As term two is now up and running, Year 4 are back and working hard, challenging themselves in their learning. The term started with a Wow day, with the children learning about our new topic, “The Deep Abyss.”
The children have started to explore the mystical creatures of the deep. They have started to create a backdrop for the class wall and have enjoyed making creatures out of clay and drawing their own.
The children are looking forward to their educational visit on 25th November to the National Sea Life Museum in Birmingham. This is where the children get to learn about the creatures and see them in the flesh. As we delve deeper in to the Abyss Topic, the children will begin to look at Jules Verne’s book, ‘’20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’’ and use this to improve their writing and prediction skills. In English, the children are looking at Poetry, feel free to share your favourite poems with them at home.
In Mathematics we are looking at Multiplication and Division. Keep working on those multiplication table facts and use them to work out division facts.
E.g.:- How many 6’s in 42? ….. If I share 64 by 8 how many are there in a group?
This will lead us nicely into Fractions and Decimals, we will then be looking at finishing the term of with 2d and 3d shapes.
As our topic develops, the children will be looking at food chains and webs, finding out exactly who eats who under the sea. We will be beginning to develop the children’s geography skills, looking at oceans and continents and mapping features onto maps, using symbols and keys. They will classify creatures and explain their reasoning why. Towards Christmas will be looking at creating models of submarines or sea creatures.
Already this year, the children have looked at Potions and have seen a Mad Scientist. They explored making their own potion and looked at some of Shakespeare’s works. From our Book study, we made our own George’s Marvellous Medicine. Earhart did an assembly for the parents, about the how enjoyable the topic was and all the information they learnt.