Welcome to Year 4

The teachers in Year 4 are:  

                                                                                     

          Ms Kate Jeffrey - 4J           Mrs Althea Benjamin  - 4B          Ms Hannah Blunden - 4BL  

Year Group:4                                                                              

Term: Autumn 2

This half term Year 4 will be learning about The Rainforest. In English, we will be focusing on fiction and non-fiction writing. Our core text this half term is The Vanishing Rainforest. We will use this text to write setting descriptions and to help us develop ideas for adventure stories set in the rainforest. We will also be writing persuasive letters around the topic of deforestation alongside writing and performing rainforest poems. In Mathematics, we will be focusing on perimeter, multiplication and division. We will explore perimeter, length and how to measure and calculate them accurately. We will learn about multiplication and division and solve investigations and word problems related to these. 

In topic, we will be studying life in the rainforest. We will explore where the Amazon Rainforest is in the world. We will be designing our own rainforest plant exploring how plants have adapted to thrive in the rainforest. We will also be learning about the different layers of the rainforest and the types of plants and animals that live in them. In Science, we will be focusing living things and their habitats. We will be learning about how living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. We will explore classification keys and develop an understanding of how environment change can sometimes pose dangers to living things. In SRE will be looking at how to stay clean and healthy and the importance of developing positive relationships with others. In computing, we will be using Purple Mash to develop our coding skills. Finally, in our RE lessons we will be exploring Christianity, including key beliefs and places of worship.

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