Herne Bay Junior School
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Year 4

Terms 3 and 4 2020

Water, water everywhere!

Year 4 have a new, exciting Geography and Science topic this year called 'Water, water everywhere!' In our Geography lessons, we will be continuing to learn about the continents with a focus on South America; locating and identifying the physical and human features of Brazil and understanding and describing vegetation belts. We will be linking our English with Geography, exploring the Amazon River and writing an information text. Through our Science lessons, we will be studying states of matter and the water cycle. We will be visited by South East Water who aim to give the children a better understanding of how they treat water, saving water and where water comes from. We will also look at understanding how changes to an environment can endanger living things. In Computing lessons, we will be creating PowerPoint presentations and inserting hyperlinks.


Terms 1 and 2 2019

Walk like an Egyptian

Throughout terms 1 and 2, our topic is 'Walk like an Egyptian'.  We welcomed Mr Egypt all the way from Egypt to introduce our topic and have already found out a lot! During this topic, we will be exploring Ancient Egypt and the relationship with the River Nile, creating River Nile models and flooding them to replicate what happens. We will be learning how the Ancient Egyptians preserved their dead through mummification and we might even have a go at mummifying an orange! Will they survive 4000 years or will they rot over the holidays? Watch this space!​ In Topic lessons, we will research Egyptian daily life and find out what is was really like! During Art, we will focus on Egyptian wall paintings and have a go at drawing our own artwork linking this with English to tell a story. At the end of the Topic, we will be displaying our artifact homework projects in our class museum.

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Terms 5 and 6 2019


Year 4 are UNDER ATTACK! Ruthless Vikings have taken over for the next two terms as we look at who these incredible travellers really were, why they came to Britain and who came before them. In particular, we will be taking a look at the achievements of the Vikings and their amazing craftsmanship. This term, children are also very lucky to have the opportunity to spend a lot more time looking at team building and exploring the importance and relevance of relationships with friends, family and pets.



Terms 3 and 4 2019

Retro Realness

Ever wondered when the first mobile phone was invented? How about where people went for their holidays before airplanes were built? Step back in time over the next two terms as we journey back to a time when televisions only had one channel and computers were a thing of science fiction. During Terms 3 and 4, each week will be the coming of a new decade, starting from the roaring 1920s right up to the 1990s. In particular, we will be focusing on what people did for leisure and entertainment. Children will have the opportunity to learn about different fashion trends, how wartime rationing affected what we ate, and how Herne Bay has developed over the past century. Children will experience popular music of each decade through their PE topic, The Evolution of Dance, and also during their Science topic, Sound. Year 4 are very lucky to have the opportunity to go to Forest School, which will be taking place every Thursday for 4JW and 4LS in Term 3, 4HO and 4JN in Term 4.