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Year 4 ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016

Welcome to Year 4

From September 2016  

Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
4EB Mrs Bell/Mrs Briand Mrs Webb
4AT Miss Tauk  
4PH Mr Hampton Mrs Joesbury-Clarke

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 Egyptians/Egyptian Masks Explanation Texts
Visit Harvington Hall Electricity/Sound Digestive System/Habitats
States of Matter Imaginary Worlds Indian Wall Hangings
Settlements (Isles of Scilly) 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





Our Indian topic is vibrant and exciting with many cross curricula links.  We will have an India day.  There will be opportunities to dress up, food tasting, use Indian drums and henna painting. We will study some of their traditional tales.


In our DT topic we will be designing and creating our own Indian wall hanging.


Geography will focus on the location of India its climate and how the life of a villager compares to people living in major cities.


Science this term is looking at the teeth, eating and the digestive system.  We will also be looking at habitats and look forward to our visit to Bishops Wood and the mini beast hunt.


Our poetry focus will be on animals.


We will also be going on our residential to Malvern Outdoor Elements Centre.  We will be focusing on the 7R's and also working towards a nationally recognised certificate for young people NOLA (National Outdoor Learning Award). 



This term we will be using the new software Discovery coding to create our own apps.  This is an internet based program and can also be accessed from home using the following logon:


User name: Student 31794

Password: coding


Our science topic – Electricity will be combined with our DT topic as we make our own torches and use a simple electrical circuit to turn a bulb on and off.




We will study Howard Carter’s discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun and the fascinating topic of the Egyptians culminating with the creation of our own fantasy Egyptian god masks.




In literacy we will be basing our work on imaginary worlds and the wonderful story of How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.  In ICT we will be manipulating images to produce our own imaginary world. Our homework was to create a diorama of an imaginary world in a shoe box.  These were then showcased and parents joined us to view the fantastic models.  Thank you to all adults who helped support the children in this task.  We cant unfortunately show all of them but more can be viewed on our class blog.







We have a studied the Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo in literacy and linked this to our art work sketching seaside objects using tone and shading.






In Humanities we have concentrated on the countries that make up the United Kingdom.  Capitals and major cities, rivers and mountain ranges.

In computing we have been using logo to hone our programming skills creating repeating patterns using repeat shapes and procedures.


In science we have looked at changing states such as melting, freezing, evaporation and condensation.


This term we have visited Harvington Hall and enjoyed listening to a wealth of facts, and handled a variety of artefacts provided by the History Man – Mr Cadle to support our study of the Tudors.  We have glimpsed into the past and now have an understanding of the Kings and Queens of this era, their clothes, food, housing and entertainment.




We created a fabulous variety of pop up books with a Christmas theme for our DT topic.







Please visit this excellent educational website which the school subscribes to allowing all pupils free home access.  The logon details are the same as those used to logon to the computers in school and should be familiar to your child.  All activity is recorded, please encourage children to use it responsibly, it is a valuable learning tool.


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