Welcome to Year 4
We are very excited about all the learning we do in Year 4. We go back in time and explore life in the Aztec times, The Tudor Times, World War 2,
We explore India, how villages developed and the Rainforest.
Year 4 teachers are Miss Swift and Mr Hughes
Teaching Assistants are Mrs McDonnell and Mrs Leeming
PE day is Monday. Please ensure your child has black shorts and a white t-shirt.
Pumps are worn in school.
Swimming is on a Friday. Your child needs a swimming costume/trunks and a towel.
Tudor Learning Homework projects
Homework will be centred on Tudors until the end of term Choose an activity each week then on a Wednesday the children will take it in turns to share their work with their class.
Please ask if you would like more details on the learning styles.
- Create 5 word problems based on a Tudor theme.
- Write a diary entry as one of Henry’s wives or as Henry himself!
- Write a story set in Tudor times
- Imagine you wrote a story with Henry as the central character. Write a character description of Henry.
- Draw a cartoon story set in Tudor times with speech bubbles and narration
- Role play as Richard III and Henry Tudor or Henry and one of his wives
- Role play as a time traveller who goes back to the Tudor times (in a tardis). What would it look or smell like? What would you take? What would you do when you got there?
- Role play with a Tudor person time travelling to this time!
- You will need to think carefully about what a person from Tudor times will want to know about. What questions do you think they will ask? What can you tell them about your life? Think about topics such as computers, transport, food and famous people. Will they know what television is? How could you explain it? Once you have discussed these things then write down some questions that the Tudor person will ask. Get an adult to pretend to be a Tudor person asking the questions.
- You need to be yourself and give really detailed answers to the questions so they understand about how things have changed. Record your work on the activity sheet, or record the conversation onto a tape. Why not have some fun recording your own voice? You could make your own radio programme and bring it in to school.
- There are lots of differences in our lives today, compared to life during Tudor times. Pretend to be the Tudor traveller when you go outside. What would be really strange for you to see? As you walk around take notes about all the strange new things that you can see that you aren’t used to. What about all those vehicles on the road? What do they look like? What is that thing in the sky? Write a short story about your walk and think carefully about how you describe all the strange things you see and how you feel. You can also draw pictures of the strangest things you see : link to spatial activity - make a model of something that a Tudor person will not recognise? Use any cardboard boxes, paper around your house.
- Write a play set in Tudor times
- Re enact the story of the Tudor dynasty.
- Write an acrostic poem using words linked to the Tudor theme
- Write a shape poem using the Tudor theme
- Write a descriptive poem linked to the Tudor theme
- Create your own booklet all about the Tudors; different Tudor Kings, all the 6 wives, the children of Henry VIII, how did poor and rich Tudors live etc.
- Present to camera about your research on the Tudors.
- Build a model of a Tudor building
- Model your own Tudor Rose form clay
- Create a board game to teach children about the Tudors
- Create a PowerPoint using Tudor images and key information on every slide.
- Carefully sketch a Tudor rose
- Create your own family emblem just as the Tudors had their rose.
- Create your own pocket portrait of Henry
Bodily / kinesthetic learner
- Role play links mentioned in linguistic learner
- Work with a friend to produce a ‘lecture’’ to family about Tudors.
- Work with a friend to create a book about Tudors
- Write a play with a friend.
- Work with a friend on any of the activities already suggested.
- Complete any of the above activities on your own or with minimal help.
- Write a list of questions that you have about the Tudors and then choose one to try to answer.
- Write a song about a the Tudors.
- Can you listen to Greensleeves? It is rumoured that Henry VIII wrote this. Draw a picture of Henry while you listen.
- What instruments were used in Tudor times?
Please remember these activities are only my ideas and no doubt you will have lots of different ones too so you can create your own ideas for projects. All the best and I look forward to seeing the results!!
The different learning styles-
1) Logical/mathematical LearnerYou are a mathematical learner if you like to do experiments, figure things out, work with numbers, ask questions, explore patterns and relationships, are good at maths, enjoy reasoning, logic and problem solving and learn best by grouping things and working with patterns, shapes and numbers.
2) Linguistic Learner
You are a linguistic learner if you like to read, write and tell stories, are good at remembering names, places, dates and facts and you learn best when you say, hear or see words. (Miss Swift is a Linguistic learner)
3) Spatial Learner
You are a spatial learner if you like to draw, build, design and create things, daydream, look at pictures/slides, watch movies and play with machines. If you are good at imagining things, sensing changes, solving mazes/puzzles and reading maps or charts and if you learn best by visualising, dreaming, using my mind’s eye and working with colours/pictures.
4) Bodily / kinesthetic learner
You are a bodily or kinesthetic learner if you like to move around, touch and talk, and use your body, if you are good at physical activities (sports/dance/acting) and crafts and if you learn best by touching and moving.
5) Naturalistic learner
You are a naturalistic learner if you like to be outside, with animals, or learning about geography or weather, are good at grouping and organising plants and animals, and looking after the environment and if you learn best by looking at nature out in the open and learning about how things work.
6) Interpersonal learner
You are an interpersonal learner if you like to have lots of friends, talk to people and join groups, are good at understanding people, leading others and sorting out conflicts and you learn best by sharing, comparing, relating, cooperating and interviewing.
Work with another person on any of the activities I’ve mentioned or on an activity of your own design!