Year 4

Secrets of a Sun King: 1: Amazon.co.uk: Carroll, Emma: 9780571328499: Books

Summer 1 

Year 4 is taught by Mrs Walters Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Mrs Pascoe and Mrs Staples will teach the class on Thursdays. The teaching assistants who will be working with the children are Mrs Staples and Mrs Goodwin.

This half term, we are reading ‘Secrets of a Sun King' and The Story of Tutankhamun - we will be travelling back to Ancient Egypt....

English

Our class text, on which our daily reading sessions are based, is ‘ Secrets of a Sun King' by Emma Carroll. We will be writing a biography of Howard Carter, an Ancient Egyptian Myth and an explanation of how the Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead. We'll be reading classic poetry too.

History

We will be learning key facts about the Ancient Egyptians and learning about their achievements.

Geography

We will be learning where Egypt is and what it is like.

Computing

We will be continuing to learn about internet safety and writing a blog.

Art

We will be creating Ancient Egyptian style portraits and studying the artist Gustav Klimt.

Science

We’ll be learning about how sound is made.

PE

Each week, we will be enjoying 2 PE sessions: gymfit circuits on a Monday and  on a 'Step to the Beat' on a Thursday. Please make sure your child has a full PE kit at all times.

 RE

We will be asking when Jesus left, what was the impact of the Pentecost?

 MFL

Our French unit this half term is 'Ou habites tu?'

Music

We'll be listening to and comparing music by the The Beatles and learning to sing 'Blackbird'.

It is our aim that every child in Year 4 has a great year. Please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.

How you can help

Read at home daily with your child, 15 minutes daily is expected please.

Spellings are set on Spelling Shed each Thursday (paper copies available on request) and assessed the following Friday, using a Hive Test online.

All children should be practising their times table skills on TTRockstars.

Thank you for your support- it really makes a difference!

 

 The Explorer: Amazon.co.uk: Rundell, Katherine, Horn, Hannah: Books

Summer 2

Year 4 is taught by Mrs Walters Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Mrs Pascoe and Mrs Staples will teach the class on Thursdays. The teaching assistants who will be working with the children are Mrs Staples and Mrs Goodwin.

This half term, we are reading ‘The Explorer' and ‘Amazon Bason’ - we will be travelling to the Amazon Rainforest!

English

Our class text, on which our daily reading sessions are based, is ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell. We will be writing rhyming couplet poetry based on the layers of the rainforest, non-chronological reports on rainforest creatures, a missing chapter for ‘The Explorer’ with our own Amazonian tribe character and writing leaflets to persuade people to look after the rainforest!

Geography

We will be learning about the Amazon rainforest, what it is like there, what grows/lives there and how we can look after it.

Computing

We will be continuing to learn about internet safety and making music using the ‘Garage Band’ app.

Art

We will be creating images of the rainforest inspired by John Dyer and making moving rainforest books.

DT

We will be designing and making ‘A healthier way to enjoy chocolate!’

Science

We’ll be learning about living things local to us and how they can be classified. We will then look at how environments change naturally and are changed by humans and how this can pose dangers to wildlife.

PE

Each week, we will be enjoying 2 PE sessions: Young Olympians on a Monday and  ‘Fitness Frenzy’ on a Thursday. Please make sure your child has a full PE kit at all times.

 RE

We will be asking how and why do people in Cornwall mark significant events in community life?

 

MFL

Our French unit this half term is ‘Bon anniversaire’.

Music

We'll be reflecting on, rewinding to and performing some of the music we have learnt about through the year.

PSHE

We will be learning about taking care of the elderly, Alzeimer`s and dementia, going into hospital

It is our aim that every child in Year 4 has a great year. Please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.

How you can help

Read at home daily with your child, 15 minutes daily is expected please.

Spellings are set on Spelling Shed each Thursday (paper copies available on request) and assessed the following Friday, using a Hive Test online.

All children should be practising their times table skills on TTRockstars.

Thank you for your support- it really makes a difference!