This term, we will be learning about a range of Great Britons and their contributions to literature, the arts, science and the ethics of our society and the world. This will include a focus on William Shakespere's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', artwork by L.S Lowry and John Constable and the scientific achievements and understanding we have from the discoveries and theories of Issac Newton!
We have been exploring the language that William Shakespeare used within his writing and made our own interpretation of the story. We worked in groups to create our own chapters.
Our topic this term is mission inventor. The theme is strongly based around computing and science areas of the curriculum and will offer rich opportunities for cross-curricular links. Our writing will be inspired by 'The Iron Man' written by Ted Hughes and we will be looking to invent our own robotic creature for a narrative.
Around the world!
The school topic this term is around the world and in Year 4 we will be centering our learning around The Indus Valley. We will be using the way of life of this ancient civilisation to inspire our English writing while using their great achievements (including trading systems, land use and sewer systems) to develop our learning in other areas of the cirriculum.
Once Upon a Time...
This term, we will look to focus our topic title around the idea of fairy tale creatures as well as drawing inspiration from J.K Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. By creating our own fantastic beasts, we will look to understand more around biological aspects of the science curriculum as well as key aspects of physical geography. The creative aspects of this approach will also act as a rich stimuli for us to develop our writing. We will aim to do this through instructions on how to create a fantastic beast, a non-chronological report about the habitat of a fantastic beast and finally a persuasive advertising campaign to appeal to the public to help prevent the destruction of our creatures' natural habitats.