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Westleigh Methodist Primary School

Westleigh Methodist Primary School

Year 4

Autumn Term 1 2018

See whats happening this term in Year 4  : Autumn Term 1 Curriculum Map

This half term we have really enjoyed our music lessons with Mr. Parr. We have been learning to play melodies on the xylophones and learning to play an ostinato together. We have also started to read music and now we can recognise different musical notes!

Our topic this half term has been Traders and Raiders - all about the ruthless Anglo-Saxons and Vikings! We started our topic by learning about how Vikings travelled across Europe in their longships. We looked at paintings of them and identified their features. We found out that they used the shields for defence and protection. We created our own shields out of recycled materials and painted them in vibrant colours.

We have been writing Newspaper reports based on our the book as a hook ‘I want my hat back’.  Ava and Lexie produced super reports using the features of a headline, subheadings and columns and provided strong images to hook the reader in. 



Autumn Term 2 2018

See whats happening this term in Year 4  : Autumn Term 2 Curriculum Map

As part of our ‘Book as a Hook’ curriculum, Year 4 have been investigating clues that were left in the classroom. They analysed the clues to work out what the items could be used for and tried to predict what our new class book is. The clues were: a crown, a wand, a horn, a potion, a sword and a box of Turkish delight. Can you guess what our new book is?

Our Science topic this half-term is States of Matter. We have loved learning all about solids, liquids and gases! We have been focusing on the properties of solids, liquids and gases and learning about the different particle structures. We pretended that we were the particles in each state. We discussed how solid particles are packed tightly together and are always bonded, how liquid particles are still bonded together but have a bit more room and how gases are not bonded together at all and are free to fly around. Can you guess which particles we are pretending to be in this picture?

Our Creative Curriculum topic is Misty Mountain Sierra. We have been learning all about mountains around the world and how they are formed. We found out some amazing facts through our enquiries! We have been developing our mapping skills by interpreting maps to locate mountainous regions in the UK. We have used compasses to learn geographical terminology of positions and to understand directions. We found out where different mountainous regions are located in relation to Westleigh!

Spring Term 1 2019

See whats happening this term in Year 4  : Spring Term 1 Curriculum Map

Spring Term 2 2019

See whats happening this term in Year 4  : Spring Term 2 Curriculum Map