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Welcome to Year 4!

 

I will be constantly filling this page with exciting class news, pictures and clips of things we've done and much more. If you have any ideas for this page, just let me know and I'll try and include them. 

Thanks! Mr Hart smiley

 Year 4 Breaking News

- New pics and clips- Pompeii models

- New pics - FAME Music and Clarinet Concert

- New pics - Building Roman Roads

- New clips - Spark Videos - Roman Emperors

- New pics - Enterprise and Summer Fayre

- New pics - Cello assembly

- New pics - Tanzanian Visitors in Class ​​​​​​​

 

Homework and supporting your child at home

Summer 2 - Under Attack!

 

To start the new half term, our history and art-related topic will be ‘Under Attack!’ where we will be learning about The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. Firstly, we will be finding out how the Romans changed Europe and Britain, before investigating what the Romans ever did for us. We will then research and learn about different groups in Roman society before finding out about different Roman leaders. Finally, we will be exploring why the Romans left Britain and learning about the events of Pompeii and understand its effects on the people that lived there. During art sessions, we will explore Roman architecture and mosaics before creating our own interpretations.

Summer 1 - Green Fingers & Knowing Me, Knowing You

 

To start the new half term, our topic will be ‘Green Fingers!’ where we plan to identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants; explore the requirements of plants for life and growth; investigate the way in which water is transported within plants; and explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. Furthermore, we will be learning about the principles of a healthy and balanced diet.

 

In the second part of the half term, we will launch our topic ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You!’ when we plan to use maps to investigate Malvern; understand how place names reveal information about a town's origins; understand how and why early settlers chose Malvern as a suitable location; and understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of Nice, France and Lima, Peru.

Spring 2 - Around the World in 80 Days

 

This half term, we will be continuing our topic "Around the World in 80 Days” where we plan to visit Russia and Madagascar. We will be learning about the physical and human features and characteristics of each place, and exploring the local cultures and traditions. In Science lessons, we will be constructing and interpreting a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey. 

 

During English lessons, we will be continuing to read an abridged version of Jules Verne’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ and exploring the characters, settings and themes through our writing and reading.

Spring 1 - Around the World in 80 Days

 

To start the new half term, our topic will be "Around the World in 80 Days” where we plan to visit the USA, Japan, China, Russia and Madagascar. We will be learning about the physical and human features and characteristics of each place, and exploring the local cultures and traditions. In addition, we will gain a scientific understanding of the importance of nutrition, the skeleton, the digestive system and teeth. Furthermore, we investigate different explorers and use our scientific knowledge to understand how they survived in so many different places.

 

During English lessons, we will be reading an abridged version of Jules Verne’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ and exploring the characters, settings and themes through our writing and reading.

Autumn 2 - Bright Lights, Mad Sounds!
  

To start the new half term, our topic will be “Bright Lights; Mad Sounds!” where we will be studying light, sound and electricity. We will be identifying how sounds are made and learning about how sounds travel through the ear, and presenting our findings in imaginative ways. We’ll then investigate pitch and volume and explaining how to change the pitch of an instrument and how distances affect the volume of a sound.

 

Furthermore, we will be learning about how we see things, how the eye works and how light is reflected from surfaces. In addition, we will find out how shadows are formed and carry out our own scientific investigation into how shadows change.

 

Finally, we will learn how circuits are formed, and making and drawing our own circuit diagrams using scientific symbols. In DT sessions, we will be applying our learning to make our own functioning vehicles using our circuitry knowledge and understanding.

Autumn 1 - It's All Greek To Me

 

We will be beginning the year with our new topic entitled ‘It’s All Greek to Me’ in which we will be exploring the Ancient Greeks and their culture, as well as some comparisons to modern day Greece.

We will be developing our mapping skills and learning about the key aspects of physical and human geography in Ancient Greece. We’ll then investigate and report on the similarities and differences between democracy in Ancient Greece and the UK today. Furthermore, we will explore Greek Gods and Goddesses and use this to write our own myths. In addition, we will be exploring the historical importance of Ancient Greece to the Olympic and explain how the Olympics has changed over time. In DT sessions, we will investigate Ancient Greek architecture and art and use this knowledge to design and make our own Greek pots.

 

Talk for Writing Traditional Tale - Part 1

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We used Talk for Writing techniques to learn a traditional tale (Goldilocks and the Three Bears) so that we could write the story in book format as a gift for our friends at Mabawa School in Tanzania.

Talk for Writing Traditional Tale - Part 2

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