Welcome to Year 4! We have a very exciting term ahead exploring all about the diverse ecosytem that is the rainforest. We will using film clips to help us with our descriptive writing alongside writing our own version of The Jungle Book. In topic we will be looking at what qualities a rainforest has, what flora and fauna live there as well as learning all about the different layers of a rainforest. We will look at making our own music based on rainforest sounds as well as learning various sketching techniques, drawing various animal skins and furs.
We also have a very exciting workshop by a company called Zoolab. The children will go on a journey through the rainforest learning all about the dark forest floor to the dizzy heights of the emergent layer. They will learn about the plants that grow there as well as meet a range of animals indigenous to the rainforest. Over the session the children will also learn about: the tropics, the location of the world’s rainforests, the forest floor, the different layers of the rainforest, adaptations of rainforest animals, deforestation and biodiversity.
We will be swimming on Tuesday afternoons up until Christmas. P.E will be gymnastics on a Wednesday morning up until October half term.
Homework (maths, grammar and spelling) will go home on a Friday in homework folders ready to be handed in and spellings tested on the following Wednesday.
Please find more information regarding homework at the bottom of the page.
Grammar and punctuation work will be set every week and will be an activity to help children consolidate their learning from literacy lessons. Sometimes the homework may be a consolidation activity from a previous week's learning to help children to recap.
Spellings will be set on Friday based on the spelling rule/pattern we have been learning in class that week and will be tested on the following Wednesday. Occasionally, spellings set may be a list of previously learnt spellings as a way for children to recap these.
Please make sure your child is reading regularly at home and recording their reading in their reading journals.
Please feel free to pop in and see me if you have any questions or concerns.