Year 4/5

Hello and welcome to our home page! In this year group, Mrs Thwaites, Miss Hufton and Miss Johnson are the class teachers. They work with Miss Burr and Ms Ford who are the teaching assistants.

On this page, you can find out about the learning that takes place in these classrooms. Our learning links to specific topics that are designed to be taught across each full term. You can use this page to find out more about the topics we focus on. The page also contains a summary of what we will learn about in each topic. We hope you enjoy having a look at our page!

This term our topic is called 'Space Explorers'.

 

History, Geography and Science

Throughout this term, the children will learn about space. During science lessons, children will develop their understanding of our solar system by researching planets, moons and stars. The children will also discover how our perception of our universe has changed over time. Their historical understanding will be developed further by researching key points in the race to be the first man on the moon. Using technology, the children will research astronauts and create fact files about them.

 

The Arts

This term, the children will developing their knowledge of a wider range of materials. They will be using marbling paints to create an ‘out of this world’ space picture. As part of this project, the children will also be further developing their knowledge of sketching and cutting. There will also be an opportunity for the children to build on their design and technology skills by creating a space rocket using clay. The children will design, construct and evaluate their own rocket. This project will culminate in the children launching their rockets in the grounds of our school.

 

PE and Healthy Lifestyles

During PE lessons this term, children will develop their understanding of hockey. They will explore dribbling, and passing techniques whilst developing their ability to work as a part of a team. In addition to this, the children will develop their understanding of netball. As part of our Healthy Lifestyles curriculum, children will learn the importance of warming up and cooling down before and after exercise. There will also be an opportunity to learn about nutrition through cookery lessons which will be linked to our Space Explorer topic when looking at space food.

 

Learning for Life

To enhance our Life Skills curriculum, children will be taking part in enterprise lessons throughout this term with the goal of creating their own class business. Each class will have the opportunity to develop their enterprise skills throughout the term focussing on risk taking, problem solving, team work and decision making. Children will regularly participate in debates around current news topics and will develop communication and active listening skills through these sessions. As part of Life Sim, children will learn how to use a washing machine and how to safely use a hammer through their DT lessons.

 

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