Welcome to Year 4!
The Year 4 Classes are taught by Mr Hodgkins, Mrs Cowdrith and Mrs Moss and our brilliant TAs Mrs Rodionova, Mrs Dennis, Mrs Farboud and Mr Nash.
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 focusing on Antarctica. Our learning begins with some of the incredible explorations that took place over 100 years ago, with Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen racing to the South Pole and Ernest Shackleton attempting to cross the continent. In geography, we learn about lines of latitude and why they are useful, as well as looking at the climate of Antarctica and how it compares to Cambridge. We will also be considering how the continent of Antarctica is being affected by climate change. In DT, we are designing and making hand-warmers and in science we are looking at solids, liquids and gases.
During our English lessons, we are going to be writing letters to apply for positions in Shackleton’s crew, and if successful(!), will then go on to write diary entries about our adventures. Later in the term, we will also be writing some poetry, based on our topic.
In maths, we are working hard on our 3, 6 and 9 times tables and also learning more about area and perimeter.
Homework tasks are provided on a Thursday, where appropriate and should be completed by the following Wednesday.
This term is another swimming term, which takes place on a Monday. We will also be doing indoor or outdoor PE on a Thursday. Please send your child with named PE kit in a bag, so that they can change ready for PE.