Year 4

Year 4 Project - Misty Mountain, Winding River

In the Misty Mountain, Winding River project, your child will learn about the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time, their significance around the world and the impact of flooding. They will learn how to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and a key to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map, as well as how contour lines are used to show the topography of an area. They will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations, studying mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world. They will also learn about habitats and how human and natural influences can have an impact on the environment.

Memorable Experience - River Visit

Innovate Challenge: Learn about the Lakes.

Geography: Rivers; Maps; Grid References; Contour Lines; physical processes - erosion, transportation and deposition; World Rivers; Aerial images; Mountains; UK mountains; World mountains; Compass points; Water cycle; Soil; Altitudinal zones; Data analysis

Science Investigations: How does pollution affect habitats? What do squirrels eat? Where does water go? Why does it flood? Can worms sense danger?

This project is also supported by mini projects in; 

Science: States of Matter; Grouping and Classifying

Art and Design: Vista and Animal

Design and Technology: Functional and Funky Fabrics

Music: derived from Charanga Unit 

PE: derived from Greenacres Resources

PSHE: derived from Jigsaw

RE: derived from Kent SACRE Curriculum

Year 4 Key Information



In Year 4 PE lessons are timetabled for Tuesday and Thursday.



Next week we will be:

  • taking part in some World Book Day activities!
  • continuing to plan our newspaper article about 'The Whale'.


Next week we will be:

  • converting improper fractions and mixed numbers

Additional Information



This week's homework is;

  • read for at least 10 minutes everyday with an adult. This needs to be recorded in the reading record.
  • revise spellings on Spelling Shed, ready for a check on Wednesday.

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