Penguins (Year 4) Spring 2 2019

Amazing Amazon
English
We will begin this half term looking at the poem 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright. We will explore the structure and language of his poem and use what we learn to write our own poems, capturing sounds and images of the rainforest. Click on the image below to hear Kit Wright perform his poem.
Science
This half term we will be learning about animals, including humans. As part of our learning we will be finding out about the journey our food takes from the first mouthful to the end product! Listen to this song to help you remember some of the main parts of the digestive system.
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We will also be learning about the different types of teeth and their uses, comparing the teeth of a variety of animals. Watch the following video to learn more.
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French
We will be using Purple Mash to learn about 'La salle de classe'. Watch the following video clip to learn some of the words and phrases we will be using.
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Art
We will be learning about the artist Henri Rousseau who used plants and animals from the rainforests in many of his paintings. Watch the following short, animated story to find out about the artist and some of his paintings. We will be working alongside an artist to create our own felt wall hanging inspired by Henri Rousseau. We will also be creating our own wire sculptures of plants found in the rainforest.
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Maths
We will be recognising and writing tenths and hundredths as decimals. We will find the effect of dividing 1 and 2 digit numbers by 10 and 100. Have a go at the game Balloon Pop Decimals to practise ordering decimals from smallest to largest value.
In Geometry we will be learning about symmetry. Click on the following link to have a go at some daring symmetry puzzle games including building your own symmetrical robot! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity19