Learning in Year 4 this half term:
This half term we will embark on another History topic - Celts and Romans. We are really looking forward to our Day at Murton Park on the 22nd January where we will have the opportunity to spend the day as a Roman and really appreciate what life would have been like.
Our main unit for this half term is a fantasy fiction unit based around the book The Spiderwick Chronicles. We will read the interactive eBook, asking questions and developing understanding of inference. We will use drama to explore characters and suspense. We will plan, edit and write a new episode of the fantasy story we have studied and further develop editing and proof-reading skills.
In mathematics we will be working on two areas of maths:
In RE we are studying a unit on salvation with the focus being on the Easter story. Pupils will offer suggestions for what the texts about the entry into Jerusalem, and the death and resurrection of Jesus might mean and will give examples of what the texts studied mean to some Christians. They will make simple links between the Gospel texts and how Christians mark the Easter events in their church communities. They will describe how Christians show their beliefs about Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday in worship. Pupils will make links between some of the stories and teachings in the Bible and life in the world today, expressing some ideas of their own clearly.
Creative Curriculum (Topic):
We’ll sort everyday items into solids, liquids and gases. Using our investigative skills we’ll explore capacity and the properties of liquids. Becoming super scientists, we’ll investigate chemical reactions and states of matter. We’ll research the use of anaesthetic and learn what life was like without it! In our art and design sessions we will make chocolate hearts and bath bombs! We’ll also create canvas art on a large scale!
Pupils will put together a simple animation using a flick book and then use computer software to make it into a simple animation. Pupils will experiment with adding backgrounds and sound effects. To conclude the unit they will look at ‘stop motion’ animations and create their own.
Pupils will continue to develop the fundamental movement skills and will apply these to a variety of games.
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