|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||This term the children will build on their times tables knowledge from the Spring term. We will continue to learn times tables until we have knowledge of all facts up to 12 x 12. The children can use the programme “TTRockstars” to practise. In June, the children will take part in the government times tables check. MyMaths will be set each week so the children can practise the maths skills learned in school.|
|Number - Money||Measurement - Time|
|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.|
|Statistics||Properties of Shape|
|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.|
|Position and Direction|
|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:
Our key question for the half term is: What is the best way for a Hindu to show commitment to God?
|PE||Indoor – Dance|
Pupils will continue to focus on creating characters and narrative through movement and gesture. They gain inspiration from a range of stimuli, working individually, in pairs and small groups. In dance as a whole, pupils think about how to use movement to explore and communicate ideas and issues, and their own feelings and thoughts. Pupils will develop confidence in performing and will be given the opportunity to provide feedback and utilise feedback to improve their own work.
Outdoor – Athletics
In this unit, pupils will develop basic running, jumping and throwing techniques. They are set challenges for distance and time that involve using different styles and combinations of running, jumping and throwing. As in all athletic activities, pupils think about how to achieve their greatest possible speed, distance or accuracy and learn how to persevere to achieve their personal best.
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:
|DT||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.|
|French||This half term in French, the children will learn how to: ‘En classe’|
|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, we are really lucky to be going to watch the BSO perform ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’ as part of their ‘Explore the Orchestra’. We will be learning the Makaton signing and the parts of the orchestra ready for this concert.|
|Computing||In Online Safety lessons this term, Year 4 will discuss how others might feel about items posted online. In programming, they will use a logo-based program to move an on-screen turtle.|