Links for home learning
Long Term Plan (2021-2022)
Summer 2 - Overview of learning and how you can help at home
Year Four had the privilege of taking St Mary’s Commonwealth Baton to Urmston Primary today. Our wonderful sports leaders and baton design winner did an amazing job and delivered our baton with such pride.
Summer 1 - Overview of learning and how you can help at home
We will read ‘The Animals of Farthing Wood’ as our whole class reading book.
Throughout our English lessons, we will focus on a range of texts including; The Story of Romulus and Remus, which will link to our Roman topic in history. This will give the children the opportunity to analyse, plan and write a story with a focus on the myths and legends genre.
This unit is the first introduction to studying electricity in Key Stage 2. The children will learn about what electricity is and how it was discovered. They will identify which appliances use electricity in their homes and how to keep themselves safe.
Children will construct circuits, start to create pictorial circuits and conduct an investigation into how easily different types of switches can break and reconnect a circuit.
Discover more interesting facts about electricity using the following links:
Spring 2 - Overview of learning and how you can help at home
Through out English lessons we will be reading the book 'Running on the Roof of the World'. We will also be reading this as our '3 O'clock Stop' book, meaning we will be reading it at the end of each day.
This book offers great insight into other cultures from around the world and exposes the children to a range of interesting vocabulary.
Use the link below to start your learning:
This half term we will be continuing to focus on rivers. We will be learning all about river pollution and what we can do to help. At the end of last half term, the children displayed their knowledge about their chosen world river as an information poster. They completed independent research to gather the information, then decided how they wanted to display it.
Art and Design
In art this half term, we are going to be focussing on Vincent Van Gogh’s landscape paintings. We began by practising how to draw in perspective. Here are some of the examples of this work below:
Spring 1 - Overview of learning and how you can help at home
This half term, year 4 will be reading 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' throughout our English lessons. The children will be focusing on making predictions about the story, analysing the characters and
writing descriptive paragraphs about the different settings.
In geography this half term, year 4 have been learning all about rivers. We have created a geography working wall to help us remember the different stages of a river.
Our Heart Smart focus this half term is 'Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy'. This helps us to think about the feelings of others and not just about ourselves. We have already discussed how we can show love to others through kind words and actions.
Autumn 2 - Overview of learning and how you can help at home
Multi Sports Festival
Year 4 will be starting this half term writing poetry all about autumn. We will use our senses to help describe what we can see, hear, smell, feel and taste throughout the autumn time. Using these ideas, we will begin to write our poems. Once our poems are completed we will use water colour paints to design an autumn themed boarder, to frame our final poem.
Autumn 1 - Overview of learning and how you can help at home
Whole Class Reading Books
This half term, we will be reading George's Marvellous Medicine and An Elephant in the Garden. We will make predictions about both books, analyse any interesting vocabulary and infer information from the texts.
Summer 2 - Overview of learning and how to help at home.
Summer 2 - Sample timetable.
This half term, Year Four will be reading The Animals of Farthing Wood and The Girl Who Stole an Elephant, as our 'Whole Class Reads'.
Year Four have been taking part in a Wider Opportunity flute lesson, for the past two half terms. They are learning: how to make a sound with their flute, beginning to read music, identifying the rhythm and beat of a piece of music and learning a new song. We are having an amazing time learning a new skill.
To begin our 'Living Things and Their Habitat' topic in science, we were lucky enough to meet some very interesting animals, from The Little Zoo.
We had the opportunity to touch the animals and learn so many new facts about each of their habitats.
Summer 1 - Overview of learning and how to help at home.
Summer 1 - Sample timetable.
Earth Day 2021
Year 4 have been busy creating information posters all about Earth Day.
This half term, we will be reading The Akimbo Adventures for our class novel. The story will provide the children with an insight into how children live in Africa and will allow them to compare the two different cultures.
This half term, year 4 are reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe for our class novel.
History - Ancient Greeks
Geography - Physical geography, rivers and the water cycle.
Year 4 2018 - 2019
Welcome to our class page. Information about our learning will be added as the year goes on. Looking forward to an exciting, busy year ahead.
2016-17 in Year 4