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Summer Term 2022

 

 

 

Before we inform you of activities and events that will be happening in Year 3 and 4 during the Spring Term, we would first of all like to welcome you- we hope that we will all be able to work together in the spirit of our school motto:

 

 

Welcome back! 

As we enter the final term of our academic year we will be basing most of our learning on the topic ‘Food Glorious Food!’ We will be focusing on where our food comes from, nutrition, healthy eating, our skeletal system and moving and growing.

Visits

We have an exciting visit planned to Cadbury World in our second half term. This is to assist the children in their learning and exploration of our Key Author text ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl. Please check your child’s reading packet throughout the term for further details.

 

 

As the school term develops, we will post information and examples of the children’s work on the Year 3 and 4 pages of the school website or our school Twitter account.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy and language

Fiction: The children will explore how authors create mystery and suspense in mystery stories. They will use similar techniques to write their own stories.

Non-fiction: The children will be developing their knowledge of non-chronological reports. They will identify key features of this text type and then write their own.

 

End of year 4 expectations for English.

Þ I can spell most words correctly. (Please speak to your child’s class teacher about the Y3 and Y4 National Curriculum spelling lists)

Þ I can write neatly, legibly and accurately, maintaining a joined style.

Þ I can use paragraphs to organise my writing although may not always be accurate

Þ I can use fronted adverbials and use a comma afterwards.

Þ I can evaluate and edit by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences.

Þ I can extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.

Þ I can use sophisticated conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.

Þ I can use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense. Present perfect tense is used for activities that started in the past but are still true now, or have an effect on what is happening now. My friend Kashaan has lived in this town for five years. We have been best friends all that time

Þ I can use inverted commas accurately.

Þ I can use the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular and irregular plurals e.g. girls’, boys’, children’s.

 

 

Author Study

Each term we will be focusing on a famous children’s Author.  Our Key Author this term is  'Roald Dahl.'

We hope that the children will enjoy reading his texts and completing some of the activities we have planned for them so that they are enthused about reading!

 

 

These are the units of study we will be studying this term.

  • Number and Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Properties of Shape1
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Volume and Capacity
  • Statistics
  • Time

 

Don't forget to keep practising times table facts. Click on the link to access the Mathsframe website to test your knowledge. Mathsframe Multiplication Tables Check

 

We will be exploring the Story of Easter through the Story of Emmaus and the Story of Breakfast at the Shore. The children will learn how the Apostles became aware of the presence of the Risen Christ in these events.

Following this, we will be learning about Pentecost, when the Disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit and began to spread the word of God.

 

 

 

Animals, including humans

  • identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  • identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
  • describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
  • identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions

 

Where Does Our food Come From?

  • Food and Climate Zones
  • Avocado Farming
  • Fair Trade
  • How and where is chocolate produced?

 

Italy

  • To know where Italy is in the world
  •  To know about the physical geography of Italy
  • To know how volcanoes erupt and to find out about the destruction of Pompeii
  •  To know about the famous cities and landmarks of Italy
  •  To know about the culture of Italy
  • To use and share our knowledge and understanding of Italy

 

 

Fruit and vegetables

  • Improve art and design techniques by drawing peppers in charcoal, pastels and painting various different fruits and vegetables.
  • Investigating a range of different artists
  • Sculpting peppers

 

 

  • Designing and making healthy pizzas

 

 

 

 

 

  • Introduction to Databases
  • Creating Branching Databases

 

 

 

  • Playing The Recorder
  • Vocal rhythm and rhyme

 

Swimming (y4)

Ball Skills

Rounders and team games

Athletics

 

  • Mi pueblo
  • El mundo que me rodea

 

 

 

 

A Visit From The Police Community Support Officers

Animals in Hands

Design and Technology - Mini Greenhouses

Computing - Using Logo

We enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction books.

Coventry - City of Culture

We made these tiles which will be displayed in Pool Meadow Bus Station, Coventry.

Planting Seeds

Computing - Coding and Debugging 

Investigating Sound


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