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Year 4 Heron Class

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Hello Heron Class!


During our Autumn term our learning will be driven by the exciting era of the Ancient Greeks. Our English, Geography and History lessons will all focus on learning all about the time of the Ancient Greeks including; milestone events, famous gods and goddesses, life in Ancient Greek and we will have a focus on the differences in lifestyle between those who lived in Sparta and how it differed to the other city states. Our art and DT will also be strongly linked to the Ancient Greeks.


Our classroom tables have been named after the five most famous city states of the Ancient Greek period. These are; Corinth, Thebes, Athens, Sparta and Delphi.


We are also fortunate enough to be having ukelele lessons this term. These will take place at 11am-12pm on a Tuesday morning.


Our PE day is Wednesday and we will also be swimming on Wednesday mornings. Please see ParentMail for what you will need or speak to myself or Gill for any further information. You can also contact the school reception.


Scroll below to access useful links to support our learning in Year 4.


Homework is sent out on a Thursday and due back on a Monday. We are using Google Classroom for homework this year. If you need any support with this, please go to our Google Classroom support page.

Here are some photos of Heron class flaunting their artistic flair. Our first art display will be their own take on an Ancient Greek vase. Watch this space!

Wow! There was an incredible show of courage and determination on display during our Sparta Battle Camp! The unforgiving and relentless activities had the new Spartans working harder than they have ever worked before in preparation for battle. Key training stations including spear throwing and stealing! A huge well done to the Sparta hoplite class of 2021!

Welcome to Ancient Greece! The Trojan War.

In our first lesson on the Ancient Greeks, the children have been learning all about the key events in the Ancient Greek era including the influence of the Gods when Paris, the Prince of Troy, stole the Queen of Sparta, Helen as Aphrodite's 'gift'. After ten long years in battle, it was surprisingly the WIT of the Spartans that led them to victory with their Trojan horse trick! Who knew the Spartans weren't just mighty in battle?

Here are Heron class making the most of the sunshine with some outdoor learning. The children worked incredibly hard to combine their agility skills to making sentences from the different nouns, verbs and adjectives they collected.

Below, you can see the children acting as 'counters' as they further their understanding of a place value on our 'super-sized' place value chart. They explored how to find both the smallest and largest number and utilised their communication and teamwork skills in races to build their number first!

Place value fun!

Provisional Maths Long Term Plans