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Year 4

Class Four Curriculum Newsletter

This term we will be focusing on applying the English skills we have learned over Year Four to our written work including using a wider variety of punctuation including hyphens, dashes and ellipse as well as learning the Year Four statutory spellings. Mathematics this term will focus upon decimals, fractions and applying our written methods skills to two step word problems and investigations.

In RE we will be studying the big question ‘What do Christians learn from the creation story?’ The children will consider what makes the world wonderful through visualisation and art based activities. We will then study the creation story and the instructions God gave to man, giving opportunity for the children to consider how they care for the world around them and to give thought to what they have made or created that is good.

We will continue to work on our Science topic on Living things and Their Habitats. Children will explore a variety of ways to identify, sort, group and classify living things. They will learn how animals are split into ‘vertebrates’ and ‘invertebrates’ and begin to consider the differences between living things within these classifications. Children will also be introduced to the idea that environments are subject to man-made and natural changes, and that these changes can have a significant impact on living things.

In Geography, we will be conducting a study of the local area of Chesterfield, comparing this to the contrasting location of Whitby. The children will learn about the similarities and differences of the two places. Our Art topic will continue to focus on printing. The children will learn about different printing techniques and will then print their own material, which will be used during our Design and Technology work. In Computing, the children will be working on their data handling skills by collecting and presenting information.

Through Music lessons, the children will develop their compositional skills. Physical Education will take place on Tuesday’s and Friday’s and this term P.E will be orienteering and athletics. The children will have the opportunity to develop their map reading and team work skills. A kit that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor sessions will be required for both sessions. PSHE and Citizenship lessons will focus on what the word proud means.

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement with Home Learning, this will continue to be given out on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Just a reminder, as part of weekly home learning, the children should also read on a frequent basis and practise their times tables. It is a national expectation that, by the end of Year Four, children aim to recall times tables up to and including the 12 multiplication.

If you require any further information, please let me know.

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