Year 4-Chancery Lane
Miss Gage- class teacher
Things to remember: Water bottles, PE kits (PE will be on Monday and Wednesday) and ensure you are quizzing after finishing a book.
Welcome to the year 4 class page. My name is Miss Gage.
3 facts about me:
1) I have 3 cats-Jeremy, Albert and Reggie and you will hear me talk about them a lot! You may even find a photo of them in class.
2) I love reading and my favourite thing to do is to recommend books to anyone who asks! Challenge me to find a book that you will fall in love with (I have hundreds)
3) I am new to Templars Academy and I am really looking forward to getting to know you all this year!
Our classroom is called Chancery Lane. Chancery Lane is a London Underground station in central London. It is only open Monday to Saturdays, as it is very close to other stations. It is on the Central Line between St. Paul's and Holborn stations. The station was opened on July 30, 1900. It is one of eight London Underground stations which has a deep-level air-raid shelter underneath it. With London suffering major air raids during the Second World War, the London Underground became a natural source of shelter. During the intensive bombing of the Blitz between September 1940 and May 1941, deep-level tube stations sheltered thousands every night - including those inside Chancery Lane station. After World War II the deep-level shelters at Chancery Lane were turned into Kingsway telephone exchange.
Below are some photos of people in the shelter to help you to visualise what they were like:
Perhaps the most important facility of the deep-level shelters was its three-tiered bunk beds, laid out in vast tunnel-like chambers. The bunks were hard and basic and shelterers had to provide their own bedding, but with a permit to return this could be left in the shelter.
With space for around 8,000 people, each deep-level shelter was not a place for privacy. Instead, shelterers often attempted to lighten the mood with entertainment ranging from impromptu parties and singalongs to knitting or a game of draughts.
Class timetable information:
In the Summer term, we are learning about decimals, money time and shape. We will also be having a big focus on our times tables as all children in Year 4 will be sitting the Multiplication Check in June. If you would like any ideas of how you can best support your child at home please ask! I have attached a Powerpoint on our class page to help you!
In English we will be continuing to apply the skills we have learnt this year. We will also be learning improve our writing by using fronted adverbials. We will be learning about the varied structure of sentences and how we can use a range of clauses in a sentence to create a complex sentence. Our text this half term is the Great Kapok Tree and The Abominables.
This term we are going to be learning about rainforests and using our map skills to locate rainforests on a map. We will be looking at the different layers of the rainforest and also the wonderful types of plants and wildlife you can find there and how we, as humans are the greatest threat towards the survival of the carefully balanced ecosystem. Did you know that the world's largest rainforest is the Amazon rainforest.
Our science unit this half term is plants which links well with our connected curriculum lesson. We will be naming different parts of plants and how they function, explore what a plant needs to survive and investigate how water is transported within a plant.