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What are we getting up to in Y4?

Welcome to Year 4! We are looking forward to working with you this year and offering many exciting and memorable learning opportunites for the children. If you have any questions, please come and see us at our classroom doors between 8:45 and 8:55am, or at 3:15pm.

Best wishes,

Y4 Teaching Team

 

 

 

Autumn Term:  'Jumanji'

This term's theme and learning focuses on the old video game console and board game - Jumanji. The children have already faced a number of thrilling challenges as it has become a race against time to release Alan Parrish (the original board game player who was sucked into the world of Jumanji) from this dangerous jungle environment to the safety of the real world. The children have already started to understand what life in the jungle is like and have got close to some very large animals - especially during their exciting visit to Twycross Zoo! The roll of the dice will choose their next challenge. Let's hope they have the skills to beat the game and return to the real world! Good luck Year 4!

 

Spring Term: Picture This!

Click! Snap! Click! This term, Year 4 will be learning all about photography and the history of the camera. The children were visited by Tony Hickey, a professional photographer who has worked for many local newspapers. Tony gave the children a fascinating insight into the world of photography. Before leaving, he launched a competition for the children - the child who could take the best photo this term would win a GoPro camera. Hopefully, Tony will return to our school to judge the winning entry!

 

 

Summer Term: Catastrophe!

Evacuate! Run for your life! Warning hazard tape has cordoned off some danger areas within our classrooms. Do not be alarmed! This term's theme, 'Catastrophe!', will enable our children to travel around the globe visiting locations of natural disasters. This will include the volcanic eruption of Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii, Tornado Alley in the USA, earthquakes in China and avalanches in the snowy mountain ranges of Europe. Studying such real-life, naturally-occurring  events, children will get a close insight into the devastation and destruction which is caused by this phenomena. One man might be able to give our children some survival tips - Bear Grylls. Not surprising then that this term's class reader for Year 4 is Bear Grylls' Mission Typhoon.