Terms 1 and 2 2018
Wonders of the World
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to have lived in an Ancient time surrounded by some of the great wonders of the world? The children in Year 4 are looking at people who did!
Throughout terms 1 and 2, our topic is ‘Wonders of the World’; 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 will also delve into the classical age of Ancient Greece and the children will re-enact the first Olympics and compare how their lives differ today. We will develop our artistic flare, creating magnificent and enchanting cherry blossom landscapes and carve and design Greek soap sculptures.
Next term, we will be exploring Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome, 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 become gladiators about to fight in the Colosseum in Rome and discover how such a beautiful construction was created. 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!
Terms 5 and 6
During terms 5 and 6 our topic in Year 4 will be Under Attack!. We will be taking a look back in time at how the Vikings invaded, settled and lived in Britain and their cultural influence. In addition to the Vikings, we will consider life in Anglo-Saxon Britain and their role against the vicious Vikings. 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 2018
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 1920’s 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 4JN and 4LS in Term 3, 4PP and 4AR in Term 4.