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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Y4 Curriculum

Summer term (02) 2021

This half term pupils will be studying different aspects of chocolate as part of a half term topic ‘Chocolate’.

English

In English, pupils will be studying Zoo by Anthony Browne and The Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo which will culminate in their writing a piece a piece of persuasive writing all about zoos. 

Throughout English, our focus for grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) will be direct speech, adverbials and pronouns.

We will continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 spelling words, focusing on homophones and morphology. 

Maths

We will continue to work on fractions, before moving on to geometry and statistics. We will also recap on using the columnar method for addition and subtraction and continue to practise our times table fluency. 

Science

In science we will be learning about electricity, creating our own circuits and troubleshooting circuits that are incomplete. 

Topic – geography and history

Children will be looking at lots of features of chocolate, including: what chocolate is, where it originated, how it is made and the environmental impact chocolate production today has on the world.

Design and Technology

In design and technology, pupils will be learning about constructing masks to create their own Aztec mask. 

RE

In RE we will be looking at worship and light in different religions. 

Music

In music, pupils will be working on their composition skills, to create their own chant.

I really hope the children will enjoy our new topic. 

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Summer term (01) 2021

This half term pupils will be studying the ancient Egyptians as part of a half term topic 'Ancient Egypt'.

English

In English, pupils will be studying The Butterfly Lion which will culminate in their writing their own chapter of the story to further their imaginative writing skills. 

Throughout English, our focus for grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) will be conjunctions, direct speech and nouns and pronouns.

We will continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 spelling words, focusing on homophones and morphology. 

Maths

We will be working on place value, using the column method for addition and subtraction with larger numbers and division. We will also be working on embedding our times tables knowledge and applying that to this longer method. 

Science

We will be learning about sound and how it travels from source in to our ear.

Design and Technology

In design and technology, pupils will be learning about constructing 3D models both by using a net and in clay to create a sarcophagus and mummy. 

History

Children will be looking at lots of aspects of life in Ancient Egypt, including: where Ancient Egypt was, the significance of the seasons, the rulers, and communicating using hieroglyphics. Pupils will be investigating the famous Pharoah Tutankhamun in particular, alongside the other historical aspects of this topic.

RE

In RE we will be looking at worship in different religions. 

Music

In music, pupils will be working on their composition skills, to create their own Ancient Egyptian chant.

I really hope the children will enjoy our new topic.