Teachers: Mrs Rodgers and Miss Dunn
LSAs: Mr Bossons, Miss Shearer and Miss Newbury
Hello and welcome to our Year 4 page.
English & Topic – Road Trip USA
This term, Year 4 will start to look at their new topic “Road Trip USA”. The Topic focuses on Art and Design Technology. Through our topic lessons we will take a road trip across the whole of America, stopping off at various states to investigate the culture of the country.
Children will find out about Native American tribes, famous American artists, create their own artwork and even look at American cooking and music.
In English we will continue to develop our skills by studying a range of high quality texts from a range of different authors. Our class novel will be ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ Each project will inspire a range of different written pieces.
This half term we will be learning about money. It would be helpful if the children can look at prices, receipts from shops and perform calculations to find totals and change.
We will also look at mass, volume and measure in different units.
This half term our Science focus will be ‘Sound’. The children will learn how sound is made and how sounds can be changed by changing pitch and volume.
We will also look at how sound is heard by learning about the inner workings of the human ear.
In personal, social and health education we will be learning about healthy relationships and valuing difference. We will have a member of the local council coming in to speak to us about their role in the community.
In RE we will be delving into the question 'Why do some people think that life is a journey? What significant experiences mark this?.
This investigation enables pupils to learn in depth from different religious and spiritual ways of life relating to milestones on the journey of life. Through exploring baptism, Bar and Bat Mitzvah or Hindu Samskaras and marriage pupils explore how and why people chose to mark significant moments in life.
As part of Year 4 physical education, all children will be attending swimming lessons at Eccles Leisure Centre. This is to ensure that the children will be able to swim 25 metres unaided and have knowledge of water rescue which they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Please see our class newsletter below for more information.