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Year 4: Jasper and Emerald

Welcome back to another new year and welcome to Year 4! This half term the pupils will be learning about many exciting topics, based around our Power of Reading book, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. In conjunction with our book, pupils will take a look at a significant person: George Cadbury Junior, an inventor of chocolate!

In English, pupils will focus on narrative writing using the POR book to build their understanding. The elements of vocabulary, grammar and punctuation that the pupils will be focusing on are the use of apostrophes for plural possession and extending sentences by joining two clauses with a range of conjunctions. From both reading and writing in English we hope the pupils can conjure up some exciting narratives based around our theme and POR text.

In Maths, pupils will learn about the place value of numbers beyond 1000, and how to order them in a variety of ways. During this time, they will understand the skill of adding and subtracting 1000 to or from a number, as well as applying their knowledge of addition and subtraction to a formal written method using any number up to four decimal places.

In Science, pupils will investigate aspects of states of matter, understanding the properties of materials and how they melt, evaporate and solidify. To relate this back to the focus of the term, pupils will be using chocolate to demonstrate some of the processes that change states.

In Humanities, pupils will go back to the Ancient Maya and the Aztecs, civilisations where chocolate originated from.  Year 4 pupils will locate countries within south and central America and understand the lives of individuals in these ancient times. They will devise questions and draw comparisons between the two civilisations.

We would like to welcome both pupils and parents into Year 4 and hope they settle in well. Just a reminder that Thursday is the new day for PE, so please ensure your child has their correct kit on this day.

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