Welcome back to the start of a new year at St. George & St. Martin Catholic Academy. I hope everybody has had a fun-filled, safe and happy summer! We have had a brilliant start so far, and I feel very excited about the year ahead with the children. This newsletter will give you more information about what is going on in the classroom and what the children will be learning.
This term is going to be very tropical in Year 4 as our topic is ’Rainforest Rangers‘ which will be taught through a Creative Curriculum. We began with our Launch Day on Tuesday 11th September, when we joined in with lots of rainforest themed activities including art work, music and making our own tropical bromeliad plants!
The children will learn in cross-curricular lessons which will cover all areas of the National Curriculum.
Here is a taster of just some of the things Year 4 will be learning…
Reading / comprehension
Persuasive writing — letters
Writing adventure stories
Explore characters / issues/dilemmas
Gather and sort key information from non-fiction texts and ICT sources.
In Maths –
Recall multiplication facts up to 10 × 10, the corresponding division facts
Ordering/partitioning/rounding 4 digit numbers
Fractions of shapes / quantities
Shape and symmetry
Data handling—collect and interpret data
Solving 1 / 2 step word problems involving numbers, money or measures
In RE –
A Creation and the story of Abraham
B Jesus teaches us how to pray
In Topic –
Climate and Weather
Layers of the Rainforest
Animal and plant species
Causes and effects of Global warming
Causes and effects of Deforestation
The Water cycle
People of the Rainforest
Tribal life / traditions
Uses of natural materials
Sounds of the Rainforest instruments
Art— Henri Rousseau