Year 4

Mrs Chapman

Welcome to Year 4

 

Amazing Art

This term Year 4 have been learning about the great artist Wassily Kandinsky.  He was a Russian painter and is most famous for his abstract art work.  Kandinsky used colour and shapes to express feelings or music in his paintings.  We looked at many of his paintings...

Making Musical Instruments

Year 4 have been very busy this half term designing and making musical instruments. We began by investigating how sounds are made and testing out different percussion instruments. Then, using junk materials, we designed our own instruments thinking about the type of...

Quirky Quadrilaterals

This week Year 4 have been curious about quadrilaterals. A quadrilateral is a 4 sided shape with straight sides. We compared familiar shapes such as squares and rectangles then learnt new shapes such as a rhombus and parallelograms. We discussed what was similar about...

Scientists in the Arctic

This week, Dave, a professor from Durham University came to talk to us about his work.  Part of his job is to go to the Arctic to complete studies and do research about the land.  We found out how he travelled there and where he stayed.  He explained that when he is...

Author Visit

As part of Gateshead's Book Festival, the children from KS2 were given the opportunity to meet the author Claire Barker who has written the fabulous Knitbone Pepper Series. Claire talked to the children about how she writes and her inspiration for writing as well as...

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