Yr 4 What We Are Learning

Curriculum Update

Year 4

Summer Term 2021

Head Teacher Message
On behalf of the staff we would like to thankyou for your fantastic efforts during the Spring Term lockdown due to the global pandemic of Covid19. The way, with your tremendous support that our children accessed their remote learning package via See-Saw was absolutely wonderful to see. You all deserve an even bigger medal than last time!

As you know the school staff worked tirelessly around the clock to provide the children with the high-quality work that they needed.
However, nothing can beat face to face teaching with children learning in a real classroom environment.
So, it gives me ENORMOUS pleasure to welcome you all back to the Summer Term.  Lets all hope that we can finally get back to some sort of normality.

I hope that you have all had the chance to relax and recharge your batteries during the Easter holidays. It is so important that our children now attend regularly to catch up the ‘missing months’ since January. I’m positive with your continued support and our excellent teaching, our children will continue to achieve well and try their very best in all lessons.

I am so proud of them all and the way they have started back this Summer term. Their resilience and hard-working attitude astounds me.
As always, our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings (via the telephone), and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school. Reading remains the key to everything! Please, please, please encourage them as much as you can with their reading at home. It’s greatly appreciated.

John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
In English, we will be looking at the development of narrative writing, and extending our understanding of non-fiction writing in different genres. We will be concentrating on using dialogue and the appropriate punctuation.

Mathematics
This term we are working on Fractions, building upon our earlier learning. We will be working on decimals, and extending our skills in number work and arithmetic.

Science
We are investigating the water cycle this term, and how our Earth depends on it. We will also be delving into the lives of animals living in some of the harshest habitats on the Earth, and how their environment can cause them problems.

Topic
Misty Mountain Sierra
We are looking at how mountains are formed, where they are in the world. We will be looking at the animals who live in these habitats, and some of people who live there too.

Blue Abyss
We will be looking at all things ‘under the sea’! We will be looking at the creatures who live in the marine environment, pollution and how we can help rare creatures survive.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
We are looking at relationships between friends and how to solve problems if they occur. We will also be looking at how we change as we grow older, and what makes us unique.

Dates for your Diary
Summer Term:  Monday 12th April 2021 – Friday 16th July 2021
May Day:           Monday 3rd May 2021
Half Term:         Monday 31st May 2021 – Friday 4th June 2021