In RE this term, the children learned that the word Agape means "unconditional love". To demonstrate this, we looked at the story of The Good Samaritan. Here are the children, acting out the story in groups.
In Art this term, we have been studying the Brazilian artist, Beatriz Milhazes. We have been recreating our own works of art, using her as our inspiration. Some of the children chose collage, others drew directly onto the paper and then used felt tips to bring colour to their designs.
It's work in progress but we're hoping to complete our project before the end of term. Now that they know what to do - they could make a small one at home - they'd be a great gift and would look fantastic in a clip frame!
Sadly, they weren't complete by the end of the term but the children were keen to take them home so that they could finish their amazing creations.
Carnival Christmas Cards
This morning the children started to design their Christmas cards with a Nativity/Carnival theme. It was a good thing that they made a prototype first before they were let lose with the card... we had a few carnival floats with missing wheels! We’re looking forward to seeing the finished results.
Song Writing Workshop
The children had a brilliant time writing a 'Save the Rainforest' song with Tom Veck (an Elder Class parent) and musician via Zoom.
Here's the final song!
The Bristol Rainforest Project
Amrish from The Bristol Rainforest Project came for a socially distanced and COVID secure visit to bring KS2 and the school some very special gifts: 5 fig trees!
The Bristol Rainforest Project is a 'not for project' organisation with a mission to put trees in classrooms all over Bristol and the surrounding villages. Plants in Bristol | UK | The Bristol Rainforest
Year 4 (Elder Class) term's Quest is all about The Amazon Rainforest but all of KS2 benefitted from this experience. Now, we have the start of our very own rainforest in school as each KS2 class was gifted a beautiful fig tree to look after and another one to stand proud in the school library. Research suggests that children who spend time around plants learn better and that indoor plants may help produce happy hormones and reduce stress! A win, win situation all round!
Amazon Rainforest Homework Sharing
Oops! It seems some of our homework sharing has found itself in Autumn 1 - if you can't find your sharing photo here, do take a look in there! Sorry!
Here are some photos of our more recent creations. The children have produced some really impressive homework and we've been astounded by their ideas, so original. Elder - you truly are adventurous and unique!