Welcome to the Year 4 page. This year the teachers are: Miss Saunders (4S), Miss Thomas (4T) and Mr Marshall (4M).
In English and Maths in Year 4, we follow the New National Curriculum. We will be using exciting stimuli such as Harry Potter and Charlotte’s Web
In Science we learn about all about States of Matter, Animals (including humans), Living Things and their Habitats, Electricity and Sound. To support our learning we have lots of practical investigations.
Our topics in Year 4 are:
Autumn 1 – Traders and Raiders
We will learn about Britain’s early invaders and settlers. Including Anglo-Saxon and Viking culture, chronology and key events. To launch this topic we have an outside visitor coming in to introduce us to some key events and information.
Autumn 2 – Road Trip USA
Road Trip USA will involve planning our own journey from the west to the east coast of America. We will investigate the states and their landmarks. We will also find out about famous people, federal government and the discovery of America and the impact on Native American people.
Spring 1 – Blue Abyss
This half term, we will be plunging underwater to find out about the lives on sea creatures, how the ocean is structured and the effect humans have had on the oceans.
Spring 2 - Potions
Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties. We will use what we know about materials and their properties to create incredible potions in Professor Hazard’s Potions class!
Summer 1 – Playlist
We will be learning about how instruments are made and where in the world they come from. We will compose and perform our own music and write poetry and song lyrics.
Summer 2 – Misty Mountains of Sierra
In this topic, we will be finding out all about how mountains are formed and investigating how human and physical characteristics have changed and impacted on the world around us.
The below tasks are on purple mash:
Game rules - children will describe the rules of playing a sport
George's recipe - write a recipe for your own marvellous medicine, the most disgusting one wins!
Great Barrier Reef poster - design a poster giving information about the Great Barrier Reed. Might be good to research tourism posters first to see what style you will aim for.
Planets Database quiz - this is a (very tricky!) Set of questions about the planets in our solar system. It is best to research the planets in detail first in order to help with answering the questions. As a little extra if you look near the moon over the weekend you will see Venus shining above it really brightly.
Some more home learning activites.
We have set an Art activity where you can paint Medusa. You also been given a chance to show off the facts you have learned so far about the Great Barrier Reef! Imagine you are a scuba diver and complete the speech bubble explaining what the diver would be able to see, find or discover whilst diving. There is a fraction wall game where you move the fraction blocks to make a whole. Lastly, an instruction task based on making a cheese sandwich!