Galapagos Class

Welcome to Galapagos!

Galapagos class is a class of Year 4 children and is taught by Miss Peasley supported by Miss Mitchell.

 I am really looking forward to teaching the new Year 4 Class. We are going to have lots of fun. We will be learning all about the Greeks and the Vikings, exploring Spain and extreme earth events such as Tsunamis and earthquakes. We have some fun trips and events planned and lots of opportunity for awe and wonder!

 In the Autumn Term, our topics will be ‘Ancient Greece’ and 'Extreme Earth'. In the first of these topics, we will be looking the ancient civilization and making comparisons with our life today. We will investigate cultural differences and look at the chronology of the period We will be finding out about extreme environments such as volcanoes and earthquakes. We will then be making comparisons between familiar aspects of physical geography and these extreme and diverse places. We will learn how these environments are formed and how they affect the people living near them.

In the Spring Term, our topics will be ‘Crime and Punishment’ and ‘Spain and Us’. In our first topic of the term, we will be learning about different sorts of crimes that were committed in different time periods and how they were dealt with according to the laws of the time . In our second topic of the term, we will be finding out about Spain and its culture, diversity and environment. We will make comparisons between the country of Canada and Britain.

In the Summer Term, our topics will be ‘Viking Invaders’ and ‘Jurassic Coastline’.  In our ‘Viking Invaders’ topic, we will look back at this period of history and we will make comparisons with Modern Britain. We will look at aspects of archaeology and evidence that has been found from the past. We will look at key events and features and evaluate different sources. In our last topic of the year, we will be building on our understanding of physical geography and our map skills. We will look closely at our local coastline and how it has changed over time. We will link this to our understanding of rivers as well as the water cycle.

I can't wait to see what this year has in store!