Welcome to Year Four.
Phase Leader: Mrs F. Edwards
Class 9 – Mr Bunce and Mrs Chambers
Class 10 – Mrs Choudhry and Mrs Danks
This year, we have many exciting topics in store for the children for their creative curriculum, which will support and continue to develop their skills in reading, writing and mathematics.
We will be exploring ancient Rome in our ‘Welcome to Rome’ topic, where we will compare ancient Rome to modern day life. Children will explore how the Romans came to Britain and even experience how a Roman may have lived in Britain by visiting a Roman villa.
Our second topic is ‘Remembering’, where we will learn about how war impacted on our country. It has been over 100 years since World War 1, which makes it the perfect time for children to reflect on the key events that took place during this time. We are privileged to have the pleasure of meeting a war veteran, who will share his experiences with the children, allowing them to reflect on the experiences of those who fought for their country.
We will then move on to learn about Anglo-Saxon life, where children will explore how the Anglo-Saxons lived, where they came from and whom they fought with. We will also focus on the renowned leader Alfred the Great and children will write a biography about the only monarch to be called ‘Great’.
The second topic for Spring is ‘Island to Island’ where children will compare and contrast a differing location to Great Britain. During this topic we will find out all about Jamaica and the people who live there. Children will discover the culture, food and geography of the island before showcasing their new found knowledge to parents in an assembly.
In the summer term, children will learn all about the Wild West, we will discover how a cowboy would live, work, and even explore the differing lives and culture of the Native Americans.
Finally, our last topic will explore ‘Steaming into The Future’ where children will research information about the industrial revolution and the impact this had on the local area. Linking to this topic we will also study the modern classic Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone.
Supporting your child at home.
Each week children will have homework, reading books and a list of spellings to take home. These are given out on a Wednesday and are due back the following Monday so that reading books can be changed and homework and spellings checked. Children also have access to TTRockstars and Spelling Shed, which can be used to support home learning.
Please join us where you can for parent workshops- these have been hugely popular and a lot of fun.