Welcome to Year 4
We are made up of two classes – Team Morpurgo (27 children) and Team Kinney (27 children)
Our aim is to ensure that every child receives high-quality, engaging learning experiences that support their academic learning and social development. We encourage our children to be independent learners by providing them with opportunities to think for themselves and collaborate with their peers. We want the children to be proud of their school and their year group teams understanding that every pupil has different life- experiences, interests and strengths which will help to both enrich and challenge everyone’s understanding of the world around them. In Year 4, we strive to ensure all children enjoy their learning and feel valued. We aim to teach an exciting curriculum and to challenge children to achieve their full potential.
Meet the Team
Miss Newton – Class teacher of Team Morpurgo
Miss Jefferson / Mrs Brannon – Class teachers of Team Kinney
Miss Davis will provide additional support to both classes in a morning.
Miss English will provide additional support to both classes in an afternoon.
What we will be Learning this Year:
Burps, Bottoms and Bile!
Open wide – let’s take a look inside! We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside our bodies…. To begin this unit of work, the children we listen to a talk from the 'Brush Bus Company' and learn all about oral hygiene as well as begin to examine the effects that sugary substances can have on their pearly whites. Working like dentists, the children will take dental impressions and examine the different types of teeth that make up the human mouth. The digestive system is the next stop! The children will research all about their digestive system starting with the saliva glands in the mouth - gulp.... before heading down the esophagus and beyond.... UNTIL.... all that is left is the waste product - NICE! From there, children who dare will take on the challenge of recognising an animal just by looking at its poo sample - YUCK! In English, the children will have opportunities to explore teeth-related idioms to give their writing extra character, write a fantasy story and develop their persuasive writing skills. They will also be writing explanation texts about the digestive system explaining how it works. To conclude this unit of work, the children will work as a team to create a model of the human body including the digestive system. Can the children persuade others to eat healthy and look after this marvellous belching, squelching, mixture-making machine that we call our body?