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Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to our Year 4 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Year 4 Staff:

Miss Weldon – Teacher

Mr Arthur – Teaching Assistant 

Week beginning 6.7.20

Hello Year 4, it was lovely to catch up with some of you over the phone this week. I was happy to hear you’re still working hard at home and going out and about to say active. We now have only 2 weeks left of Year 4 left so I have linked some fun experiments below for you to be getting on with.

Reading
Look at the image and answer the questions below.

  • Where do you think this is?
  • When is this? (What time of year/day?)
  • What is the woman doing?
  • Who carved the heart into the tree? Why did they do it? Why this tree?
  • Why is she touching it?
  • Why is this picture called ‘Memories’?
  • What is she remembering?
  • How does she feel?

Writing

resource image

Story starter!

Hidden behind the maze of branches stood a miniscule, enchanted castle. It was so easy to miss among the towering trees. Only the truly lucky noticed the tiny turrets; only the truly brave dared to look inside…

I tip-toed slowly through the forest, leaves and twigs crunching beneath my feet as I edged closer and closer. I could make out the tiny details, seeing tiny faces appear at the windows. My heart pounded in my chest…

Can you continue the story of the miniature castle? You could continue it in the first person, or change it to the third person. Think about how you would feel as you approached the castle, and what might be inside.

Maths
This week, you will focus on angles. Below are files for each day as well as video links which will support you with your learning.

Spelling and handwriting
I hope your handwriting is still as amazing and neat! Continue to use your spelling booklet from last week to practice handwriting and spelling. When practicing your spellings, please remember how we join letters, the height of ascenders and the depth of descenders

Escape the Room

Have some educational family fun this Wednesday afternoon by challenging your maths and literacy skills to an Escape the Room challenge. Will you be able to escape in time?

Reading at home
Using Audible, choose a free book from their library and read along!
Take a look https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Oak National Academy
A new online classroom has been created by teachers to support children learning at home. The website provides high quality resources, which are updated weekly, and link to many areas of the curriculum. If this is of interest take a look at https://www.thenational.academy/

Week beginning 29.6.20

Hello Year 4! This week is Art week and we have a competition for you to take part in…

Reading
This week, I would like you to choose some of the materials below which are all about events that have happened in June! After reading, there are questions to answer!

English
Recap your knowledge of apostrophes using the worksheet and video link below.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

Maths
This week, you will focus on reading data in charts and graphs. Below are files for each day as well as video links which will support you with your learning.

Spelling and handwriting

I hope your handwriting is still as amazing and neat! Below, I have linked files for you spellings this week which also show the handwriting scheme we follow. When practicing your spellings, please remember how we join letters, the height of ascenders and the depth of descenders

Week beginning 22.6.20

Hello Year 4, I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying the sunshine! Below I have added some new tasks for you to do this week.

English
This week I would like you to focus on using relative clauses within your writing. I have attached a video to refresh your memory of them and some work below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zsrt4qt

Maths
I hope you are still playing on TT Rockstars and making sure we are the best class in the school! This week, your maths focus is money! Follow the link below for all of the home learning videos each day and I have attached the work below!
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Reading
As well as reading at home, I would like you to focus on your reading skills! Below are some activities to download, just read and complete the tasks.

Spelling and handwriting

I hope your handwriting is still as amazing and neat! Below, I have linked files for you spellings this week which also show the handwriting scheme we follow. When practicing your spellings, please remember how we join letters, the height of ascenders and the depth of descenders

Geography

What is London Climate Action Week? 

London Climate Action Week is an event for climate experts and communities to discuss ways to cut carbon emissions.  In 2019, London Climate Action Week featured around 150 events hosted by experts, businesses and communities focused on tackling climate change. 

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, declared a climate emergency in 2018, and has committed to make London a zero-carbon city. Carbon emissions and air pollution are key contributors to climate change – one of the greatest existential issues we’re facing. London Climate Action Week is important because it educates people on the topic and provides a forum for people to work collaboratively to find solutions. 

Below I have attached a powerpoint on ways to reduce carbon emissions and your task is to make a poster to help tackle this issue!

Reading at home
Using Audible, choose a free book from their library and read along!
Take a look https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Oak National Academy
A new online classroom has been created by teachers to support children learning at home. The website provides high quality resources, which are updated weekly, and link to many areas of the curriculum. If this is of interest take a look at https://www.thenational.academy/

Week beginning 15.6.20

English
This week I would like you to recap your knowledge of punctuating direct speech, below are some worksheets to help.

Reading
As well as reading at home, I would like you to focus on your reading this week linked to world news! Below are some activities to download, just read and complete the tasks.

Maths
White Rose has created some amazing tasks for home learning. This week, the focus is decimals! I have attached the worksheets linked to this concept and a file of video links which help you to understand the concept.

Geography

Spelling and Handwriting
Below, I have linked files for you spellings this week which also show the handwriting scheme we follow. When practicing your spellings, please remember how we join letters, the height of ascenders and the depth of descenders.

Week beginning 8.6.20

Reading
As well as reading at home, I would like you to focus on your reading this week linked to prediction! Below are some activities to download, just read and complete the tasks.

English
This week I would like you to recap your knowledge of possessive apostrophes, below are some worksheets to help and a YouTube link to guide you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNFPnVz7JB4

Maths
White Rose has created some amazing tasks for home learning. This week, the focus is decimals! I have attached the worksheets linked to this concept and a file of video links which help you to understand the concept.

Spelling and Handwriting
Below, I have linked files for you spellings this week which also show the handwriting scheme we follow. When practicing your spellings, please remember how we join letters, the height of ascenders and the depth of descenders.

Science
Using the link from BBC Bitesize, you are going to recap your learning of light. We learned about light back in October, I want to see what you remember!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr8thbk

Task 1:

Walk around your house and garden and make a list of all the light sources you can find.

See who can find the most

Task 2:

Shine a torchlight on the following objects and make a note of what happens:

  • A glass of water – transparent object
  • A mug or cup – opaque object
  • A shiny spoon – reflective object

Move the torch around the objects to see how the light behaves. Write down your findings.

Week beginning 18.5.20

Welcome back to Year 4 blog, as always I hope you’re all staying safe and looking after each other. I can’t wait to see you all again.

Reading
As well as reading at home, I would like you to focus on your understanding of poetry this week. Below are some activities to download, just read and answer the questions. There is also an answer sheet for adults to check your work!

Handwriting and spelling
Below, I have linked files for you spellings this week which also show the handwriting scheme we follow. When practicing your spellings, please remember how we join letters, the height of ascenders and the depth of descenders.

Writing
Below are two activities linked to the image.
Activity 1 is to continue, or magpie ideas from my story starter to create your own. Make sure that your are using high-level vocabulary, fronted adverbials, a range of conjunctions and relative clauses.

Activity 2: Imagine you are in charge of designing a dinosaur theme park. Can you design a visual plan? Think carefully about making it safe for the public. Once it is designed, write a formal letter to Alton Towers which will persuade them to build your idea. I have attached a success criteria for a persuasive letter.

Maths
White Rose has created some amazing tasks for home learning. This week, the focus is fractions! I have attached the worksheets linked to this concept and a file of video links which help you to understand the concept.

PSHE
Make someone happy and mindfulness bubbles.

PE
Get members of your household together and dance along to Just Dance!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI16mnnFMdo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI31AWYYuFI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ79cheWg5g

Reading at home
Using Audible, choose a free book from their library and read along!
Take a look https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Oak National Academy
A new online classroom has been created by teachers to support children learning at home. The website provides high quality resources, which are updated weekly, and link to many areas of the curriculum. If this is of interest take a look at https://www.thenational.academy/

Week beginning 11.5.20

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Hello, I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend and celebrated VE Day safely. In my street, we had a picnic in our front gardens and I made scones, they were lovely.



Designing PPE!
Nissan, the factory which manufactures cars, are calling for children to make pictures which will be printed on PPE equipment that they are making for Key Workers!
Your task: Design an image to be printed on PPE equipment, include your first name only, your school and your age. This could be a rainbow, smiling faces, anything that you think will make key workers happy!

Reading
As well as reading at home, I would like you to focus on your commentator skills this week. Below are some activities to download, just read and answer the questions. I have attached a power point to help you to develop your understanding of this skill. There is also an answer sheet for adults to check your work!

Handwriting and spelling
Below, I have linked files for you spellings this week which also show the handwriting scheme we follow. When practicing your spellings, please remember how we join letters, the height of ascenders and the depth of descenders.

English
This week, I would like you to create a newspaper report based on an event which has happened while you have been working hard at home. The report could be about VE Day celebrations, a birthday or something special that has happened. Below, I have attached a template for you to print and use as well as a success criteria to make sure you are using all of the relevant skills!

Maths
White Rose has created some amazing tasks for home learning. This week, the focus is multiplication and division problem solving! I have attached the worksheets linked to this concept. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Here is a flashback 4 to try too!

STEM Learning
Growing crystals
Here is a fun activity for you to try at home! Grow your own crystals, i’m going to try this out too.

Oak National Academy
A new online classroom has been created by teachers to support children learning at home. The website provides high quality resources, which are updated weekly, and link to many areas of the curriculum. If this is of interest take a look at https://www.thenational.academy/

Audible
Audible is a website filled with a range of audio books. Recently, they have started to offer children’s books for free. On the site, there are a range of books to listen to, from Harry Potter to Kid Normal. How amazing! Take a look https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Week beginning 4.5.20

Hello Year 4, I loved seeing your smiling faces on our Key Stage 2 video and I hope you enjoyed watching it just as much as I did. This week, we will be focusing on VE Day, which is celebrated on Friday 8th May.

Reading
Below is a reading comprehension which will help to support the understanding of why VE Day is so important.

Spelling and handwriting
Below, I have linked files for you spellings this week which also show the handwriting scheme we follow. When practicing your spellings, please remember how we join letters, the height of ascenders and the depth of descenders.

English
I have attached a powerpoint which gives you lots of information about VE Day. Once you have read through the powerpoint, complete the veteran activty sheet!

Maths
White Rose has created some amazing tasks for home learning. This week, the focus is multiplication and division! Here is a flashback 4 to test your knowledge too.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

As always, keep an eye of Timestable Rockstars to see if I challenge you this week!

Oak National Academy
A new online classroom has been created by teachers to support children learning at home. The website provides high quality resources, which are updated weekly, and link to many areas of the curriculum. If this is of interest take a look at https://www.thenational.academy/

Audible
Audible is a website filled with a range of audio books. Recently, they have started to offer children’s books for free. On the site, there are a range of books to listen to, from Harry Potter to Kid Normal. How amazing! Take a look https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Week beginning 27.4.20

Hello Year 4,
Congratulations on winning the battle against Year 3! I knew you could do it. Throughout the week, I will be challenging you all on Times Table Rock Stars so keep an eye on your account. Below are some tasks for the week which you can complete.

As always, I hope you are all staying safe at home and enjoying time with your families… I can’t wait to see you all again!
Miss Weldon x

Reading – Vocabulary Victor
As well as reading at home, I would like you to focus on your vocabulary skills this week. Below are some activities to download, just read and answer the questions. There is also an answer sheet for adults to check your work!

Handwriting and Spelling
Below, I have linked files for you spellings this week which also show the handwriting scheme we follow. When practicing your spellings, please remember how we join letters, the height of ascenders and the depth of descenders. I have also attached some handwriting paper if you would like to print it out and practice!

English – Relative Clause
Below are two tasks to refresh your memory on different ways to create a relative clause. Once you have completed the tasks, write your own short story using at least 3 relative clauses.

Maths
White Rose has created some amazing tasks for home learning. This week, the focus is ordering decimals, halves and quarters, pounds and pence and ordering money!
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Keep an eye on TTRS for my challenges coming your way! Below are my MVP’s from last weeks tournament:
Well done to Olly, Lacey, Kait, Harlee, Paige, Charlie, Ellen, Connor, Samuel and Adele for taking part!

Topic – Design and Technology
This term, our topic has focused on our digestive system and how it works but how do we keep it healthy?
What you are going to do is design, make and EAT a pizza but it must be healthy. To make sure it is healthy, you are going to use a wrap (or two) as your base and add whatever toppings you would like. Here is my example below:

I added passata as my base, chopped tomato, spinach, chicken and a sprinkle of cheese!

Once you have completed your pizza, take some photographs and print them for your home learning book!

Oak National Academy
A new online classroom has been created by teachers to support children learning at home. The website provides high quality resources, which are updated weekly, and link to many areas of the curriculum. If this is of interest take a look at https://www.thenational.academy/

Audible
Audible is a website filled with a range of audio books. Recently, they have started to offer children’s books for free. On the site, there are a range of books to listen to, from Harry Potter to Kid Normal. How amazing! Take a look https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Week beginning 20.4.20

Hello everybody, I hope you are staying safe and enjoyed a restful Easter break by spending time with your loved ones and eating lots of chocolate! Below, I have added a range of activities for you to do during your time at home, please do as many of them as you can in the books that you took home on your last day… I can’t wait to read them when we get back to school.
Miss Weldon x

Reading – Predicting Pip
As well as reading at home, I would like you to focus on your prediction skills this week. Below are some activities to download, just read and answer the questions. There is also an answer sheet for adults to check your work!

Writing – The Visitor

In your books, you are going to continue a story from the passage below. In your writing you should include:
– A range of sentence openers
– Relative clauses
– Figurative language
– Conjunctions
Challenge – Can you add speech to your writing and/or a conversation between two people who are looking at ‘The Visitor’

Here is my example, you can magpie it for ideas!

Snap…Snap…Click…The sound of a hundred cameras filled the air. Craning their necks to the skies, the people on the ground could see the enormous specimen, the crowd all let out gasps and moans in unison as the figure took its first steps. Standing over 50 metres tall, the metal beast cast a foreboding shadow over the gathering, transfixed spectators. No-one knew why it was here. No-one knew where it had come from. No-one knew whose side it was on. However, its intentions were about to be made clear…

Handwriting and spelling

Below, I have linked files for you spellings this week which also show the handwriting scheme we follow. When practicing your spellings, please remember how we join letters, the height of ascenders and the depth of descenders.

Maths

White Rose has created some amazing tasks for home learning. This week, the focus is making a whole, comparing and ordering decimals.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
There is now a TT Rockstars battle against Year 3 until Friday 24th! Log on and make sure we win!

Science

The digestive system is a vital part of the human body made of many organs, but can you remember their names and functions?
You are going to create a digestive system using materials you can find in your home. Please take some photographs and stick them in your book! Take a look at an example below of how this family did it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsa2auNfc34 (sorry adults, it might be messy!)

Oak National Academy
A new online classroom has been created by teachers to support children learning at home. The website provides high quality resources, which are updated weekly, and link to many areas of the curriculum. If this is of interest take a look at https://www.thenational.academy/

Audible
Audible is a website filled with a range of audio books. Recently, they have started to offer children’s books for free. On the site, there are a range of books to listen to, from Harry Potter to Kid Normal. How amazing! Take a look https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Week beginning 30.3.20

Hello! Each week I will be updating the class blog with a range of activities linked to different areas of the curriculum. Enjoy!
I hope you are all well, staying safe and working super hard.
Miss Weldon x

Reading – Summarising Sheba
In addition to reading at home, I would like you to focus on your summarising skill this week. This pack contains activities and a powerpoint showing you how to summarise a piece of text with ease. At the end, use the answer page to mark your answers.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-41741-lks2-improving-your-reading-skills-with-summarising-sheba-activity-pack

Writing – The Coming Storm
In your books, you are going to continue a story from the passage below. In your writing you should include:
– A range of sentence openers
– Relative clauses
– Figurative language
– Conjunctions
(I have linked examples below!)

A lone figure trudged along the road.

The sun was warm, and the figure felt the comforting warmth of the sun’s rays as they shone down from a cobalt sky. It looked like the pleasant scene was about to change drastically as the clouds gathered menacingly above the distant peaks of the mountain range. To be caught in the chaos and carnage of a mighty storm is not a pleasant experience. The lone figure’s trudge became a run; if he didn’t find sanctuary soon who knew what might happen…

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-4647-fronted-adverbials-word-mat
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-2175-causal-conjunctions-word-cards#tabbed_content
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-383-figurative-language-poster

Spelling
Here are some spellings to learn this week! When you follow the link, you will notice there are some games within the folder to help to learn them too!

Maths – White Rose Week 2
I have linked some home learning tasks for you to be getting on with throughout the course of the week. White Rose includes a sequence of lessons which cover a range of concepts as well as learning videos if the children are not familiar with what they are learning.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Remember to log on to TT Rockstars and look out for any tournaments against other years groups too!

Topic – Human teeth (via Purple Mash)
Create a colourful, exciting leaflet for children waiting in a dentists waiting room. This leaflet will need to include facts about different types of teeth, why we need to brush them and how often. You could include images in your leaflet too!
I have attached the link to Purple Mash. Once you have logged in, you will have a notification of a leaflet template in the top left hand corner. I can’t wait to see what you produce!
https://www.purplemash.com/sch/newpenshaw-dh4

PE – Joe Wicks PE lesson
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Art
This week, Miss Newton introduced me to drawing tutorials on YouTube and I have enjoyed completing them too! Below I have attached some links for you to try at home!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXIGECEG6Ks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68vnorMEaIY

Remember to record everything you’re getting up to at home whether it is in your home school book or beautiful pictures on plain paper. I can’t wait to see it all when you come back!

Stay safe,
Miss Weldon

Week beginning 9.3.20

Happy Science Week! We love science at New Penshaw and have developed our learning throughout the whole week.

A Different Perspective
This week, we have utilised the wonderful outdoors space we have and developed an understanding of perspective. To do this, we completed some pre-visit tasks which helped us to discover how birds, insects and humans see the world differently. During our walk, we used this knowledge to take some photos of our own and paint them using water colours back in the classroom.

Family learning
To add to the excitement, family members and friends have visited our classroom this week to help us develop our games in preparation for the arcade later on in the week. We discussed our planning with them and expectations of how we wanted it to look. We knew the game had to look appealing or people wouldn’t play on it!
As a class, we would like to thank anybody who came to family learning and supported the children to create an arcade game! This also developed our knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mechanics).

Check out the cardboard arcade on our website Group blogs > Eco Warriors

Developing the outdoors
Science learning has enabled us to identify ways of improving our outdoor area, whether it means helping wildlife or creating a more appealing area for children to sit.
On Wednesday, we designed and created a birdfeeder which will hopefully bring more wildlife in to the school grounds. As well as creating a birdfeeder, we have planted herbs such as chives, parsely and mint in our new herb garden which will also act as a sensory garden so we can smell the plants that grow!

Week beginning 2.3.20

This week, we have celebrated World Book Day! At New Penshaw, we love reading so much that we dedicated some of our time throughout the week to reading! Throughout the week, we have taken part in a workshop which developed our knowledge on Shakespeare and ‘The Tempest’ then created a double page spread about the man himself. 

We have also taken part in a word parade and turned a potato in to our favourite characters from a book. What a splendid week indeed! 

As we are a super busy class, we are also really enjoying our topic and developing our scientific knowledge this term. So far, we have carried our a comparative investigation in science where we asked the question ‘Which drink will decay the egg?’ and made predictions based on our knowledge of sugar content and previous knowledge of carbon dioxide in drinks. We left the egg (which acted as a human tooth) for a whole week in orange juice, energy drink, water, milk and cola… you wouldn’t believe the results. 

We are currently in the process of writing our non-chronological reports in science, which is linked to the digestive system and in English, which is linked to human teeth. We can’t wait to show you the work we have produced! Check in next week to take a look at our work…
Times Table Rock Stars MVP of the week – Olivia HN

Week beginning 24.2.20

Hello and welcome back to our blog! We have a new topic called ‘Bottoms, Burps and Bile’ which is all about the digestive system. We can’t wait to develop our knowledge on this topic and we are already interested in our intestines and how they work. 
You can see that we have been working hard in maths this week by finishing the week playing games linked to multiplication and division!
Times Table Rock Stars MVP of the week – Isaac E  

Week beginning 10.2.20

Hello and welcome back to Year 4 class blog. Thank you to parents of the children who came to watch the skipping dance on Thursday afternoon, they really enjoyed showing off their skipping skills to you all!

During the final week of term, the children have not stopped! This week, we have extended the celebration of Charles Dickens’ birthday, where we explored information about the author Philip Pullman and read his book ‘Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp’. We are currently in the process of writing the sequel to the story where an evil villain has found the lamp Aladdin hid many years ago! The children are using amazing vocabulary throughout this process and always trying their best. 

In maths, we are further developing our skills of fractions this week, we have looked at and completed the converting of mixed numbers and improper fractions… how clever are we!

Below are some photographs from our D&T topic lessons this week, we have created our own Viking Longboats from materials. Before creating them, we have planned initial ideas and discussed which materials would be best suited to use.

Times Table Rock Stars MVP of the week – Paige F

Week beginning 3.2.20

Thank you for checking back on to Year 4’s class blog, we’re glad you have popped back to see all of the wonderful activities we have been getting up to this week. 

This week, New Penshaw are taking part in children’s mental health week. So far, we have taken part in fitness activities, mindfulness breaks and have decided to learn a new skill. In Year 4, our new skill is going to be juggling! Look at us go…

In Maths this week, we have developed our knowledge of division. Miss Weldon was blown away by our amazing skills of dividing 3 digit number as well as dividing measurements such as pounds and metres. 

In English, we have started to write our narrative and have enjoyed using the skills we have developed from last week to write interesting, creative stories. In the work that we are producing, we are using relative clauses, fronted adverbials and rich vocabulary! Well done us! 

Times Table Rock Stars MVP of the week – Adele R

Week beginning  27.1.20

Hello and welcome back to Year 4 class blog. Thank you for continuing to support your child with their reading at home and their Times Table practice – the hard work is really paying off!

In maths this week, we have developed our knowledge of Area, what is is and how we measure it. As we have found, this mathematical concept is very important as we use it in our everyday life so we have taken it very seriously! To start, we looked at what area is then build upon this knowledge to measure and compare area in different ways. 

In English, our focus has surrounded building up the skills to write a narrative which have included, personification, subordination and inverted commas. Next week, we will be writing our narrative and Miss Weldon will be posting some super work to the blog… make sure you check back next week!

Finally, topic has continued to focus around 3D Modelling in Art and we are now in the process of creating our models, adding detail and ensuring we have a secure structure which will hold. In the next week, we will also be selecting a paint pallet for our model and evaluate what we have created. 

Times Table Rock Stars MVP of the week – Lacey- Mae G

Week beginning 20.1.20

This week we have been super busy, from World Religion Day, learning about the Vikings and Anglo Saxons as well as writing our explanation text on ‘How To Be a Viking’. You name it, we’ve done it!

In English, we have worked on developing our skills of writing an explanation text. We have worked hard to develop our relative clauses, fronted adverbials and writing in an impersonal style. Our hard work has certainly paid off as we now have some amazing examples up on our display.

In maths, we have focused on co-ordinated and plotting them correctly on a grid. This has proved challenging for all of us but with some partner talk we developed our understanding fully. Well done to us!

In topic, we were thrilled to find that it was time to put our amazing artistic skills to the test. This term, the skill we are focusing on is 3D Modelling and we will be building the skills to create a 3D model of a Viking warrior. We have started to research 3D models and sculptures in our area before manipulating clay. By manipulating the clay, we developed an understanding of how clay can be shaped, how quick it dries and how messy it really is!

Times Table Rock Stars MVP of the week – Olly H