Spring 1st Half Term
Hello and welcome to Year 4
During this half term we are looking at the topic ‘Scavengers and Settlers . (The Stone Age).
The main things you child will be learning and developing are:
In History, we’ll be finding out: How fossils are made and what we can learn from them, What our earliest ancestors might have looked like. How our ancestors were able to survive. How to use archaeological evidence to find out about a prehistoric hunter. Where our ancestors settled and how they lived. How we can learn about the past by investigating a Stone Age village. What life was like during the Bronze Age and Iron Ages.
In Art, we’ll be finding out: How to create our own prehistoric cave paintings. How to make and decorate pottery, based on one of the periods we have explored.
In International, we’ll be finding out: How we can work together to learn new skills and achieve our goals.
In Technology, we’ll be finding out about: About the types of foods that the first farmers would have grown. How we can update the dishes that the early settlers may have eaten.
In Science, we’ll be finding out about : the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans. Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions. Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey. Learning Logs will be due in Friday 2nd February 2020.
Homework will be set each Friday and needs to be returned for the following Wednesday. Your child will be given a homework book and all work should be placed in this. Homework is an essential part of the curriculum and your support is appreciated. Children who do not complete homework tasks will need to complete it in THEIR TIME in school. Spellings will be sent home every Friday and children will tested every Friday.
Reading books will be sent home on every night. Children need to have their Reading Record signed at least 3 times a week by an adult.
Ensuring P.E kit is in school on Wednesday and Friday. P.E lessons will take place INSIDE therefore children need to come with suitable clothes for indoor P.E.