Year 4 will be reading the range of books listed below, which covers all the subjects in this year's curriculum:
- The BFG
- A Thief in the Village
- Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang
- Robinson Crusoe
- The Breadwinner
- Make it Change
- Long Walk to Freedom
- A Christmas Carol
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- The Works 2
The topics we will be covering this term are:
English - The BFG - narrative, descriptive writing. Biography writing - Nelson Mandela.
Maths - Place value, addition and subtraction. Perimeter, multiplication and division.
Science - Acids and alkalis, reactions. Habitats, food chains.
History - Local history, sources of evidence. Britain and the wider world in the 19th century.
Geography - Countries and continents. South Africa - climate and features.
Technology - Designing and making a juice drink. Design and make friendship bands.
ICT - Word processing, Powerpoint. Using the internet.
Art - Colour and tone. Abstract art. Traditional pattern; printing.
Music - Exploring rhythmic patterns. Exploring arrangements.
PE - Gymnastics, health and fitness. Basketball, healthy and fitness.
RE - Why do Christians follow Jesus? Celebrations.
PSHE - Being healthy and happy. Staying safe.
Outdoor Learning - Orienteering. Map-making. Planting and growing.
Relevant to our Year Group:
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.
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