December has been a very busy month in year 4!
We have had so much fun while working extremely hard.
This month we have worked really hard on our writing – retelling the story as either the dragon or the snake in The Great Race and our encounter with two of the other animals. Children used amazing adjectives, similes, metaphors and direct speech as well as Alan Peat sentences to produce some incredible writing – well done.
We learnt about The legend of Chang E and in groups we produced a tableau using our facial expressions and our bodies to clearly show the action and emotion of a scene.
We also had the opportunity to bake Nian Gao, a sweet Chines Rice Cake. The children worked well in their groups, taking it in turns to measure, mix and cut the various ingredients. They were so proud of what they had made and also loved how it tasted.
As December is a sombre month for Sikhs we looked at the Sacrifice of Mata Gujri Ji and the Chaar Sahizade. Children understood the sacrifices made for Sikhism. We sang shabads every morning in our classroom to honour their memory. We also discussed the Christmas story and why Christmas was celebrated. We even managed to sing some Christmas carols.
We were lucky to be able to watch the pantomime Aladdin in the hall and laughed so much at all the jokes. On Christmas jumper day, we came to school wearing our Christmas jumpers and pulled crackers in class before we sat down together as a year group to enjoy our Winter lunch!
We have laughed, smiled and enjoyed ourselves so much this term and are so excited to return in the New Year.