Year 4 Autumn Term 2
In English we will be focussing on a music video called ‘Titanium’ which is an exciting unit, especially with the emphasis on improving descriptive writing. We will then move onto a story called ‘Ice Palace’ allowing us to explore many aspects of the author’s writing, to then enable us to develop our own writing.
Building upon what we have already covered in the first half term, we will be developing our decimal knowledge and applying this to our place value understanding. Following on from our converting measure lessons, we will be exploring how to convert grams and millilitres. Rounding will be another topic that we will cover, again applying this to our place value understanding as well as mastering grid method when multiplying numbers.
Sound is our next Science topic involving practical experiences as well as theory to ensure an in depth understanding as well as other aspects also being covered during our Curriculum topic.
Music is our focus this term for curriculum – ‘Playlist’. We will be exploring the history of music, all types of music, different instruments, famous song writers and musicians as well as creating our own instruments or sound deafening headphones.
‘We are Toy Designers’ will be building upon our understanding of programming involving the programme ‘Scratch’. We will be using this to create a ‘toy’.
Basketball will be our next sport during games, focusing on passing and shooting skills initially. This will then lead to playing smaller games within classes to build upon these skills.
Our second PSHE topic is ‘Celebrating Difference’. This will include aspects such as problem solving, judging appearances and celebrating how we look.
Year 4 - Autumn Term 1 2017
During the Autumn term we will explore the text ‘Tales of Wisdom and Wonder.’ This features short tales that will lead to the creation of a mini book, retelling the story in our own words and illustrations, as well taking part in drama and role play activities. Following this, we will become immersed in the novel ‘Alice in Wonderland’, which is a practical unit, again involving drama opportunities. This will conclude with the opportunity to become the new author of this book, and write our own final chapter!
To start the term, we will focus on mentally adding and subtracting digits with a strong focus on number bonds. We will also learn new strategies to mentally multiply and divide. Problem solving will be a reoccurring focus to develop these highly important skills.
States of Matter is our first Science topic involving practical experiences as well as theory to ensure an in depth understanding.
Geography is our focus this term for curriculum – ‘Misty Mountains Sierra’. We will discover various mountains and their ranges and complete detailed research to secure our geographical knowledge. We will also learn about famous mountaineers and experience all the equipment needed when trekking up mountains.
‘We are Software Developers’ will be our initial computing topic where we will experience the use of the programme ‘Scratch’. This will involve programming a ‘sprite’ to move and interact as well as adding backgrounds and other details.
Netball will be our first sport during games, focusing on passing and shooting skills initially. Whilst in PE, multi skills will involve developing fundamental skills required for all physical activity such as throwing, catching and kicking.
Our first PSHE topic is ‘Being Me in My World’. This will include aspects such as becoming a class ‘team’, discussing responsibilities, rewards and consequences as well as experiencing ‘our learning charter’.