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Year 4 - Padley

Letter from Miss Holmes

Welcome to Padley
Our class teacher is Mrs Clemens  and our teaching  assistants are Mrs Cooke + Mr Shaefer 
Religious Education

Year 4                   People.‚Äč



Our topic is "Ancient Egypt", where we find out about pyramids, lifestyles, Gods, food and mummification. We read a novel called "Setna's Journey" by R. Brown, and then write about our own journeys through life set in Ancient Egypt. Our RE topics are People, Called and Loving:gift. It is in this term that we begin our whole class brass lessons with the brass teachers from the Derbyshire Music Partnership.  


Our topic is " Volcanoes and Earthquakes".

We find our about the Earth, it's core, mantel and crust. About what are volcanoes and earthquakes and where they are in the world. We will be linking this topic to using and writing information texts, news reports and using iPads to do research. Our RE topics are Community, Giving and Receiving and Self-Discipline. We will also be putting on a religious themed performance with year 3 which is about the Easter. Our performance tells the story of the Last Supper, the Crucifixion and the Ressurection. We will be performing our play on stage in the hall...please come and see us! 


Our topic is "Invaders and Settlers". We find out about Romans and Anglo Saxons, why the UK was invaded and settled in and about life styles. We read a novel "Raiders" and write our own historial story. During this term we also have a one night residential stay at Castleton Youth Hostel, Derbyshire. This trip enhances our study of Invaders and Settlers, visit Peveril Castle and take part in activities such as an archaeological dig and archery. Our RE topics are New Life, Building Bridges and God's People.


Homework project...

The children have an optional homework project to take part in. It is a project based around the legend of King Authur and the Knights of the Round Table. Homework sheets and project books can be collected from class if you would like to support your child with this.





Please feel free to use the my maths website to complete homework and do extra maths practice, or even play games! Click on the link...


 We also have spellings homework to learn each week, usually given out on a Monday. Please continue to read with your child, talk about what you have read and even visit your local library. As we are learning brass it would also be useful to encourage your child to practise their skills at home (at a time convenient to your family).


To provide a high quality Christian education for all children enabling them to achieve their full potential in a safe and caring environment.