A very warm welcome to Year 4, we have a wonderful year ahead of us.
The following information will be useful as you settle into life in Y4.
Your class teaching team is
Miss Bee - Class teacher
Mrs Parker - Teaching Assistant
PE is on Wednesday
Dance is on Thursday
Spellings are now changing. They will be given out on a Monday and tested the following Monday. Children will be given a variety of spelling rules each week and will do lots of activities in class to help learn these rules.
Maths and English/Grammar will be given out on a Thursday and due in the following Tuesday
Our Topic this term is 'Rainforests' and we have lots to learn during this term.
As historians we will be studying the history of Rainforests.
Through our topic we will…
continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.
understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
As geographers we will be studying the Rainforests of the world. We will study the layers of the rainforests. We will learn about the climate of rainforests. We will study the enviromental threats to the rainforest.
Through our topic we will…
be able to describe the climate at the equator
describe the climate in tropical rainforests
describe the geographical features of a rainforest
understand the distribution of natural resources from the Amazon to the Western World.
investigate Palm Oil and the dangers towards orangutans and deforestation
know the layers of the rainforests and the physical features
As artists we will be studying the artwork of Rousseau. We will create rainforest paintings and prints.
We will develop our observational drawing.
Painting & Print
Throughout or topic we will be taught:
•to improve our mastery of art and design techniques, including Drawing, Painting, Collage, Sculpture, Print, Textiles, Digital Media with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
Our science topic is going to be exciting, as we find out lots of information about Animals Including Humans.
We will be identifying and naming parts of the digestive system, looking at teeth and asking lots of scientific questions.
Make sure you ask us lots of questions about our topic.
Once we've finished with all that learning, we will just about have time for our class novel.
Our class novel is Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo.
Please keep checking back to see all the wonderful things we get up to.