The Power of Reading book this half term in Year 4 is ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ which is a story of much-loved china rabbit that falls overboard on a sea voyage, learning to love and be loved.
In Literacy, the focus is ‘adventure stories’ and how the pupils can use fronted adverbials within their writing to add interest and to engage the reader. We will also study ‘newspaper articles’, where we will focus on adding detail to engage the reader.
In addition, pupils will write fictional recounts, considering the impact of their language and how they can improve their writing by adding specific detail.
In Numeracy, pupils will study the formal multiplication method; using place value and already known facts to multiply and divide two-digit and three-digit numbers. The pupils will then progress onto investigating multiplication and division word problems, using the formal method to identify the process of answering a word problem. In addition, pupils will learn to read Roman Numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system has changed to include the concept of zero and place value and will be able to explain its purpose.
In Science, our topic is ‘Sound’. Pupils will study how sounds are made and find patterns between the pitch, volume and strength of sounds. Pupils will investigate aspects of sound, making careful observations and taking accurate measurements to enhance their scientific explanations. Further to this, pupils will use their results to draw simple conclusions; suggesting improvements and raising further questions to deepen their scientific enquiry sills.
In Humanities, our topic is ‘A Miraculous Journey around Europe’ linked to our focus text. Pupils will study the continents’ countries, concentrating on their key physical and human characteristics. Pupils will use maps and atlases to locate European countries and describe their geographical features, comparing them where appropriate.
Please remember P.E. is on a Tuesday afternoon, pupils must 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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