This half term we will be completing our work on Pentecost and the effects it had upon the disciples. We will then learn about sharing in the life of Christ. We we find out about the Universal Church established by the Apostles and reflect upon the Eucharist as the Sacrament that celebrated the Church's Unity. Finally we will learn about the Special roles and responsibilities in the Church developing our understanding of the Church as the Body of Christ made up of many different people.
Buckle up, sunglasses on-we're going on a road trip across the good old US of A! Flying from London Gatwick and landing at JFK airport, New York, it's time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. We will be using our map skills to navigate around some of the most famous landmarks and send a postcard home to ask the question: Do you wish you were all here?
We will learn how to send an email to book a day trip or reserve a room and shall make sure we ask the important questions: Does your hotel have a swimming pool? Is there 24 hour room service?
Also, we will meet the Iroquois tribe; Native Americans with amazing customs and traditions. Then plan a bespoke trip for Mr Smith and his family of four, who want to spend three weeks in the sun.
It's going to be a long ride so put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair-we're off!
This term we will be celebrating Easter. We will read the different Gospel accounts of the Resurrection and consider the different reactions of people to the news that Christ was alive. We will study the story of the Ascension and learn about the presence of Christ in the world today.
We will also be learning about the story of Pentecost, identifying the effects it had upon the disciples. We will learn about the missionary activity of the Apostles and some prayers of the Holy Spirit.
Grab your wetsuit! We're going deep into an underwater world of incredible colour and mysterious sea creatures.
What do real divers get up to below the surface? We will be creating fishy stories about exploring an amazing underwater world.
What are those bright lights in the distance? It's a group of bioluminescent sea creatures!
Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let's head into the blue abyss...
Misty Mountain Sierra awaits....
Mighty mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet.
We are going to to discover how these giants are formed; as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau.
Following the water cycle's course from peak to valley, we will meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas.
Then plan a mountain expedition from the BMC that is eco-friendly and safe as can be!
But BEWARE! look out! What's that by that tree? Its footprints are huge! Have we found the... Yeti?
During this half term we will concentrate on preparing for Easter. We will learn about Lent and learning to live as followers of Jesus today. We will explore the customs and practices associated with the celebration of the season of Lent. We will learn about prayer, fasting and almsgiving and the forgiveness that God offers.
We will learn about the story of Christ's passion and death. We will reflect upon the circumstances and reasons for Jesus' death.
TRADERS & RAIDERS
We are going to find out about the life of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. You will be meeting the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia-never before had such terror swept the land.
Big, strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain's shores.
Choose to be a Saxon or a Viking an trade your crafty goods! But let's keep it cool-we don't want a fight breaking out!
During this next half term we will be learning about Christmas and the role of the Angels. We will be considering different characters reactions to the messages the Angels brought to them during various parts of the Christmas story.
We will then be considering modern day messengers of Christ.
Next we will begin to look at important stories from the Old Testament. We will consider Moses and God's relationship with the people of Israel.
ATTENTION ALL OF 'JAZZY VOICES' CHOIR.
See below for rehearsal tracks for 'Young Voices'.
Ssh...What's that noise?
A shake, rattle or a low bass hum?
Which do you prefer...an acoustic singer or a booming brass band? A solitary voice singing sweetly and quietly or a magnificent choir lifting the roof?
Our topic for this half term is...
Take out your ear plugs as you journey through the valley of sound and find out about instruments, the sounds they make and how they are produced. We will discover how sounds are made and which sounds travel the furthest.
In English, we will be creating our own silent movies, collecting sounds to write our own poems and composing our own song lyrics.
This term we are choosing poems from Julia Donaldson's book:
We welcome you back to
'get gutsy' in Year 4!
Open wide - let’s take a look inside!
We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside our bodies! Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile? We are going to take dental impressions and test the effects of sugary substances on our pearly whites!
Follow a tasty morsel as it makes its way through your digestive system, helped by some mouth-watering saliva! Mmmm!
Don’t forget the importance of good hygiene - at both ends!
And whilst we’re talking business… could you recognise an animal just by its poo?
Let’s work scientifically and bottom this one out, once and for all!
We will make models of the digestive system and use it to persuade others to eat healthily.
Learn how to look after this marvellous belching, squelching, mixture-making machine we call our body.
Our class novel is...
Mrs Cheung, Mrs Sarjeant & Mrs Brenchley are sure that you are going to love coming back to school after your summer break!
Please see below for a more detailed curriculum coverage.
Our RE topics are
Jesus Teaches Us How to pray
The children will learn about the prayer life of Jesus as he grew up in the Jewish Faith. They will be introduced to some prayers from the Old Testament and consider the importance Jesus attached to prayer.
The children will learn about the Ancestors of Jesus and that he was descended from the House of David. The children will be able to place the story of the first coming of Jesus into a historical context.
The children will study the role of the angels in the story of Christmas. They will learn about Christians as messengers of Christ's Good news and how the Church celebrates the feast of Christmas.
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