Ferney Lee Primary School

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Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848

admin@ferneylee.calderdale.sch.uk

Welcome to Year 4!

Here is our lovely classroom... 

We love Year 4! 

Watch the slideshow to see some of the fantastic learning we have done so far this year... 

What are Year 4 learning about in Summer 2?

In our final half term, our key Geographical Enquiry question is: 

Why do our oceans and seas need protecting?

We are covering the following objectives:

Where are the oceans and seas of the world?

What is the difference between an ocean and a sea?

What lives where in the ocean?

Why do the oceans matter?

Does the climate impact the oceans?

What is harming oceans and marine life?

What can we do to help save our oceans?

Our Previous Learning in Summer 1...

Last half term, our key Historical Enquiry question was:

How did the Tudors shape modern Britain?

We covered the following objectives: 

  • Create a timeline of significant events leading the rise and fall of the Tudor reign

  • Know that Tudors is a significant period in British history

  • Recall some of the main events that led to the Tudors rise to power - Battle of Bosworth, War of the Roses

  • Explain a range of sources that provide information on Henry VIII

  • Know who Henry VII and his 6 wives were and their fates.

  • Know how Tudors shaped modern Britain (Royal Mail, Church of England, England became richer, schools and colleges, formation of parliament)

  • Know that The Tudor Rose was created when Henry VII bought an end to the War of the Roses and that he joined the White Rose of York with the Red Rose of Lancaster to create the Tudor Rose.

  • Understand the importance of religion in Tudor times.

  • Know that Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic Church and created the Protestant Church of England so that he could divorce his first wife. 

  • Use artefacts to develop understanding of life, culture and social structure of this time

 

In English, we based our writing around different versions of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare:

 

Our Previous Learning in Spring 2... 

Last half term, our key Historical Enquiry question was:

Did the Anglo Saxons make Britain a better or worse place to live?

We covered the following objectives: 

  • Use knowledge to explore different reactions to the arrival of Anglo Saxons

  •  Use timelines to place key events in history before the Vikings came (Anglo Saxon Britain)

  •  Know the names of some of the Saxon tribes and kingdoms

  •  Explain details about Anglo-Saxon laws and justice using different sources

  •  Identify the key characteristics and features of an Anglo-Saxon village

  •  Know who Alfred the Great was

  •  Identify features of Anglo-Saxon armour

  •  Identify the Sutton Hoo burial and what information we can take from this site

  •  Know the Anglo Saxons used the rune alphabet and identify some of the features

  •  Use knowledge to debate different reactions to the arrival of Anglo Saxons - why were there different reactions and who was right?

In English, we based our writing around the following texts: 

Our Previous Learning in Spring 1...

We went rock climbing with CI Adventures as part of our mountains topic. We were all super adventurous and showed how we can believe in ourselves.

In Spring 1, our key Geographical Enquiry question was:

Why are mountains so important?

We covered the following objectives: 

  • Recall the location of globally significant places (mountains and mountain ranges) 
  • Understand the structure of the Earth
  • Know tectonic plates sit on top of molten lava and how these plates interactions can create mountains
  • Identify common land features such as mountains and rivers
  • Explain the water cycle
  • Explain trends and patterns observed focusing on mountain ranges
  • Use geographical terminology relevant to the topic  

In English, we are based our writing around the following texts: 

Our Previous Learning in Autumn 2...

In Autumn term 2, our key Geographical Enquiry question was:

What are the similarities and differences between Northern England and Italy?

We are covered the following objectives:

  • Compare a larger region of the UK with an area in Europe
  • Use geographical terminology relevant to the topic
  • Create a simple map using symbols and/or a key
  • Recall the location of globally significant places (Colosseum)
  • Write clearly and accurately presenting information in an age appropriate manner
  • Orally express ideas and observations clearly
  • Recall the 8 compass points to describe direction and location
  • Interpret 4 figure grid references and navigate a simple route using an OS map
  • Use a ‘mental map’ to recall the location of the countries pupils have studied

In English, we based our writing on a range of non-fiction texts linked to Italy and England: 

Our Previous Learning in Autumn 1...

In the first half term, our key Historical  Enquiry was:

How did life in Britain change when the Romans ruled?

We covered the following objectives:

  • Know what life was like in Celtic Britain
  • Identify the key characteristics of a Roman soldier and a Celt soldier
  • Know some of the reasons why Romans wanted to come to Britain
  • Investigate the successful and unsuccessful attempts to invade
  • Sequence the course of Roman invasion on a timeline
  • Research Roman legacy using ICT, library and fieldwork
  • Identify the legacy Romans left in Britain

In English we explored 3 different books linked to our Topic:

 

Keep checking our individual Learning Journeys on Seesaw for photos of us enjoying our learning!

Here is our bookshelf displaying the wonderful books we will be enjoying throughout the year!

Meet the staff...

Miss Blanchard (Class Teacher)

Miss Bury (Teaching Assistant)

Miss Horne (Support Assistant) PM

Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848

admin@ferneylee.calderdale.sch.uk