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Curriculum - Summer term 2

 

Maths - Shape, Position and Direction

This half term we will be covering Statistics, Properties of shape and Position and direction.

 

During the Statistics unit, the children will be interpreting a range of graphs and charts.  They will be introduced to line graphs and will be taught to complete line graphs as well as answer questions about them.

 

We will be identifying, comparing and ordering angles.

We will be naming and describing 2D shapes, recapping horizontal and vertical lines and identifying lines of symmetry within shapes.

 

Finally, we will learn about describing position and movement on a grid.

 

We will also spend some time consolidating what we have covered this term which will include revising the formal methods for all four operations.

 

As always, we will continue to learn our times tables and division facts. The Year 4 children will be taking the Year 4 Times Tables test on during the week commencing 13th June 2022.

               

 

English

This term we will be learning about the Titanic. 

As a class, we will read the book ‘The Story of Titanic’ by Joe Fullman.  We will also look at various other non-fiction books when completing our research. We will be acting out scenes, hot seating characters and recording the key events in a story board.  The children will write newspaper articles and diary entries based on this tragic event in history. We will also be writing poems.

Speaking and Listening objectives

  • To ask relevant questions to explore knowledge and understanding
  • To speak audibly and fluently and with an increasing command of Standard English
  • To maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments

 

Reading objectives

  • To use dictionaries to look up the meaning of words
  • To retrieve and record information from non fiction
  • To identify themes and conventions in a wide range of books
  • To infer characters’ views, thought and feelings from their actions and justify inferences with evidence
  • To predict what might happen from details stated and implied
  • To identify main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph and summarise these
  • To identify how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning

 

Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

  • To use commas after fronted adverbials
  • To indicate possession by using the possessive apostrophe with singular and plural nouns
  • To use and punctuate direct speech
  • Revise word classes and identify synonyms and antonyms  
  • To extend sentences by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although
  • To use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense
  • To choose nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition
  • To use paragraphs to organise ideas

 

Composition

  • To compose and rehearse sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures –
  • To proof read for spelling and punctuation errors

 

Handwriting and Presentation

  • To use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined           

 

 

Science      

This half term in Science, we will be learning about bees.

 

We will be looking at what is a bee, what is inside a hive, what bees make, how bees communicate, who makes honey and what is happening to bees.

 

 

History       

The Greeks hated the Persians.

The Persians took over Macedon and controlled their King until the Greeks forced the Persians out. Phillip then became king of Macedon. It was his dream to unite all the Greek city-states and defeat the Persians once and for all. However, Phillip was betrayed by his own bodyguard before he could realise his dream.

 

When Philip was assassinated, Alexander became king of Macedon. He defeated the Persians and took over their territory with his Greek army. When he reached Egypt he built a city and named it Alexandria.

 

Alexander’s army eventually reached the mighty River Indus but his Greek soldiers wanted to go home. Ptolemy built a library in Alexandria after Alexander’s death. Alexandria became a city buzzing with new ideas about mathematics and geometry, ideas about science and medicine.

 

                                           

Geography      

In Geography, we will be teaching the unit Climate and biomes. 

The children will learn about continent of Europe, climate zones, climate and oceans, climates and biomes, the Mediterranean climate and the temperate climate.

 

 

 

RE            

This half term we will be completing our unit on Joseph, Moses and the Exodus.

 

We will then be starting a new unit about The kings, the temple and living as a Jew. They will be taught about the scouts, the serpent and the wilderness and the law, the walls and the judges. They will also learn about how the Jews worship without the temple.

 

 

                                           

PE

This term our focus will be Athletics.

 

We will investigate ways to perform running, jumping and throwing activities. We will use a variety of equipment to measure, time and compare different styles of runs, jumps and throws.   

 

 

                                                                                   

Art/Design & Technology         

This term we will do a number of art and craft activities linking to our English topic. The children will be sketching and painting.

 

We will also be studying the artist Henri Matisse. 

 

 

RHE

Next half-terms topic for everyone in RHE is Coping with Change.

 

This topic explores how people grow and change from babies, through puberty to adulthood. At Key Stage 1, it examines ways in which children have grown and how they will continue to change, and how to develop resilience to change. At Key Stage 2, it identifies changes that will take place in children’s bodies during puberty, and explores ways to manage the emotional effects of life changes, including transition to secondary school.

                                        

 

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