Welcome to Year 4 - Beech Class!
Mr Spiers – Teacher
Mrs Stavri – Teaching Assistant
Ssh ... what's that noise? A bash? A crash? A shake, a rattle or a low bass hum?
Take out your ear buds as you journey through the valley of sounds and find out about instruments, the sounds they make and how they are produced. Discover how how sounds are made and which sounds travel the furthest!
Want to put what you've learnt into action? Our talent show at the end of term comes just at the right time!
What are we learning about in term 4?
'Gods and Mortals' - a topic focused on Ancient Greece! Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Artemis, Hermes, Apollo and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets.
Meet Theseus, the hero, and Helen of Troy who's face launched a thousand ships.
Explore the terrain of Greece, where in pure blue skies the sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus.
Grab your wetsuit! We're going deep into an underwater world of coral and incredible sea creatures. We'll make a model of a deep-sea submarine that can withstand great pressure and travel to the deepest, darkest places on earth.
Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let's head into the blue abyss ...
What did we learn about in term 2?
Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties...
Now scientists, beware! There are some powerful and deadly potions out there - dangerous, unpredictable or plain tragic (just ask Romeo and Juliet!).
Use what you know about materials and their properties to create incredible potions in Professor Hazard's class.
Our first topic, 'Traders and Raiders' had a history focus on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Please see attached newsletter and curriculum map for more detailed curriculum information. Do check back here as we go through the term to see examples of our learning!
Be Kind and gentle
Be the best you can
In PSHE we have been thinking about feelings and emotions and how these impact on our behaviour. We have been using The Zones of Regulation to describe and discuss our emotions. Please follow the links for more information.
http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/estimation-game.php– a fantastic collection of games to help improve estimation skills
http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/index.html– some of these games promote reasoning and strategy. Make sure you practice ‘4 in a row’ lots, Mr Spiers has never been beaten at this game!
http://www.mathplayground.com/logicgames.html– further logic games. ‘Trap the mouse’ is particularly recommended.