Your body is like an engine that never stops working. By knowing how your body works, you can learn to look after it better and stay healthy.
This half term Year 4 are investigating the human body. Over the holiday we have been busy finding out about our choice of body systems and organs in preparation for an action packed run up to Christmas. We are very excited to be completing lots of science experiments to find out about our teeth, hearts, lungs and the digestive system, as well as conducting research about how our eyes work and the function of our skeletal and muscular systems.
In addition, we are training to complete our own class marathon to raise money for a charity of our choice. Each child and Miss Brown will contribute by running approximately 1.3km which will be added together to make up the 42km total. We will be recording our progress and using this as an opportunity to investigate the effect of exercise on the human body.
In English we are working in the film industry learning how to write creative and interesting direct speech to complement a storyline.
PE - All year 4 children continue to take part in weekly swimming lessons; please remember swimming kits on Wednesdays and sports kits on Thursdays and Fridays. Thursday sessions are led by our fantastic sports coaches and on Fridays we are training for our class marathon.
How to help at home
• Encourage your child to read at home daily.
• Practise times tables – ask your child to show you the songs we have been using to help us in class.
• Practise Year 3 and Year 4 spellings.
• If you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done at school and ask them to teach you about the human body!
Click on 'School Information' above for detailed information about the Year 4 curriculum.