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 'Myths and Legends'.

 

History, Geography and Science

Throughout this term, the children will learn about Myths and Legends. During science lessons, children will develop their understanding of a variety of materials by researching and exploring the different properties of materials. The children will discover where myths and legends originated from around the world. Their historical understanding will be developed further by researching key points of Greek and British Myths and Legends and how they have shaped today’s history. Using technology, the children will research Greek and British Myths and Legends and create fact files about them.

 

The Arts

This term, the children will be developing their knowledge of a wider range of materials. They will begin by focusing on how to sketch a portrait of a famous Myth or Legend in detail. As part of this project, the children will also be further developing their knowledge of creating effective backgrounds, focusing on resident artistic materials.

 

PE and Healthy Lifestyles

During PE lessons this term, children will develop their understanding of tennis and athletics. They will explore a range of tennis serves and returns 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 Myths and Legends topic.

 

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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