Welcome to Year 4
Welcome to Year 4
The Teacher in Year 4 is Mrs Price and the Teaching Assistants are Miss Murphy and Miss Benfold.
In Year 4 we study many exciting topics throughout the school year including:
In the Autumn term, we begin the year focusing on the author Roald Dahl, enjoying some of his many famous stories; including George’s Marvellous Medicine and learning songs from some of the musicals such as Matilda. We learn about states of matter, making predictions, asking questions and performing our own tests. We then take a look at electricity and learn to gather and record data in different ways. In DT lessons they then use knowledge and skills learnt in science lessons to create torches.
In music we will listen to music from the shows and learn about the work of the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky focusing on his first ever composition ‘The Firebird’,
In Geography lessons, the children will learn about the eight points of the compass and develop their map skills. They will learn about the UK focusing on the changing coastline.
In Computing we will focus on staying safe and how computers are networked and how the internet works. We will also develop our computer skills by researching and presenting data linked to our topic work this term.
During the second half of the Autumn term, we look back in time and explore the Roman Empire. The children’s art skills will be developed during the term where they will be encouraged to make careful observations and investigate different media in order to present their work. They will focus on work by Hector Gonzales and on Roman art.
During the Spring term, we travel through the human digestive system and look in detail at our teeth, comparing them with those of other animals. We also begin to learn about food webs; before going on to investigating how we hear things in our science lessons.
In addition, local parish links will be strengthened as we learn about the history of the Sacred Heart Parish in Rochdale using a wide rand of resources as evidence.
E-safety will remain a focus as we celebrate E-safety day as well as continuing to develop our computing skills during our other lessons.
In DT lessons the children will have the opportunity to adapt a recipe and in art look at portraits by local artist L. S. Lowry as well as examples of Egyptian art.
Later in the spring term, we will be learning about the fascinating (and gruesome) Ancient Egyptians; including looking at their art work and learning about Egyptian mummification.
In music learn how to compose our own music and begin to read and write music as well as focusing on works by Carl Orff and Johann Sebastian Bach.
Finally, the summer term is packed with exciting topics as we investigate living things and their habitats, learn about mountains and rainforests and learn how to code on the computer.