Class teacher: Mr. Hudson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Taylor
Welcome to our Year 4 page. We hope that you are looking forward to a year of exciting learning and making the most of your learning journey with us this year. The year 4 learning journey allows our children to make links within their learning by building upon their previous years at Westgate.
We commence our learning journey with our first Topic- Aspirations. The class will be exploring the prospects of working within a creative industry and learning how skills can become transferable across a range of occupations. We will look at aspirational people, past and present, to see how they have made a difference to our lives. We will also be incorporating Wellbeing and Mental Health into this topic, along with our British Values.
Topic 2 - Geography - Why do some towns have a beach, but Dartford does not?”
Our learning journey will begin by taking us all across the world to explore coastlines and to learn how they were formed. In our first topic, we will be exploring the reasons Why Dartford does not have a beach? We will be developing our map reading skills as well as comparing physical coastal features from Britain and South America.
To help us understand how coasts were formed, our Science will be intertwined with the study of Rock Classifications and Soils. The children will have the opportunity to become “Rock Detectives” to try to classify rocks, which can be found on a beach.
Later in the year, linking into our topic of Coasts, we will be invaded by the Vikings. However, we are not quite sure yet whether they were Heroes or Villains! Throughout the first two terms, our Maths will focus on place value and the four operations. We will be developing our understanding of these areas of study, whilst striving to challenge our greater depth thinkers to maximise their opportunity for reasoning.
Our English across the first two terms invites the children to stretch their imagination through the medium of story writing. This powerful medium allows us to explore worlds through the use of imagery and sound, which in turn will greatly improve their ability to form imaginative stories. The children will apply both previous knowledge and new skills to bring their stories to life.
We will also be looking at how we can inform people with factual writing in the form of a non-chronological report about the exciting world of Rocks and Fossils.
Mr. Hudson – Class Teacher
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