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Welcome to 4OB- Mrs O'Brien's class!


What did the Vikings do for us?

For the first part of the Summer Term, Year Four will be learning all about the Vikings! We will be looking at what made this group of people so memorable and interesting and what legacy they left in the UK. We will be developing our History, Geography and Art  skills through this topic. 



During this term the children will continuing to read 'How to Train Your Dragon' and be focussing on non-chronological reports. The children are really enjoying this text and are looking forward to completing the book. We will also be learning to write explanation texts and using these skills in our Science work. 



This term in science we will be investigating sound and how we hear.

We will look at how sound travels and learn the key vocabulary for this topic.  

Later this term we will be investigating what items use electricity and building our own circuits. 



Later this term....

During the Summer Term we will also be taking part in an Enterprise event where we 'make £50 blossom' where Year 4 will be hosting a film night. Details of this are to follow soon.


The Summer Term also sees the return of Thoresby's spectacular Kaleidoscope event! Watch this space to see what Year 4 will be experiencing during this exciting fortnight. 


Our PE day is Monday. This term we are having our sessions with Coach Duffy and we are learning some cricket skills. 



This term Year 4 children will take part in swimming sessions each morning for the two weeks commencing June 4th and June 11th. Your child will need a swimming costume, a towel and goggles if they would like.  We will send letters about this nearer the time. 



Book Club

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This term we are continuing with our Book Club text this year is Roald Dahl's, 'James and the Giant Peach'. Each Friday the children will have a section from the book to read at home as part of their weekly homework. We encourage you to read and enjoy this text together and ask that everyone brings their book back on Monday for our daily Book Club sessions.

Wider Opportunities

The Children will continue with their weekly music lessons in class which involve learning to play the clarinet.  We will be working towards our performance at the City Hall on Tuesday 19th June and in school on Tuesday 26th June. More information will be sent nearer the time. 



During the summer term, the children will become more confident with telling the time. They will investigate length, capacity and mass and use this in a real life context. We will explore area and perimeter and further geometry topics. They will continue to consolidate their times table knowledge and their use of the four operations. In topic maths we are going to be learning about data.