This half term Year 4 will continue reading their Power of Reading book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and, as before, will use this to anchor their learning across the curriculum.
In Humanities, Year 4 will explore North and South America, learning where chocolate originated from as well as the overall history and geography of the continents. Pupils will use map work skills to locate specific areas and regions. In addition to this, Year 4 will develop their understanding of trade links and the history of chocolate in this. They will also learn about how chocolate production has expanded around the world, looking at the organisation Fair Trade and what they do to ensure fair trade.
Continuing with the theme of chocolate, in Design and Technology, pupils will take time to carry out some market research by tasting existing chocolate products and examining how the branding of a product can attract its target audience. From this, Year 4 will create their own chocolate bar wrappers which they will annotate and evaluate, justifying their style choice and giving reasons for this.
In Science, pupils will name the different teeth humans have and understand their functions. In addition, pupils will label and understand the main functions of the digestive system and how food can impact both of these, looking specifically at keeping the body healthy.
In Maths, pupils will continue to learn about the four operations. They will develop their understanding of multiplication and learn to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number and 2 digit by another 2 digit number using a formal written method.
English will involve pupils developing their understanding of how to modify nouns using adjectives to create noun phrases and how to expand these further using a prepositional phrase. Pupils will use these skills and ideas in conjunction with our Power of Reading text to plan for and create their own big write which will be an advert for the chocolate bar they created.
PE will continue to be on Thursday afternoons. As always, if you have any queries regarding anything Year 4 related, please speak to a member of staff and we look forward to welcoming parents and carers to the Year 4 class assemblies which will take place this half term.
We look forward to another exciting half term jam packed with learning!
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