Welcome to Year 4

 

Literacy Summer Term

We will be reading King Arthur in our guided reading sessions and will be using this as inspiration for our literacy work. 

The children will look at how to write myths and legends using the key features identified to guide them; they will use their visit to Conisbrough castle write a detailed recount taking on the role of a knight.

The children will immerse themselves in the text and develop their skills at writing explanation texts.

 

Maths Summer Term

 We will be recapping and perfecting our skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be looking at the formal methods involved to help solve calculations for all four operations effectively.

 

We will look at calculating the area and perimeter of different shapes, including converting between measures to solve the calculations.

We will recap angles, including the properties of acute, obtuse and right angles and ordering and classifying these based on the properties.

 

This term our topic is:

Knights and Castles

We will be looking at the questions:

Is King Arthur real?

How importance of castles changed over time?

 

As Historians

We will build a fact file after our trip of a site that is significant in it's locality. We will study an castles from British history to extend our chronological knowledge.

We will also choose a case study to explore which monarch was responsible for their design in the castle.

 

As Geographers

We will explore where and why castles were built in certain locations focusing on their physical and human features. 

We will also use our prior learning of castles to compare with Conisbrough castle on our visit. We will also document our findings using photographical and written evidence.

 

As Artists

We will study artist Paul Klee and use his famous art work 'Castle in the sun" as inspiration for our own work.

As Designers

We will be improve our mastery in art and design by using clay to design shields and to replicate the engravings using paint. We will also develop our techniques in a variety of materials by creating and embroding coat of arms.

Science

We will study the uses of electricity and its sources. For example wind farms and power stations.

We will be making simple electrical circuits and what makes a good conductor and insulator of electricity. 

In the second half of the summer term, we will be focusing on sound. This will include pitch, vibration, hearing, and volume. We will explore how sound is made through vibration and conduct experiments to test and predict this theory.

PE

In year 4 we will focus on developing our rugby skills with the aid of the sports coaches. 

We will also continue swimming lessons throughout the summer term.

We will be developing our athletics skills including running, throwing and jumping.

 

RE

This term we will be looking at Christianity and prayer and worship, looking at the key question, 'do people have to go to church to be Christians?'

 

We will continue our knowledge of Judaism, looking at the Rites of Passage and good works.