In Geography, we will be learning about rivers. We will learn what rivers are, their features and facts about the longest rivers in the world. We will also look at the human impact upon river systems and the important role which rivers played in the lives of the Vikings. In support of this, in English, we will be using our whole class reading time to learn more about rivers of the world and Viking life. We will be reading the story of The Iron Man and in class and we will be using them to inspire our writing. We may even have chance to interview the Iron Man himself!
In RE the children will be working alongside Miss Ferrara. We will be learning about Community, Giving & Receiving and Self-Discipline. Judaism will be a focus of our studies in other faiths and we will have chance to experience the celebration of Passover as part of our Holy Week celebrations. Year 4 will also re-enact Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem towards the end of term. In Art, we will be continuing our journey back in time to the Viking era as we learn about marks and lines to show textures. We will also be inspired by the work of artist Ben Mosely as we create our own colour wheels including tertiary colours and develop our printing skills. In Design and Technology, we will be investigating shell structures including packaging and how these are presented and strengthened to create our very own packaged product! Watch this space! Our scientific investigations will be inspired by how rivers are developed as we learn more about the water cycle in our topic on States of Matter. We will be learning more about these scientific states of evaporation, condensation and precipitation alongside investigating freezing and melting in class. In Mathematics we will be working hard to develop our strategies of multiplication and division. We will be improving our knowledge and recall of our multiplications facts up to the 12 x table and we will be using Times Tables Rocks Stars on a weekly basis to hone these skills. We will also have chance to further develop our problem solving and data handling skills through our historical inquiry and science investigations.
During PE we will be learningthe skills to play basketball with Mr Fearne and even have the chance to improve our balance and coordination during our Gymnastics lessons alongside Mrs Toyne. We will be using class I-pads to update you on work in class and each child will have chance to take publish their writing online . Watch this space (www.brwacademy.com) for more details! The children will continue their Music sessions with The Becket music team. These will take place on Thursday mornings and give the children the chance to play a range of instruments. Hymn Practice will also continue on a weekly basis, as will music lessons. In MFL the children will be learning to ask and answer simple questions in French whilst learning to write some words and phrases in French about their school and the time.