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Summer 1 and 2

Welcome to Year 4!

Main learning theme: The Great Outdoors!

We are going to be learning about our local area in lots of different ways. We will visit Burwell House, learn about the environment, mapping, fieldwork, the weather, living things and their habitats.

Vocabulary: environment, habitat, conditions, plants, animals, living things, invertebrates, vertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, fish, birds, organism, classification, classification key, sorting, mapping, ordnance survey, grid references, key, compass, directions, locations, study, fieldwork, the weather, wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, outlook, temperature, conditions, prediction.

Maths/Numeracy:

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!

English:

We will be creating our own poems and reading about poems related to the great outdoors. We may write our own 'secret adventure discovery story' in the style of 'The Secret Garden' and 'The Secret Lake' - two books we will read in class.

Vocabulary: fronted adverbial, adverbs, nouns, determiners, pronouns, possessive pronouns, adjectives, verbs, noun phrase, possessive apostrophe, clauses, subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, sentence starters, fiction, poetry, first person, third person, verse, stanza, rhyming, couplets, syllables, haiku poem, shape poem.

Science:

We will learn all about living things and their habitats this term! We will group living things in lots of different ways. We will use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in the local area and wider area.  We will learn about how environments can change and how this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

Vocabulary: environment, habitat, conditions, plants, animals, living things, invertebrates, vertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, fish, birds, organism, classification, classification key, sorting

Other curriculum areas:

Computing – presenting the weather/TV studio use at Burwell

Art – aboriginal art

Design and Technology - DME project bug house/bird feeder/plant pot

PE – athletics/rounders/cricket

RE – 'What is it like to be a buddhist?'

PSHE – personal safety

Music – musical Notation/composing music

Languages – school objects/the classroom

Geography - mapping and fieldwork

French - the weather/pets and animals

 

Important diary dates:

25/4/19  - Back to school

29/4/19-1/5/19 - Burwell Residential

6/5/19 - May Day

13/5/19 - 24/5/19 - Parent/carer engagement - date and time TBC

24/5/19 - Last day of half term