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Year 4

Year 4 Team - Mrs Newton, Mrs Rich, Mrs Wilkes and Miss Hancock

This Half Term

The key text we will be focusing on this Half Term is 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes

This is providing the base for learning across a few of our subjects. It will be inspiring our writing within our English lessons, we shall also be picking the text apart in our Reading sessions and discussing the different comprehension components as well as why the author has chosen to write the text in the way he has and the impact that it has on the story.

 

Our Geography topic is on Rivers. We will be looking at the River Tame and its characteristics. We will then be looking at the British sewage system and the cause and effects of flooding.

 

In Science we will be looking at the topic of Living Things and their Habitats. Our learning will take place in and out of the learning room, at Forest School. We will be learning about how living things can be grouped and learn to use classification keys. We will also be looking at how environmental changes can effect living things.

 

In Computing we are going to be delving into Information Technology and learning about how the internet and networks work.

 

In Art we are exploring the world of Painting. We will look at the artist Claude Monet. We will discuss his key pieces of art and his Impressionism style. They will finally produce their own painting by painting just like Claude Monet, outside.

 

In French we are looking at 'Likes and Dislikes' and learning to say, read and write things we like, love, do not like and detest.

 

Previous Learning

Last Half Term

Our key text we will be focusing on is 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes

This is providing the base for learning across a few of our subjects. It will be inspiring our writing within our English lessons, we shall also be picking the text apart in our Reading sessions and discussing the different comprehension components as well as why the author has chosen to write the text in the way he has and the impact that it has on the story.

 

Our History topic is based around on the Victorians; looking at how the Victorians have influenced today through the Industrial Revolution and the influential people from that time.

 

In Science we will be looking at the topic of States of Matter, where we will be learning about the properties of each state and how we change each one by either heating or cooling it. We will be carrying out investigations around freezing liquids and melting points of chocolate depending on whether it is milk, white or dark.

 

In Computing we are going to be delving into Scratch and we will looking on how to create loops in games..

 

In Art we are exploring the world of Printing. We have looked at the artist William Morris. We have discussed his key pieces of art and his style to create a printing tile. We will finally produce their own printing to produce their own William Morris wallpaper.

 

In French we are looking at 'Food' and learning to say, read and write breakfast and lunch item.