Teacher: Miss Nichol
TA: Miss O’connor
It’s been all go in Year 4 this half term and Miss O’ Connor and I have been thrilled at the hard work and resilience shown by the children. We have all been working very hard, which is clear from the great progress that most of us are making. We are very proud of everyone!
In History we have continued our Vikings topic. We have learned all about Viking longships, Viking place names and the Danelaw. We have considered a number of key historical ideas and learned how more recent archaeological finds have challenged the way that we think about Vikings. We have discovered that not all Vikings were huge, muscly warriors! Most of them were simple farmers.
In Geography we have continued to work with our Viking theme, exploring places where Vikings raided, invaded and settled. We have talked about the geographical features that Vikings would have looked for before settling in an area and the Viking influences on places in Britain that can still be seen today.
In Science we have been learning about electricity. We have had fun in lessons, using electrical components to make working circuits and predicting which circuits will work and which will not.
In Computing we have been busy using our coding skills to make our own times table quizzes. I have been very impressed with the skills shown by the children – their coding skills are really developing and they are becoming really skilled at telling their teachers where they have gone wrong!
Finally, as 2020 draws to a close (thank goodness!), we would like to thank all our parent carers for their support in 2020. Thank you for everything you do, encouraging the children to read, helping with homework and getting them to school on time, rested and ready to learn. Thank you. You make a difference!
|TOPIC NAME||Science||History||Geography||Art and DT||PSHE||RE||Computing||Music||PE||MFL||Literacy||Numeracy|
|Groovy Greeks||Changing State Y4||Greek civilisations – life in ancient Greece||Geography skills (mapping)
Compare Greece to UK
Human & Physical Geography
|Papier mache masks, pots, sculptures
Sketching and drawing of Greek artefacts
DT food experience day
|Heartsmart – Too much selfie isn’t healthy
Heartsmart – Don’t rub it in, rub it out!
|God, David and the Psalms
Exploring Easter as a story of Betrayal and Trust
Exploring Easter celebrations worldwide
|Net IT-online safety
Communic8 IT- email and blogging
Food and Drink
Gymnastics – Perfecting Sequencing
|Reading simple sentences about weather & objects||Myths and Legends
Statistics in science
3d shaoes for Greeks
Homework Leaflet-Homework leaflet
Class Newsletter: Year 4 class newsletter spring 1
Document showing what Year 4 will look at in Autumn Term- year 4 spring Ancient Greece topic web 2021