Year 4 - Mrs Bennett Brock and Miss Youson

 Autumn 1st half term - 2017

Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - Mighty Mountains

Mighty mountain peaks rise high over morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet.

As part of their Mighty Mountains learning Year 4 pupils will discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block a dome or a plateau.

Pupils will follow the water cycle’s course from source to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas.

To begin their learning pupils will visit the Peak District to climb Thorpe Cloud and experience a higher altitude – looking at how the weather changes as they ascend and the different plant and animal environments of the area.

Year 4 - Thorpe Cloud - Friday 15th September

We did it! On a cool but dry day all of our Year 4 pupils showed great determination and climbed 287 metres to the summit of Thorpe Cloud.

Pupils learnt about how Thorpe Cloud was formed millions of years ago and and how mountain environments differ from other other environments.

To end their visit pupils crossed the River Dove via the famous 'stepping stones' taking time to look at the fossils located in these stones as they crossed.

Autumn 2nd half term - 2017

Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - I am Warrior!

This half term Year 4 pupils will be discovering Roman Britain learning about Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar and finding out what the Romans did for us.

They will learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain finding out about arts and crafts such as mosaics and jewellery making, as well as investigating Roman numerals. 

On their Roman Day pupils will meet a Roman solider who will tell them all about life in the Roman army battling the Celts.

Spring 1st half term - 2018

Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - Burps, Bottoms and Bile

Spring 2nd half term - 2018

Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - Traders and Raiders

Summer 1st half term - 2018

Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - Potions

Summer 2nd half term - 2018

Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - Road Trip USA!

Buckle up, sunglasses on - Year 4 pupils are going on a road trip across the USA!

This half term pupils in Year 4 will be crossing the Atlantic and learning all about the USA. They will use their map skills to navigate their way around some of the most famous landmarks of the USA and send home a postcard to ask the question: Do you wish you were here?

On their journey they will learn to use maps, atlases, globes and digital / computing mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.

They will also be completing lots of other learning in other curriculum areas linked to this topic.

It's going to be a long ride, put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair - we're off!

 

Useful websites to support learning in Year 4

Click the National Trust logo above to find out about Ilam Park, and the Dovedale / Peak District area owned and maintained by The National Trust.

Click the image above to find some interesting facts about mountains.

Visit the BBC KS2 Bitesize History web page and learn about the Roman Empire by clicking the image above.    

Find out all about the Romans Baths in Bath by clicking the above image. There are a number of interesting and educational games to play on this site.

Visit the National Geographic Kids page for the USA by clicking the image above. This site contains lots of facts and information about the United States of America.