Welcome to Year 4!

Class Teacher: Mrs Baruah

Teaching Assistant: Elena Fernandez-Corrugedo

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These are the exciting things we will be doing this half term

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Learning Focus

Exploring the United Kingdom today, its counties, capitals and physical features and the reasons why cities grow and change over time through ‘Moving People’.

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Key Text

‘Who Let the Gods Out?” by Maz Evans Perseus and The Gorgon Medusa

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Memorable Experiences / Trips

Sound Workshop Friday 15th October Woodhouse Ridge with Ranger David Preston

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Writing Opportunities

Writing a chapter to predict events. Retelling stories from a character’s point of view. Newspaper article.

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Science

Sound Children will learn about how sound is made, how it travels, how we hear it and how it can be changed.

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Art & DT

Drawing Drawing figures in the style of Greek vases. Pattern. Scratch art Greek vase. 3D Greek theatre masks

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History & Geography

The Ancient Greeks. How do the Ancient Greeks still influence our modern lives?

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Maths

Place Value - Numbers to 10,000, Rounding to nearest 10/100, Negative numbers, Roman Numerals. Addition and Subtraction – 4-digit numbers.

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Computing

E-safety, email, blogging. The children will use Purple Mash to learn how to use different ways to communicate information. The blog package will be used then throughout the year to showcase the work throughout the curriculum.

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Music

Music lessons are planned and delivered by a specialist music teacher.

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PE

Swimming (Tuesday) Children will begin weekly lessons at Kirkstall Leisure Centre learning water safety and how to swim using a range of strokes. Rugby Children will learn the skills required in tag rugby mini games.

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RE

Important Events The children will learn about how significant events in different religions are remembered and celebrated.

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PSHCE including Health Education and RSE

Friends and Families Children will learn about the characteristics of friendships, family life and how they can change.

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Homework Task

For your homework this half term, we would like you to create an Ancient Greek Project.

This can be anything you like and can be made using any materials and resources. (See below for some ideas, but you can choose anything).

Be creative!

At the end of our topic, on the last day of the half term, we will be holding an Ancient Greek Museum where people will be able to view your projects.

The museum will be on Friday 22nd October.

We look forward to seeing all your amazing artefacts!

Ideas include:

  • Make a Trojan Horse
  • Write a Greek tradegy play
  • Create your own Greek God comic strip
  • Make a miniature Panthenon
  • Design your own Olympic sport and write instructions to explain it
  • Build a labyrinth to retell the story of the Minotaur
  • Find out about and recreate an invention
  • Create a Greek gods quiz