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 we will be looking at the topic ‘Time Tunnel' with a focus on the Tudors.

 

History, Geography and Science

Throughout the term, children will learn about famous Tudors and what life was like during this period. They will explore different food, houses, clothes, punishments and even take part in a Tudor Christmas experience at Wollaton Hall. Children will also develop their map skills through comparisons of London in Tudor times and present day. During science lessons, the human body will be explored and children will develop their knowledge of how sound travels.

 

The Arts

Children will be focusing particularly on developing their sketching skills this term and will produce Tudor family portraits and their own family Coat of Arms. As part of this process, children will be encouraged to research artists and extend their knowledge of sketching styles and techniques. In Design Technology, children will be developing their stitching skills to create a Tudor rose.

 

PE and Healthy Lifestyles

During PE lessons this term, children will continue to develop a range of core skills through football and dance. They will develop their knowledge of how to apply tactics in a competitive situation and explore a variety of dance styles. As part of our Healthy Lifestyles curriculum, children will learn the importance of warming up and cooling down before and after exercise, linking this learning to their science topic. They will also have two cookery lessons to enhance and support their learning about nutrition and making healthy choices.  

 

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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