Year 4 Summer 2

Mathletics
myUSO

Curriculum

Spellings

Learning Values

Meet The Teacher

Homework Timetable

Swimming Goggles

learning values

Learning Values: Lifelong learning, collaboration, problem-solving and being determined to achieve our best.

learning values

S.M.S.C: Peer-pressure and decision making. Being respectful and responsible

English & Big Write

English:

  • 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.
  • Begin work on
  • The Wolves in the Walls (Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman), Wolves (Emily Gravett)
  • Top Gun of the Sky (Martin Bradley),
  • Chn will investigate non-chronological reports.
  • Discover exciting facts about British wildlife,
  • Produce their own interesting reports
  • How do these Authors capture their readers?
  • What are the features of non-chronological reports?

Big Write topics:

  • Non-chronological reports
  • DT instructions
  • Biographies
Maths

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?
Science
  • Start topic living things and their habitats – environment changes that pose dangers to living things.
  • Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support findings.
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey
  • What are the main influences on changes to environment?
  • How do food chains begin?
  • How are food chains broken?
Geography
  • 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.
  • We will:
    • contrast the weather patterns of each locality
    • contrast everyday life in each location
  • Describe
    • contrast the key physical feature of each location
  • What physical features do you notice?
  • How do the 3 places compare?
Religious Education
  • Children will consider the value of giving and the importance of balancing human needs and the needs of other animals and plants.
  • What are the positive and negative human impacts on the environment?
  • How do animals adapt to certain conditions?
Music
Dragon Scales
  • 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?
Computing

Continue with ‘We are meteorologist Presenting the weather’:

  • Find out ways of measuring weather – Look at weather data
  • Predicting Weather -Presenting weather E safety
  • Coding (Scratch) – create your own games.
  • E safety
Italian
  • Use of opposite descriptive adjectives.
  • Italian food and meals, how to offer, accept and refuse.
  • Physical description of themselves and others.
Design Technology
  • We will create mini shoe box theatre based on writing and research for our non-chronological reports.
  • We will create our own stories around these.
  • Can we light these up using our circuit equipment?
P.E.
  • Children will be exploring a range of activities and games which will be focusing on the importance of teamwork.
  • Can I work well in a team?
  • Activities to improve coordination, balance and strength.
P.S.H.E.

Exploring the human life cycle.

  • Identifying some basic facts about puberty. Exploring how puberty is linked to reproduction.  At what stage in the lifecycle do humans reproduce?  Do all humans grow the same rate?
  • To understand what Fair Trade is and the principles behind it.
  • What is the meaning of unfair? Why is it unfair?  How is ‘unfair’ different for different people?  How can you explain your ideas?
Art
  • We will create mini shoe box theatre based on writing and research for our non-chronological reports.
  • We will create our own stories around these.
  • Can we light these up using our circuit equipment?
UNICEF Articles
  • Article 12
  • Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.
  • Article 31
  • Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
History
History will not be studied this half term.

Introduction to instruments of orchestra

Mrs Bruley

Miss Newman

Mr Gerrard

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