REQM Silver Award

The spring term begins in January with our topic of ‘Mountains’. In this geography-led subject, the children will be studying the mountain ranges across the globe, the highest peaks, how mountains are formed and life on the mountains. The subject will also be embedded in their English work as well as art and design.

In science, we will continue with the ‘States of matter’ topic and complete the term with ‘Electricity’. Children will be given the chance to use their knowledge of circuits to make a torch in DT, linking it to survival on the mountains – can I please ask, in advance, for each child to bring in an empty crisp tube for this project (named).

We will carry on with our times tables revision, where your child will be given weekly tables or tasks for a test on the following Monday.

PE remains on the usual Thursday afternoon with Coach Matt Vernon. (Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school as usual.)

 

 

Miss Wightman is the teacher in Year 4.  She is supported in class by MrsTurton and Mrs Macaulay.

 

This term, in class 4, we will be delving into the deep, dark part of prehistory known as the Stone Age. What can we find out about it? What are primary and secondary sources? What is the job of an archaeologist?

How did humans develop into the clever survivors and inventors that we have become today?

When did prehistory end?

In science, we will be looking at caring for our teeth and experimenting with eggshells. Why?

We will also be learning about the human digestive system, so it could get messy!

In art and design we will be making our own Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age creations, from life-like tools and weapons to calming sunset pictures of Stonehenge.

Don’t forget to bring an art shirt in!

In maths, we will be having times tables tests to help with our target of knowing all of the tables up to 12 x 12 – so please learn these.

Making 3D shapes in maths

The Eggshell Enquiry in Science

Peer marking of our story maps in English

 

 

Respect

Respecting yourself as well as others

Forgiveness

Show forgiveness to all, including yourself

Trust

Trusting in God and in each other

Faith

Faith and hope in God, yourself and each other

Friendship

Being generous, caring and loyal friends