Welcome to Year 4
The teachers in Year 4 are:
Ms Tracey Keane - 4K Mrs Althea Benjamin - 4B Mr Peter Dickinson - 4S
Term: Summer 2
This half term Year 4 will be learning about Deforestation. In English, we will be completing a whole school project for the first two weeks. This project will be based around ‘The Maker’. We will be focusing on fiction and non-fiction writing. Our core text this half term is The Great Kapok Tree. We will use this text to gather and write a persuasive leaflet about the effects of deforestation. We will also be writing a balanced argument using the information we find out. We will explore stories from other cultures and use a silent video to write our own stories of the Yanomani tribe. In Mathematics, we will continue to focus on shape and statistics. We will explore perimeter and area, learning to calculate them accurately. We will revisit time, place value and calculation.
In topic, we will be studying what deforestation is. We will produce an information poster and artwork using coal to create desolate landscapes. We will link ICT and topic to make an emotive video about deforestation. In Science, we will continue to focus 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 computing, we will be using Lego Wedo to make and program models. Finally, in our PSHE, we will look closely at how we resolve differences. We will explore the concept of compromise and demonstrate that we value others’ points of view.