Year 4

With Mr Hodgins and Mrs Mollard

Welcome to Year 4


This term, Class 4 will be learning all about Rainforests! The children will have the opportunity to find out about the features of a rainforest, the different forest layers, where rainforests are located as well as learning about life in a rainforest. In Geography, the children will focus on using maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and identify locations of rainforests around the world. The children will also understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom and a region within South America.


Our focus in science will be ‘Living things and their habitats ‘. In these lessons, class 4 will learn to recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways; explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment, and recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

Children will also be using the internet to research and find out about animals and living things in the rainforest and observing the artistic techniques of Nick Gustafson and Ruth Daniels to create a final piece that includes capturing the colourful and busy backdrop of a rainforest scene.


Class 4 will also be carrying out Forest Schools with Mr Jones this half-term, so don't forget spare clothes on a Friday!


Wow! A busy half-term ahead...