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Welcome to Year 4

Miss Howarth/Mrs James and Mrs Perry

Mrs Cudd, Miss Flint, Mrs Bruce, Mrs Gurney, (Ms Malik and Mr Jarrett - PPA Cover)



Topics

• Autumn Term- Pharaohs


• Spring Term- I am Warrior (Romans) & Burps, Bottoms and Bile (Digestion)


Summer Term – Road Trip USA & Potions (Solids, Liquids and Gases)

This half term our topic is...


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We will be following a thematic approach and linking subjects where possible.

This foundation topic has a strong history and geography focus and gives children the opportunity to apply the geographical skills they have already acquired.

 

English

 

Class texts 

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne

The Visitors who Came to Stay by Annalena McAfee

 

 

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Narrative: 

Character profile

Diary entry

 

Non-Fiction:

Newspaper report

Instruction writing

Information text

Autobiography

Persuasive argument

 

Performance Poetry:

Children will select a poem to perform to the rest of the class.

 

Other:

- Contextualised grammar and punctuation exercises.

- Weekly spelling - focusing on prefixes and suffixes.

- ERIC - Daily reading sessions in class.

- Handwriting - Develop a fluent joined handwriting style. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths
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Pupils will revisit and regularly practise Times Tables knowledge, working towards immediate recall of all multiplication and division facts up to 12 times table.

 

Children will also study:

 

Number: Revise Fractions

Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions
 Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred and dividing tenths by ten
 Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number
 Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator

 

Number: Decimals

Recognise tenths and hundredths as decimals

Place tenths and hundredths on a place value grid and a number line

Divide 1 and 2 digit numbers by 10 and 100

Add decimals to make one whole

Order and compare decimals

Round decimals to the nearest whole

 

Measurement: Money

Convert between pounds and pence and solve money problems

 

Measurement: Time

Read write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks

Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes, minutes to seconds, years to months and weeks to days

 

Geometry: Position and Direction

Read co-ordinates on a 2D grid

Describe translations of shapes on a grid

 

Statistics

Interpret and present data in bar charts and time graphs

Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other charts

 

 

The pupils will be set regular challenges on the Manga High and Active Learn websites. The challenges help the children to practise and consolidate maths concepts, which are being covered during lessons.


 

Science

(Delivered by Mrs James for 4H)

 

Summer Term 1

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Pupils will be taught to:

Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating

Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear

Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produce it

Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produce it

Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases

 

Summer Term 2

States of Matter

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Pupils will be taught to:

Compare and group materials together; according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases

Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius.

Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

 


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The children will:

Explore Native American customs and culture.

Research the Native American Iroquois tribe.

Investigate the relationship between Native American and non - indigenous people.

 

Geography - Road Trip USA

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The children will:

Locate USA and the surrounding countries on a world map.

Find out the names of all 50 states and identify on a map.

'Visit' New York City - where to visit, things to see, where to eat etc.

Discuss famous physical features (Rocky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Mississippi River etc.)

Investigate where the Native American Iroquois tribe lived

 

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The children will:

 

Design and make a Dream Catcher

Design and make a native American Totem Pole

Make a traditional American dish.

Study American artists (Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock).

 

 

RE
(Delivered by Mr Jarrett for 4H)

 

We will following a scheme of work for Pentecost.

We will also cover topics including: Living the by Rules, Self - Discipline and Creativity.

 

P.E

PE - Hockey (Friday PM)

Swimming - Thursday AM (both classes)


 

French

(Delivered by Mr Jarrett)
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Revision of numbers

Weather

Days of the week/Months of the year.

Countries

 

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