Welcome to Jade Class
Jade Class is a Year 4 Class taught by Mr Hill and our brilliant TAs Mrs Dennis and Mrs Graham.
This year we are going to have many adventures to help us learn, from travelling through Africa to journeying through the human body!
This half term we are going back in time to explore the history of Antarctica and the exciting race that took place between Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen.
For our WOW day, we created our own mini shelter and compared which would give Scott the most shelter in the harsh Antarctic climate.
In English, we are researching the race to the South Pole using a broad variety of sources. We are also writing our own diary entry as Scott and describing the beautiful landscape of the driest continent on Earth through a variety of literary techniques. In Maths we are continuing our work through our new mastery based curriculum and learning about multiplication tables and measurements. In Design and Technology we are studying sowing and comparing materials appropriate for Scott and Amundsen’s journey. In Geography we are studying grid references and compasses, also we are discussing how the environment of Antarctic is changing and evaluating the different reasons for this. In Science our focus is collecting and evaluating information, alongside evaporation and the different states of matter.
Children are also taking part in an independent learning walk at the Scott Polar Museum! Where children can research the original clothes and tools that Scott took on his voyage.
The Outdoor P.E focus is hockey and perfecting our dribbling skills.
Spelling homework is given out on a Thursday and is due back on a Tuesday. When appropriate, additional English and Maths homework is also given out on a Thursday.
French lessons take place every Thursday.
Outdoor P.E takes place on Tuesday afternoons and Indoor P.E (Swimming) on Wednesday mornings.