In the first two weeks of next half term, we will be going on trips to the Kenneth Moore theatre in Ilford and the V&A Museum as part of our WE ARE Behind the Scenes project. Letters and further information for these trips are imminent.
Our Learning this half term
Year 4 have had a great half term and we have learned so much.
We started the term with a project on Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. Our job was to be school experts so we learned all about the customs, celebrations and traditions of Diwali, as well as the legendary backstory of Rama and Sita. We then taught all the other year groups about Diwali by performing an informative assembly. Our knowledge was supplemented by the wonderful experts at a Hindu Temple in Walthamstow.
Our project on WE ARE Illustrators has been wonderful experience so far. We interviewed children from the Reception classes on what they would like to read a book about and we are in the process of writing and illustrating books for them to keep based on their responses. You can see lots of our sketch learning in our year group gallery.
In addition to the learning we have been doing in English and Maths, this term also saw the start of our Finance Fridays! We have been learning different payment types (cash, credit cards, debit cards, cheques), when and how each type of payment can be used, and keeping a record of our spending. This has all been linked to how we manage our money so we have been doing a lot of thinking into whether we WANT or NEED to purchase something. Our children are already becoming critical and thoughtful consumers and we're sure they'd be able to start helping with managing the household budget soon.