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Year 4

Teachers : Mrs Driver (4D), Mr Bennett (4B)

Between a rock and a hard place

Exploring traditions

Our curriculum provides many opportunities for cross curricular links which allows various subjects to be taught through the same topic.


In English we will be reading and reviewing the fantastic book ‘Stone Girl, Bone Girl.’ which follows the life of a young palaeontologist.


The title of our topic this half term is ‘Between a rock and a hard place.’ 
We will be exploring different types of rocks and soils and conducting scientific experiments into their properties. We will also be learning about states of matter.

learning beyond school

Extending the learning journey

Our exciting residential to Brighouse will also be full of fun and exciting learning and a visit down a mine! As well as all this, we will become dinosaur detectives at Lapworth Museum of Geology looking at real life fossils and skeletons!
Every week children will need to:
Read at least three times
Complete a task on Times Table Rock Stars.
Learn their key word spellings each week.
Complete one activity from the homework grid.

Here are some ideas of things you might
like to try at home.
Visit the library
Go on a rock hunt
Make a sand picture
Paint a rock
Dig for fossils
Visit The Peak District Lead and Mining Museum
Visit The Big Pit
Go panning for gold 

Supporting learning activities

exciting events

31st January till 2nd February 4B at the Brighouse residential.

12- 13th February Individual school photos.

15th February trip to Lapworth Museum of Geology,

16th February break up for half term

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