Year 4 have finished reading the Iliad! What an achievement! If you are missing the story, you can listen to War with Troy - an interpretation of the Iliad provided by the University of Cambridge. It tells the story of Achilles and the Trojan War in twelve episodes.
Follow this link for the audio story:
You can! Take a look at the Metamorphoses tales and other Greek myths. They involve some form of transformation and explore many aspects of human nature: greed, curiosity, vanity, generosity, arrogance, creativity. This makes them a very powerful springboard for discussion and creative work. Listen or read and then come and share your knowledge with the class!
Follow this link: http://classictales.educ.cam.ac.uk/stories/metamorphoses/
This week we have been applying our knowledge of greek pots and making our own from papier mache! This is the result (so far) - stay tuned to see how they look next week...
Our parents performance is on Tuesday 3rd December at 11.15am.
Please arrive at 11am and make your way to the main hall. We look forward to seeing you there!
Welcome to Connaught and Laurel!
Throughout Year 4, the children will be learning about diversity, equality, collaboration and respect through a broad range of topics, including:
Key concepts such as Social Responsibility, Justice, Gender Equality, Democracy, Environmental Care, Social Exclusion and Discrimination and Disability are built into everything we learn.
In Year 4 our children hone their critical thinking skills through topic work including the following literature;
To support our understanding of Homer's Iliad, we are learning the songs from Heroes of Troy; a sequence of learning which targets objectives from the Music curriculum at Key Stage 2. There are seven exciting songs to learn, each one linking to an episode of the story of the Trojan War.
Year 4 are looking forward to attending Troy: Myth and Reality this December. It is the British Museum's major exhibition for Autumn 2019, revealing the lasting legacy of stories and legends from the Trojan War. They were first talked about by the early ancient poets including Homer, in his epic work the Iliad. This trip will fully support our work in Literacy and Topic on Homer's Iliad and ancient Greek culture, history and society.
There will be 300 objects and works of art on show which have been inspired by the tales of war, love and loss. Below is an overview of the exhibition. Please feel free to take a look and discuss with your children!
Children will develop their confidence in performing arts and dance whilst deepening their understanding of story telling techniques.
Previous performances have been:
- Arion and the Dolphin (2018)
There will be a performance for parents on Tuesday 3rd December at 11.15am.
It was lovely to see so many children had gained the Year 3 badges and were wearing them on their jumpers coming up to Year 4. We are proud to say that even more children have gained their Year 4 Bronze badges and are now working towards Silver. Badges are earnt by following our School Aims and our Keys to Success.
PE is every Tuesday afternoon and children should bring their PE kit in a bag. Earrings and other jewellery should not be worn on that day.
In Y5 children will have the opportunity to go swimming.