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  • Headteacher: Mrs A Burton
  • Deputy Headteacher: Mrs L Taylor

What We Are Learning

Summer 2:

We can't wait to get stuck into all of the exciting topics we will be learning this term! 

Here is a list of the topics we will be working on:


Learning Challenge: Geography Explorers: 'How am I going to get there?' This is a geography unit where we will be exploring transport options locally, nationally and internationally. We will be investigating the impact of pollution on cities and how governments are trying to combat these. We will also be discovering what a transport network is and planning an appropriate cycle route on a local map. We will be exploring international transport links and the reasons behind needing international travel routes. Finally, we will be comparing and contrasting transport in cities and nationally using statistics.


English: This term we will be conducting a book study of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis. We are excited to write some epic descriptions of Narnia to develop mood and atmosphere as well as writing some character descriptions both of Mr Tumnus - to provoke sympathy, and the White Witch - to provoke dislike. Finally, we will be writing a persuasive letter to the White Witch to ask her to free Narnia from eternal winter. We are excited to read this text and use our retrieval and inference skills to gain a deeper understanding of the characters' feelings and emotions throughout our guided reading. 


Maths: In this half term we will be revising some key topics we have covered this year including multiplication, division and arithmetic skills which we will be developing through problem solving and investigation activities. It is our Y4 multiplication test within this half term so we will be putting an extra emphasis on practicing quick fire times tables both in school and at home!


Science:  We are continuing our Living things and Habitats topic this half term. As a part of this topic, we will be classifying groups of organisms, investigating habitat changes and explaining the reasons for deforestation and its negative impacts. 


P.E: Our PE topics will be athletics and striking and fielding. In Athletics we will be building up our skills in jumping over objects, throwing, relays and multi event team challenges. In striking and fielding we will be developing our throwing and catching skills, fielding skills including long barrier and backing up as well as applying batting, fielding and bowling skills in a game situation.


R.E: In RE we will be learning about belonging and identity. Within this we will think about what gives us an identity and considering how we express our identities. We will also consider differences between the beliefs of different groups and communities and explore ways in which a sense of belonging is shaped by our relationships and environment. 


PSHCE: We will be exploring how some of our personal characteristics have come from our birth parents and identifying the changes in a girl's body to allow her to have a baby. We will also be exploring changes that have been and may continue to be out of our control and learning to accept the, as well as identifying what we're looking forward to when we move to a new class next year. 


Music: Ukulele. This half term we will visiting the Halle Orchestra event in Derby to apply all of the skills we have learned in ukulele to a concert setting!


Modern Foreign Languages: Spanish.


Computing: Photo editing. Here we will be changing digital images, changing the composition of images, retouching images and discussing the harm in fake images which may be present on the internet or other media sources.  We also aim to use our computing knowledge from last half term to create a podcast recounting a key event.

Year 4 National Multiplication Check




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