Welcome to Year 4!
Mrs Womack is the class teacher supported by Mrs Beaney. We are a friendly and hard working class and so far we have had a productive year filled with lots of fun experiences and learning opportunities. We are building on our independent skills and thinking about our responsibilities as learners and important members of the school.
Summer term 1
Our new topic is called Misty Mountain Sierra. We will visit the the highest point in Norfolk, yes there is one! Back in the classroom, we’ll use a range of maps, information books and websites to write a recount of our visit and compare our hill to the world's mountains. We’ll find out where the highest mountains are, learn how to use a compass and make 3-D mountain models. Inspired by the magnificent mountains of the world, we’ll complete graphs showing heights, look at webcam and satellite images and create wonderful weavings and landscape paintings. Using our literacy skills, we’ll write mountain-shaped poems and a biography about famous climbers such as Edmund Hillary. Finally, we’ll think about our personal ‘mountains’. What are our goals and how will we achieve them?
Spring term 2
Our next topic is called Potions! When Year 4 came into class this morning they were faced with a bottle filled with dark red liquid saying drink me! This promoted lots of discussion and we thought about reasons for and against drinking it. During this topic we will enter the magical world of potions and their properties. We will be investigating chemical reactions and states of matter with a little help from Professor Nitrate during science week!
BBC 500 words competition
Year 4s have entered the writing competition promoted by the BBC. We have been inspired by watching the live programme with authors such as David Walliams and Frank Cottrell-Boyce giving tips on how to plan the story. We have really enjoyed writing them and we are keeping our fingers crossed that someone in our class is successful!
Spring term 1
Happy New Year! Our next topic is called Bottoms Burps and Bile. During this topic we will be learning about the digestive system from the top to the very bottom and what happens inbetween! We will be having a dentist visit during the topic to discuss looking after teeth and their role in aiding digestion.
Autumn term 2
Our next topic is Ancient Egypt. We will learn all about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and the mystery surrounding it. We will find out about what life was like 3000 years ago, looking at pictures of amazing artefacts to help us. We will also find out about special landmarks in Egypt including the River Nile and the Great Pyramids. What else can you research about this exciting period of time?
From 5th-9th November the whole school will learning about aspects of World War 1 all week to honour the centenary year of the first World War. In Year 4 we will learn about what soldiers might have experienced in the trenches, supported from an educational workshop to train us all as soldiers. We will write thank you letters to those that fought for us and think about how this affected women and children as they continued to work at home. We will learn about the truce at Christmas time and try to reflect on peace and giving in our everyday lives.
Autumn term 1
Our first topic is : I am Warrior! We will be looking back in time when the Romans invaded Britain and discovering which significant people were around during this time period. Our first trip is to the Time and Tide museum on Wednesday 19th September, this will give an opportunity for pupils to have some hands on experiences and learn how to be Roman soldiers!