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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.


From the clothes that we wear to the groups that we belong to, fashion is about how we want others to view us and think about us. It’s also about our tastes – the things that we like and we don’t like. By learning about fashion, we are learning about people and society, and the things that influence how we, as groups and individuals, present ourselves – to our friends, family and communities.

In History we’ll be finding out:

  • About fashions and trends in the past, and what might have influenced these
  • About the jewellery that people used to wear in the past.

In Technology we’ll be finding out:

  • How to design and make our own ‘street fashion’
  • How to design a costume for a fictional character

In Art we’ll be finding out:

  • About the work of specific contemporary artists
  • How to print our own t-shirts
  • How to create art in the style of a specific artists