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Autumn Term

During the Autumn term, Year 4 spent time looking at what it means to be a superhero and thought about inspirational people they know of, while also looking at what people of different religions think about Jesus Christ.  Year 4 explored their own electrical super-powers by learning about electricity in our first science topic, and enjoyed working with parents and visitors to design and make steady-hand electrical games.  As part of our Geography topic on village life, we went on two walks around  the village, including a longer stroll down to the Co-Op in Borrowash where the lovely manager took some of us behind the scene to see how the shop runs and gave all of us free fruit and drinks!  In the second half of the term, we read the fabulous story by Neil Gaiman called The Wolves in the Walls and dressed up for a Michel Jackson Thriller inspired wolfish dance.  As Christmas approached, we explored our digestives systems in our second Science topic and made information posters about our insides as well as writing the tragic tale of Russell the Brussel, a hero who experiences the digestive system from the inside out! 


Summer Term

This term are story book is ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. We are going on a Narnian adventure. The children have already ‘visited’ the snowy land as part of our work on setting descriptions. We transformed the classroom into the domain of the White Witch and explored it for a Big Writing build up session.

Linking in with our story book we will be looking at cold climates, including Alaska.  Our Science lessons will look at animals and their habitats and this will include looking at creatures that inhabit this American state.

We are also looking forward to our trip to Cadbury World! This links in with our story book last term, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Spring Term

Last term our class topic was 'Invaders'. We studied the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings and had lots of fun along the way!

We learned all about Anglo-Saxon and Viking life and looked at lots of different artefacts and carried out investigations to see what we could learn about the past. The children also made some amazing Viking Long ships for their BrainBuilders which filled the classroom!

Our class story book was 'Erik the Viking' which tells the story of a Viking Warrior who is in search of the land where the sun goes at night. We all really enjoyed reading the book and the children used ideas from the story to write their own brilliant Viking adventure stories.

This term we are learning all about famous inventors and so far we have loved reading our new class story book which is 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'!

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