The Power of Reading book this half term in Year 4 is ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’ which tells of the trials and challenges of Odysseus during Ancient Greek times.
In Literacy, the focus is on myths and legends and how these have impacted the view of the world around us and how we can learn from them. The pupils will develop their understanding of language features included in these types of stories. The pupils will use this knowledge to apply them in their own stories. Later in the term the pupils will learn about Non-Chronological reports, and how these non-fiction reports differ in composition to Fiction.
In Numeracy, the pupils will look at place value and how this contributes to their knowledge of number. In turn, they will progress through to rounding as well. In addition, the pupils will work on their formal written methods of addition and how to apply this knowledge in word problems.
In Science, our topic is ‘States of Matter’ which will involve classifying and testing materials, grouping them into solids, liquids and gases. In addition, the pupils will observe the changes that materials make in transition and apply this to the process of the water cycle.
In Humanities, the pupils will study the Ancient Greeks; their lives and achievements and their influences on the western world. They will devise historically valid questions about the impact that the Greeks have had on modern times. To achieve this we will enhance our research skills to construct a deep understanding of the past.
P.E. is on a Tuesday afternoon so please ensure P.E. kits are in school for this day. We encourage all pupil uniform and P.E. kits to be labelled with the pupil’s name.
We will continue to post photos and information throughout the year of our pupils’ learning and their excellent work.
If you have any questions please speak to a member of the Year 4 team.
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