Y4 Maple Class
Welcome back Y4!
I hope you have all had a wonderful summer break. We can't wait to welcome you all back to class and are so looking forward to seeing you all back together in the classroom.
Our first topic this term will be Bottoms, Burps and Bile.
This exciting topic will take us on an exciting journey developing the children's knowledge of the digestive system. We will learn about teeth, bodily functions, healthy eating and, of course, poo!
Some of the questions we will investigate are: How do smells get up your nose?, What is spit for?, How does toothpaste protect your teeth? We will look at the journey food takes from entering your mouth to leaving at the other end.
This half term, we’ll visit a dentist and ask lots of questions. We’ll find out about different dental procedures and learn new scientific vocabulary. At school, we’ll use this information to write toothy fact files. There will be lots of investigating as we learn about our different teeth, how to brush them and how sugary drinks affect them. We’ll examine the amount of sugar in different foods and create images of ourselves with healthy and unhealthy teeth.
In literacy we’ll write a story describing the journey a piece of food takes through the digestive system. In science, we’ll learn about the organs involved in digestion and make our own wearable digestive systems in D&T. We’ll learn about digestion in different animals and handle a range of digestive organs. At the end of the topic, we’ll write persuasive texts to convince people to eat healthily and share these with you. We’ll use what we’ve learned to play a scientific game and create healthy snack packs for our friends. We’ll also write to our digestive systems, promising to keep them healthy.
English Fact files, explanations, fantasy stories, slogans, persuasive texts Science Teeth types, tooth decay and hygiene, the digestive system
Computing Digital images, algorithms, video
D&T Healthy foods, textiles, working models
Mathematics Measures (weight)
Music Composing lyrics
PSHE Healthy bodies
Help your child prepare for their new topic
The food we eat goes on an amazing journey through the digestive system. Why not keep a joint food diary for a week to see if you eat enough gut-friendly foods? You could also try a new food or drink that you’ve never tasted before. What do you like or dislike about its taste and texture? Alternatively, drop copper coins into a range of fizzy drinks overnight to see what happens. Which drink has the most powerful cleaning properties?
Learning at Home
Click on the buttons below for the link to some fun games to practice at home.