Welcome to Year 4
We begin Year 4 with an examination of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes before shifting to a historical study of the ancient civilisations in Greece and Rome in the second half of the year. Our work in other subjects will make links to these topics, such as when we learn about the enduring influence of Greek and Roman language and architecture. The highlight of the year comes in April when the whole year group travels to Dorset for a three day residential trip to Hooke Court. For more information about the exciting topics that we will be covering during the year, have a look at the topic webs below.
Year 4 Age Related Expectations
Year 4 Writing Checklist
Hooke Court 2020
Ancient Greece Day - 2019
What a fantastic day we all had last Thursday when the whole of Year 4 went back in time to Ancient Greece! We began the day with a look at their language and had a go at writing our names and coded messages using the Greek alphabet. Next, we learnt all about the many contributions that the Greeks made to the world of mathematics - even though they didn't have any way to show zero! After break we all got a bit more creative and used our knowledge of classical architecture to create Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns. The main activity in the afternoon was our ancient Olympic games (Pirbright style!). Each of the school houses represented an ancient Greek city-state at a variety of events including discus, javelin, shot put and chariot racing! Congratulations to Argos (Pegasus) who were our champions! The day was rounded of with a fantastic meze feast of Greek specialities.