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Owls - Year 4

Autumn Term


Friend or Foe?


Hello and welcome back. We hope you’ve had a relaxing holiday and are ready for an exciting year ahead. Unfortunately (as of writing) our brand new classroom is not ready so we’ve set up camp in the hall. Keeping with our topic we’re going to ‘Keep calm and carry on’.

As you may have guessed we’re going to be looking at World War 2 for our topic this term. Our class novel which we’ll be reading from and using as the basis for our writing is ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo. It follows the life of two boys who are evacuated to the countryside. We’ll be using this to help with imagining what it must have been like living through the war as a child and as an evacuee.

Some of the questions we’ve come up with so far are:

When did the war start?

When did it end?

Who was involved?

Why were children evacuated?

In maths we will be looking at place value and using this as the foundation to build upon with addition and subtraction.

In science we are going to look at electricity. What is it? Where does it come from? Where do we use it?

For art we’ll be looking at using chalk and oil pastels for our Owl artwork and then moving onto creating our own propaganda posters.

Every day we will be attempting to do our ‘Daily mile’ where we will be attempting to better ourselves. Our PE lesson will be on a Tuesday afternoon and this term we will be focusing on Tag rugby.

Mr Harries and Mr Wooster