Welcome to Year 4
Year Four is an exciting year to be a part of! We have a fun-filled, creative curriculum to excite and inspire the children of the year group. Our teachers work hard to ensure that we make our learning in Year 4 exciting and memorable. Our brilliant teachers are Miss Ward and Mrs Fletcher (Uganda), Miss Taylor (South Africa) and Miss Martin (Kenya). We also have a number of brilliant support staff to help us with our learning and make us progress.
Our exciting lessons are linked to the Clockhouse Curriculum and using our topics we also have the opportunity to develop and improve our Literacy and Numeracy skills. We will be looking at exciting topics such as: The Ancient Egyptians, Sound, South America, Living things and their habitats. At the start of each new topic we have an entry point activity which helps us to get involved in the new theme and motivated to learn. At the end of each topic we have an Exit Point where we celebrate our learning throughout the topic. We often invite our parents in as it this gives us the opportunity to share our learning in a fun and meaningful way.
During the Autumn term, we learn about the wonderful Ancient Egyptians as part of our topic “Who was Tutankhamun?”. We are looking forward to our Ancient Egyptian day to get us started and at the end of each topic we like to share the learning that has taken place with an Exit Point. Our Exit Point for this topic will be setting up a museum to show what Ancient Egyptian artefacts we have unearthed.
During the Spring term, our topic “All about the Bass” lets us learn about sound and use our Science knowledge and skills to develop our understanding. As well as this, we obviously look at music and musical instruments, even learning about the history of Music and listen to different music genres. Very exciting! We also learn about the fun and exciting South America through History, Geography and most importantly learn lots about rainforests! We will also be visiting Paradise Wildlife Park to help aid our rainforest learning.
During the Summer term, we take our learning outside in our topic “I’m a Year Four! Get me out of here!” There will be no bush tucker trials though! We will be learning about Living Things and Habitats and hopefully will get to make bug houses! Most importantly, we get to experience the Great Outdoors ourselves through trips.
During each topic we will have a home learning project which provides an opportunity to learn about the things that interest us and we want to find out about.
During the year we will have lots of other exciting events… keep checking the website and letters home for further information.
All this sensational learning means that we have enjoyed our time in Year Four and are ready and excited for the new challenges ahead in Year Five!