Saturn (Year 4)


 Autumn 2 – Burps, Bottoms and Bile

             The Burp.    Anonymous

     ‘Pardon me for being so rude,

      It was not me it was my food,

      It just popped up to say hello,

      And now it’s gone down back





Open wide – let’s look inside! We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside our bodies.

This half term, we will find out about different dental procedures and learn new scientific vocabulary.Using this information we will write toothy leaflets. There will be much investigating as we learn about our different teeth, how to brush them and how sugary drinks affect them. We will examine the amount of sugar in different foods and create images of ourselves with healthy and unhealthy teeth.

DEVELOP and INNOVATE             

It will be a challenge to unravel the meaning of toothy idioms and use idioms in our own writing.We will write a story describing the journey a piece of food takes through the digestive system .

We will learn about digestion in different animals and investigate a range of digestive organs.In science, we will learn about the organs involved in digestion and make our own wearable digestive systems. Also do beans really have wind power?  Working scientifically we will get to the bottom of this


On Wednesday 12th December at 2 pm we will enjoy sharing our learning at the end of this project and invite all in for this curriculum celebration.

English Leaflets, Explanations using idioms, fantasy narrative, persuasive texts
Science Teeth types, tooth decay and hygiene, the digestive system, and working scientifically
Computing Digital images, algorithms, research
D.T. and Art Textiles, working models, illustrations.
R.E. Understanding Christianity – People of God
P.E Swimming and dance
Music Composing lyrics
French Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary and basic language structures, listen and respond to spoken language.


Homework will  focus on learning multiplication and division facts along with the Year 3 and 4 spelling words from the National Curriculum.

Ways in which you can help your child in Saturn class

Suggestions to help throughout the project could be… why not keep a joint food diary for a week to see if you eat enough gut-friendly foods? You could also try a new food or drink that you’ve never tasted before. What do you like or dislike about its taste and texture? Alternatively, drop copper coins into a range of fizzy drinks overnight to see what happens. Which drink has the most powerful cleaning properties?

Reading is so crucial across the whole of the curriculum, the more reading with, enjoyment and encouragement you offer your child the better! Please ask them what they are reading, chat about the stories and information they are interested in.

There are many great titles recommended on this website 

 You can always ask us for ideas.

Please encourage your child to use a dictionary both to check spellings and definitions. Also visits to the local library to stimulate their interests will really help. Quick mental maths games, especially those helping your child to learn all their multiplication tables and number facts. Also telling the time as part of their daily activities would be beneficial, many children struggle with this and regular reference to actual time is very helpful.

Please do come and ask if you have any queries at all.

Remember to catch glimpses of the class via class Dojo ! 

Mrs Smith, Miss Knott, Mrs White, Mrs McKeown, Mrs Ray and Mrs Heron.