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Year: 4    Class   Miss Crafter Spring term 2019 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

  • Sound

 

Through this unit children learn that sounds are produced by vibrations and that these vibrations travel from the source through a variety of materials. Musical instruments are used to illustrate the range of ways of producing sounds and how pitch and loudness can be altered.

HISTORY

  • The Second World War

 

In this unit children find out about the effects of the Second World War on children in their local area, nationally and internationally. Children use a range of sources, including the recollections of people alive at the time. They consider the reasons for and results of key aspects of the war.

GEOGRAPHY

  • Germany

 

 

In this unit children will look at the location of Germany within Europe. They will find major German cities and landmarks using maps, atlas’ and computers. They will compare a city in Germany with Medway looking at many aspects such as trade, tourism and everyday lifestyle.

ART AND DESIGN

 

  • Take a Seat

 

In this unit children explore the design of chairs. They discuss what chairs tell us about everyday life and the way people rest, eat and relate to each other. They look at examples of designs in the past and in other cultures as inspiration for developing their own imaginative designs for a chair for a particular character or occasion.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

 

  • Story Books

 

In this unit children gain an understanding of linkage-type mechanisms through investigating a range of products e.g. books or greetings cards. Through focused practical tasks, children develop further skills and understanding relating to the construction and assembly of a range of simple mechanisms that can be incorporated into a book with moving parts.

Games

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Invasion Games

PE

  • Swimming term 4

 

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.

 

Please note that we start swimming lessons in term 4 and appropriate kit is required. It is also important to check if your child has a verruca as they will need a verruca sock.

R.E.

  • Community
  • Giving and receiving
  • Self-giving

 

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I.T.

·         We are toy designers

 

In this unit the children will learn that algorithm is a sequence of instructions or a set of rules that are followed to complete task.  They will create a prototype toy and programme it using algorithms and test the prototype for bugs.  Children will also continue to develop blogging skills throughout the duration of the term.  

Music

  • Painting with sound

 

This unit develops children’s ability to create, perform and analyse expressive compositions and extend their sound vocabulary.

NUMERACY          

 

 

The children will be covering a number of areas in mathematics, including: the four rules, number facts up to 12 x 12, place value, decimals, 3D shapes, symmetry, weight including kilograms and grams, scale, perimeter and angles, eight points of the compass, fractions of quantities and equivalent fractions and mixed numbers and Roman numerals.   

LITERACY 

 

In Literacy the children will be covering a number of areas, including stories from other cultures, play scripts, diary entries and we will be creating a new class scrap book centred around a text. We have weekly comprehension, grammar lessons and also creative writing to practise writing skills and using their imagination.

 

NOTE:

As it would be beneficial to your child, please will you practise telling the time to the minute using analogue and digital clocks. Please encourage your child to practise multiplication and division tables for a quick response and to read and discuss texts to improve expression, fluency, understanding, grammar and vocabulary. I  hope you find this information useful and if you have any questions about the work being covered by the class during the term please feel free to see me at the end of the day J