Year 4 Chad: Miss Latham & Mrs Taherian

Year 4 Vale: Mr Clark & Mr Hemmings

Summer Term

 

Mathematics

 

For the majority of the term, we will focus on revising certain areas of maths that the children have found more difficult than other areas.  These areas will include fractions (especially fractions greater than a whole), multiplication and division.

The children will then move on to calculations involving money and converting between different units of measure.

Creating a greater depth of understanding is a key aspect of the curriculum. With this in mind, we aim to involve children in problem-solving and investigative activities, where they will expected to explain fully how they have tackled a mathematical problem.

 

English

 

This term, we will continue to use ‘Talk for Writing’ as the model for writing. Children will learn the features of different text types and then apply these to their very own version. We will be focusing on newspaper articles, fairy tales, explanation texts and persuasive writing.  You can support this by helping your child select books of the same genre from readingeggspress.com.

Also during English, there will be an emphasis on S.P.A.G (Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation).

 

Reading

 

The children will take part in daily reading lessons. A different reading skill will be covered each day, such as making predictions, inferences and links to other texts and the wider world. A wide variety of text extracts and whole texts will be read, including poetry.

We cannot emphasise enough the importance of reading. Research shows that children who read well, write well.  Please ensure that your children read every evening.

In Year 4, your child will take part in daily ‘Whole Class Reading.’ During this, a wide variety of text extracts and whole texts will be read, with a different focus each day, such as prediction or inference.

 

We cannot emphasise enough the importance of reading. Research shows that children who read well, write well.  Please ensure that your children read every evening.

 

Topic

 

This term, we will study our final history topic — The Second World War. Children will learn about various aspects of WW2, primarily focussing on the Home Front, evacuation and life for children during this time.

If you have any artefacts, family stories or photos, we would love to see or hear them!

 

 

For the art element of our topic, we will be looking at a variety of methods of colouring fabric including: tie-dye, fabric painting, and batik.

 

Our science study this term will be sound.  We will learn about how it travels and how we receive sound. We will be looking at pitch and volume and how sounds can be changed.

 

In the second half term, we will be looking at electricity and circuits and using these to create alarms. We will then be able to use our knowledge to make working torches for our DT project!

 

In geography, Year 4 will be learning the human and physical features of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. We will also find out about the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

 

PE, Music and Computing

 

In computing, children will make full use of the laptops and iPads to create their own podcasts and art.

 

PE lessons for 4 Chad will continue to be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. PE lessons for 4 Vale will be on Wednesdays and Fridays. Areas covered include golf, tennis and athletics.

 

On Mondays, all the children will continue to learn how to play either a keyboard or violin. This will continue throughout the term, as part of our partnership with the Music Service.

 

Homework

 

A homework menu has been set for the term, though children will continue to receive spellings on a Friday. Both documents will be available on Teams. The expectation is that the children hand in their work by the end of the term. We aim to set homework that will consolidate learning that has taken place in class or set new and engaging research activities, so that the children are in charge of their own learning. Children should read at home each day and practise the times tables up to 12 x 12.

 

Year 4 Chad Teacher

n.latham@chadvale.bham.sch.uk

Year 4 Vale Teacher

a.clark@chadvale.bham.sch.uk

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