Welcome to Year 4
The teachers in Year 4 are Miss Begum and Miss Marsh.
Associate staff are Mrs Shepard, Mrs Aisha and Mr Hussain.
This half term has been a busy one so far, we have been exploring the history of the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, looking at how the invasion effected Britian and looked at timelines. We have also looked at geographical locations to where the Vikings travelled and settled using ICT and non-fiction books. We were fortunate to have a real Viking (Mr Fellows) work with us to reinact the story of Beowulf using drama. This was a very exciting day! (see photos). As we continue the term, we are looking forward to creating our own narratives in English and learning about Electricity in Science.
Within this short half term, we are continuing to explore Africa - there is so much to be taught! We will be looking at the famous Nelson Mandela and how he changed the world we live in today. In science, the unit we are learning about is Animals including Humans. This includes learning all about the digestive system... ew! In English, our focus is the Lion King, this will be our theme to create our own journey and return story. Within Maths lessons, we will be starting to learn about fractions.
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This half term we are excited about exploring amazing Africa! We will be looking at a variety of animals native to Africa, in order to find out more about their habitats and features. We will be researching geographical landmarks including mountains and rivers. Through our learning, we will be comparing our lives in the UK to lives in Africa. In English, we will be learning the necessary skills to create an information text about our favourite African animal. In Maths, we are focussing on our times tables and challenging ourselves to recall all times tables up to 12x12. This will help us with the unit we are currently working on.
Stay tuned for updates about an upcoming trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Autumn Term 2
This half term, we are learning about the Romans. We will be exploring countries that they invaded and explore life as a Roman compared to life in Britian today. Through DT and Art sessions, we will create Roman mosaics and chariots, evaluating our designs along the way. In Literacy, we are reading 'Escape from Pompeii' which will lead us to write our own tragedy story. We will be developing many grammatical skills and varying our sentence structures, whilst learning about the explosion of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. In our Maths lessons we are currently further developing our addition and subtraction skills in different contexts.
Keep a look out for our 'Christmas Around the World production, we are working hard to rehearse for this and are very excited to perform this.
Autumn Term 1
This term, our theme is Kaleidoscopic. We are exploring different artists and creating a range of artwork using colours, patterns, materials and different techniques. We are also creating our very own kaleidoscope alongside a piece of instructional writing which will show other children how to make a kaleidoscope. In Science, we are learning about sound. We are thinking carefully about how sound travels and will be designing and making our own musical instruments using recyclable materials. We will also listen to pieces of music and think about how they make us feel. We will then chose colours to represent those feelings and create sound art using paint. In English, we are currently reading the story The Day the Crayons Quit which we are thoroughly enjoying. In Maths, we are learning about place value and working hard to recall all of our times table facts. Year 4 have settled in well this term.