Welcome to Year 4!
This year we are going to have many adventures to help us learn, from travelling through Africa to journeying through the human body!
Our new topic for Autumn 2 is ANTARCTICA! We will be navigating our way back in time to learn of the famous races to the south pole and will gain an insight of the brave explorers who endured the treacherous expeditions. As well as this, we will be focussing in Geography on identifying global regions, developing our use of maps, atlases and compasses including understanding 6-figure grid references. In DT, we will be developing our textile skills through designing, making and evaluating hand warmers designed to keep Antarctic explorers hands warm!
In English, we will be focussing on our new core text ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ and within this will explore letter writing and diary entries. In Maths, we will continue our unit of ‘Addition and Subtraction’ followed later by ‘Measurement: Length and Perimeter’ and then ‘Multiplication and Division’.
Homework tasks are provided a Friday, where appropriate and should be completed by the following Tuesday.
PE takes place every Friday, please send your child wearing their PE kit to school on these days, no jewellery please!
Swimming will continue until the Christmas holidays on Tuesdays at Parkside Swimming Pool.