THE BLUE ABYSS
“The Sea, once it has cast its spell, holds one in it’s net of wonder forever,” Jacques Cousteau.
Grab your wet suit! We are going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures. What do real divers get up to below the surface? Where are the world’s deepest oceans? What swims there? What are the perils? We will create a fishy story about exploring an amazing underwater world.
ILP focus – Science
English – Poetry using personification, Dilemma stories, Biography, persuasive letters
Art & Design- Observational drawings, clay sculpture, Antony Gormley, famous seascapes
Computing – Programming, research, presentations
Geography – Seas and oceans of the world, Environmental issues
History – 19th Century ocean exploration, early 20th century exploration
Science – living things and their habitats, animals including humans
Maths – Decimal calculations, time, area and perimeter, properties of shape
R.E. – Understanding Christianity- Kingdom of God
P.E. – Athletics and Rounders
French – language and cultural understanding
PSHE – Jigsaw – changes
At the end of our project, we’ll share our learning during our parent curriculum session on Wednesday 17th July hope to see you there.
Home learning ideas
We will continue to focus on learning multiplication and division facts up to and including 12 X 12, and will participate in the Year 4 national testing pilot for multiplication.Homework remains learning the Year 3 and 4 spelling words from the National Curriculum and words linked to our Topic.
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 follow this link for recommended reading texts for Year 4 or do come and ask us.
Encouraging your child to use a dictionary both to check spellings and definitions is of great benefit to them. 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