Welcome to Year 4!
Class Teachers: Mr Taylor, Miss Balding, Miss Digby and Miss Waterson
At Southey Green, we promise to provide our children with 6 unique experiences in each year group. We call these ‘Southey’s Super Six’. These tasks give our children something to look forward to each year and in places, provide an opportunity that the children may not have previously had.
Take a look at our topics for this coming year. We intend to teach the children a wide range of skills alongside an array of knowledge for each unit. There may be slight changes throughout the year depending on weather, availability and other opportunities that arise.
Autumn 1 Best Bits
Our first half term back has been so busy!
Take a look at some of the photos from our exciting visit to York. We went to Jorvik Viking Centre and The Dig. We learnt so much about Viking life and even travelled through a replica Viking village, which was a little bit smelly!
When we came back to school we used what we had learnt within our English and History lessons, even writing some amazing Viking Kennings poems.
We have also started our swimming lessons at Hillsborough pool. There has been some amazing progress in such a short amount of time and all of the children should be very proud of themselves.
Autumn 2 Best Bits
Our DT topic this half term has been Quality Quilts. We have spent time researching, designing and practising our stitches. We invited our adults in to help us to sew our final designs. We had a fantastic afternoon with so many of our adults there. We used running stitch, backstitch and patterns to make our quilt squares really eye-catching. I think you’ll agree that we have done an amazing job!
In ICT we have been creating some digital art. We cropped, cut and pasted our faces to see if they were symmetrical. The results turned out to be pretty funny! Whose face do you think is the most symmetrical?
What a fantastic half term we have had in Y4! This half term we have fully immersed our children in our Ancient Greek topic.
In English, we examined the characteristics of different mythical creatures, before designing our very own mythical beast. We then used these ideas to write a non-chronological report about the appearance, diet and habitat of our creature. While in reading, we have studied a variety of Greek mythology including: Pandora’s Box, Perseus and the Gorgon and Theseus and the Minotaur. In History, we examined different versions of the Trojan War and scrutinised the simulates and differences between life in Athens and Sparta.
Our focus for our Art week was on the American painter Georgia O’Keeffe and her work with the use of colour to express emotions and moods through different tones, tints and shades.