Year 4

Our topic this half term is ‘Land, Sea and Sky’.  As an introduction, over the half term holiday, we observed a range of plants and animals that are suited to living in or near water. We enjoyed sharing the fantastic artwork, diagrams, photographs and information we collected and created; it certainly has been useful to be so close to the canal!

In Science, we are learning about different types of plants and animals, how they have each adapted to their environment and how they can be classified. We are also finding out about the life cycles of plants, how they absorb water and what makes them so important.  We are investigating animal habitats too and finding out about food chains.

In International, we are finding out how environmental changes threaten the world’s coral reefs, about Earth Day and about the things we can do to help our planet - including a trip to the aquarium to find out more about endangered creatures.

In English, we are exploring different types of poetry, writing our own poems and performing them in front of a live audience. We are taking inspiration from Japanese haikus, Lewis Carroll’s poem 'Jabberwocky' and a range of imaginary worlds in the immersive space.

How to help at home:

• Encourage your child to read at home daily.
• Practise times tables – ask your child to show you the songs we have been using to help us in class.
• Practise Year 3 and Year 4 spellings.

PE - All Year 4 children continue to take part in weekly swimming lessons. Please remember swimming kits on Wednesdays and sports kits on Thursdays.

Click on 'School Information' above for detailed information about the Year 4 curriculum.

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