Year 4 Summer Term 2022
Welcome to the Year 4 curriculum page. We have a busy summer term ahead, with plenty planned. Look out for our highlights on the school curriculum letter!
Year 4's Spring Term
Che periodo magnifico abbiamo avuto nell'anno 4! Our topic on the Romans sparked many discussions about Italy, citizens, food and roads! The children have written some excellent tension-filled descriptions about perilous expeditions and journeys. Fractions and measures have dominated our maths learning and looking after our teeth has been the focus in science lessons. Creative Roman mosaics were made in art and new sports, such as, hockey and tennis, were tried in PE. Our RE lessons explored the Easter story and paschal candle, with important internet safety lessons helping us navigate the online world more competently.
When we return from the Easter break, we will be picking up the story 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis and enjoying narrative and persuasive writing opportunities. We continue to prepare for the multiplication facts tests in June, alongside new units on decimals, time, area and perimeter. In Science, we will be investigating living things, while in PE we rotate our sport to include cricket and athletics too. Our art lessons will present a famous piece of art by Edward Munch and our RE lessons will explain the significance of peace within the religion Islam. Geography will replace history lessons, where the children will learn more about the country France. Our PHSE lessons will present opportunities to solve friendship challenges and our computing lessons will introduce spreadsheets for the first time. A whizzcracker of a summer term to come! Have an eggscellent Easter break!
Home Learning Activities
HLA tasks are all set on online platforms, such as MyMaths and SpellingFrame. The first stop should be the Google Classroom page where you will find the instructions for the week’s home learning activities.
The nature of work set will vary from week to week and may include reinforcement of a topic from a previous week or a chance for new learning ahead of a new topic. Either way, should you find that your child is struggling with any tasks, then please don’t hesitate to reassure them and get in touch with your child’s class teacher, for advice. If there is an unavoidable delay and the HLA cannot be completed, then please encourage your child to speak with their teacher.
All the usernames and passwords have already been sent home. If you would like another copy, then please ask your child’s class teacher.
PE and Games
Our outdoor games lessons will be every Friday afternoon. We will continue to remind the children to keep PE kits in school as they may need their kit for golden time, an after-school club or an additional gymnastics or dance lesson. For safety reasons, no watches, step-counters or jewellery should be worn during P.E. lessons. As the weather turns colder, we will be encouraging the children to wear suitable jogging bottoms and tops. We will inspect the condition of the field before each lesson, but wearing appropriate footwear will be important.
If you have any questions as the term progresses, or would like to discuss anything with us, please email or telephone the office to make an appointment.
The Year 4 Team