We visited the Maritime Museum to learn all about Polar Explorers as part of our learning in History.
The children worked as a team to plan an expedition to the North Pole. We went into the museum galleries to research what food we could eat, clothes we could wear, how we could make a shelter, travel and keep ourselves entertained!
We had a great time, behaved briliantly and learned a lot.
In Religious Education (R.E.) this term, we have been learning about Jesus' two greatest commandments. We learnt that the two commandments are:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.
Love your neighbour just as you love yourself.
We wrote our own love prayers. We hope you enjoy reading them.
On Wednesday 9th February, Year 4 went on an exciting, informative and fun boat trip on the river Thames. We began our journey at Ladywell Station- taking the train to Waterloo East.
We saw a lot of fascinating landmarks on our way to the pier as we walked across the Westminster Bridge- The London Eye, Big Ben and the House of Parliament.
On the boat, we sailed past and viewed historical landmarks and human features such as piers, St Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's globe, Tate Modern, HMS Belfast , the Shard, the famous London Bridge and Tower Bridge to name a few.
We ended our journey at the Greenwich Pier.
It was spectacular!
Wednesday 9th February was definitely a long and fun filled day for Year 4. We started our trip with a boat cruise on the river Thames from Westminster to Greenwich, and ended the day with a visit to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. This visit linked well with our topic this term- Rivers of Time, The River Thames as we have been learning about how the river Thames and links to trade, the wars and the development of East London.
Every half-term, the children at St Mary’s focus on a different Problem Solving skill in Maths and this term we learned about Logical Reasoning. In worship, Year 3 and Year 4 worked as a team to solve equations using symbols and crack a secret code, linked to their Communication topic. Back in class, Year 4 stepped up to the challenge and deciphered the secret messages, developing their resilience and teamwork. They had to work out which number each symbol represented, by reasoning and solving algebraic equations.