Every day millions of people take to the skies, making journeys in aeroplanes.
In Year 4, we have begun to look at the different ways we are connected to countries around the world from the places we come from and the languages we speak to the food we eat and clothes we wear. Air travel has made much of this possible.
In Geography, we are finding out about the places that we can travel to from our local airport and how weather can affect air travel. We will soon be visiting Manchester airport where we will be able to watch planes taking off and landing, view the flight deck of a plane and find out all about airport expansion, how it can affect the environment and how to plan our own airport.
In Art and Technology, we are researching different airline logos and designs before creating new logo and tail artwork for British Airways. We are also looking at some of the artwork displayed in airports around the world, taking inspiration for our own sculptures representing ‘flight’ as well as planning and designing our own in-flight entertainment packs and presenting them to a panel of peers for evaluation.
In Society and International we are finding out about the different jobs people do in an airport and on an aeroplane and the use of passports and visas around the world.
PE – All Year 4 children take part in weekly swimming lessons; please remember swimming kits on a Wednesday and sports kits on a Thursday.
Spellings – A list of all the key words for Year 3 and 4 has been sent home with every child. These are words the children are expected to be able to spell accurately by the end of Year 4 - please encourage your child to practise them on an ongoing basis.
Reading - It is important that all Year 4 children continue to read at home daily. This could be with parents/carers or older siblings and only needs to take 10 minutes. Accelerated reading books may be taken home but do need to return to school each day.
Thank you for your continuing support.
Miss Brown and Mrs Khan
Click on 'School Information' above for detailed information about the Year 4 curriculum.