Welcome to Year 4. This year our teacher is Ms Feetham. The Teaching Assistant who will be working with us every day is Mrs Bell.
During the first term, our topic was Predator. Throughout the topic we learnt all about creepy crocs and amazing alligators, the deadly assassin bug and the voracious Venus flytrap. We were inspired to write an informative leaflet all about our favourite predator. In science we sorted animals into different categories, food chains and habitats. We went on a visit to The Yorkshire Wildlife Park on Monday 2nd October, where we learnt about predators and prey. We also developed our sketching skills in art, our word processing skills in computing and our locational knowledge in Geography. In English we studeied the books Zoo and Gorilla by Anthony Browne as part of our Novel Study, looking at themes such as animal captivity, relationships and imagery. In Maths focused on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.
In the Spring term Y4 are continuing with their novel study based on the Nowhere Emporium. They will be learning how to write detailed and persuasive letters, create a new Wonder for Mr Silver's book and write a new chapter. In maths, we will be learning our multiplication tables and division facts up to 12x12, and how to add and subtract fractions. Our topic is 'Invaders and Settlers:The Vikings' and we will be creating shields and long boats, studying where the Vikings settled and their way of life. As part of our PSHE learning and our Linking project about diversity with Whiston Worrygoose Primary School, we will be visiting the Anne Frank exhibition and the New York Stadium in Rotherham on 6th March.
In the Summer term we will be studying the novel 'Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo.
In Year 4 Mr Smith will teach us P.E on Monday and a Friday.
On a Thursday, we have our music lesson with Mrs Thompson-Smith. This year we are learning how to play the violin. We will be performing in concerts during the year as we make progress in our skills.