|Year 4 2018/19||HT1||HT2||HT3||HT4||HT5||HT6|
Non chronological report
|Non chronological report|
|Non chronological report|
Addition & subtraction
|Multiplication & division|
Calculations (4 operations)
Area & perimeter
|Science||Human digestion and teeth||Electricity||Sound||Classification and habitats||Changing states|
|Science AT1 opportunity||Making the digestive system||How to make a bulb light up|
|Working scientifically||Volume- how to make things quieter||Habitat survey||Melting points
Gases-do gases weigh anything?
|History||Roman Invasion||Ancient Egypt||Mayan Civilization|
|Geography||Map work||Volcanoes||Map work||Central America (Mayan geography)||Climate and vegetation belts||Water cycle
Rivers, Seas and
|Computing||E-Safety||Information Literacy||E-Safety||Computer Science||Media||Data Handling|
|Art and Design||Self portraits||Volcano art||Egyptian Mural|
Tones and shades
|Mayan art||Colours in nature||Observational drawing|
|Design and Technology||Healthy Recipes||Torches||Making instruments|
|RE||Places of worship||Journeys||Creation and the environment|
|PE||Dance||Games – Striking|
|Gymnastics||Games – Invasion|
|Games – Net/court|
|Outdoor and Adventurous Activities|
|Music||Mamma Mia!||GarageBand||Glockenspiel Stage 3||Three Little Birds||Lean on me||Reflect, Rewind and Replay|
|Trips/experiences||Roman workshop||Road Safety workshop|
|Egyptian Workshop||Noisy Toys Workshop||Rodley nature reserve||Halton Gill
Year 4 recently enjoyed a fabulous Roman experience when two Roman citizens arrived at Newby primary School to let us experience details of their daily lives. The children were able to hold and investigate a number of different artefacts that helped to explain aspects of Roman life, such as writing tools, carvings, games, weapons and armour whilst the leaches used in Roman medicine were particularly interesting! A Roman banquet was played out which allowed us to understand the different roles in Roman society and the food they enjoyed which still left us with time to learn about weapons and armour. The children took part in Roman military exercises in the afternoon before finishing with a play that helped us to understand the Roman invasion. It was a fun filled and interesting learning experience for us all.
We have been learning about the workings of the digestive system during our science this half term, which has been really interesting. Did you know that it takes 7 seconds for food to travel down your oesophagus to your stomach? The most fun was had when we got to recreate the digestive system using cream crackers, orange juice, a zip lock bag and an old pair of tights!
Year 4 have been working hard to apply their new knowledge of electricity and electrical circuits to the design and building of a working torch with a self-built switch. Working together, the children were able to design, build and test their own switches before thinking about fitting the circuit into their torch. The final torches were a remarkable sight and really lit up the room.
Following on from our recent Roman work, the children were immersed in the topic of Pompeii and it’s nearby volcano, Mount Vesuvius. With a smattering of guided reading, a spoonful of map reading and a cupful of science, Year 4 were able to explore how volcanoes are created and the potentially devastating effects of an eruption on people and their surroundings. With an exciting challenge homework based around additional research and the creation of a volcano, the children had a truly explosive finish to 2018.