Year 4

Class page for Year 4 Spring 2020

Welcome to Year 4! On this page you can read news about our class and find out what we are learning this term. You will also find links to other websites that will help you with your topic homework. (Note that some links will only become active later on in our topics.) 

If parents or carers need to contact either of the Year 4 class teachers, please use our school emails in the first instance:

power.h1@welearn365.com

white.p@welearn365.com

We will get back to you as soon as possible (but if the matter needs urgent attention it should be addressed to the school office instead).

For our next Science unit, we move on to Chemistry as we learn all about reversible changes.

Try out some reversible (and irreversible) changes in this virtual Chemistry lab:

There are animations and activities for you to try on these webpages:

- about reversible and irreversible changes 

- about dissolving 

- and about separating mixtures .

Can you complete this quiz about reversible and irreversible changes? 

Our Geography project this term is called 'Around the World'. We start off by practising using world maps to locate continents, oceans and countries. We shall investigate the position and significance of major lines of longitude and latitude.Then we shall begin investigating the weather, both in Bishop's Tachbrook and in other places around the world. We shall learn how climate graphs can be used to show seasonal weather patterns, and begin to find out what it's like to live in a Mediterranean, Desert, Tropical or Arctic climate. We shall be using our ICT and Computing skills to analyse and present data.

Below are links to useful websites that you can use at home.

This link will take you to an up-to-date world map.

Test your knowledge of world geography using these games.

 You can colour in (almost!) all the countries of the world on this outline map.

 Can you colour in all these European countries with their national flags? (Beware - this is tricky!)

Click on these links for information about each of the 7 continents:

Africa Antarctica Asia

 Europe North America Oceania South America

Weather & Climate Links:

 The Met Office website is useful for looking up weather forecasts around the world.

 On this site, you can look up what the weather was actually like (rather than the forecast) over the past week.

It will soon be time to start our new History topic, all about the Ancient Egyptians. Below are links to online games and activities that you may find useful.

Learner guides, videos and more on the BBC Bitesize site:

Play games while you learn about the Ancient Egyptians on this site from National Museums Scotland:

There's lots to find out about and a quiz on the DK site:

Are you brave enough to explore an Egyptian tomb?

Learn how to mummify a body:

   

Find out about Ancient Egyptian writing:

 

Find out about Tutankhamun and the discovery of his tomb:

    

Our RE curriculum is here. Our Collective Worship Committee members this year are Zoe and Isobel.