Herne Bay Junior School
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Year 4

Terms 5 and 6 2017

Vicious Vikings

During terms 5 and 6 our topic in Year 4 will be Vicious Vikings. We will be taking a look back in time at how the Vikings invaded, settled and lived in Britain and their cultural influence. In English, we will be immersing ourselves in the mythical world of 'How To Train Your Dragon' and writing creative stories that transport the reader to a more vicious world. Later on in the term, myths and legends will be out in full force as we learn about Thor, Loki and the other Viking gods. In Science, we will be getting to know our digestive systems and understanding how our bodies work including a rather gruesome experiment looking at how our teeth decay, that is sure to make all of the children never miss a brush again!


Terms 3 and 4

Tracks and Trails

During terms 3 and 4 our topic in Year 4 will be 'Tracks and Trails.' We will be learning how to find and locate positions, both on maps and charts and out in the open using our Geography and Maths skills. By studying an exciting adventure story; 'Charlie Small, Gorilla City' we will be providing the children with opportunities to write creatively, inspired by the books they read. Through Richer Reading we will also be learning about a variety of different cultures and societies around the world and throughout history, with a particular focus upon Africa. In Science, we will be expanding our knowledge of how things work by investigating electricity and sound in commonplace and unusual settings!

Making tracks and following trails...Let the hunt begin!


Terms 1 and 2 2016

Ancient Antics!

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to have lived in Ancient Egypt or The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China? The children in year 4 are looking at people who did!

Throughout terms 1 and 2, our topic is 'Ancient Antics'; looking at all those things that just make you go 'Wow'! In particular, we are learning about the wondrous Great Wall of China and the many inventions from The Shang Dynasty that have lasted the test of time. We are developing our artistic flare, creating magnificent and enchanting cherry blossom landscapes and terrifying dragon masks to ward off any threats!

Next term, we will be exploring Ancient Egypt and discovering more about the water cycle and how this was so significant to the Ancient Egyptians and their relationship with the River Nile. We will be learning how the Ancient Egyptians preserved their dead through mummification and we might even have a go at mummifying fish! Will they survive 4000 years or will they rot over the holidays? Watch this space!