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 Welcome to Year 4

Mr Burton/Miss Swain/ Mr Thomas

Miss Malik

Mrs Rigby/Ms Parker


Topics

• Autumn Term - Pharaohs


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


Summer Term  - Road Trip USA and Potions

 

SECOND HALF TERM:

This half term our topic will continue to be:


Pharoahs

 

 

We will place Ancient Egypt on a timeline and investigate key events. 

We will investigate everyday life including jobs, houses, fashion and writing.

We will examine 'The Afterlife', including the process of mummification.  

 

 

 

 

English

 

Class texts 

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

Football Story by John Foster (poem)

Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley 

 

 

We will conclude work based on the book 'Jumanji' and then move onto our other two texts for the half term. As part of this work, children will:

  • give and justify opinions
  • make predictions
  • write in role 
  • write  instructions
  • write an adventure narrative

 

Children will also cover various SPAG (spelling punctuation and grammar) and reading objectives as part of this work. 

 

Other:

- Weekly spelling

- ERIC - Daily reading sessions in class (please ensure that your child has their reading book/diary with them each day).

- Handwriting - Develop a fluent joined handwriting style. 

 

 

 

 

Maths

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In Year 4, we will continue to use the White Rose Maths strategy to develop children's mathematical understanding. 

In the second half term the units of work focus on measure/perimeter and multiplication/division.

Additionally, children will regularly practise their times table knowledge, working towards immediate recall of all multiplication and division facts up to 12 times table.  The government have recently introduced a 'times tables check' for year 4 children - this will need to be completed in June.

 

 

(Please see Maths Curriculum Page for more information on the Year 4 Programme of Study)

 

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

Living Things And Their Habitat

 

This half term children will:

  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
  • explore and use classification keys.
  • name a variety of things in the local environment.
  • recognise that environments can change and how this can pose dangers to living things.
  • research scientists and their contributions to electricity.

 

 

History

Linked to Pharaohs topic, as above.

 

 

Geography

Linked to Pharaohs topic, as above.

 

 

D.T/Art

Linked to Pharaohs topic, as above including hieroglyphic writing and mask making.

 

 


 

 

 

Religious Education

In RE lessons this half term, we will be focusing on Christianity and Humanism.  What is it like to be a Christian/Humanist?  Key beliefs. Similarities and difference between the two religions.

 

 Physical Education

 

Hockey and Fitness

 

 

 


French

(Delivered by Mr Jarrett)
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French lessons will include:

Revision of numbers

Colours

Days of the week/Months of the year.

Greetings

Animals

 

Key Dates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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