Year 4 Summer Term 2
During the final Summer term we will explore the text ‘Into the Forest’ which will involve writing different types of poetry, writing in the role of a character from the story, writing a recount of aspects of the story and creating a play script of the narrative.
Throughout the term, we will be recapping a majority of the skills that have been learnt during Year Four as well as mastering written and mental multiplication and division methods, fractions and the ability to solve problems confidently.
Dangers to living things is the last topic we will cover, which builds on our previous topic. This will allow the children to develop their understanding of food chains, identify producers, predators and prey. Throughout the topic the children will be building on these skills to be able to create their own food chains towards the end of the topic.
‘Traders and Raiders’ is a curriculum topic which will focus more on Design Technology. We will be researching about the life of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, understanding how they arrived and what they achieved. Geography will also be another area, involving locating Viking countries. The children will make Anglo-Saxon jewellery and creating Saxon Shore Forts.
‘We are meteorologists’ is the Computing topic which is focussed on the use of Excel allowing children to explore the programme and create spreadsheets using it.
PE will focus on developing athletics skills, in preparation for sports day as well as team games involving rounders.
Our learning behaviour will be ‘Taking Responsible Risks’ which will encourage the children to take risks in their learning and accept that it is OK to make mistakes, they enable them to learn more. Jigsaw will look at transition, preparing the children to move forward into year 5. We will also be looking at ‘Money Wise’, this will look at managing money, saving and the importance of money in our lives.
Year 4 Summer Term 1
The two English units we will be focusing on are ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’ and ‘Surprising Sharks’. ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’ will allow the children to explore, interpret and respond to the illustrations that are featured throughout the story. We will be discussing their meaning, allowing the children to create an imaginative picture of a fantasy world that is based on real life experiences. Role play and writing in role will also feature in this topic.
Not only does ‘Surprising Sharks’ link well with our curriculum topic, it will allow the children to write in a variety of non-narrative forms, identify where information can be found within non-fiction texts, identify features of these non-fiction texts and help develop their vocabulary.
During Maths we will be continuing to work on adding and subtracting 1000. Multiplication will also be another focal point, including decimals and applying this within a money context. Roman numerals will also be revised again, as well as identifying properties of 2D shapes and classifying them. We will also be developing the understanding of fractions, especially identifying equivalents.
Grouping living things is our Science topic during the first half of the summer term. This will allow the children to experience different species, identify their features and develop their knowledge to be able to group and classify them depending on their habitats and features.
PE will focus on athletics in preparation for sports day. This will focus on running techniques, javelin and discussing athletic skills.
Art is our curriculum focus during this half of the summer term. Focusing on Blue Abyss, we will be developing the mastery of our art skills, using a variety of materials and producing a wide range of artwork. We will also be looking at the equipment used when deep sea diving as well as the sea creatures that would be found.
‘We are co-authors’ is our computing focus which will involve the children researching the use of Wikipedia and also developing their skills to adapt and create their own work in this style.
Relationships is our PSHE focus, discussing memories that children hold as well as any special pets they may have. This will develop their relationship understanding and provide the opportunity to celebrate these relationships that the children treasure.
Our final RE topic is called ‘Christianity in Action’ looking at how charities provide support and what they offer.