We are starting off 2018 with our exciting new topic ‘Active Planet’, in which we will be finding out all about earthquakes and volcanoes! The standard of homework completed over the Christmas holiday was fantastic and we enjoyed sharing lots of exciting facts about volcanoes on our return.
In Geography, we have begun to learn about the different types of volcanoes and the tectonic plates under the earth’s surface. We will be continuing to explore how the earth is formed, as well as what causes earthquakes and how we can measure them.
In Technology, we are investigating what makes buildings strong, designing our own earthquake-proof buildings and evaluating protective clothing and equipment.
In Science, we are learning about solids, liquids and gasses, and finding out what happens when a volcano erupts, what happens when rock melts and how volcanoes give off poisonous gas.
In English, we are finding out how news is reported and the language that is used to draw the reader in. The children are producing their own newspaper articles and reporting on extreme weather conditions. We will also be finding out about myths related to volcanoes and developing our language to create our own volcano myths.
PE - All Year 4 children continue to take part in weekly swimming lessons. Please remember swimming kits on Wednesdays and sports kits on Thursdays.
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 our fantastic active planet!
Click on 'School Information' above for detailed information about the Year 4 curriculum.