Year 4 - Spring 2019

Lower Key Stage Two

We would like to wish you all a Happy New Year !

Year 4  

In Year 4 we are moving onto Geography and we will be finding out about rivers and rainforests with a particular focus on The Amazon. The children will find out about the people and animals who live in the rainforest and learn more about the issue of deforestation.  This subject will also be the focus for our English work, where we will be writing reports about animals who live in the rainforest. In our Art lessons we will be looking at the work of Wassily Kandinsky and producing our own abstract art work. 

The children will be using non-fiction books and stories to develop their reading and writing skills. Spelling and grammar will be taught regularly and spelling will continue to be a focus for homework. Maths homework will consolidate work done in class and we ask that you help children to learn the times tables facts at home. Our Maths work this term will cover statistics, fractions, area and position and direction.

In Science our topic is Sound. The children will be finding out how sounds are made, how it travels, what it can travel through and how we can make sounds quieter.

We will continue with our Jigsaw lessons where the children will be thinking about their dreams for the future and how they can achieve those dreams.

In Computing children will be looking at writing for different audiences and learning how to change fonts, sizes etc… to improve a text. In RE the children will continue to learn about the Hindu religion.

‘All Around Town’ is the name of our topic in French. Children will learn to develop their intercultural understanding by being introduced to the sights of some typical French cities and will also learn to describe places in a town, count to 100 and give their address in French.

PE will be on Thursdays for both classes.