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Welcome to Year 4 2019-20

 

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

Many thanks to all of you who have made appointments for the sessions on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th February. I have attached an up-to-date timetable as a reminder or if you've just forgotten your time slot. To those who have still to book a slot, please would you do so using the on-line booking system. If you have any issues, then please come and speak to us in the playground after school and we'll do our best to resolve them.

- New pics - Parental Engagement

- New pics - Sharing Projects Homework

- New pics - Investigating Japan

- New pics - Maths photos

- New pics - Messy Maps!

- New pics - Learning all about skeletons

- New pics - Class assembly

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Homework and supporting your child at home

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

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 Australia. 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 identify climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains and volcanoes. During 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, Canada, Japan and China. We will be learning about the physical and human features and characteristics of each place, and exploring the local cultures and traditions. Next, we will gain a scientific understanding of the importance of nutrition, the skeleton, the digestive system and teeth. Furthermore, we'll investigate different explorers and use our scientific knowledge to understand how they survived in so many different places. We will also learn to identify different types of rocks, and sort and group them according to different features.

 

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 half term, our topic will be "Bright Lights, Mad Sounds!" where we'll study light, sound and electricity. We'll be learning about how we need light in order to see things and how light is reflected from surfaces. Additionally, we will investigate how shadows are formed and carry out our own scientific investigation into how shadows change. Furthermore, we'll be learning about how sounds are made and how they travel through the ear, presenting our findings in imaginative ways. We'll then investigate pitch and volume, explaining how to change the pitch of an instrument and how distances affect the volume of a sound. Finally, we'll learn how circuits are formed, and making and drawing our own circuit diagrams using scientific symbols. In DT sessions, we'll apply our learning to make a willow Christmas tree lantern with a light circuit. 

Autumn 1 - It's All Greek To Me

 

We will start the year with our new topic entitled ‘It’s All Greek to Me’, when we'll explore the Ancient Greeks and their culture, as well as some comparisons to modern day Greece. 

To begin, 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 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 columns.

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