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Year 4 Teacher: Miss. Crafter Autumn term 2017 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 The Vikings

 

In this unit, children are introduced to the idea that people from other societies have been coming to Britain for a long time. They will find out how Viking influence spread through different parts of the world and how they eventually settled in Britain.

GEOGRAPHY

Ø Water

 

In this unit, children learn about water supply around the world. They learn about the importance of clean water and investigate how it is supplied. They also consider who owns and manages water, and contrast water use at home with use in less economically developed countries.

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 textiles 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 educational computer games, identifying those features that make a game successful. They then plan and design a game, testing it and making necessary changes.

Music

Ø Dragon Scales

 

In this unit pupils sing songs based on a pentatonic scale. They experiment with the five notes of a pentatonic scale and play them on a range of pitched instruments, individually and together. They use the scale to make up simple songs and accompaniments.

Maths

 

The children will be covering a number of areas in Mathematics, including: place value, ordering, rounding, reading numbers from scales; mental and written calculation strategies for the four rules; solving money and ‘real life’ problems; explain working and checking results; measures including problems; reading scales; reflection; measuring angles; fractions and decimals; solve problems involving time and handling data.

English

 

In English, the children will have a SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and grammar) lesson every Monday, comprehension every Tuesday and they will have a creative writing lesson once a week to practise writing skills and using their imagination. This term the children will also looking at adverts and other forms of persuasive writing as well as stories set in imaginary worlds. This year, children can earn a pen licence if they join their writing neatly.

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.

We 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.