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Welcome to Year 4 smiley

Your teacher is Mrs. Simon and your teaching

assistant is Mrs. Emery.


Summer 2


In English this term we will continue to build on our knowledge of various spelling patterns. We will develop our understanding and use of pronouns as well as consolidating our knowledge and identification of the different parts of speech and sentence structure. We will read play scripts, identify their features and then write and perform our own. We will also read, rehearse and perform poetry and then write our own about habitats, linked to Science.

This half term our targets will be:
⦁    To identify and label accurately the different parts of speech 
⦁    To choose nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion
⦁    To listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry (recognising some different forms of poetry) plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
⦁    To write play scripts and poetry in response to different stimuli


In Maths this term we will develop our knowledge of decimals by comparing decimals with 2 decimal places as well as rounding and ordering. We will continue our work on fractions in particular, equivalent fractions. We will also estimate. We will develop our measuring accuracy and recording techniques and converting between units. We will work on our skills drawing and labelling axes, plotting points and completing shapes. We will improve accuracy when reading time to 1 minute, complete time problems and converting between 12 and 24 hour clock.

This half term our targets will be:

· Use factor and multiples to recognise equivalent fractions and simplify where appropriate

· Solve problems involving fractions to calculate quantities

· Compare numbers with the same number of decimals places

· Record measurements accurately using mixed units

· Measure and calculate area and perimeter of shapes

· Describe positions of a 2D shape as co-ordinates in the first quadrant

· Convert time to 12 and 24 hour clock

· Read time to 1 minute on an analogue clock.


This term our Science theme is ‘Habitats and Living Things’. The children will learn that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways, explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in the local and wider environment. They will recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.


Our topic in Computing is ‘We are co-authors’. The children will look at the conventions for collaborative online work.


We will be studying ‘Ancient Egyptians’ in History this half term. We will be locating Egypt and investigating the significance of the Nile to the Ancient Egypt. We will also investigate Tutankhamen, the pyramids and what we can learn from artefacts.


In Design and Technology our topic is ‘Levers and Linkages’ and we will create moving pictures.


The PSHE theme for this half term is ‘Relationships’. We will look at dealing with feelings of anger/frustration. We will also explore loss, how it makes us feel and how to celebrate lives. In SRE week we will look at keeping safe, making right choices, body changes, gender differences and labelling of body parts.

Some pictures from our Romans trip to Chester!