|This half term, our main text is Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison. |
As we study these texts, the children will be practising their ability to retrieve key information from texts, use evidence to draw inferences about characters and use evidence to support their responses to questions.
|We will be writing in a range of genres using Talk for Writing. We will focus on using accurate sentence and editing work . We will also be focussing on vocabulary choices and use of fronted adverbials, developing their understanding of the use of commas.|
|Maths||In Maths, we will continue learning our times tables in preparation for the government’s Multiplication Tables check.|
|Number – money||Measurement – Time||Statistics||Properties of shape||Position and direction|
|We will use our knowledge of decimals to explore money. We will use the four operations (+ - x ÷) to solve problems and find change||The children will work on telling the time to the nearest minute. They will learn about am and pm and the 24 hour clock. They will solve word problems that involve time e.g. how long a film lasts or how long a journey takes.||The children will build on their knowledge of bar graphs. They will be introduced to line graphs and how to use them to problem solve.||The children will learn what an angle is and how to recognise different angles in shapes. They will recap on their knowledge of 2d and 3d shapes. We will explore different types of triangles and quadrilaterals and their properties. We will be able to identify lines of symmetry in 2d shapes.||The children will be able to plot coordinates on a grid. They will be able to translate points and simple shapes on a grid.|
Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.
Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
Children will be able to:
Christianity and God.
|PE||In the next half term, Year 4 will be introduced to and developing their football skills. This will be us slowly introducing the sport of football and introducing them to the different skills such as: shooting, passing, defending, etc. Additionally, introducing the rules and tactics involved in the game. Furthermore, pupils will be visited by an experienced Netball Coach, who will lead a range of activities and skills sessions. They will learn passing, shooting, attacking and defending skills as well as games strategies. Pupils will be given opportunities to apply these skills with game play. Pupils will be taught to work safely and with control.|
The children will be studying the Romans, finishing with a comparison with the Greeks and the Egyptians studied earlier in the year.
By the end of this unit, children should be able to:
Children will study the works of Warhol and his interpretations of Pop Art finishing with a displayed piece of work inspired by this.
By the end of this unit children should be able to:
|PSHE||Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds – children will explore ways of maintaining their mental and physical wellbeing and will learn about how friends, family and media can affect their health choices.|
|Music||This half term, our Music Express unit is ‘Communication’.|
The lessons will focus on rhythm and coming up with short melodies. They will come up with their own news jingles using ostinato and begin looking at rhythmic patterns in music, replicating and amending them for their own themes.
|Computing||This term Y4 will continue to learn how to show respect and be safe online. They will go on to learn about data-logging using IPads.|