Year 4 Summer 2
Meet The Teacher
Learning Values: Life Long learning, collaboration, problem-solving and being determined to achieve our best.
S.M.S.C: Peer-pressure and decision making. Being respectful and responsible
English & Big Write
- Continue to develop use of sentence types to enrich writing.
- Ad same Ad (e.g. Bertie was always happy, happy because he liked school)
- Noun, who/where/ which
- 3_ed (3 adjective that end in ed to describe a noun)
- 2 pair (2 pairs of related adjectives ; each pair followed by a com- ma and separated by and) Emotion, (comma)
- Double ly ending sentences (2 adverbs after a verb)
- The more, the more
- De: De sentences (Description:Details)
When is it appropriate to use different sentence types.
- Grammar focuses include: past tense; present perfect form and using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.
- Continue work on the Iron Man (Ted Hughes)
- Deconstruction of text
- Focus on identifying and interpreting figurative language Features of an adventure story.
- How is each section constructed – what is needed?
- How does this Author capture his readers?
What are the features of non-chronological reports?
- Linked to science and HOAC
Big Write topics:
- Non-chronological reports
- Animals fact file
- HOAC information leaflet
- Adventure story
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division applied to word problems and reasoning.
- We will revise topics already covered.
- Rounding – to nearest 10, 100, 1000 Negative numbers
- Roman Numerals
- Comparing and rounding decimals Compare and classify 2D/3D shapes
- Defining quadrilaterals
- Time -12hr and 24hr clocks
- Measurement (litres)
When is rounding useful?
- What is the main difference between Roman numerals and the decimal system?
- Is there a way of remembering when to multiply and divide when converting units of measure?
Why don’t apes live like us?
- Continue topic ‘Living things and their habitats’ – Study environment changes that pose dangers to living things. Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support findings.
What are the main influences on changes to environment?
- How are food chains broken?
- What impact does have on earth?
States of Matter – Solids, liquids and gases!
- We will use thermometers to experiment with and observe changes of states; understand terms evaporation and condensation and how these link to the water-cycle and air.
- Can everything being classified into a solid liquid or gas?
- What is a colloid?
- Why does water exist in all 3 states?
- We will be contrasting London and the UK with St Lucia and Egypt to understand the geographical similarities and differences between them, through the study of the human and physical geography in each location.
- St Lucia Day will be on Monday 18th June 2018
- Can I contrast the weather patterns of each locality?
- Can I compare everyday life in these three places?
- Can I describe the physical location of these places?
- Children will consider the value of giving and the importance of balancing human needs and the needs of others.
- Making links between values and commitments, religious and non-religious attitudes and behaviour. Responding respectfully and thoughtfully to ideas.
- Can you link these themes to religious interpretations?
- Recognise and use pentatonic scales to create short melodies and accompaniments eg ostinati/riffs.
- To improvise in a ‘jazz’ style.
- Can I create a melodic shape eg an arch/series of arches?
- Can I maintain an ostinato/riff in a group?
- Can I play back a short pentatonic phrase and develop my aural perception?
- Coding (Scratch) – create your own games.
- We will create classification Keys (science) and repeating patterns (DT).
- Children will be learning about food and will be able to communicate and understand the preferences of themselves and others in Spanish.
- Children will also begin to learn to form simple sentences about their daily routine.
- We will create mini shoe box theatre based on buildings and habitats we have studied .
- How do I create a cross sectional drawing of my idea?
- Which materials should we use?
- How do buildings relate habitats?
- Children will be exploring a range of activities and games which will be focusing on the importance of teamwork.
- Activities to improve coordination, balance and strength.
- How do we improve our core strength?
Exploring the human life cycle.
- Identifying some basic facts about puberty. Exploring how puberty is linked to reproduction. Understanding at which stage in the lifecycle humans reproduce. Different growth rates in humans.
- Identifying the qualities of a good friend, the responsibilities of a good friendship and why it is important to know these.
- What do good friends help us to achieve and feel?
- How do good friends help us in life?
No Art Studies this term
- Article 4
- The government has a responsibility to make sure your rights are protected. They must help your family to protect your rights and create an environment where you can grow and reach your potential.
- Article 15
- You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn’t harmful to others.
History will not be studied this half term.