Year 4 - Great White shark Class
Year 4 are named after the Great White shark! As a result of over fishing sharks for shark fin soup and the culling of great whites out of fear, the Great white shark has been put on the 'vulnerable' list of endangerment. This means that they are at a risk of being endangered very soon if numbers keep going down.
The legendary great white shark is far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. As scientific research on these elusive predators increases, their image as mindless killing machines is beginning to fade.
Great whites are the largest predatory fish on Earth. They grow to an average of 15 feet in length, though specimens exceeding 20 feet and weighing up to 5,000 pounds have been recorded.
They have slate-grey upper bodies to blend in with the rocky coastal sea floor, but get their name from their universally white underbellies. They are streamlined, torpedo-shaped swimmers with powerful tails that can propel them through the water at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. They can even leave the water completely, breaching like whales when attacking prey from underneath.
IPC and STEM
This term, Year 4's IPC topic is "Temples, Tombs and Treasure"
The people who helped create the ﬁrst great civilisations were not unlike you and me. Today we can learn a lot about these people and their way of life through the things they left behind – from everyday objects to magniﬁcent and rare treasures. We will be looking at the lives of the Ancient Egyptians.
In history we will be learning about:
- What daily life was like in Ancient Egypt
- How to write using Egyptian hieroglyphics
- About the different rulers of Egypt
- About Ancient Egyptian religion and burials
- How the Ancient Egyptians might have built the pyramids
- About the treasures discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb