Year 4

Teacher – Mrs Cooke

TA – Mrs Evans and Mrs McWiggan

Welcome to Year 4

Class Page. Here you will find updates of what we have been learning about in class and links to help with homework.

Year 4 Spring Cross Curricular Plan

Knowledge Organisers

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Geography History  Geography
Science Science  RE
RE RE  Science
Art Art

Temperature Experiments

We have begun thinking about changing state in Science. We conducted experiments into temperature and thought about the temperatures that would cause a change of state. We measured temperature over time to observe these changes happening.

Geography

We looked at the different cities in Madagascar and found them on a map. We also looked at the natural resources and trade in Madagascar, studying the exports and imports.

Madagascar

We found out that our new Geography topic is Madagascar! Madagascar is an island and is one of the countries on the continent of Africa. We found out some interesting facts about Madagascar and then had to sort pictures and facts in our groups to compare Madagascar and the UK.

Our dear friend Lacey

We remembered our dear friend Lacey on her birthday and decorated her tree with butterflies in memory of her.

Design and Technology

We used our Design and Technology skills this Christmas week to create pop-up Christmas cards and gingerbread reindeer.

Solids, Liquids and Gases

We used our bodies to model how the atoms act in solids, liquids and gases!

Roman Absorption Experiment

We were tasked by the Romans to investigate which material would be the best for cleaning up ‘blood’ from the battlefield. We tested four different materials to see how absorbent each material was.

Roman Army Formations

We had fun practising the different Roman army formations including the ‘tortoise’ the ‘square’ and the ‘pig’s head’!

Only One You

For our well-being morning last week, we worked in our family groups. We heard the story ‘Only One You’, which celebrates friendship and differences. We then designed and created our own ‘fish’ pebbles.

Hinduism

To celebrate Diwali we created and coloured our own Rangoli patterns.

Anti-Bullying Week

As part of Anti-bullying week we came to school wearing odd socks to celebrate difference and uniqueness. We also took part in a Philosophy for Children lesson where we listened to the story ‘Frog and the Stranger’ and discussed questions we had about the events and the characters.

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World Mental Health Day

For World Mental Health Day we took part in #HelloYellow for Young Minds. We all wore something yellow with our uniforms and completed activities thinking about what makes us happy. Year 4 also completed some mindful colouring, superhero ‘happy’ badges and created our own Superheroes that could help somebody feeling sad.

Earning a living

We have begun our ‘Earning a Living’ topic in Geography. We have been thinking about why people have jobs, what kinds of jobs people have and the kinds of jobs we would like to do when we grow up. For our lesson this week, we matched job titles to job descriptions to find out more about them. We then thought about the jobs that we would most and least like to do!

Geography

In Geography, we found out about industries in certain areas of the UK. We then used the laptops to create pages of information about these places and displayed them in class.

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Macbeth Day

We loved watching Young Shakespeare’s performance of Macbeth on Friday and have continued to complete some drama work about the play.

Space Day

We loved Space Day on 7th October! We researched planets, made up our own mnemonics, learned about Tim Peake’s visit to the ISS, created art work to show what Earth would look like from the ISS and even tested our own balloon-powered rocket!

Science – Electricity

For the first lesson of our Science ‘Electricity’ topic, we were given a bulb, a bulb holder, a battery, a battery holder and two wires. We were challenged to get the bulb to light! Once we had completed a circuit using two wires, Mrs Cooke challenged us to get the bulb to light with only one wire! Some of us managed to complete this challenge too!

Geography – Earning a living

We have begun our ‘Earning a Living’ topic in Geography. We have been thinking about why people have jobs, what kinds of jobs people have and the kinds of jobs we would like to do when we grow up. For our lesson this week, we matched job titles to job descriptions to find out more about them. We then thought about the jobs that we would most and least like to do!

Collective Worship

Tour of Britain

We learned about the Tour of Britain that will be riding through Tameside this weekend. We designed cycling jerseys that the bikers could ride as they travel through Stalybridge!

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