Year 4 will be reading the range of books listed below, which covers all the subjects in this year's curriculum:
- Robinson Crusoe
- The BFG
- Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela
- A Christmas Carol
- Make it Change – book of science
- Blackberries and Bombers
- Shakespeare’s Sonnets
- Swallows and Amazons
- The Works poetry
- Swallows and Amazons
- Stig of the Dump
- A Thief in the Village
The topics we will be covering this term are:
English - Nelson Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom, Swallows and Amazons, Stig of the Dump.
Maths - Using decimals, money, time, statistics.
Science - Electricity, rocks, soils and fossils (Geology).
History - Nelson Mandela, Apartheid, Stone Age.
Geography - South Africa and trade routes. Economic activity including trade links and natural resources.
Technology - Building sailing boats, building shelters and survival skills, making jewellery.
ICT - Computing icons. Grace Hopper and debugging. Online Safety - How much time should we spend online? Drawing - assessing and selecting the different tools available in drawing applications.
Art - African themed art, artist from another country. Stone age art and painting skills.
Music - Brass instrument - playing pieces that include the new note F, continue with their standard notation skills by reading rests of varying duration. Playing pieces using all of their notes so far including the new note G, using more control in a short, spiky way and also smoothly.
French - Body parts and aches, saying where it hurts and how we feel, clothes, colours – revision and saying dark and light colours. Express likes or dislikes and give a simple opinion. Learn weather and deciding what to wear. Prices and higher numbers(€ versus £) French celebrations.
Practice using Linguascope.
RE - Comparison of Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism.
P.S.H.E. - How can our choices make a difference to others and the environment? Caring, shared responsibilities, making choices and decisions.
English - Bombs and Blackberries.
Maths - Multiplication and division, problem solving, measure - area.
Science - animal and plant classification.
History - World War II
Geography - Fieldwork and maps, settlement and land use.
Technology - Kite Project (design, make and evaluate), drink design, researching, tasting, data collection, making, evaluating and package designing.
Art - Street art, Banksy (Artist's work).
PE- Badminton. Tag Rugby.
French - School: revise school subjects, express likes or dislikes and give a simple opinion, numbers 1-31, saying the time (12 hour clock), revise days, timetables. Introduction Body parts and aches. French celebrations. Practice using Linguascope.
RE - Hinduism – Origin, Hindu Gods, Prayer and worship, special traditions and celebrations.
PSHE - Health and Wellbeing – managing our feelings and emotions.
English - Using adjectives and noun phrases. Plan for writing. Using words in context. Listen and retrieve information. Recount and retell of stories.
Maths - Rounding, place value, column addition, subtraction and multiplication.
Science - Light and dark.
History - 17th century Britain, Great Fire, life and transport.
Geography - Continents and countries - focus on South America.
Technology - Design, build and evaluate building shelters.
ICT - Word processing, Powerpoint. Using the internet.
Art - Sketching, shading, mixed media, Kindinsky.
Music - Strings with Mrs Knight.
PE - Gymnastics, health and fitness. Basketball, healthy and fitness.
RE - Christianity.
French - Revision. Practice using Linguascope.
PSHE - Who am I and healthy eating.
Outdoor Learning - Habitats, birds, local environment and data collection.
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This year, we will be rewarding children who read at home every evening with a sticker and a table point at the end of the week. There will be an additional reward for children who have managed this for the whole half-term.
As well as hearing your child read every evening, here are some activities you might like to try at home to help develop their comprehension skills:
- Write about their favourite character from the book they are reading.
- Write a list of adverbs to show how a favourite character moves. (Try acting them out.)
- Draw a picture of the most important event in the book.
- Design a new front cover for the book.
- Write the blurb for the story.
- Write a different ending for the story.
- Change the setting for one of the scenes. How does this alter the story?
- Can they turn the story into a script?
- Use playdough and make a short animation of the book.
- Share books or comics that you loved as a child!
We would love to see any work completed at home.
1. Go to the beach
2. Holding/being close to a bird of prey
3. Run a mile
4. Visit museum in London
5. Experience classic stories
6. Make a shelter
7. Press flowers
8. Skim a stone
9. Bike ride
10. T-shirt design
12. Visit recycle centre
13. Play a game
14. Build a go-kart or mode of transport
15. Try roller skates/ice skating
16. Grow your own fruit and veg
17. Do a hand stand
18. Do a cart wheel
19. Forward roll on the grass
21. French skipping
22. Long jump/triple jump
23. Go to the shop with a list and a budget to spend
24. Watch a live musical performance
25. Climb a rope
26. Make a rope swing from a tree
27. Climb a tree
28. Write to a pen pal
29. Learn to juggle/circus skills
30. Visit an aquarium – sea life centre
31. Make a cake
32. Make a cup of tea
33. Rock climb
34. Take part in a water sport
35. Make salt crystals
37. Make a periscope
38. Visit a place of worship
39. Make and sell your own drink
40. Paper aeroplanes
41. Watch a fireworks display
42. Watch a 3d film
43. Use a sewing machine
44. Visit a major city
45. A trip on the Thames
46. Organise a charity event
47. Sew a button on a shirt
48. Invite parents in for afternoon tea
49. Go backstage of a theatre
50. Sing in a big choir
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It would be useful for children to spend time learning their typing skills at home so that they are able to work quicker on the computers in school. This is a great site to do this.
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