This term (Summer 2015), our Year 4 children will be learning:
Children will be looking at stories from different cultures and transferring what they have learnt into their own cultural stories. During this unit children will be focusing on the story ‘When Jessie Came Across the Sea’ and use this as the basis to investigate and write stories from different cultures.
Children will also explore poems that create images. In this unit children will describe the effect a poem has on the reader and suggest possible interpretations of a text.
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The computing topics for this term are:
We are Meteorologists
This unit brings together data measurement, analysis and presentation, as children take on the role of a meteorologist and weather presenter.
We are Musicians
Using music software, children produce music suitable for any purpose they choose. For example: adverts, movie scenes etc.
The PSHE topics for this term are:
Work and Money
In this unit children learn basic concepts around savings accounts, lending and borrowing. Children will also investigate paid employment and volunteer charity work.
Within this unit children learn the process of growing from young to old and how people’s needs change. Children will be able to describe some of the changes that happen at puberty and recognise and care about other people’s feelings.
In RE children will be learning about different customs and traditions of various religions and celebrate their similarities and differences.
Topic (International Primary Curriculum):
This term’s themes are:
Explorers and Adventures
Within this theme children will be learning about explorers and their discoveries. During this unit children investigate famous explorers and use a variety of maps to locate certain landmarks. In science children will create their own compass and learn about different sounds and echoes.
In this unit children will investigate the human body and how to keep their bodies fit and healthy. Not only will children learn how people keep fit in different countries, they will also investigate how our muscles and organs work during the exercise process.
Reading books will be changed regularly and will be accompanied by a daily home/school record card. Please respond to any targets or comments made by the class teacher. Maths homework will be given out on a Thursday and should be returned to school by the following Tuesday when it will be marked, sometimes in class. English homework will also be given out on a Thursday and should be returned to school the following Tuesday. Your child will also bring home a weekly spelling list to learn. They will attempt their spellings in their journals using Look, Cover, Write and Check method. Spelling tests will take place every Thursday.
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