Trewirgie Junior School

Our topic for the Spring Term 2021 is....

'How have inventions changed our lives?'

 What makes an invention credible and something people need? Have these inventions really impacted our world, or could we live without them? During the spring term in Year 4, we will be looking at a range of significant inventions through time, discovering where some of the technology we use today originated from and asking the essential question, ‘What is the greatest invention?’

 

We will be looking in depth at a range of inventors who changed the world: Alexander Graham bell, who invented the telephone; Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who designed and built many bridges; Samuel Morse, who invented and developed Morse code; and Charles Babbage, who invented the first computer.  We will research and explore their life stories and what inspired their inventions. We will even be re-enacting that key moment where the telephone was born. 

 

As part of STEM, the children will be designing and building their very own telegraph machine, that will transmit messages over a short distance. They will also be discovering, designing and building bridges that are able to hold a substantial weight.

 

The end outcome of this topic we hope there will be an open evening at school, where the children will have the opportunity to show off their learning. Throughout the classrooms, the old hall and the gym, there will be examples of the children’s work.

 

To find out more about what we will be learning this term, click here for our topic leaflet. 

 

 

Welcome to the Year 4 team

Mr. Moore

Head of Year

& Class teacher 4M 

Mr. N. Voisey 

Class teacher  4V

Mrs Hodson

Class teacher 4H

Mrs Minchin 

Class teacher 4S

If you have any concerns about your child's learning or wellbeing please speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance. You can contact them by popping in after school or emailing year4@tjschool.co.uk. Please note that this email is not checked after 5pm, weekends or during the school holidays. 

  

 

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