Penguins class is taught by Mrs Down on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Marshall on Thursday and Friday.
Mrs Evans and Ms Robertson support the children in Penguins class with their learning.
Home learning is explained in detail in the Homework document below.
Spring Term 2020
Exploring Rivers, Mountains and Coasts
This term we will become geographers, exploring rivers, mountains and coasts. We will find out about the formation of a river and follow it's journey form the source to the sea. We will explore how rivers have been important for farming, transportation and the location of settlements. After half term we will use globes, atlas', maps and digital maps to explore different mountain ranges and identify the highest peaks in each continent. We will also find out about coastlines and use geographical vocabulary to describe different features.
Geography KIRFs (key information recall facts)
The 7 continents of the world are Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Antarctica.
The longest river in the world is the Nile in Africa which is 4160 miles long.
The highest mountain in the world is Mount Everest. Its peak rises to 8,848 m.
The highest mountain in the UK is Ben Nevis in Scotland, standing 1,345m tall.
The Severn River is the longest river in the UK, covering a distance of 220 miles. It flows through Shropshire, Powys, and Worcestershire.
Science KIRFs (Key information recall facts)
The 3 states of matter we are able to observe are solids, liquids and gases.
The air we breathe is full of different gases, but mainly nitrogen and oxygen.
States of matter change when you:
add or remove heat
add or remove pressure
The earth has a specific amount of water that goes through a constant cycle. This is called The Water Cycle.
Condensation and evaporation occur within the water cycle.
At some point each half term the children should complete at least three activities from the homework grid. Written work must be presented neatly in your homework book. Creative work can be presented in any way of your choosing.
Please find link to the homework grid below:
We will also send weekly spellings home every Thursday which will be tested on the following Thursday morning. Don't forget to also logon to Mathletics each week.
The children need daily practice of their times tables as they are expected to know all of their times tables up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.
For the first time this year, the government have introduced a statutory times tables test for Year 4 children which will take place in the Summer term.
Active Lifestyle Survey
Year 4 only: https://ipsos.uk/JZGVA
Autumn Term 2019
World War 2
This term we will be learning about World War 2 from a child's perspective. We will be learning about how the war started, and which countries were involved. We will investigate what adults and children did at home to keep themselves safe and support the war effort. We will research the Dunkirk rescue, the Battle of Britain and the D-day landings. If you have any artifacts or stories to share please talk to us in school, as first hand experiences bring this facinating topic alive for the children.