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  • What's the big idea?

    Sound and light is all around us – from the sound of thunder and the flash of lightning in a storm, to a mobile phone ringing and flashing when someone calls us, to the billions of different sounds and lights leaping into life on the TV when we switch it on.

    Everything in our Universe is made up of tiny particles called atoms, including the Earth itself and everything that exists: the air we breathe, our bodies, plants, animals, materials, objects, etc.

    In this project, we are going to explore how materials can exist in three different ways: solids, liquids and gases. We will also explore the many sounds and lights that are part of our everyday lives.

  • What will we be learning?

    Science

    We will be able to:

    • Compare and group materials together – deciding whether they are solid, liquid or gas
    • Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled
    • Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle
    • Identify how sounds are made
    • Recognise that vibrations from sound travel to the ear

    Geography

    We will be able to:

    • Locate the world’s countries using maps
    • Compare similarities and differences between regions of Iceland and regions of the UK – in particular the Lake District in Cumbria

    Technology

    We will be able to:

    • Prepare and cook a savoury dish using a range of cooking techniques

    We will know:

    • How countries around the world use water to provide energy
  • Maths

    Let’s see if we ALL know ALL the times tables up to 12 x 12 by February? Keep practising! We practise everyday in school and need you to do this at home too.

    Next term, we will move from addition and subtraction, and converting measurement, to multiplication and division.

    If your child still can’t tell the time yet, this is a great thing to work on at home. Thank you!

  • English
    • We will continue reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe while using discussion and persusion writing to improve our knowledge of conjunctions and openers.
    • We will then move to poetry – performance in particular.
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  • Year 4 Notes and Dates

    The School Day

    The Year 4 school day starts at 8.35am. Your child needs to enter school through the gate near North Road .Staff will direct your child.

    All adults dropping off or picking up children must wear face masks from now on. Thank you. Please ensure you stay two metres away from other families.

    Your child needs to be collected from the gate near North Road at 3.05pm, unless they walk home alone. If your child can walk home alone, please fill out the form that you can collect from the office (this includes those children who walked home alone last year).   

    PE Kits

    School PE uniform is plain black trainers, black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt. PE kits should be worn to school on Monday and Thursday as we have PE on Mondays with Mr Baines, and Thursdays with Mr Hafide.

    Homelearning:

    DB Primary, Mathletics and TTRockstars activities and tasks are set weekly.

    These  link to learning we are doing in the classroom. We will email you each week to let you know when this is ready. Homelearning is generally set on a Thursday now and should be completed before the following Thursday. 

    We always show your children how to complete the homelearning but please email us if you have any problems. Thank you!  griffon@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Entry Point and Exit Point:

    Normally, we would invite you to celebrate the learning with us in school. Instead, we will keep you involved with weekly emails. Photos of the children’s learning are shared each week in the school newsletter.

    Trips:

    Normally, we visit the British Museum for this project as there is a gallery upstairs with mummified animals and people, as well as beautifully painted tombs. The Rosetta Stone and statues of Egyptian gods and goddesses are on the ground floor. When the museum reopens, it would be wonderful for you to visit.

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    Symptoms of COVID-19 or of a cold:

    You will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidance for households with possible infection coronavirus guidance.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance.

    You will be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19 as this could have an impact on our school. This can include testing for all children and their families, if displaying symptoms.

    *If your child does not take a test, your household will have to isolate following government guidance – please contact the school for more information.

  • How to Contact The Year 4 Team

    Email us on the address below : 

    griffon@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

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