Herne Bay Junior School
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Year 4

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.



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!​

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