The children in Year 4 had yet another very busy week with One World Week activities, a Class Mass and a big writing to complete!
In English, they finished their brochures explaining the benefits of their chosen attractions and using persuasive techniques such as rhetorical questions, over-eggaretation and persuasive openers. The pieces all read very well and sound convincing so well done class!
On Wednesday, we celebrated Mass in our classroom lead by Father Shaun, during which we reflected on Harvest-the gifts of God’s Creation and talked about our responsibilities to keep that Creation safe and sustainable for the next generations to come. The children read with great expression and showed reverence and maturity during Mass. They also learnt a new song, ‘Thank your lucky stars’ from scratch and performed it beautifully on the day. I was and am very proud of you all!
During the week, we also focused on OWW and as part of that we covered important topics such as the upcoming COP26 conference is Glasgow, climate change and global warming, the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest in South America and its direct link to climate change and renewable energy sources. The children watched video clips and used the atlases to locate relevant areas around the world, whilst also using Google Earth satellite images to prompt dialogue about the changing of our world and ways to slow that or stop it entirely. We also planted cress seeds as a way to bring something new and green into our classrooms whilst the children also had an opportunity to look at innovative ways the world could look like in a few years time and design their own ‘Future City’ with wind turbines and solar panels, electric cars and drones being used instead of fuel based vehicles for transportation.
As a closing to this week’s activities and learning, the children have also written their pledges that they presented during assembly and answered our big question: ‘Who does the world belong to?’
Thank you very much for your hard work this half term. I appreciate all your efforts and your positive attitude to your learning in Year 4 so far.
I wish all of you and your families a restful and safe half term holiday and see you back on Tuesday!
Please keep up your reading and log anything interesting you read during your holiday.
Please have a look at our Whole School RE learning: here
(We are expecting a design idea only, not an actual monstrance built)