Welcome to Year Four
Teachers: Mr Gustafson & Mr Fraser
Teaching Assistants: Miss Burns & Mrs Morgan
The Victorians: Innovators
In our final term our learning journey will revolve around The Victorians. The Victorian era was an exciting period of social and economic change. We will look at society at the time of Queen Victoria's birth. The children will have the opportunity to decide if this was a just and fair society to all.
We will explore the work of the Chartist movement and how the Chartists tried to create a society where the common man had a voice in society. The children will decide if society at this time was a true democracy.
We will look at migration during this period from the country to the growing industrial centres and how innovations in transport led by innovators such as Stephenson and Brunel helped different modes of transport flourish.
The children will learn about the invention of the radio and the introduction of electricity and how communication helped change the country during this period. We will learn about electric circuits and the children will have the chance to design and build their own.
In the midst of all this learning the children will compare and contrast the 19th century with the early 21st century. They will try to imagine their life as a 19th century child!
This term, our main focus will be on fractions and decimals. We will allow the children to compare the two making important links. Fractions and decimals will build on work we have undertaken on the four operations as these will be vital for the children and their understanding.