Year 4 Project - Blue Abyss
Grab your wetsuit! We're going on a deep sea adventure. The children will sketch different creatures and create clay sculptures of their favourite. Writing poems inspired by their favourite sea creatures will help develop a rich vocabulary. Using maps, globes and atlases, Year 4 will identify the world's oceans and seas. The children will also find different ways of grouping living things. Diving back into the 1800s, the class will learn all about the HMS Challenger. Year 4 will research Jaques Cousteau and write biographies about his exciting explorations. As a challenge, the children will create model submarines using recycled materials and program an onscreen submarine. They will study Antony Gormley's Another Place sculpture and write reviews. After locating the Great Barrier Reef on a map, they will learn about the risks it faces.
At the end of the project the children will listen to the soothing sounds of whale song and write ballads about whales. The class will have created an 'Oceans art gallery' and deliver workshops on sustainability.
Help your child prepare for their project
Oceans are remarkable and fascinating places that are full of life. Why not visit the coast together to see an ocean or sea up close? You could also look at an atlas or online map to find out which seas and oceans surround Britain. Alternatively, work together to create an under-the-sea collage using different materials to represent the plants, creatures and water.
Innovate Challenge - 3D art exhibition
Design and Technology - Designing submarines; Working models
Art and Design - Observational drawing; 3-D models; clay sculpture; Antony Gormley; Batik; Printing; Seascapes
Computing - Programming; Video editing; Multimedia presentations
Geography - Seas and oceans of the world; The Great Barrier Reef; Environmental issues
History - 19th century ocean exploration
Science - Living things and their habitats; animals, including humans; Working scientifically
Science Investigations - How does pollution affect habitats? Are all sea creatures the same?
Next week we will be:
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When the weather is sunny, please allow the children to wear sun cream and wear hats.
Please continue to sign your child's reading record. The expectation is that they read for 10 minutes every day outside of school hours.
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Year 4 started a new topic in Term 4 'Misty Mountains'. One of the first lessons was spent making a river!