This term the children will be learning about ‘Ourselves and Our Families’ which will encompass all aspects of Early Years Framework.
The children will develop their communication, language and literacy skills. They will master the letters and sounds from Phase 2 of the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme and use to blend for reading and sounding out for writing.
In Maths, the children will continue to build on their knowledge and understanding of numbers and the number system, including counting, using numbers and comparing numbers.
In Year 4, the children are exploring the topic of ‘Earthquakes and Volcanoes’. They will be learning about where earthquakes and volcanoes occur in the world and the historic events at Pompeii. The children will also have opportunities to use Scratch to create their own computer programs, sculpt clay volcanoes, and record a podcast.
In English the children will be using ‘The Witches’, by Roald Dahl, to develop their writing skills in a range of genres, including poetry, fiction and non-fiction writing.
In the second half of the term, the children will be using ‘I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake’, by Lauren Tarshis, to link with their Earthquakes topic.