Mr Sussman

4 Kite

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.

Mrs Thamu

4 Crane

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September 2019

4 Kite

Year 4 kite have been learning about the Bird of Sikhi.  We have focussed our efforts on the highly visible red Kite which many of the children have seen flying in their area.  The children have been writing poems about kites by exploring some of the features of the bird and finding creative visual metaphors for their appearance. We used our imagination to turn the poems into word art inside a drawing of a red kite.

The children have also been exploring the patterns found on a kite and learning how to draw the bird. They worked on sketching details in their art books and then transferred their patterns on to a (flying) kite which they have all had an opportunity to test out in the playground.

4 Crane

To start year four, we have been looking at our bird of Sikhi – The Crane.

The children have learnt the significance of the crane in our Gurbani.

We have taken a vast amount of information and learnt how to annotate it, allowing us to extract the relevant parts. We revised using a dictionary to look up any words we did not understand. As a class we discussed various types of Alan Peat sentences, brain stormed some amazing adjectives and looked at enhancing our work using similes.  We then proceeded to write a poem on the crane.

We have also been sketching the crane, using various types of shading.  The ancient Japanese art of paper folding – origami was great fun and the children loved making their own birds.