Year 4

Summer Term Topic

Here we are! The final term of Year 4, can you believe it!?

Welcome back to the start of a fun-filled term, I hope everybody had an enjoyable and restful Easter break. This term is set to be super busy, but we are ready for more fun and learning! This newsletter will give you more information about what is going on in the classroom.

Summer term is going to see Year 4 celebrating their roots, as our topic this term is The Mighty Potters’ (apologies to any Vale supporters!) which will be taught through a Creative Curriculum. We began with our Launch Day on Friday 3rd May, when we visited the Potteries Museum and had a great time exploring some of our famous local history, including pottery, the spitfire and the Staffordshire Hoard!

Here is a taster of what this term has in store!

In English-

Reading / comprehension

Newspaper reports

Information leaflets

Biographies

Story writing

In Maths-

Angles and shape

Division

Decimals and fractions

Position and direction

Statistics

In RE – 

I Easter

J Pentecost

K Sharing in the life of Christ

L Special roles and responsibilities

In Topic-

Exploring the history of our local area.

Researching famous people who were born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent.

Changes in locality–   bottle kilns and the Stoke-on-Trent skyline.

History of canals and transport and the importance of it for our pottery industry.

Modelling our own bottle kilns.

Heating and cooling experiment.

Coat of arms and city motto.

Year 4 Summer Newsletter 2019pub

 

 

Spring Term Topic

I would like to begin by saying a huge Happy New Year to everybody! I hope you all had a warm and cosy Christmas, spending time with your nearest and dearest. Here’s to a new year, hoping 2019 brings you all good health and happiness. After a very busy and successful Autumn Term, we are ready for round two at St George and St Martin’s, with a lot more fun and excitement waiting ahead. This newsletter will give you more information about what is going on in the classroom and what the children will be learning.

This term in Year 4 we’re exploring a time long ago, as we travel back as far as the Stone Age for our wonderful new topic, Cavemen and Crafters,” which will be taught through a Creative Curriculum. We began with our Launch Day on Tuesday 15th January, when we joined in with lots of prehistoric activities including timelines, caveman roleplay and art work.

Here is a taster of just some of the things Year 4 will be learning...

In English-

Reading / comprehension

Diary entries

Descriptive writing

Playscripts

Newspaper reports

Adventure stories

Poetry

In Maths-

Solving problems with:

Length, perimeter, area

Money

Multiplication

Division

Time

In RE – 

Jesus: Light of the World and Beloved Son

Old Testament- Moses- King David

Lent- Living as followers of Jesus today

Holy Week

In Topic-

Exploring rocks and soils

Considering foods and nutrients and the role of the digestive system

Learning about our skeletons, teeth and muscles

Researching past events to compare to our lives today

Exploring geographical features such as hill forts

Exploring prehistoric art work through cave paintings

Designing new tools which have a purpose