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2021 - 2022 Year 4 Class

 Welcome to the Year 4 Class of 2021-22 with Ms Sassoli, Miss Bottomley, Mrs Deacon, Mrs White, Mrs Norbury & Mrs Rayner.
Please find more information about the term ahead in our curriculum presentation. This information can be accessed via the loom link or PDF PowerPoint file.
Our curriculum drivers this term are history and geography. This term we will be answering the BIG question - what did we learn from the Ancient Greeks? Using different sources of evidence we will explore this ancient period in history and discover its wonders! In geography we will find out more about the location of the world's countries, with a particular focus on Europe. We will use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe the human and physical features studied.
In English this term we will be writing Greek myths, discussion texts about the Parthenon Marbles, explanation texts, recounts and poetry. Our whole class novel - Who Let the Gods Out - will be read throughout the term. In grammar lessons, the apostrophe, fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases will be considered in the context of longer pieces of writing. Handwriting will be linked to weekly spelling lists. We hope to provide a rich literacy diet!
In mathematics we continue to use the PowerMaths scheme to support learning. This term our unit foci include; place value; addition and subtraction; measurement - perimeter; and multiplication and division. Further information about the content of each unit can be seen in the images above. 
During the science unit about human digestion, the class represented the process using items from home.  
Firstly the food was broken into smaller pieces by a plate and fork to represent the teeth.  Saliva was added (water).
The food was swallowed down the oesophagus into the stomach, through a tube and into a plastic bag.  Once in the bag the food was squashed and squeezed, showing the action of the stomach.
Once a few more enzymes were added (hand sanitiser and coloured squash) the digested food was sent down the small and large intestine. (a pair of tights!)
To finally represent the action of releasing undigested food out of the anus, the tights were cut.  
In science children will learn about the digestive system in humans and animals and the functions of teeth. Children will learn more about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores in the context of teeth, digestion and the food chain. In addition, they will extend their understanding of food chains to more complex chains and food webs.
In the second half of term, children find out about the differences between solids, liquids and gases, classifying objects and identifying their properties. Children will investigate the weight of a gas and to find the ideal temperature to melt chocolate. They will explore in-depth how water changes state, exploring melting, freezing, condensing as well as a particular focus on evaporation. Finally, they will learn about the stages of the water cycle, creating mini water worlds and an interactive water wheel to represent the different stages.
Full details of our curriculum can be found in the overview provided below.
Here is an example of our typical weekly timetable for the second half of the Autumn Term: