Welcome to Year 4!
Mrs Clarke and Mrs Harbour
Welcome back to our Summer term. I hope you had a lovely break. We have lots of exciting lessons planned ahead of us and we are all eager to get started.
Geography is the main focus of our new theme of Rivers. We will be learning about the features of the river from the source to the mouth and all that is in between. We will learn new vocabulary so we can explain clearly to others. We will then use this knowledge to make a model of the river showing all the features. The children will find out why a river is not in a straight line and will use the terms erosion and deposition. They will find out about the major rivers around the world and will find out why cities are built next to rivers. We will then consider the impact of flooding, the use of dams and also the impact of water pollution and how we can reduce it. During the unit we will also learn about the water cycle and will find out how rain is created. We will study cloud formations and will learn how to spot the different types of clouds.
In our English session we will be reading two poems about rivers and will be comparing them. We will then be writing our own poetry using some well chosen adjectives and phrases. Over the next few weeks will be using some fantastic texts linked to rivers. We will be learning how to write a letter and will be writing to someone expressing our concerns about an issue. We will also be writing an explanation text describing how the water cycle works.
In our art sessions, we will then look at paintings of rivers and waters by great artists in some art sessions. We will be learning how to use watercolours and be creating our very own painting. We will be finding out where our food goes in our Science lessons. We will be looking at the digestive systems and the organs that our in our body. We will be finding out more about teeth and the impact of exercise. In our RE lessons we will be discussing the idea of ‘life is a journey’ and how some religions use this idea. We will also be completing our Relationships unit in our PSHE lessons.
In Maths we will be continuing our work on perimeter and area. Our next unit will involve us solving problems with measures and money. This unit will give us a great opportunity to use our previously learnt maths skills. We will be learning about shape and symmetry too.
PE days will be on Tuesday and Wednesday and swimming will be on a Monday morning.
Please look out for our weekly letters to find out what we are learning that week.
We work with a company called SEND Supported at school and they are releasing newsletters each week offering support and guidance to parents of children who many have additional needs in school. Please find below a link to these newsletters:
There are also lots of other resources and information available on their website. The 'Things to do Issue 2 - Resources' file has some lovely activities for all children regardless of whether they have additional needs or not. There are lots of great visual puzzles and games for children to play so please have a look if you can. There are also resources available now to support with developing children's memory skills in 'Thing to do Issue 3 - Resources.'
Look out for information being sent to you with login details to use this at home!
Daily half an hour workouts Monday - Friday 9 a.m (Don't worry if you missed it, they are all saved)