Year 4 – Spring 1 – Potions
Poisonous potions, aromatic brews, vapour or a sticky goo… Welcome to the amazing world of potions! By reading an extract from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we’ll learn all about mysterious potions, and write a safety label for Alice’s bottle. We’ll sort everyday items into solids, liquids and gases. Using our investigation skills we’ll explore the properties of solids, liquids and gases. We’ll also design fabulous bottles for magical potions. Becoming super scientists, we’ll investigate chemical reactions and states of matter. The play, Romeo and Juliet will inspire us to write scripts, and we’ll think of an alternative ending for this tragic tale.We’ll write spells with magical, strange or gruesome effects – what ingredients will we use? It will be great fun to make chocolate hearts with extras!
At the end of the ILP, we’ll invite you to visit our class of potion masters on Wednesday 13th February.
|English||Labels, instructions, play scripts, conjuring spells|
|Maths||Fractions, angles, multiplication tables|
|Science||States of matter and working scientifically|
|Art and Design||Design, sketching, photography|
|P.E.||Football and gymnastics|
|Jigsaw||Dreams and goals|
|Religious Education||Understanding Christianity and Judaism|
We will be focus on learning multiplication and division facts and the Year 3 and 4 spelling words from the National Curriculum and words linked to our Topic.
Ways in which you can help your child in Saturn class
Help your child prepare for their project ‘Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.’ Why not hunt around the house to track down a wide variety of items and sort them into solids, liquids and gases? You could also sketch interesting bottles or containers that you have at home. Alternatively, you could try baking something new together, thinking about how the ingredients change when you mix and cook them.
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. 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.
Remember to look in on us on Class DOJO .
Please do come and ask if you have any queries at all.
Mrs Smith and Miss Knott