This week’s Learning at a glance

This week’s learning in Year 4 at a glance!

 

Year 4

Learning Link: 

The Amazing Amazon

This term we will be learning about the Amazon Rainforest and the plants and animals that live there.  We will be exploring the differences between the Amazon climate with our own, and how the people and creatures have adapted to live there.  Crucially, we will be learning about how important rainforests are to our planet’s health and how we should protect them.  As part of this learning journey, we will be reading and writing stories from the Amazon as well as writing persuasive letters.  We will also be finding out about how rainforests have inspired artists and musicians.  So there’s no time for monkeying around, let’s go ape and explore the Amazing Amazon!
Mr Gillan               mrgillan@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Miss M Petley        misspetley@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Mr Jones                 mrjones@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Latest Curriculum Information Booklet: Summer Year 4

Curriculum Evening Presentation

Year Group reminders

Monday: Transition Day

Tuesday: PE: 4P and 4G

Friday: School finishes at 2pm

RE

God’s People – Oscar Romero. This week we will be learning about the life and death of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, linking it to Jesus’ teaching and explaining why he is a role model.

English

Persuasive writing – We will be using an extract from the Firework Maker’s Daughter book to produce an advert.

SPAG

Maths

Geometry – Position and direction. The children will learning how to identify and plot coordinates on a grid, before describing movement on a grid. E.g.

Science

Art and DT

DT – Rainforest puppets. We will finish sewing the rainforest puppets and will evaluate them compared with our designs.

Art – Completing the rainforest collages in the style of Henri Rousseau

Computing

Rainforest PowerPoint presentations – The children will be presenting their PowerPoints.

French

Finishing our Revision booklets – focus on pets and days of the week.

Geography or History

Music

RECORDERS.

Revising all our learning by playing tunes with the notes So Mi and La, reading from a five-line stave. Writing tunes with 3 notes so, mi and la and performing them.

PE

Athletics and summer sports

Learning for Life

Transition Day

Homework

Summer reading challenge.