Class 4 – Summer Term

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 This term we shall be studying the life of Anglo- Saxons and Scots.

We shall start the term with a visit to the Potteries Museum in Hanley to look at the fabulous Anglo-Saxon Hoard!

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Followed by a workshop on Anglo Saxon pottery. It should be a great day and a brilliant launch to our topic for the summer term.

 

Image result for writingEnglish  This term we will continue to develop our reading and writing skills using Saxon stories and non fiction texts. We shall look at poetry from William Wordsworth and even have a go at writing our own. We will focus a lot this term on editing skills.

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Maths This term we will continue our work on decimals using money and measure. We will extend our knowledge of time and shape as well as exploring ways to share and read data. Please ensure your child is learning their times tables and accessing work on My Maths and TTRockstar.

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Science Our topics this term will include: Sound, Animals including humans and Habitats. The children will have the opportunity to do simple field research and design fair tests.

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Art and Design Year 4 will work on a special project this term as part of a Wild in Art ‘Bees in the City’ topic. The children will be involved in designing and painting a 4ft tall Bee sculpture which will then be placed in a larger Bee Trail throughout Manchester for the summer. The children will also look at crafts from Saxon times and the work of the artist Escher.

RE & PSHCE this term the children will widen their understanding of world religions by looking at Islam and its basic beliefs. They will continue to complete work on ‘Relationships’ as part of our KiVa and PSHCE/SEAL topics for the term.

Music lessons continue with the Love Music Trust teaching instrumental lessons on Mondays, please ensure your child brings in their instruments and finds time to practice at home.

History & Geography This term we will use our topic on Anglo-Saxons and the Scots to support our work in history and geography. The children will learn  about settlement and land management, the beginnings of Christianity in Britain and the monarchs of this time.

PE  The children will continue to have swimming lessons every Wednesday and PE on Friday. Please ensure that they have their kits.

MFL This term the children will encounter more French lessons, building on vocabulary and simple conversational French.