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Autumn 2 2020
In geography this half term, we will be looking at the Great American Road Trip. We’ll be using compass points and coordinates to locate different states and cities using atlases and also electronic maps. We will be comparing different cities and geographical features from across North and South America.
Our new science topic is Eating. We will explore the journey of food from mouth all the way through our digestive system. We will also look at the teeth and diet of other animals.
Through investigations we will learn how to take care of our teeth and even create a model of our own digestive system!
We had fun in our spelling lesson acting out the meaning of words.
In geography, we used atlases to locate the countries in South America.
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’.
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.
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!
It's only our third violin lesson and we can play five tunes!
We enjoyed investigating pitch using a rang of elastic bands.
We enjoyed using Microsoft Teams to take part in an online history lesson, where we completed our own Roman timelines.
We enjoyed using atlases to locate rivers and mountains.
We enjoyed assembling Roman soldiers, ready for our new theme!