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Welcome to Year 4 2018-19


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 and Mrs Fletcher smiley

 Year 4 Breaking News 

- New pics - Sock Monkeys

- New pics - FAME Festival, Worcester

- New pics - Parental Engagement

- New pics - Our Amazing Learning Logs!
- New pics and clips - Tanzanian Visitors

- 100s of pics and clips - Malvern Outdoors!

- New pics and clips - Persuasive Radio Adverts

The class book review: Fing

What is a Fing? Our reviewers loved journeying into the deepest, darkest, jungliest jungle to find out, in David Walliams' latest book.

Check out our book reviews published here!

Staying Safe Online and Keeping Yourself Safe at Home


Sometimes things happen online that make us feel worried, scared or upset. Whatever has happened, it is not your fault. The best thing to do is tell an adult you trust what has happened and how you are feeling. They will be able to help you. Go and investigate this website for lots of helpful advice. If you've any questions or worries, come and speak to me.

Mr Hartsmiley

Homework and supporting your child at home

Summer 2 - The Rainforests


This half term, we will continue to learn about rainforests. To begin, we will be finding out about the artist Rousseau, evaluate some his famous paintings and designing and creating our own collages of the rainforest in his style. In Science, we will learn to group living things and then draw and complete our own classification keys. Following that, we will create and label food chains, and recognise that environments can change and identify how this impacts on living things. In DT sessions, we will learn to make a sock monkey/other rainforest creature!

What an amazing (and wet!) time we all had. Everyone should be incredibly proud of themselves - I’ve been so impressed with you all. There are hundreds of pics and clips of our fantastic time at the centre so I hope you enjoy sharing them with your family and friends. 

We’ve unpacked and ready for our first activities!

Summer 1 - The Rainforests


This half term, our topic will be ‘The Rainforests'. We will start by locating and describing the geographical features of the Amazon rainforest. We will then investigate tropical climates and compare them across the world, locating other examples, and writing weather reports. Following that, we will research and explain the different layers of the rainforest, and the water cycle in the context of rainforests. Finally, we will be describing what life is like and understanding people's lives in the rainforest.

A great half term!

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Spring 2 - Raiders!


To start the new half term, our topic will be ‘Raiders!’ when we will be learning about The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England. To begin, we will be finding out who the Anglo Saxons were and how they changed Britain. We will then investigate who the Vikings were and find out what life was like for the Vikings before they came to Britain. Following that, we will then research what it was like when the Vikings invaded Britain, their influence and just how they changed the lives of Britons after the invasion. Finally, we will investigate how the Anglo Saxon and Viking period ended and the rise of the Normans.

Spring 1 - Super Scientists


To start the new half term, our topic will be “Super Scientists”. We will be learning about solids, liquids and gases and linking our knowledge to the water cycle by carrying out an experiment. Following that, we will investigate properties of magnets, compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and carry out our own investigation. Finally, we will describe and explain how forces such as friction, gravity and air resistance work, and undertake an investigation using our subject knowledge.

ThinkTank Birmingham

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Autumn 2 - Cavemen To Celts


To start the new half term, our topic will be “Cavemen to Celts” where we will be studying the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. 

We will be learning about the Stone Age and finding out what was life like in Stone Age Britain, creating some cave paintings and placing the era on a timeline and in context. 

We’ll then explain the impact of the Bronze Age, thinking about the importance of metalwork and metal objects, and learning about what life was like in Bronze Age Britain. After that, we will then learn about Stonehenge, understand how it was made and then try and re-create it (on a smaller scale!). 

Finally, we will be learning about the Iron Age and explain the major developments during this period and finding out what was life like in a hill fort. We'll compare the three eras and explain the major differences, presenting our findings using the iPads.

Autumn 1 - Window on the World


To start this half term, we will be developing mapping skills and learning about key aspects of physical and human geography in South Africa. We'll identify environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics and major cities. Furthermore, we will investigate the similarities and differences between cities in the UK and South Africa, and understand  what life is like in most South African schools. During art sessions, we hope to be producing some amazing artwork using techniques from the regions. In computing, we'll be using a range of apps to present our findings in imaginative and collaborative ways.

In addition, whilst Mrs Allen is in Tanzania, we'll be using blogging and Skype to communicate and keep in touch with Mabawa Primary School. 

Letters and Administration