SPRING (2) – February 2019

This half term we are sticking with Britain as a theme and looking at what makes up the United Kingdom, Great Britain and the British Isles, along with looking at our European neighbours.

Our work in Science will focus upon the importance of sound!

Not too much singing is included, but we are examining how it all works, if we can hire a boat along the ear canal and just how to get a good beat from an ear drum!

In English we are becoming journalists as we will be writing newspaper reports all about our hobbit friend, Mr Baggins! This means we will be looking at the facts of Bilbo’s journey, using quotes, and hopefully putting Piers Morgan out of a job!

In PE we have Team theme on a Wednesday with ball games skills being developed on a Tuesday!

Our new reading record books have been here for a while now, as these are counted as part of uniform, we need to see them in every day!

 

SPRING  (1) – January 2019

Y4 Spring Term Creative (002)

Y4 Spring Term English Maths (002)

This half term we are saying “Ave” to one another, enjoying new straight roads and marvelling at the mighty Testudo. That’s right; we are welcoming our new Roman overlords and the civilisation they bring!

We will be looking at the history of  Roman Britain, finding out why they wanted to come here in the first place.

We will look at how the Romans were superior to the indigenous Celts and why this ensured 400 years of Roman dominance.

We’ll be learning about electrical circuits in Science and explore terms such as conductor and insulator, practically making circuits, before examining the science of sound.

In English we are setting off on a mighty journey, with help from a furry footed fellow with a penchant for food and a habit of finding exotic jewellery. “Bagginses my precious!”

In PE we will be continuing with our swimming ON MONDAY.

PE is now on a WEDNESDAY, so please make sure you remember your kits!

Reading

Reading is so important to your child’s development , so please make sure reading is done at least 3 times a week.

Don’t forget to sign their reading record book! It is needed in school EVERY DAY!

AUTUMN 2 – November 2018

Y4 Autumn Term creative

Y4 Autumn Term English Maths

This half term we are sticking with Greece and the wider Mediterranean as a theme, looking at why it is a popular travel destination in addition to examining the loudest of the areas natural features; Vesuvius and volcanoes!

Things will certainly heat up!

Our work in science will focus upon the circle of life!

Not too much singing is included, but we  are examining food chains/webs and discovering all about adaptation; why does the camel have the hump indeed?!

In English we are undertaking out own ‘dragons den’ approach to explanation texts, looking at creating a machine to feed Hades’ faithful guardian of the underworld; The three headed Hellhound Cerberus; that’s going to be a lot of dog biscuits!

In PE we have the United coaches coming in to develop our sports skills on a Friday.

We are also still going swimming on a Monday afternoon, so make sure to bring the right kit:

  • Girls need a towel and a one piece swimsuit,
  • Boys need a towel and trunks/brief suit: no baggy shorts please!

Our new reading record books have arrived; these are counted as part of uniform, so need to come in every day!

AUTUMN 1 – September 2018

This half term we are journeying to a country full of history, one of the longest coastlines in the world and superb gyros and souvlaki!

This half term we will be looking at the history of Greece and finding out all about their long fascinating history and how they lived and worked.

Our work in science will focus upon the tricky subject of human digestion, caring for our teeth, before moving onto the animal kingdom! I know that Miss Palfrey has a brilliantly icky lesson planned, so stay tuned!

In English we are looking at the myths and legends of Greece, and will be using the legend of Medusa and Perseus to craft our own tales of vanquishing terrifying beasts!

In PE we have the United coaches coming in to   develop our sports skills on a Friday.

We are also going swimming on a Monday afternoon, so make sure to bring the right kit:

  • Girls need a towel and a one piece swimsuit,
  • Boys need a towel and trunks/brief suit: no baggy shorts please!