Welcome to Year 4! Here is where you will discover all the amazing things we have been learning about.
The teachers in Year 4 are Mrs Potts and Mrs Greenacre.
The teaching assistant for Year 4 is Mrs Halladay.
Our topics this term is: Romans.
As stated in a recent school letter home, while the current advice is to remain open and continue with the education of our young people, the academy has been putting in place contingency plans. Part of this is providing parents and carers with resources for home learning to take place. Please keep checking this section of the class page, as well as Dojo's and other usual channels, for further information.
'Be Internet Legends'. We continue to educate and inform our students about the importance of internet safety. As part of Google's scheme, we have been looking at privacy of data and social media https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/internet.swf - Information about the Internet.
http://www.kidsclick.org/ - Internet search engine for children.
Our topic for the second half of the autumn term is 'Rocks and Soils'. The big question we will be exploring is 'What Do Rocks Tell Us?'. As a class, we will be exploring how to identify different rocks, their properties and how they are created. We will exploring them further within our literacy work, where we will be creating poems about our learning.
Over the term, we will be looking at different reading texts and understanding how to understand them fully. From poetry, stories, fact files to films, we will be looking in detail at the vocabulary, retrieval and inference skills required to decode texts.
This term, we be reading a new text called 'Roman Diary: The Journey of Illona' which follows the epic journey of a young girl who travels from Greece to Egypt and finds herself captured and to taken to Rome, where she experiences the the luxury, the excess, and the politics of the Roman Empire. Using this as inspiration, children will write their own diary entry about life as a child in ancient Rome.
We will then explore the genre of poetry, where the class will develop an understanding and approach to create their own poems. Using science as a stimuli, children will plan, draft and publish poetry to be shared in class and around school.