Summer Term Overview
Year 4 Parent Summary Summer Term
Welcome back for the Summer Term 2019! We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break. As you will see below, the children will be introduced to lots of exciting new topics this term and will also build on their previous learning in many areas. We are really looking forward to getting started!
In Mathematics the children will consolidate their understanding of the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in more complicated problem solving challenges. They will be applying the multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and their corresponding division facts. The children will continue to work with fractions and decimals. They will learn to measure using different apparatus and draw angles using a protractor. Work on 2D and 3D shapes, translations and the various units of measurement, will be covered. Finally, children will collect data and, draw, interpret charts and graphs.
Our first Topic is called Britain from the Air. The children will learn about the stories behind famous landmarks in London and the UK, and develop skills in using atlases, maps and plans to locate places. The second half of the term, the Topic will shift to The Local Area, where the children will discover the history of Highgate and Archway as well as visits to local landmarks where they will learn about their rich heritage.
In English, children will be reading the story of Varjak Paw. Skills learned will include continuing a narrative, setting, writing to instruct and then publishing their own ‘Cat Survival Guide’. They will also have the opportunity to learn script writing as well as drama opportunities.
In Science the children will be completing investigations based on Sound. They will conduct observations over time using sound wave monitoring equipment and analyse the data using digital technology. Finally, they will learn to present their findings using a range of charts and graphs.
In Computing the children will continue to learn how to use code to write simple games using Scratch and discovery coding. They will also use Google Classroom to submit work and comment on the work of their peers, using our new chrome books. They will also continue to develop their digital literacy skills and learn the importance of being a creator of digital content as opposed to just being a consumer.
Children will need a PE kit each week for outdoor games. In PE the children will focus on athletics and cricket ready for our school sports day!
In Music the children will continue learning how to read music and improve their skills playing the violin.
In PSHE this term children will be learning about the way we grow and change throughout the human lifecycle, how puberty affects emotions and behaviour and strategies for dealing with the changes associated with puberty and with feelings in the context of relationships.
In Art we will be studying the work of Roy Lichstentein and other Pop Artists, focusing on broad lines and the Benday dot technique of painting.
Please remember that this is just a brief outline of this term’s plans and does not include everything the children will be doing!
Don’t forget the children will be going on their residential overnight experience during this term too.