The teachers in Year 4 are:
Magnolia - Mrs Benjamin Laburnum - Miss Keane Mulberry - Mr Dickinson
We will continue learning about World War II this half term. Read on to find out more!
Our core text this half term will be ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’. We will use the text and film to write a letter in role as Mr Tom to Willie’s mother. We will also explore the scenes from the film where Willie goes missing and create our own news article using facts from the film. We will also use this text to write a free verse poem based on the Blitz.
In Maths this half term, we will be focusing on time, statistics and geometry. We will be expanding our knowledge of time learning to read write and convert between different units of time. We will be exploring different ways data can be presented and use our skills to interpret data presented in line graphs. We will also look at different properties of 2D shapes and be able to describe position and direction of shapes on grids using mathematical language.
We will continue to develop our understanding of electricity. We will be creating our own series circuits and explore the affect of switches. We will then develop our working scientific skills through a series of different investigations.
We will explore the impact World War II had on Britain. We will be considering what life was like during the Second World War for people in Britain, with a focus on evacuation, rationing and air raids. We will then look at air raid shelter artwork by Henry Moore and create our own line drawings in this style.
In RE we will be learning about peace and key figures who have promoted peace including Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. In PSHE we will be exploring how our actions affect others, as well as how we can celebrate our own and others achievements.