In Autumn term, Year 4 pupils are learning about Ancient Greece. The children will write to inform by planning and composing a biography of a famous Greek philosopher/ mathematician/ scientist. They will build a model temple and dress up as Greeks for our ‘Wow Day’ etc.
In English, pupils’ writing will be inspired by Greek Mythology retold by Anna Milbourne and Elena Temporin. We will also look at persuasive writing by studying the speeches of young people throughout history using the model text ‘Speak Up!’ By Adora Svitak.
Year 4 pupils enjoy daily Destination Reader lessons, where we read class texts linked to all areas of our learning, banded books, and other texts for pleasure.
In Mathematics, pupils are mastering objectives in
- Place Value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
In Science, our topic is 'Electricity'. Children will learn about safety, how electricity is generated, electrical circuits, symbols for circuit components, conductors and insulators and how to make a buzz-wire game. In addition to these lessons, the children will research information about two scientists: Benjamin Franklin and Lewis Latimer.
In RE, we are investigating the question “Why are festivals important to religious communities?”
In Music lessons, Year 4 are learning about the topic: 'How does Music brings us together?' and will be learning the songs: ‘Hoedown’, ‘I’m Always There’ and ‘Martin Luther King’.
In Relationships and Health Education, we will be learning about 'Being Responsible' and 'Staying Healthy'.
Pupils are expected to read for a minimum of 20 minutes every night and to record what they read in their reading record book (this can be done by an adult for by the child themselves).
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