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Year 4: Jasper and Emerald

Year 4

This half term Year 4 will continue to enjoy reading the Power of Reading book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

In Geography, pupils will explore North and South America, learning where chocolate originated from. They will use map work to locate different human and physical features found in Mexico, using compass points and 4-figure grid references. In addition, pupils will understand the trade links of chocolate and other produce around the world, looking at the organisation Fair Trade.

In Design and Technology, pupils will carry out market research by tasting existing chocolate products and looking at how the branding attracts its target audience. In addition, pupils will create their own chocolate bar wrappers which they will annotate and evaluate their effectiveness, giving reasoning for their choices.

In Science, pupils will name the different teeth humans have and understand their functions. In addition, pupils will research how diet affects the teeth animals have. Pupils will also research the different parts of the digestive system and understand the main functions of each part.

In Maths, pupils will focus on both one step and two step word problems for addition and subtraction, understanding what they need to do and why and applying their previously learnt skills of column addition and subtraction to calculate the problems using an appropriate method. In addition, multiplication will be a key focus this term: pupils will be able to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number and two 2 digit numbers together using a formal written method, as well as using their times tables knowledge and distributive law to solve multiplication problems mentally in a range of ways.

In English, pupils will use modified nouns using adjectives to create noun phrases and learn how to expand these further using a prepositional phrase. Pupils will use the POR book, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to observe how the author Roald Dahl effectively used noun phrases within his own writing. From this, pupils will describe settings from the text. Pupils will apply these skills and ideas to their big write, which will be an advert for the chocolate bar they created.

In R.E, pupils will study sacred places.  Pupils will discuss what makes a place sacred and show what places are sacred to them and why. Pupils will link this to the Christian religion and study why their religious places are sacred.

Thank you for your support over the first half term. Just a reminder that PE will continue to take place on Wednesdays so please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in appropriate kit!

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