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Welcome to Class 4!
During the Spring Term, our topic is ‘The Remarkable Rainforest’.
In Geography, we will be taking a closer look at the mysteries of tropical rainforests. We will be finding out about the different layers of the forest, its animal inhabitants and the unique climate found in the tropics. As well as this, we will be comparing British forest with the Amazon rainforest, and will begin to explore some of the conservation issues surrounding the destruction of rainforest habitats.
In Science, we will be looking at the importance of the right type and amount of nutrition as well as the functions of skeletons and muscles. As well as this, we will be focusing on the digestive system in humans and animals and the functions of teeth. The children will learn about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores in the context of teeth, digestion and the food chain. In addition, they will extend their understanding of food chains to more complex chains and food webs.
In English, we will be studying the amazing book, ‘Running Wild’ by Michael Morpurgo.
In Art, we will be using pencil, colour, mosaic design, puppet making and sculpture to create quality insect artwork in the style of Louise Bourgeois and Jennifer Angus.
In Design and Technology, we are going to be making mechanical posters. The children will start by following instructions on how to make different types of lever and linkage mechanisms before designing, making a prototype and then creating their own ‘Lever and Linkage Poster’ using the context of recycling. Finally, they will evaluate their product against the design criteria.
We hope you enjoy looking at our work and finding out what we have been doing!