Year 4 - Mr Lancaster, Mrs Awan, Mrs Cross & Mrs Bancroft
This half term we will be carrying on with our exciting Shakespeare work as we build towards our performance at the Lowry Theatre in June. We also have fantastic new topics to explore in Mathematics, RE, Topic and Science! On this page you will find lots of useful information for our Summer term.
English - The Tempest
This term we will continue our work on 'The Tempest' building towards our own performance piece. Year 4 will then perform this piece at the Salford Lowry Theatre on July 4th.
Topic - ROAD TRIP USA!
This term, Year 4 will start to look at their new topic “Road Trip USA”. The Topic focuses on Art and Design Technology. Through our topic lessons we will take a road trip across the whole of America, stopping off at various states to investigate the culture of the country. Children will find out about Native American tribes, famous American artists, create their own artwork and even look at American cooking and music.
This half term we will be learning about money. It would be helpful if the children can look at price, receipts from shops and perform calculations to find totals and change. We will also look at mass volume and
measure in different units.
Please practice your times tables at home as well. In year 4 children should know the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 25 and 100 times tables, upto times 12
Decimal / fraction game:
Science - Habitats
This half term our Science focus will be ‘Sound’. The children will learn how sound is made and how sounds can be changed by changing pitch and volume. We will also look at how sound is heard by learning about the inner workings of the human ear.
This term we will be thinking about the question, ‘Are all churches the same’? To help answer this question we will be visiting some of the different churches in the area.
PE will take place on Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school every day and that all items are clearly labelled. The PE kit is compulsory and pupils will need: A pair of pumps, a white plain t-shirt and black shorts. Grey or black jogging bottoms are also allowed in the cold weather. PE kits are compulsory for Health and Safety purposes.
Children are expected to bring their books in everyday so they can be heard read at any time. Children also take part in weekly guided reading sessions with the teacher or LSA. We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them, and make a comment and sign their reading records.
Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle into school every day which is clearly labelled with their name. Children are expected to take their water bottle home at the end of each day to wash at home and return the next day. We have noticed that a large number of our children have not been bringing water bottles in, meaning that they are sharing cups with other children and potentially passing on bugs and germs.