Y4 Maple Class
Mr Scotton and Mrs Saltis
On Wednesday 11th November, Year 4 took part in a Remembrance Art Day. During the day, and as part of our World War Topic, the children reflected on what the day meant and the importance of taking time to thank all of our soldiers, passed and present, for their service in keeping us all safe. Children created Remembrance Day pebbles and looked in to the art of the famous artist Georgia O'Keeffe, who painted many poppies in her career. They used this to create their own poppy pastel art. We made a display out of this fantastic work.
Welcome back Y4!
It is great to have our Maple Class back together and all the staff hope you had a well-deserved and fun half term.
We are now finally going to kick start our class topic of WW2 and we couldn't be more excited. There are some very fun and informative lessons heading you way!
We wanted to start the term by giving parents a little website tour of our classroom since no one gets to see the fabulous work the children are completing.
So, here are a few pictures of the displays we have in class. We hope you like them, love the work and look forwarded to sharing more with you in the future!
Until then, stay safe, and we hope to be able to see parents in school again soon!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
To celebrate Black History Month, Year 4 have spent a week looking at influential black figures throughout history, including Martin Luther King Jnr, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Katherine Johnson and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
During the week, the iconic 'I Have a Dream' speech was used as inspiration for our black out poetry. The children learnt about the use of protests to allow minority voices to be heard.
We discussed discrimination, racism and inequality and the need for us to stand up, and speak out about these topics in the aim for a fairer and more equal global society.
Through the use of true life stories, the children learnt about slavery, the 'Underground Railway', the Bus Boycott and how these movements had a crucial impact on black lives, both in the past, as well as today.
Towards the end of the week, the children chose an inspirational figure and explained how they were an inspiration to them.
On the last day, the children, and staff, came in bright clothes and patterns to celebrate black heritage. They experienced African art, clothes and patterns, ate 'Soul Food' and listened to music of black culture from a range of eras.
Learning at Home
Click on the buttons below for the link to some fun games to practice at home.