This term in year 4 we have been focusing on The Ice Palace by Robert Swindells, an exciting tale about a boy who travels through a frozen landscape to find his brother. We have recently reached the dramatic conclusion and really enjoyed acting out the ending. Some of the performances were incredible, both those playing the hero and villain! As part of this we have learned about cold weather survival as well as the science of the states of water as solid, liquid and gas.

Our mathematics has focused on multiplication as we continue to consolidate our formal methods as well as some fractions. There has also been some artwork showing the shapes and patterns that can be created with just straight lines.

We are very lucky to have Sue working on so many art projects with the children and they have produced lots of great work from snowy landscapes in chalk to popart portraits in the style of Andy Warhol. Collage has become a class favourite as the children used it again; this time to create urban and rural landscapes as we thought about the changes that humans bring to an area.

Finally, we have continued to have chess lessons from chess master Chris and we look forward to entering the Delancy UK Schools Chess Challenge next term.