Learning in Year 4 this half term:
As we embark on our own adventure into Year 4, we will learn about and research one of the greatest explorers of our time – Neil Armstrong. We will read a biography about his life and use non-fiction texts to help us to determine what skills and qualities are important in order to be a successful Astronaut. We will learn about the effective use of pronouns and fronted adverbials, and use these in our writing tasks: to write a diary entry and a biography.
We will be further consolidating and expanding our knowledge of place value this half term. We will delve into the value of thousands, tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands and will use this knowledge to help us to further embed our addition and subtraction skills. We will also focus on adding in quantities of 25s, 1000s and to find 1000 more or less than a given number.
This half term we’ll learn about the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. What were people’s daily lives like and what epic battles did they fight? Using techniques such as cutting, scraping and mark making, we’ll make Stone Age tools. We’ll look closely at cave paintings and create our own. As we learn about the Bronze Age, we’ll build monuments and investigate their shadows. In science, we’ll plant grains and learn about plant life cycles. Copying the Beaker folk style, we’ll make clay containers. Then, we’ll travel to the Iron Age to learn about hill forts and the properties of iron. We’ll also make Iron Age jewellery. During an exploratory dig, we’ll find all sorts of objects and creatures. What will we uncover?
In science, we will begin to explore sound and how it is produced. We will consider how audiences hear music once it’s played and how we can change the pitch and volume of sounds. We will also be setting up some investigations and getting to grips with scientific research.
In RE, we will be considering the key question “what is it like to follow God?”. What does being a follower of God means and how is that reflected in their daily lives and practices? We will also be thinking about what it means to belong to a community and how this may be influenced by beliefs in God.
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