Welcome to Year 4!
Main learning theme: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
We are going to be looking at ideas from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and be thinking about inventions and designs as well as how our rubbish (thinking sweet wrappers/chocolate wrappers to link to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) affects the environment. We will be thinking about plastic polluting our seas also.
This term in Maths we will be continuing work on Number and Lightning as well as developing any skills that children need support with, as a class or individually. Updates will be given on seesaw as to what we are covering next!
We will be looking at one book in particular called ‘Song of the Dolphin Boy’ to base our writing on this term. This book is closely linked to our topic as the book is told from a boy's perspective on how our plastic is affecting ocean wildlife. We will be writing scripts in preparation for the Burwell residential.
We will learn all about States of Matter this term, a new concept in Year 4! We will compare and group materials considering whether they are solids, liquids or gases. We will think about changes of state and learn about the water cycle.
Other curriculum areas:
Computing – Digital music
Art – Print making
DT - Designing a non-plastic sweet wrapper
PE – Netball/Tennis and Dance
RE – Salvation
PSHE – Anti-bullying
Music – Musical Notation/Composing music
Languages – About me, my family, the classroom
History - A history of chocolate/a history of plastic
Geography - Plastic pollution around the world
Important diary dates:
25/2/19 - Back to school
5/3/19 - Pancake day special lunch
7/3/19 – World Book Day, special lunch
11/3/19-15/3/19 – British Science Week
12/3/19 – World Maths Day
15/3/19 - Red Nose Day, special lunch
25/3/19 - 29/3/19 Year 4 Gardening week
4/4/19 - Whole school performance
5/4/19 - Easter raffle
5/4/19 - Last day of half term