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WELCOME TO REVERENCE CLASS. 

Our class Spiritual Value is REVERENCE.

In Year 4 we will learn through six different themes: Hail Caesar, India, The Tudors in London, One World and How does your garden grow? We will visit the Verulamium Museum in St Albans on a quest to find out about the Romans and go to Hampton Court to learn about the Tudors. At Christmas, along with Year 3, our class will participate in a Carol Service at St Augustine’s Church which involves lots of singing and acting! 

THEMES

Hail Caesar - you will analyse the impact of the Roman invasion on Britain and use a range of sources to find out information. 

India - you will find out about the landscape and climate and what life is like in the village, for example looking at homes, schools and jobs. Through this, you will make comparisons between India and the UK. You will cook Indian recipes and design and make Indian block prints.

The Tudors in London - you will be learning about what life was like for people living in London during the Tudor period, including Henry VIII and his wives.

One World - you will learn all about recycling and recyclable materials and how we can help save the planet.

How does your garden grow? - you will be learning about the different parts of a plant and describe the function of each part and study the way that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. You will look closely at different plants and flowers and make close observational drawings of them.

Ancient Greece - You will learn all about the Ancient Greeks and their achievements. 

READING - OUR CLASS KEY TEXTS

Throughout the year we will read and enjoy lots of different books. We have a key class text linked to each of the themes we are studying. It is very helpful if you have your own copy of the book to bring into school to read along, but we can provide you with a copy if you don't have one. These are the books we will be reading and enjoying as part our English lessons:

  • Hail Caesar: The Thieves of Ostia - Caroline Lawrence
  • India: Traditional Indian Tales
  • The Tudors in London: The Devil and His Boy - Anthony Horowitz
  • One World: Floodland - Marcus Sedgewick
  • How does your garden grow?: Tom's Midnight Garden - Philippa Pearce
  • Ancient Greeks: Who Let the Gods Out - Max Evans

Click here for some suggestions for other books you may enjoy reading.

READY TO LEARN

Click here for some helpful advice for being ready to learn.

LIFE SKILLs

Children in Year 4, can you:

  • get your own PE kit/school bag/equipment ready?
  • help make your own lunch?
  • clean out your own lunch box?
Take a look at our Twitter page to see examples of children's work and their learning.