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ST.THOMAS OF CANTERBURY CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

Years 4 - Teacher: Miss. Crafter - Autumn term 2018 Overview

During this term your child will be studying a number of modules from the NATIONAL CURRICULUM. We believe in the importance of partnership between home and school. To further develop this relationship we feel it is important that you are fully aware of the topics your child will be covering during this term. We know that we can depend on you to support your child completely in tasks undertaken.

 

 SCIENCE

Ø Animals including humans

Ø Solid, liquid and gases

 

 

 

In this unit, children learn about the main functions of their digestive system. They should also be able to identify different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions. Children will also look at different food chains identifying producers, predators and prey.

In this unit, children learn about the differences between solids and liquids and recognise that the same material can exist as both solid and liquid. They identify changes that occur when solids and liquids are mixed and how to separate undissolved solids from a liquid.

HISTORY

Ø World War II

 

In this unit, children will learn when and why Word War II began and find out about some of the key individuals and countries involved. They will understand why children were evacuated and the impact this had on their lives. In addition to this, they will discover what it was like for people on the home front and how they contributed to the war effort.

GEOGRAPHY

Ø Around the world

 

This ‘All around the World’ Unit allows children to take a closer look at where the countries of the world are located, and some of the ways geographers describe locations. Children will learn to locate and describe places using longitude and latitude, and find out about some of the important lines that delineate specific areas of the Earth - the Equator, the Hemispheres, the Poles and the Tropics. Finally, by looking more closely at the lines of longitude, children will develop their understanding of time zones.

ART AND DESIGN

Ø Viewpoints

 

In this unit, children explore how to convey the atmosphere and story of a dream. They explore different viewpoints in the school environment as a setting for their dream. They invent a number of characters who are photographed 'on location' and develop a narrative to describe the dream. They go on to make prints based on the narrative.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Ø Money Containers

 

In this unit, children learn how textile containers E.g. purses, wallets and belt bags are designed for different purposes and different users. They design patterns/templates, and join and reinforce fabrics. Children develop their designing skills when evaluating products and use this information to generate their own ideas and identify design criteria.

Games

Ø Football

Ø Netball

Ø Invasion Games

PE

Ø Gymnastics

 

Please ensure that your child comes every Tuesday and Thursday with a PE/Games kit and the appropriate foot wear (trainers, football boots or plimsolls) regardless of the weather, as this often changes over the course of a day. It is also important that kit is washed regularly.

 

Children must be able to remove and replace their own earrings prior to sports activities.

R.E.

Ø People

Ø Called

Ø Gifts

 

See the reverse of this sheet for details

I.T.

Ø We are programmers

 

 

Pupils start by playing and analysing a range of computer games, identifying those features that make a game successful. They then plan and design a game, testing it and making necessary changes.
Children will also have access to a school blog where they can share work and collaborate. Children will be taught how to use the internet safely and how to report anything they are concerned about.