Welcome to Class 4B 

Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Miss Benyon

Hi, I’m Miss Benyon and I am currently one of the Year 4 teachers (class 4B).
I am part of the music team and can play the piano.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Ms Berla

Hello, I’m Ms Berla,
I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next
academic year.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mr Jones

Hi, I am Mr Jones and I work as an ETA in 4B. I am a parent of 3 former pupils, and they have all gone on to great careers after their education.

Class 4B curriculum

Autumn term

Our topic question this term is

‘How did the Battle of Britain change World War 2?’

The topic will extend through many subject areas including literacy, history and geography.

It will particularly give children a great insight to what life was like during the Second World War.

Our topic will use many skills learnt throughout the year resulting in children writing explanation texts to give reasons for the outbreak of war. We will use pictures, films and reports as a stimulus for describing the Blitz.  This is a very interesting topic drawing on many skills with lots of meaningful activities, giving the children a deeper understanding of this important event.

RE

  • Look at the mission of the Church and what Jesus wanted his disciples to complete.
  • Look at our place in the Church and look at what we have to do to become part of the Church community.

english

  • Write explanation texts to give reasons for the outbreak of war. We will use pictures, films and reports as a stimulus for describing the Blitz.
  • Debate the arguments for and against evacuating the children to the countryside.
  • Write letters and stories describing the experiences and feelings of evacuees.
  • Use a variety of information sources to ask and answer questions.

PSHE

  • As caring citizens, we will be looking at bullying and how to help those who are being bullied.
  • Be looking at the differences between legal and illegal drugs and the risks associated with them.
  • Be learning about diversity and the importance of equality.

History

  • Look at reasons for war breaking out.
  • Consider how it affected people’s everyday lives in our local area.
  • Particularly focus on children who were evacuated to the countryside.

Geography

  • Learn about the countries involved in World War II.
  • Be able to identify the continents and countries of both sides on a world map.

Design and Technology

  • Look at examples of wartime shelters.
  • Design, make and evaluate our own Anderson shelter. We will also spend some time looking at wartime recipes.

mathematics

  • Be using different methods for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
  • Revise our basic skills and place value.
  • Problem-solving will be ongoing throughout the term.
  • Learn to understand and use equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.
  • Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure (e.g. length, mass, volume, money) using decimal notation including.
  • Identify lines of symmetry in 2D shapes and recognise and describe the features of 3D shapes.

science

  • Identify how sounds are made and recognise they get fainter as we get further away. We will experiment with different sounds.
  • Identify that animals need the correct nutrition. We will describe the way food and water move within animals. We will describe simple functions of our digestive system and identify different types of teeth.

Physical education

  • Take part in outdoor games (football).
  • Look at the games played by children in the 1940s.
  • Plan and perform a dance sequence linked to the Blitz.

Computing

  • Use software programs.
  • Develop and design updated versions of 1940s toys.
  • Design modern day games.

Art

  • Look at a variety of wartime propaganda posters.
  • Design and make our own posters for a particular purpose (e.g. Dig for Victory).
  • Plan, create and evaluate an emotive piece of artwork to portray our feelings about WWII.

Music

  • Perform songs associated with WWII in solo and choral ensemble contexts.
  • Accompany using tuned percussion and following notation.
  • Compose music to accompany Blitz Drama.
  • Listen to music from composers of this period – Time Line Listening.

Homework

This will be handed out on a Thursday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the following Thursday. 

Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home on a daily basis and MUST be returned to school every day.  Children can be reading their own independent book from home or class reading area once they have finished the given book and completed a book review.  Children’s independent reading books are changed once a week in school.  Reading records are to be completed each time you listen to your child read at home.

School Trips

To support Year 4 with their history topic ‘How did the Battle of Britain change World War 2?’, we have arranged for the children to go to Eden Camp, Malton. Please see Year 4 teachers or Mrs Watt regarding any problems/payment.

Year 4 Assemblies

Our class assembly will take place on Friday, 9th November at  14:30.

Our Class Blog

What happens in our class? have a look at all the blog post direct from the classroom. 

Eden Camp

On the 9th May Year 4 went to Eden Camp in support of their World War 2 topic We visited all the different huts and learnt about lots of interesting things from the Blitz to rationing.           There were lots of war planes and weapons to look at. There was also...

People in the Bible

RE In RE we are learning about how different people in the Bible showed their faith and trust in God. We looked at the story of Moses and acted the key parts of the story out using freeze frames       ...

Weather Report

Year 4 topic Our Topic this half term is The Amazing Amazon. We have done lots of work on the weather and climate in different rain forests all around the world. We did lots of research and then wrote and performed our own weather report!   4B Weather...

Invertebrate Hunt

Year 4 topic In Science 4B are looking at living things an their habitats. This week we went on an invertebrate hunt in the secret garden. We found lots of different creatures living in their natural habitat.     ...

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