstensen. It doesn't get any more exciting than that!

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We enjoyed using atlases to locate rivers and mountains.

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We enjoyed assembling Roman soldiers, ready for our new theme!