Year Group 4
TERM Summer Term
Below is an overview of the topic areas which we will be covering in year 4 during the summer term.
Any questions please feel free to contact your child’s class teacher using parent link.
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Homework is to be handed in every Monday morning.
A weekly spelling test will take place every Tuesday morning.
Homework will be sent home by Wednesday of each week
Each week the children will receive
- weekly spellings
- Written Maths homework / Mathletics on alternative weeks
- Written Comprehension / Grammar on alternative weeks
- All children are expected to read every night and an adult must sign their reading diary.
All homework is listed on the class website page. Please click on the homework icon.
FOCUSED TEXT: Rat burger
The Firework Maker’s Daughter.
Explanation Texts – linked to Science Topic
Pronouns and Nouns
plural and possessive s
Weekly Spellings set for homework alongside Grammar and Punctuation work.
Consolidate place value
Compare and order
Addition and Subtraction
Mental addition and subtraction
Apply formal columnar addition and subtraction
Estimate and use inverse to check
Multiplication & division
Multiply three single digits mentally
Formal method of multiplication
Geometry: properties of shapes
Symmetry - lines of orientation
Fractions and Decimals
Decimal bonds to 1
Position decimals on a number line
Round to whole
Convert between units of time
Extend sequences to involving decimals
Addition and Subtraction
Measures – money
Round and adjust to calculate
Find totals with money – mental and written methods
Multiplication & division
Know all facts to 12 x 12
Formal method of short division
Estimate answers by rounding
Geometry: direction and movement
Understand and describe translations
Recognise equivalence between fractions and decimals
Area of rectilinear shapes
Measure and compare lengths – decimal notation
Interpret and present continuous data
Sc4/4.1a identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
Sc4/4.1b recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
Sc4/4.1c find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
Sc4/4.1d find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.
Sc4/4.1e recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases
States of Matter
Sc4/3.1a compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
Sc4/3.1b observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
Sc4/3.1c identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
In this unit the children will be introduced to accounts of the Resurrection appearances of Christ in the four Gospel. They will learn about the different reactions of people to the news that Christ was alive. In this unit the children will study the story of the Ascension and will learn about Christian belief in the presence of Christ in the world today.
In this unit the children will study the story of Pentecost and identify the effects that it had upon the disciples. They will learn about the missionary activity of the Apostles and some prayers of the Holy Spirit.
OLD TESTAMENT: MOSES – KING DAVID TESTAMENT: MOSES – KING DAVID
In this unit the children will study some important stories about Moses and God’s relationship with the people of Israel. They will also learn about the life of King David. Through this unit children will be introduced to some images of God associated with these stories and also some important religious themes such as prayer and vocation which arise from this study.
SHARING IN THE LIFE OF CHIRST: THE CHURCH AS A COMMUNITY
In this unit the children learn about the Universal Church established on the original teaching of the Apostles. They will reflect upon the Eucharist as the Sacrament which celebrates the Church’s Unity. They will also be given opportunities to find out about religious customs from around the world.
SPECIAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In this unit the children will learn about the different tasks and responsibilities given to people in the Church. This will help them to develop their understanding of the Church as the Body of Christ made up of many different people
I can open an internet browser.I can type a web address in the URL window and go to that site.I can navigate web pages using hyperlinks.
I can use "back" and "forwards" buttons to revisit pages.
I can open a search window, type in a search word and carry out the search.
I can visit three web sites I have found in my search.
I can say why the information I found in a search is good, useful or not.
I can save two sites as favourites / bookmarks.
I can create a new favourites folder named. I can explain the following terms, HTML, Server, URL and Digital Code. I can begin explain how the internet works
• Understand what was important to people during ancient Egyptian times.
• Compare the powers of different Egyptian gods.
• Find Egypt on a map.
• Raise questions when confronted with an artefact in order to understand more about this ancient civilisation and select information that is useful in understanding the use of hieroglyphs as a form of communication and recording.
• Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause,
similarity by learning about the daily lives of many ancient Egyptian people.
• Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of
relevant historical information.
• Understand how evidence can give us different answers about the discovery of
Tutankhamun's tomb, noting connections, contrasts and trends over time.
• Develop the appropriate use of historical terms such as 'BC/AD', 'civilisation' and
Art and DT
Cooking and Nutrition
- Understand the eatwell plate and know which foods they should be eating more and less of.
- Understand and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown.
- Prepare ingredients safely and hygienically using appropriate kitchen utensils.
- Understand the correct proportions of a balanced meal.
- Be able to plant and care for a variety of ingredients so they yield produce.
- Measure ingredients to the nearest millilitre accurately and assemble or cook ingredients.
- Explain that a variety of food is needed in the diet because different foods contain different substances that are needed for health.
- Explain seasonality and understand how the weather affects certain plants.
- Understand how to control the temperature of the hob when cooking.
Steel Pans led by Lucy
Percussion and Composition
Human and Physical Geography
Ge2/1.3a describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
Ge2/1.3b describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water
Understand the difference between singular and plural
Recognise plural nouns when listening to or reading vocabulary
Consistently recognise whether nouns are singular or plural.
Games – (Monday pm)
MULTI SKILLS – with Mark Bowerman (Thursday pm)