Herne Bay Junior School
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Year 4


Terms 5 and 6

Stones and Bones

This term the Year 4 History topic is Stones and Bones. The children will explore the vast world of Prehistoric Britain and learn all about the first steps that our ancestors took. Through this topic, the children will gain an understanding of the Stone Age and how we know about the prehistoric past. At the end of the Topic, the children will be displaying their Stone Age homework projects in our class museum. During Art, the children will be learning about block printing inspired by Salvador Dali. Our Science topic for Term 5 is sound. The children will be using the forest area to experiment with making different sounds, complete a sound survey and make pan pipes in class. In term 6, the children will move onto learning about electricity and making simple circuits. In term 5, the children will be thinking about people and things that are special to them. They will also consider losses and memories. Term 6 will focus on Sex Education.

Terms 3 and 4

Water, Water Everywhere!

This term in Year 4 we will be exploring the depths of the Amazon in our topic: Water, Water Everywhere. There will be a lot of studying atlases and finding where these far away lands are in the world. We will take a deeper look at culture in South America, including famous landmarks, both natural and manmade. Throughout this topic, we will be creating bridges to see if we can cross the Amazon River. If we at first fail on this mission, we will be able to look at and recreate our designs for a more successful crossing next time! We can't wait to explore all of this with you.

Terms 1 & 2

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!‚Äč In Topic lessons, we will research Egyptian daily life and find out what is was really like! During Art, we will make Egyptian headdress artwork. At the end of the Topic, we will be displaying our artifact homework projects in our class museum.