Year 4 2020-2021
This year all our classes have been named after countries.
Mexica Class - Mrs Brandwood-Wilson, Miss Carter and Mrs Wright
Jamaica Class - Miss Mein and Miss Mangham
South Africa Class - Miss Bhalla & Mrs Osborne
Curriculum theme day
This half term Year 4 will be taking part in a geography theme day, within the week beginning 7th December 2020. These theme days are designed to teach the children knowledge objectives that were missed due to school closure last academic year.
Within this theme day the children will learn about countries and capital cities from around the world. As part of the day the children will taste different foods around the world. Over the course of the day, children will pick one other country to research.
Year 4 will be using scratch to create their own games. They will learn how to use variables and repetition to create their educational game as well as learning how to debug their programs.
Our theme is continuing as ‘health and well-being’ this half term. All children will be focusing on the benefits of eating a healthy diet, recognising how images in the media do not always reflect reality. We will also look in more detail at conflicting emotions and how to understand them. As part of the keeping safe element children will decide how to manage risk and danger and to understand basic emergency procedures and how they would access help.
This half term, children will learn about ‘Sound. They will learn how sound is made and how sound travels through different mediums. Children will also investigate how to manipulate sounds through experiment with pitch and volume.
This half term Year 4 will be taking part in a history theme day within the week beginning 5th October 2020. These theme days are designed to teach the children knowledge objectives that were missed due to school closure last academic year. Within this theme day the children will learn about Stone Age through to the end of the Iron Age. As part of the day the children will learn what it was like to be a hunter gather and showcase their archery skills. The will learn how Cave Paintings tell their own stories and create their own authentic paintings using berries.. Over the course of the day , children will learn how the different periods of times changed and how they have had a lasting impact on Britain. Letters will be sent out nearer the time with any further information on you may need to know.
Year 4 will be using espresso coding to create their own apps and games. They will learn how to write codes to create times and add in directions to their games.
Our theme is continuing as ‘health and well-being’ this half term. All children will be focusing on keeping safe; specifically why health and safety rules are in place in school and what to do in an emergency in the local environment. We will also look at mental well being and discuss anxieties and worries as well as look at coping strategies to support this.
This half term, children will learn about ‘Living things and their Habitats’. They will learn how to group living things in a variety of ways. They will learn how to use classification keys and how to identify animals based on their features. We will also look at how environments change and how this can be dangerous to living things.
Year 4 2019-2020
This year all our classes have been named after gold medal winning Olympic athletes.
Pendleton Class - Miss Mills, Mrs Brandwood-Wilson, Mrs Robinson, Mrs Welsby & Miss Summers
Whitlock Class - Miss Walker, Miss Mangham, Miss Daily & Mrs Mandi-ghomi
Hoy Class - Miss Bhalla & Mrs Osborne
Year 4 - Autumn 2
What's around the bend?
During autumn 2, year 4 focused on the geography topics of rivers and mountains. For their hook lesson, children took part in some mini challenges on how to cross a river, this included a huge amount of team work. Throughout the unit, we learnt about the most famous rivers and mountains across the world as well as looking at the features of the river. As design technologists, we designed and created a 3D model of a river. Take a look at some of our work below.
Spring 1 and 2
Who's the Mummy?
Our focus during this term was the Ancient Egyptians. We started the term by mummifying a member of our table and writing our names in hieroglyphics. Throughout the term, we have learnt about the importance of the pyramids, Egyptian Gods and the river Nile. Using our art skills, we made Canopic jars and learnt about the job of an embalmer. We visited Leeds City Museum, where came face to face with a real mummy.