Welcome to Pine Class!
Mr Miles and Miss Rust
Children will need to practice their times tables at home to improve their quick recall and fluency. Year 4 should confidently know all their times tables.
Science - Empiribox
Humans and Senses
Describe the changes as humans develop to old age
Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information amount living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
Identify how animals and plants adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaption may lead to evolution.
Topic - History/Geography
We will be looking at life in Britain during the first and second world wars. The children will understand the situation the country found itself in and how people coped with loosing family members going off to fight. They will learn about ‘the front line’, ‘trench foot’ and ‘no-man’s land’. They will discuss how powerful and influential Hitler was and learn who Britain’s enemies and allies were. They will find out about the leadership and direction of Winston Churchill and recognize the British spirit that kept the country going. They will learn about different jobs for men and women and where the children were evacuated.
To write a letter as a soldier during the war.
Analyse art depictions of the war.
Analyse and interpret historical material and text.
Watch and discuss videos about the wars.
Use drama to portray the way of life during the war.
Term 1 - Images of War
The children will study an artist working at the time of WW1. In particular, John Singer Sargent and Paul Nash. They will study war landscapes and discover how these artists recreated the scenes of devastation using paint. They will draw a portrait of a soldier in charcoal with a camouflage mixed media background.
Term 2 - Food and Drink
• Combining expressive use of the voice with physical movement
• Performing sequences of sounds matched to visual sequences
• Singing a call and response chant
• Composing and playing sequences of word rhythms
• Understanding and performing rondo structure
• Learning a traditional West African call and response song
• Learning rhythmic and melodic accompaniments for a song and combining them in a performance
Term 4 - Around The World
• Exploring the pentatonic scale
• Playing leaps
• Reading graphic notation
• Developing listening skills
• Describing music using musical and non-musical terms
• Composing and notating pentatonic melodies
• Playing a pentatonic song with leaps
• Combining tuned percussion, untuned percussion and singing
Term 6 -Learn an instrument (whole class)
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