Orange 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Orange Class
We are a Year 4 class taught by Miss Bell, supported by Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Clogg.
This is what we will be learning about in the Summer term:
Number: Place Value - Decimals, Money
Measurement - Time, Statistics
Geometry - Angles and 2D shapes
We will be looking at the text ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna where we will be writing a narrative and then writing a diary entry.
We will also be looking at the text ‘Manfish’ by Jennifer Berne where we will be writing an invention narrative and writing a biography of Jacques Cousteau
History: Riotous Royalty
We will be learning about the impact the Roman empire had on life in Britain. We will learn about the spread of the Roman empire, the invasion of Britain and the eventual conquest. The children will also look at the Romanisation of Britain and the building of Roman roads and bathhouses. In addition to this, they will have the opportunity to learn about the British resistance of Boudicca and investigate Hadrian's Wall. They will learn about the different features of the wall and use maps to determine its location.
Geography: What's it like in...?
We will be learning about a location in the UK which is opposite to Weston to enable the children to learn about different environments and locations. This will include looking at types of settlements and key landmarks.
Art: Fruit and Veg
We will be learning how to use pencil, colour, paint, clay peppers and textiles to create quality art work that shows progression in their skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of the designer, Carl Warner, textile artist, Michael Brennand-Wood and Italian painter, Caravaggio.
DT: Edible Garden
This unit provides an opportunity for children to learn where and how a variety of ingredients are grown. Firstly, children will learn how to plant seeds and care for their plants so they yield produce that can be used in their cooking. They will learn how to cook with the ingredients they are growing; following recipes and using different kitchen equipment.
Animation - The children will learn the basic principles and techniques of simple animation. Beginning with the history of animation, children research some of the early animation techniques used before the use of computers.
Sound - In this unit we will learn about how vibrations cause sounds and how sounds travel, as well as how sounds can change pitch and loudness. We will learn about how sounds are made, carrying out demonstrations of vibrations, and completing a sound survey.
Scientists and inventors - We will learn about the dangers posed to living things in Madagascar, and Gerald Durrell’s conservation efforts on the island. The children will also learn about Alexander Graham Bell, James West and Gerhard M. Sessler. The children will look at the early uses of solar energy in homes, invented and built by Maria Telkes and Eleanor Raymond, then build their own basic solar oven. The children will explore the work of Thomas Edison, carrying out an electricity hunt around school.
We will be answering the questions:
How do Muslim organisations help people in need? How is a child welcomed into a Muslim community? How do angels affect how Muslims live?
What are some of the Muslim traditions done at home? Why do some Muslims fast during Ramadan? How do Muslims celebrate Id-ul Fitr?
In Music we will be completing the following units: In the Past, Food and Drink, Communication, Time
This will usually be set on a Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.
Please remember to access Times Tables Rockstars and Bug Club on a regular basis. Bug Club is of even greater importance this year; reading is fundamental to the wider academic and personal development of children and the need for children to read widely from a broad and challenging range of texts is even more crucial this term, due to the protracted absence from school.
Please send your child into school in their PE kit on the days they have PE.
Outdoor games lessons, which include invasion games and target games, will be delivered on a Wednesday, depending upon weekly weather conditions. Indoor sessions will take place on a Thursday and will include dance and gymnastics.
The children will need to wear their school PE kit: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt or school tracksuit.
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