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Summer Term Year 4

English  

Bill’s New Frock by Anne Fine will be the text studied during the summer term.  This funny and thought provoking book will allow us to develop our story writing skills and also focusing on character description through appearance, behaviours and actions.   

In our reading lessons, you will continue to build an excellent vocabulary through the exploration of word meaning. You will continue on your search for facts and complete your shifts as reading detectives by inferring deeper meanings. Combining all of these reading skills will be a talent of yours by summer. You will also have many opportunities to make clever predictions, ask intriguing questions and accurately summarise the events of a text. 

Maths  

For your last term using our year 4 Power Maths books, you will continue to learn about decimals. You will also learn about money, time, statistics, angles, shapes and position ad direction. And of course, Fraction Friday!  

History  

During summer term you will use historical evidence to investigate the beliefs about gods and mortals and the way people of the past worshipped in the Anglo Saxons and Viking time period. You will compare all the historical periods you have studied on a timeline and look at the chronology of the historical periods you have studied.   

Computing 

In summer term, you will continue use your iPads to learn how to code. You will also explore animation and using search engines to find information.   

Art 

During summer term you will learn how to make printing blocks and experiment with using layers of two or more colours. You will also learn to replicate patterns observed in natural or built environments.  In sculpture lessons, you will use clay and other materials to create and combine shapes to create recognisable forms.  

Geography  

In summer term you will be exploring the extreme effect of earthquakes and the power behind volcanoes. You will find out more about transportation around the world and how countries take part in international trade of food, natural resources and tourism.  

Science 

In your final term, you will finish your scientific journey by learning all about sound and electricity.   

RE 

In summer term you will look at how religion influences the way people live. You will consider all four religions studied for the big question ‘What can we learn from religions about what is right and wrong?’ and you will focus on Hinduism to answer the big question ‘What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?’.  

PSHE 

During summer term, you will look at ‘Relationships’. You will investigate how you may feel when you miss someone important to you. You will also learn about ‘Changing me’, looking at how bodies change as we grow up.   

PE 

Summer will finally be here and that will mean as much outdoor P.E. as possible.  You will focus on two areas in P.E. during the summer term – kwik cricket and athletics.  During kwik cricket lessons, you will improve your striking and fielding skills learnt in rounders from year 3 and adapt them to the sport of cricket.  Athletics lessons will have you ready for the Olympics in no time. You will be sprinting, jumping and throwing your way through lots of mini competitions to help you develop those skills. 

Music 

During summer term you will listen to and appraise different music, sing and continue to learn to play the glockenspiel. Your summer term topics will be ‘Blackbird’ and ‘Reflect, Reward and Replay’.  

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