Year 4 – Overview for the Summer Terms
Teachers – Mrs Ford, Mrs Budd, Mrs Englefield, Mrs Maslin, Mrs Crossan
How does the view from your window shape your life?
Our Topic this term is in the form of a question based on the painting ‘View from my Window’ by Camille Pissarro. It will touch on many of the curriculum areas we will be studying.
In Geography we will be contrasting different views of landscapes and considering our own opinions on them. We will also use Pissarro’s painting to create maps from an aerial perspective.
Whilst in Science we will be finding out about plants. We will be focussing on parts and functions of flowering plants as well as carrying out some investigations into conditions for growth. Art will link to this as the children will be designing prints using parts of flowering plants.
Furthermore, in PE we will be exploring our physical abilities through control and accuracy while developing our athletic and cricketing skills.
In RE this term will continue to focus on the beliefs and practices of Judaism, this time focusing on rights of passage. After half term we will be exploring Pentecost. Healthy friendships will be a focus of our PSHE. Mrs Collister will be continuing to support our French lessons where we will focus on developing our greetings, numbers and conversations. In music sessions the children will continue to follow the Charanga music scheme.
In English the children will be exploring descriptive writing using the book ‘Window’ by Jeannie Baker. We will be developing a descriptive writing tool kit to support the children to develop language skills for narrative writing.
We will also be completing reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis using this book as a stimulus to help the children structure narrative text. In term 6, we will be writing information texts about plants.
In maths the children will be exploring fractions including decimals. We will be learning to recognise equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting them as well as using fractions greater than one.
The children will be building their measuring skills, practising converting and using apparatus to measure mass and capacity. Finally they will be learning to use decimal numbers in the context of money and length.
Important dates will all be listed on our class page on the website
Class Information/Home Learning
The most effective way to learn to read is to do it every day. Please continue to read with your child and record their reading in their reading record even if they choose to read something of their own.
All the children should have access to online Spelling Shed with weekly spelling activities set. If you have any problems accessing this please do let us know.
To build on their knowledge of times tables the children will continue to be provided with activities to complete each week.
They will continue with Monster maths each Thursday and have the sheets to take home to practise.
PE will usually take place on a Wednesday but PE kits should be brought in on a Monday and should stay in school all week. We run every day so all children need trainers in school.
Children should bring a water bottle to school every day and as the weather is unpredictable a coat and a sunhat should also be brought to school daily.
Keep your eyes open for a date to walk to the abandoned medieval village of Snap early in Term 6 as well as an exciting food project later in the term.