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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Our teachers are Mrs Dunne (Mon-Thurs) and Mrs Rees (Fri).  Our TA is Mrs Broadfield (am).

Summer Term 2021

For the first 3 weeks of this term we are completing our Ancient Egyptian topic. We will be focussing on writing explanation texts about the process of mummification, basing poetry on the book ‘We are sailing Down the Nile’ and writing fact files about Egyptian Gods and goddesses.

From week 4 onwards we are basing lots of our work around a Geography topic: North America. This includes map work, Physical geography including: dramatic weather conditions, volcanoes, hurricanes and earthquakes. We will be designing and making our own volcanoes, using a pneumatic system, in Design and Technology! Also Human geography, including:: a study of Native American Indian culture, creatures and types of settlement. We will be studying and practising Native American rhythms and dance and creating ‘dream catchers.’

In English we will be looking at narrative poetry, myths and legends, non-chronological reports, dramatic recounts (natural disasters), imaginary worlds and discussing and writing balanced arguments.

In maths we will continue to work with fractions and decimals (tenths, hundredths), multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100, calculating and converting time using a 24 hour clock, problem solving involving measures, decimals and fractions and calculating the area of shapes. We will be regularly using our mantra ‘draw it, prove it!’

In science we are learning about ‘animals including humans’. We are focussing on habitats, how animals are suited to their environment, reptiles and other North American animals (food chain, reproduction and threats). We are also focussing on different states of matter, chemical and physical changes. In PE we are focussing on Hockey, Cricket and Athletics.