Friday, 12 January 2018

Year 4 Newsletter

We have had a dramatic start to the new school term in Year 4!  We have been learning about Antarctic exploration through contemporaneous letters, photos and diaries entries.  This enabled us to piece together the chain of events in 1911 and 1912 to determine who was the victor of the race to South Pole.  In literacy, we have started to imagine ourselves of members of Captain Scott's team (Cherry-Gerrard, Bowers and Wilson) as we have written letters home.  Using some of the proceeds of the Streets of London market, we have adopted 5 Adelie penguis and we have been learning why and how modern day Polar scientists study the penguins.  We have also linked our science learning to Antarctica by designing and carrying experiements to determine factors that cause ice to melt more quickly.

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