Non-negotiables These are charts that the children use in class so they are clear on what they need to achieve by the end of Year 4.
Spelling list These are the spellings we need to be able to spell within our writing by the end of Year 4.
Curriculum newsletters and topic maps
Autumn 2 2017/2018 Journey into the Unknown
Year 4 started their new topic this week on ‘Journey into the unknown’. In our SUPERSTART, we learnt about Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition to Antarctica.
The children read Shackleton’s advert and luckily everyone decided to join the expedition! Once assembled into our crews, it was time to ready the boats. Working together, they made boats using sheets, string and wooden sticks for the mast, with skipping ropes for the boats.
Each child was assigned a job on board the ship, before the navigators led us around the school site looking for hidden clues. On the journey, we learnt about the expedition, the failures and the successes of the Shackleton and his crew.
The children had a great afternoon, actively learning about Shackleton but also working co-operatively together in their crews. Nobody abandoned ship, and nobody was left behind!
The children in Year 4 have been looking at Christian beliefs about God. Our enquiry led us to the Trinity – The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit. We explored the belief that there is one God, but three parts. We talked about each part, exploring artwork, symbols and bible passages that are used to represent each. Finally, we made a Trinity Flexagon to represent – The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, three parts but one God.
Autumn 1 Gods, Mortals and Beasts
We have been busy in Year 4 preparing for Harvest. We helped Frimley celebrate Harvest by performing the play ‘The Little Red Hen’. On Wednesday we walked to St Peter’s Church, along with the rest of the school, to perform our play to the local community.