Summer 1 2022
This half term, Year 4 will have outdoor PE on a Wednesday and swimming on Fridays which will replace indoor PE for this term. Our topic focus for this half term is Geography where we will be studying North and South America and how similar they are. Linked to this, we will be writing a persuasive letter in English to send to Neale–Wade in an attempt to persuade them to run a school trip to North or South America! Our Teaching Reading lessons also link to our study of the Americas and we will be basing our learning on the book ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’.
In Maths, we have started the half term looking at decimals, focussing on tenths and hundredths using our knowledge of fractions to support this. In Science, we will be finding out what happens to food in the mouth and beyond! We are looking forward to a visit from a Dental Hygienist later in the term and in PSHCE, we are thinking about managing risk. We are looking forward to more exciting learning as the term progresses!
On Monday 7th March, Year 4 went on an invertebrate hunt in our Forest School area as part of our science topic, 'Are all living things in danger?' We found lots of exciting creepy crawlies including millipedes, snails and spiders. We also observed some baby frogs in the pond which we remembered were vertebrates from our previous learning!
Spring 2 2022 Curriculum Update
This half term, Year 4 will continue to do indoor PE on a Wednesday and outdoor PE on a Friday. Our topic focus is History, where we will be studying the Ancient Egyptians and whether they were ahead of their time. Linked to this, we will be writing an Egyptian adventure story in English based on our book ‘Marcy and the riddle of the Sphinx.’ In Maths, we have started the half term looking at fractions.
In PSHCE, we are focussing on taking responsibility for keeping ourselves healthy and safe. We are looking forward to more exciting learning as the term progresses!