Year 4 Autumn Term starts off back in 76 A.D. with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Through reading ‘Escape from Pompeii’ and studying non-fiction texts, the children get a real feel for what life was like during this period in history and how the volcano once known as the ‘Gentle Giant’, changed the lives of thousands of people.
The children also design and make their own chariots for our Roman chariot showroom. Creating wonderful experiences for imaginative writing.
In science, we study how sounds are made and investigate how sound waves and vibration travel through different materials.
Moving on, later into the term, we use Roald Dahl’s book, ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ to inspire our writing. Through poetry, we create our own ‘spells’ and compare the characters to those in other books by the same author.
With it, the Spring Term bring more exciting books such as, The Witches and Harry Potter, through which we write diary entries and create and describe imaginative worlds.
On Monday 13th May, the children have the opportunity to spend three days at JCA – Mill Rythe, where they challenge their team work and knot tying skills raft building, challenge their bravery rock climbing and hone their skills in archery.
We finish off the year by studying ‘Dragonology’ and by becoming dragon and mythological experts. Who knows, a dragon may even find its way onto school grounds to check out our puppets!
With ongoing maths, science, R.E., P.E. and computing, carefully planned to work alongside and compliment the books we study, we strive to inspire the children in Year 4 to be the very rest they possibly can, and have plenty of fun along the way.