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Welcome to Maple Class! (Year 4)

In our class you will see fun learning happening at all levels. Our cross-curricular approach ensures that skills in core subjects like Maths and English might be applied in other subject areas. Topics build on previous knowledge the children have experienced in year groups lower down the school and teach the skills of deeper research in a broad range of subject areas. Our curriculum overview and coverage, along with welcome letter, are attached as documents below.

Autumn Term 2018
Our Autumn term topic is entitled ‘Victoriana.’ Here we share the life of children in our country 150 years ago and look into how the changes came about in order to appreciate what is provided for us all today. It includes a class visit to a coal mine to experience working life for families during the era. A case study of Queen Victoria is undertaken and children question, investigate and formulate opinions, based on research, about this monarch that led the British country and empire towards significant changes.  We also consider our current rights and responsibilities at school and at home.  Linked also with the great inventions of the 19th century, Class 4 will carry out investigations into changing sounds, particularly in relation to percussion instruments.  There will also be much philosophical thought underpinning our work and many more exciting threads to our challenge question!!!

Coming Soon!!!!!  

Friday, 28th September - Macmillan Coffee Day

Harvest Festival, 2nd October

Wednesday, 3th  October - Trip to the National Coal Mining Museum

FIRST WEEK BACK - SEPTEMBER 2018

Our High Standards in Year 4 - What we aspire to!

Our High Standards in Year 4 - What we aspire to! 1

Investigating our right and responsbilities

Investigating our right and responsbilities 1
Investigating our right and responsbilities 2
Investigating our right and responsbilities 3
Investigating our right and responsbilities 4
Investigating our right and responsbilities 5
Investigating our right and responsbilities 6

A VICTORIAN TRANSFORMATION FOR THE MOBILE

A VICTORIAN TRANSFORMATION FOR THE MOBILE 1
A VICTORIAN TRANSFORMATION FOR THE MOBILE 2

Our Reflection Area - Thankfulness

Our Reflection Area - Thankfulness 1
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Victorian Street Scene Music Using Percussion Instruments

Music Using Body Percusssion

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Our Introduction to Orienteering - Treasure Island!!!

Our Introduction to Orienteering - Treasure Island!!! 1
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Did you know that Alexander Graham Bell, renown for inventing the forerunner to the modern telephone, was actually a sound expert?

 

We have been developing our knowledge about sound too.

Our starting point knowledge

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Our starting point knowledge 4
Our starting point knowledge 5

Investigating how sounds are made- seeing is believing!!!

Investigating how sounds are made- seeing is believing!!! 1
Investigating how sounds are made- seeing is believing!!! 2
Investigating how sounds are made- seeing is believing!!! 3

Exploring through which mediums sound travels best and why?

Exploring through which mediums sound travels best and why? 1
Exploring through which mediums sound travels best and why? 2
Exploring through which mediums sound travels best and why? 3

How can we make the most successful telephone?

How can we make the most successful telephone? 1 Testing the material connecting the phone cups
How can we make the most successful telephone? 2 The wire allowed for the best transfer of sound
STREET CHILD - In literacy we have interrogated the text and used a variety of drama techniques to help us understand the action and the thoughts/feelings of characters as well as their motivations.  This has really helped us when we have written recounts, playscripts and list poems.

Drama techniques to help with recounts in character

Drama techniques to help with recounts in character 1
Drama techniques to help with recounts in character 2
Drama techniques to help with recounts in character 3

Our first Reciprocal Reading Session - Street Child

Our first Reciprocal Reading Session - Street Child 1

Our Reading Corner

Our Reading Corner 1

Playscripts, list poems and P4C to deepen understanding of life for children in workhouses

Playscripts, list poems and P4C to deepen understanding of life for children in workhouses 1 Playscripts about a School Day in the Workhouse
Playscripts, list poems and P4C to deepen understanding of life for children in workhouses 2 P4C Is a Workhouse a Home?
Playscripts, list poems and P4C to deepen understanding of life for children in workhouses 3 List poem

P4C 'Is a Workhouse a home?'

P4C 'Is a Workhouse a home?' 1 Deepening our understand of life for poor children
P4C 'Is a Workhouse a home?' 2

Hotseating to enhance recount through the eyes of the character, Rosie.

Hotseating to enhance recount through the eyes of the character, Rosie. 1 A Recount as Rosie, the cook from the Big House

Work on character descriptions

Work on character descriptions 1 Character Sketches
Work on character descriptions 2 Marking character description,habits & personality
Work on character descriptions 3

William Morris Inspired Stain Glass Windows

William Morris Inspired Stain Glass Windows 1
William Morris Inspired Stain Glass Windows 2
William Morris Inspired Stain Glass Windows 3
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William Morris Inspired Stain Glass Windows 8

Numeracy - Place Value

Numeracy - Place Value 1
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Applying our maths to an Enterprise Project to raise money for Macmillan Cancer

Applying our maths to an Enterprise Project to raise money for Macmillan Cancer 1
Applying our maths to an Enterprise Project to raise money for Macmillan Cancer 2
Applying our maths to an Enterprise Project to raise money for Macmillan Cancer 3
Applying our maths to an Enterprise Project to raise money for Macmillan Cancer 4

Our topic work so far

Our topic work so far  1 Starting point to our topic
Our topic work so far  2 Placing Victorians in British History

Studying the evidence avaiable to use for the Victorian Period

Studying the evidence avaiable to use for the Victorian Period 1

Finding out about how children found jobs within domestic service

Finding out about how children found jobs within domestic service 1 Census provided information about job roles
Finding out about how children found jobs within domestic service 2 We tried a range of domestic chores
Finding out about how children found jobs within domestic service 3 We created a list of typical chores

Visit to the North Yorkshire Mining Museum

 

STEM WORKSHOP, MINE REFORMS, MINING CONDITIONS POETRY

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INSTRUCTION WRITING FOR STOCKING MAKING
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The Great Exhibition - Newspaper Report Writing
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Great Inventions - Non Chronological Reports
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Homework Projects - Victorian Inventions

Morse Code - Electrical Circuit

Morse Code - Electrical Circuit 1
VICTORIAN MARBLING - CHRISTMAS CARD ENTERPRISE
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Spring Term 2019

Spring Term

Our Spring Term has certainly seen our classroom transformed once more with vibrant burst of colour as we compare and contrast life in Navenby to a village in India, Chembakoli.  Whilst tackling location and climate, we will also be unpicking the processes at work in the water cycle, creating explanatory text to show our understanding. This learning will be enhance be further investigation into the nature of solids, liquids and gases!  Our India topic is also centred round respecting and celebrating differences as we investigate the beliefs and practises of the Hindu Faith, decorating our own classroom shrine with images of Hindu Gods and artefacts.  The walls will also be adorned with the steps towards successfully designing Indian Block Print Cushions and the creation of Indian Music Samples as we explore Rag, Tala and Drone!!  ....

Indian Day
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Thank you Sunita for a great day supporting a Great British Value

Thank you Sunita for a great day supporting a Great British Value 1

Creating our own Indian Music

Creating our own Indian Music 1
Creating our own Indian Music 2
Creating our own Indian Music 3
Creating our own Indian Music 4 Investigating, creating and performing

Starting to investigate Hindu Belifs and Practises

Starting to investigate Hindu Belifs and Practises 1 Our class Hindu Shrine

Our Hindu Beliefs and Lifestyle Learning Journey

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Showing Racism the Red Card

Celebrating Differences - Indian Kite Day

Celebrating Differences - Indian Kite Day 1 Indian Kite Day - 14th January
Celebrating Differences - Indian Kite Day 2 Seeing out the Winter & welcome to warmer weather
Celebrating Differences - Indian Kite Day 3 First we researched why it happened
Celebrating Differences - Indian Kite Day 4 Kite racing competition in practise
Celebrating Differences - Indian Kite Day 5 Rohan brought an Indian sweet treat for us to try!
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Indian Printing Block Design Project

Exploring explanatory text and creating our own for the water cycle

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We also tested to see which was the most successful material and size for the listening cups as well as what length was best for the connecting lines. Our conclusion was that the best phone would have large, metal cups with short connecting wires!!! 

Starting Point - Locating India and Chembakoli leading towards non-chronological text about this village.

Starting Point - Locating India and Chembakoli leading towards non-chronological text about this village. 1
Starting Point - Locating India and Chembakoli leading towards non-chronological text about this village. 2

Non Chronological Text

Digestion and Teeth - What we have covered so far!!

Digestion and Teeth - What we have covered so far!! 1
Digestion and Teeth - What we have covered so far!! 2
Digestion and Teeth - What we have covered so far!! 3
Digestion and Teeth - What we have covered so far!! 4

Practical Digestion

Practical Digestion 1 The breaking down of food by the teeth
Practical Digestion 2 Crushing, chewing and grinding
Practical Digestion 3 Travelling down the oesphagus
Practical Digestion 4 Stomach muscles and acid breakdown food
Practical Digestion 5 The food enters the small intestines & is absorb
Practical Digestion 6 Further nutrients are absorbed in the l. intestine
Practical Digestion 7 The undigested food comes out of the colon

Design and Technology - Making Naan Bread

Design and Technology - Making Naan Bread 1
Design and Technology - Making Naan Bread 2 Tasting Sample Breads

PE - Unit on Cheerleading and Indian Dance

PE - Unit on Cheerleading and Indian Dance 1
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PE - Unit on Cheerleading and Indian Dance 3
PE - Unit on Cheerleading and Indian Dance 4
PE - Unit on Cheerleading and Indian Dance 5
PE - Unit on Cheerleading and Indian Dance 6
Reciprocal Reading - The Picky Princess (Roles of Questioner, Predictor, Summariser and Clarifier)
INDIAN PLAYSCRIPT WRITING
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Numeracy - Fractions and Decimals

Our Reflection Area - The Christian Value of Faith
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Summer 2018

 

CONSERVE AND PRESERVE

16th April - Creative Writing Day

It's a Mystery

The Crime Scene

The Crime Scene 1

The Clues

The Clues 1 Clue 1 - Blue Eyes
The Clues 2 Clue 2 - Size 7 feet
The Clues 3 Clue 3 - A fair hair in the empty box
The Clues 4 Clue 4 - Left-handed

Whodunnit?

Whodunnit? 1
Whodunnit? 2

FUN FRENCH - RIOTOUS RESTAURANT

Ordering and Tasting Food

 

Tuesday, 24th April

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Changes to the Environment - A Grammar Focus

Changes to the Environment - A Grammar Focus 1
Changes to the Environment - A Grammar Focus 2 How fossil fuels were created.
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Changes to the Environment - A Grammar Focus 4 How coal is made? Fronted adverbials
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Changes to the Environment - A Grammar Focus 7
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Changes to the Environment - A Grammar Focus 9 Arguments For and Against Wind Farms P4C

How changes to the environment can impact nature

How changes to the environment can impact nature 1 First we looked at habitats and food chains
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PERSUASIVE LETTER WRITING - ALTERNATIVE ENERGIES
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PSHE- How to be Responsible Citizens and Guardians to Our Planet?

PSHE- How to be Responsible Citizens and Guardians to Our Planet? 1

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse 1
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Reduce, Recycle, Reuse 3

Enterprise Sale - Friday June 8th

Enterprise Sale - Friday June 8th 1

Numeracy - Space

Numeracy - Space 1
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DT - Replica Anglo-Saxon Houses

DT - Replica Anglo-Saxon Houses 1
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Anglo-Saxon Settlement

Anglo-Saxon Settlement 1
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Anglo-Saxon Settlement 3

Anglo-Saxon Beliefs - The Creation Story

Anglo-Saxon Beliefs - The Creation Story 1
Anglo-Saxon Beliefs - The Creation Story 2

Hope - Our Christian Value

Hope - Our Christian Value 1

Numeracy - Shape

Numeracy - Shape 1

ICT SKILLS

Class 4 Have been Computer Coding – We have been creating apps and saving them online so that you can have a nosy.

All the apps that have been created inside school over the last few weeks can be seen if you go to this website link.

http://apps.espressocoding.co.uk/?site_id=5223


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