Year 4 Termly Information Summer 1 2019

We have had another action packed half term in year 4, with much of our learning based around the geography topic of World War 2 evacuees, which the children have really enjoyed. The text Goodnight Mr Tom has proved to be a real inspiration and helped to produce some fantastic writing. This followed recounts the children wrote of our residential trip to Burwell House at the start of the half term. To end the half term, the children wrote a letter home from the perspective of an evacuee.

Our maths learning has again covered broad areas of the curriculum, including the four main operations, area and perimeter, negative numbers, and 2D shape. Following assessment week, we have focused on areas of the curriculum which the children found more difficult in the tests and will continue to next half term.

Animals including humans has been our science topic in which the human digestive system, teeth, and food chains and webs have been taught. This has provided nice links with DT - designing and growing a meal on rations. Having sown the seeds last term, we have been tending to the raised beds, and look forward to sampling the produce in July.

In RE the children have learnt about Prayer, which has culminated in making clay candle holders. This half terms PSHE unit has been on the different stages of human life and the associated responsibilities. We have got outside for PE as much as possible, playing rounders and football, and doing outside adventurous activities.

 
Children’s comments about their learning:

 

Harley: “I’ve enjoyed learning new things such as decimals and fractions. I’ve also loved our topic on evacuees.”

Jacob Chisholm: “I enjoyed improving your writing and loved the trip to Burwell House where my favourite activity was the enamelling.”

Uliana Kelina: “This half tem I enjoyed the Burwell House trip and our topic on World War 2 evacuees.”

Erin Lee: “I’ve liked this half term because the maths has been exciting. Also, I’ve learnt new things like how the digestive system works.”

 
Useful website links to continue learning at home

 

Maths homework:

Maths Whizz: www.whizz.com (if no login provided then http://uk.mathletics.com/

Weekly Matheltics tasks will continue to be set throughout next half term. For children who have a Maths Whizz log in, they are still welcome to complete the Mathletics tasks, however completing 60 minutes of Maths Whizz throughout the week should take priority.

 

Keeping active:

www.gonoodle.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers

 

India topic:

https://www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources/search/s/topic/0-2371

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/z4fr87h