Mr Pilkington (to see Mr Pilkington's new teacher letter please click here)
Mr Thomas (to see Mr Thomas' new teacher letter please click here)
Welcome to Year 4!
Year 4 is the first year group in Phase 2 so we work extremely hard to be independent. Over the course of the year we learn about a range of fascinating topics as well as progressing in our mathematics, reading and writing!
Year 4 Downloads and Resources:
Year 4 Word List
This term the children will be learning about ‘Living things and their habitats’ with a focus on the local area. They will be understanding how to classify living things into different groups based on certain characteristics. We will be exploring how changes to environments can pose dangers to living things and the impact that humans are having on the environment.
Furthermore, we will be working scientifically to record findings using simple scientific language and labelled diagrams.
Term 5 -Back to Nature
This term the children focus on the work of the artist David Hockney who uses nature as an inspiration for his art work. They will be exploring the natural word in the local area and gathering ideas through a number of different mediums. They will be making detailed, scientific drawings and sketches, taking inspiration from the colours and textures of the natural world.
This term the children will be experimenting with electricity. They will exploring conductivity with a range of electrical devices, finding out about insulators and conductors. They will also have the opportunity to create simple circuits using components such as bulbs, buzzers and motors.They will investigate static electricity using balloons and observe patterns in bulb brightness. In addition, each child will learn about the importance of electrical safety throughout the topic.
This term the children will be finding out about life in Israel. They will have lots of opportunities to quiz our resident Israeli specialist Mr Howarth-Brown and sample a range of cuisine. Following the topic of Israel, the children will create artwork inspired by the Israeli artist Betty Rubinstein which will be showcased on the afternoon of Thursday 8th February for International Day! We hope to see you there!
In Science the children will learn about the different ways sound can travel and identify ways of changing pitch and volume.
The focus this term is Science & DT. We will be learning about different states of matter. The children will also be designing and making an insulator to prevent heat loss, linked to our learning about insulators and conductors. We also be learning about the water cycle and trying to understand where rain comes from. In English next term, we will be reading ‘Leon and the Place Between’ and we will be completing some art work linked to the beautiful illustrations within the book.
If you want to further your learning at home, you could visit the following websites ask Mr Thomas or Mr Pilkington for advice on extra homework:
This term’s focus is History and our fascinating topic of World War 2. We will be finding out about evacuation, the Blitz and rationing. To find out more about World War 2 at home, have a look at the following websites: