Year 4

Summer Term 2 2018

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  We are in our final term and what a busy term it is going to be! During this term children are going to London to watch a West End show, take part in many sporting events, continue to work on the remaining year 4 objectives and in the last remaining weeks, meet their new class teacher for September!           

                                               This term our topic is 'Ancient Greece'.Image result for ancient greeks

In English, the story of 'Arthur, High King of Britain' will be our main stimulus. We will be using this text to explore settings and character descriptions. Through the 'Talk for Writing' model, pupils will be exposed to exciting vocabulary and sentence structures to support their writing.  Our active read and comprehension lessons will also focus on this text. Year 4 have planned opportunities to use the school's library and borrow books for home reading. Pupils are expected to read regularly at home to support their development of vocabulary, sentence structure and punctuation.

This half term, in Maths, we will focus on the associative law, the distributive law, co-ordinates and measures.

Our topic this term for Science is 'States of Matter'. We will be investigating reversible and irreversible states of matter, and the differences between solids, liquids and gases.  This may involve an experiment with ice lollies...a welcomed refreshment from the summer temperatures. 

In History, we are studying the Ancient Greeks. We will be learning about battles, buildings and bygone legends. The children will be using a range of research techniques to discover facts about topics such as the Olympics Games and Greek Gods and Goddesses. 

In Art, we will be using clay to sculpture our own gods and goddesses, thinking about their unique powers and accessories. We will be using our research to help inform our creations.

Through the foundation subjects this term, we will continue to provide a progressive and creative curriculum.

 

Expectations

Reading - children should be reading at least five times a week. Reading records are checked on a Monday. Even if the children are reading a book from home,this can be still recorded in their reading record.

 Homework to be handed in on Tuesday (Maths, English, Spelling Books.)

Maths and Spelling Homework - set on a Tuesday.

English Homework - set on a Thursday.                                                                                                 Image result for reading books

P.E kit should be in school every day and earrings should be removed, thank you. 

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs. Amran and Mrs. McCullion