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Spring 2 2021
In geography this half term, our enquiry question will be 'Where does all the water go?
we will be finding out how rivers form, as well as how the water cycle flows. Time will also be spent finding out why the River Thames is important, as well as other famous rivers in the world.
Our new science topic is States of Matter. We will be classifying, solids, liquids and gases as well as carrying out investigations into processes such as melting.
Have a look at these webpages.
They will tell you lots of interesting facts about our new geography and science themes.
Last day of term, even MORE Christmas visitors came to Hopwood!
We had some very special Christmas visitors in school this week!
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!