Year 4

Year 4 Monet Class

Teacher: Mrs Hart Dyke
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Brierley, Mrs Nicholls
Volunteers: Mrs Bourne and Mrs Kellas

Welcome to Monet Class.
"Every day I discover more and more beautiful things" wrote Monet. Let's strive to make our class a beautiful place to learn this year.

This term we will be looking at Rivers and Mountains. We will learn about a river's journey from the source to the mouth, discovering many exciting meanders and tributaries on the way. We will make a Playground River, study a river of your choice in detail for a project and end the term by travelling to Greenwich and exploring the Thames foreshore - who knew there were so many treasures to find in the centre of London? We'll find the tallest mountain on earth, in space and under the ocean.

Science will be all about electricity and we'll end term with an experiment using battery power and circuits we've made ourselves.

Maths will include rounding, adding and subtracting, multilication and division, using formal methods to calculate. Our Mastery Curriculum means that we spend longer on the basics which means we are able to tackle very challenging tasks as term progresses.

In English we will make scary stories with episodes - and record them to get sound effects. Then we'll look at syllabic poems like Haikus and Tankas.

Along with Year 3 Warhol, we'll be visiting Tunbridge Wells Mosque. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Islam first hand, perhaps balancing the stories we read in the papers and see on the news. We might also make a Pilgimage to our local Church.

Art is - of course - in the style of Monet, particularly river and mountain art.

We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead.

Our Long Term Plan can be found here.

Year 4 Photos

Have a look at our Playground River video.






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Important Dates

Tuesday 12th December
Carols By Candlelight

6pm at St Margaret's Church

Thursday 14th December
Infants Christmas Production
Friday 15th December
Reception Nativity
Wednesday 20th December
End of Term 2
Thursday 4th January
School returns
Tuesday 6th February
School Choir visit to O2 Arena to sing with Young Voices
Friday 9th February
Term 3 ends
Tuesday 24th February
Term 4 starts for children

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