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Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
4EB Mrs Bell Mrs Adams
4AT *Miss Tauk/Miss Dearden Mrs Pullen
4PH Mr Hampton Miss Hunt

*Maternity Leave
Year 4 Topics

 
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
The Tudors Photo Manipulation India/Hindusim
Report Writing/Poetry Torch Making Stories for other cultures
Pop-up Books Ancient Egypt Explanation Texts
Visit Harvington Hall Electricity/Sound Digestive System/Habitats
States of Matter Cultures/Celebrations Precious Possessions Pouch

Counties

Plays Poetry

 

Surgery Times
 

If you have a specific issue you wish to discuss with your child's teacher they will be available between

3.15 pm - 4.00 pm on the following days.

 

4PH Mr Hampton - Tuesday

4AT Miss Tauk   - Tuesday
4EB Mrs Bell   -  Tuesday

 

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SPRING TERM

 

Our very popular topic this term was Imaginary Worlds.  We have been studying the text of Harry Potter and analysed an early version written by JK Rowling comparing it to the improved published piece and applied this skill to our own work.  Our medicinal herb research homework supported the creation of potions and spells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Thank you to parents and carers who assisted the children in making wonderful dioramas (imaginary world in a shoe box) which were proudly displayed at parents evening.

 

   

 

   

 

  

 

  

 

In computing we used paint.net software to manipulate and combine a number of images to create a fantastic beast for our top trump cards.  We have also continued using Discovery Coding to continue developing our coding skills.

 

Our science focus has been to investigate how sound travels, how to change pitch and volume and why some instruments are lower or higher pitched than others.  We are also hoping to start our our electrical circuits topic and make torches using empty containers.

 

The children are learning to play either the clarinet or the ukulele as part of the FAME scheme and will perform in a concert later in the year.

 

We have studied what the earth is made from, how and why volcanoes exist and what the implications are for people and animals around them.

 

Our history topic has focused on the Ancient Egyptians, the amazing achievements of this ancient civilisation including hieroglyphics, time and measurement and one of the first to introduce fashionable clothing.

AUTUMN TERM

 

We have had a great start to the term with some fabulous topics.  Our English work began with a study of the works of Roald Dahl which the children really enjoy particularly his ‘made up’ words.  We created our own Dream Jars focusing on fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases which form part of the Spelling Punctuation and Grammar expectations.

 

 

 

Our history topic has been the life of Henry VIII.  We have discussed the need for power, protection, alliances with other countries and the necessity to have an heir to the throne which resulted in him marrying six times!  Also the legacy his reign left with the ruined buildings we now visit as a result of the dissolution of the monasteries and his navy.  We will be visiting Harvington Hall next week to experience, first hand, the lifestyle of the Tudors.

 

In science we have studies the three states of matter.  Solids, liquids and gas.  We ran an investigation on evaporation and as the colder weather arrives are seeing many examples of condensation.

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