This half term in Year 4 we are finding out about our earliest ancestors, what they might have looked like and how they managed to survive before all the technology we have today, through our topic 'Scavengers and Settlers'. We started by investigating how to build shelters and discussing our family trees. A big thank you to parents and carers for your support creating the family trees over the holidays - the results are fantastic!
In History, we are finding out how to use archaeological evidence, what archaeologists can tell us about prehistoric hunters, how fossils are made and what we can learn from them, as well as where our ancestors settled and how they lived. We are also investigating a Stone Age village to find out all we can about the past and how life changed through the Bronze Age and Iron Age.
In Art, we are finding out how to create our own prehistoric cave paintings and how to make and decorate pottery.
In Technology, we are learning about the types of foods that the first farmers would have grown and how we can update the dishes that early settlers may have eaten.
In English, we are extending our topic by looking at historical stories - including writing our own fictional stories set in the Stone Age as well as using non-fiction texts to produce our own web pages.
PE - All Year 4 children continue to take part in weekly swimming lessons. Please remember swimming kits on Wednesdays and sports kits on Thursdays.
Homework – Homework is given on a Friday and is due the following Thursday. Please make sure that homework books are returned to school on Thursdays, even if the homework has not been completed, so that the following week's work can be stuck in.
Click on 'School Information' above for detailed information about the Year 4 curriculum.