Welcome To Year 4
This half term our topic will be Potions.
We will further develop children’s knowledge of the properties of materials. Children will learn the properties of solids, liquids and gases, recognise hazardous materials and learn how and why medicines, such as anaesthetics, were developed.
Linked Science investigations: Are all liquids runny? How do smells get up your nose? Is custard a liquid?
Linked Texts: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth (Shakespeare Stories)
The Worst Witch Jill Murphy
Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid or sticky goo. Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties. Now scientists, beware. There are some powerful and deadly potions out there, dangerous, unpredictable or tragic (just ask Romeo and Juliet.) Use what you know about materials and their properties to create incredible potions in Professor Hazard’s Potions class. Feeling sleepy? That orange juice did taste a little strange...
Home Learning Ideas......What will you choose to do?
• Make a list of all the solids, liquids and gases you can find at home. Are they kept
• Make a sketch of any interesting bottles you have at home. Remember to add
patterns, textures, shading and finer details!
• Make homemade perfume or potions using things you find in the kitchen, garden
or bathroom (before you start check with an adult which substances are safe
to use). Use a pestle and mortar to grind up the things you find. Add liquid and
strain to get rid of the lumpy bits. What have you made?
• Calculate how many litres of water it takes to fill your bath. Which uses less water,
the shower or the bath? How can you find out?
• Make ice lollies at home. Can you add a surprise ingredient that reveals itself as
the ice melts?
• Visit your local library or bookshop to search for other plays and stories on the
theme of potions. Write a book review and share it with others in your class
PE is on Friday.
In Year 4 times tables are of great importance as in June there is a multiplication test.
Children need to practice quick recall of all timestables up to 12.
Please use TTRS and Topmarks/Hit The Button.
Children will be given homework based on the week's learning every Thursday which has to be handed in on Tuesday.
Homework will be set under activities on Seesaw.
In addition to this, children can access the following websites to enhance and further support their learning at home:
Children are encouraged to read books at school. When they have finished reading them, they need to go on the following link and complete their quiz.
Maths: (login using your username and password given by school)
ICT: (Login using your username and password given by school)
Please listen to your child read everyday at home and sign their diaries.