Year 4

longterm-year4Year 4 Summer Term 2 2017

Year Group Staff List:

Toucans –  Mr Stone.
Flamingoes – Mrs Wilson.
Support Staff – Mrs Taylor, Mrs Creasey, Mrs. Hartup,

A note from the team

Once again we have a very busy term ahead of us, and there will be many challenges and opportunities for the children to excel in the coming months. We will appreciate your help and support and we ask once again that you encourage your child to be punctual and organised for lessons. Please ensure that your child has their reading book, homework and P.E. kit in school on the appropriate days. Both classes have indoor PE on a Wednesday and outdoor PE on a Thursday.

On a Friday afternoon children will have a spelling test and be given new spellings to learn for the following week. Spelling homework and maths homework will be given out on Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.

Our values for this half term will be ‘fairness’ for June and ‘tolerance’ for July. We will be exploring with the children how to demonstrate these values.

Should you at any time feel concerned about your child in school, then please contact the class teacher in the first instance.

General:

  • HousePlease make sure that all clothes and belongings are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • Make a comment in your child’s reading record each time you read with them at home.
  • Ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school all week, containing; shorts, t-shirt, jogging bottoms, fleece and trainers.
  • Ensure your child has their swimming kit on the correct day.

Subjects

Education BoyNumeracy
Within maths lessons this half term children will continue to develop their number work, calculating, shape and space and problem solving. This term the children will also be learning and developing a wider range of strategies to assist them when completing calculations particularly for subtraction. Children are also encouraged to continue to practice their multiplication tables. Throughout the term children will also be developing their general arithmetic skills.

Literacy
This half term, through ‘talk for writing’ children will be learning the quest story ‘Bimwili and the Zimwi’. We will be using this text to look at story settings and how authors describe their settings. Children will have the opportunity to develop their descriptive writing and creating their own quest stories. This half term we will also be looking at recount texts such as diaries and newspaper reports. Children will be writing their own recounts of real and fictional events.

Computing
Children will continue to develop their Computing skills. Our topic this half term is ‘We are toy designers’. During the course of this unit children will be thinking about the process toy designers take to create an electronic toy. Children will design their own animal toy, creating a digital version of their toy.

Topic
Our Topic this term is ‘Tomb Raiders’. This half term we will continue to be exploring the lives of the Ancient Egyptians looking at artefacts from their time. Children will be learning about the historical discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and creating a newspaper report on this finding. Within art children will be designing and creating their own Egyptian artefacts such as pottery and statues.

Science
This term the children will be learning about the digestive system. Children will learn the function of the digestive system and will become familiar with the main organs involved and their functions. Children will also write an information leaflet designed to inform people about the digestive system. Within Science we will also continue to develop the children’s application of skills completing a range of scientific investigations.

Values
Our value for June is fairness. We will discuss what we think fairness is and how we can be fair to others.
In July our value is tolerance; we will be discussing how we can be tolerant and accepting of other views and beliefs. We will also be discussing how we are all unique.

Games
Our topic for this half term is athletics. Children will be learning and developing in a range of areas including running, jumping and throwing. Children will get opportunities to try different athletic events such as long jump and discus throw.

RE
In RE the children will be continuing to look at aspects of Judaism. They will look at key aspects of Jewish life as well as their key beliefs. As part of this unit of work we will also be visiting a Synagogue. We will also be learning about how Religions are helping and caring for others.

Music
In year 4 children will be continuing to learn the recorder in whole class lessons on a Thursday. Children will be taught to read music as well as how to keep steady, consistent beats. We will also be expanding the notes that children know how to play and putting these together into small pieces of music.

French
Within French lessons this term we will continue to rehearse and use the French vocabulary previously learnt such as: the numbers, colours and body parts. Children will also begin to use and learn the French names for family members and begin to orally discuss their family in French.