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Spring 2

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