Welcome to Year 4!
We are reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney in our English lessons.
We are writing a variety of fiction and non-fiction text types, including: a biography; a description of a haunted house; a diary entry; a newspaper report and a play script.
In all of our writing, children follow the process of:
- Writing a first draft
- Editing and Improving
- Presenting a final version
As always, we focus on joined handwriting, correct spelling and grammar in all of our work.
- Written addition and subtraction up to 4-digits
- Multiplication and division using formal written methods
- Decimals and fractions
- Converting between different units of measure
- Problems solving
Some useful websites for you to use at home are:
- Making predications based on primary historical sources.
- Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms, including place names and village life
- Anglo-Saxon art and culture linked to the Staffordshire Hoard
- The importance of Lichfield and Tamworth in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia
Our art and will be linked to our theme of the Staffordshire Hoard. During lessons, we will look at designs used in the Hoard, as well as making jewellery, swords and shields.
This term we are studying animals, including humans. Children will:
- describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
- identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
- construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
Our science lessons include lots of investigations, giving children the opportunity to bring science to life and test their scientific ideas.
In French this term, our topics are: likes and dislikes.
In French lessons, we focus on correct pronunciation through playing speaking and listening games. We also read and write simple sentences in French.
The children will be able to:
- engage in conversations, speaking in sentences
- develop appropriate pronunciation and intonation
- appreciate songs, poems and rhymes in French
- understand basic grammar, including masculine and feminine
After the half-term, we will be exploring arrangements
The children will:
- identify accompaniments within pieces of the music
- explore what effect the accompaniment has on the listener
- play percussion instruments in time to music.
- improvise additional accompaniments
- compose their own instrumental accompaniment
P.E. lessons are covered by a Sports Coach on a Monday afternoon and children have the opportunity to swim every Thursday.
In computing we will be looking at creating a quiz using Scratch.
Children will cover the following national curriculum aims:
- Analyse, evaluate and present data and information.
- Use a variety of software to design and create content that accomplish given goals.
- Select, use and combine a variety of software including analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
The children will look at pilgrimages and reasons why people undertake pilgrimages.
Children will understand why Jerusalem is a major place of pilgrim for three different faiths.
Their R.E. learning will be brought to life with an educational visit to Lichfield Cathedral.
Five Pillars of Islam
Children will explore the five pillars of Islam and the impact it has on the life of a Muslim. Children then this to their own experiences.