Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 4
Mr Sussmann and Mrs Thamu warmly welcome you to Year 4.
The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Year 4, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.
We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.
Year 4 Kite, class of 21-22, have had a busy start to the year. We begun by exploring our class bird and imagining ourselves soaring high above the town hunting for prey. The children wrote fantastic poems off the back of their imagination adventure and created some great art work.
They are now consolidating some of their grammar and writing techniques from last year and learning what an information text needs in preparation for writing their own travel brochure about visiting China. We have started our science topic, states of matter and the children have been in the kitchen making jelly to explore different states of matter as well as taking part in role play to understand the three states; solid, liquid and gas. We have also started our art module by exploring clay and the children look forward to producing their Ai Wei Wei inspired art piece.
What an exciting start to our school year.
We started by looking at rules and expectations and how we need to ‘Be Safe’, ‘Be Ready’ and ‘Be Respectful’. We then discussed our class charter which we all signed and then also sealed with a print of our hands.
We have been looking at our bird of Sikhi – The Crane. We have learnt the significance of the crane in our Gurbani.
We read lots of information on cranes, learnt about alliteration, similes and used amazing adjectives to help us write a poem.
Using various types of shading, we have been sketching the crane. We learnt that we don’t not press very hard with our pencil and to hold it loosely to allow us to have gentle marks on our paper and then gradually add detail. The ancient Japanese art of paper folding – origami was great fun and we loved making our own birds.