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In Autumn 2, Year 4 will be exploring our Global Theme of Human Rights, Social Justice and Equity. This term the children will explore our basic human rights in the context of refugees and aid.  They will be reflecting on World War 2 and the current refugee crisis. This will be collated and shared through an appeal to support charities providing aid to refugees.

In English, our core text will be ‘Now or Never: A Dunkirk Story’ by Bali Rai.  We will be following the story of the main character, Fazal, as he leaves India to enlist with the British Army during World War 2. Throughout the half term, the children will develop their literary skills before using our core text as a springboard to write a historical recount.

In maths this term, we will be looking at addition and subtraction. We will be using our prior knowledge of place value and apply it to the formal column method, including addition of thousands. We will be looking at our multiplication and division skills and multiplying/dividing digits by 10 and 100.  We will be looking at our 6, 8, 9 and 12 times tables.

In art, we will learn how to draw and paint our own pieces, inspired by Solara Sahih. We will be using lino and block printing to create our final pieces that communicate the emotions associated with the refugee crisis.

Our curriculum topic this term focuses on World War 2 and links it to the current refugee crisis. We will also explore the impact of aid and start to design a business plan that will help us fundraise for the Rotary Club Shoebox Appeal.

In Science this term we will be looking at both the human body and its different functions, including the digestive system and teeth, as well as animal adaptations and food chains.

In PE this term we will be focusing on gymnastics and learning how to refine our balance and core skills. We will also be looking at Kwik Cricket and the rules and techniques used within the sport.

In Year 4 at Elaine, Reading, Spelling and Times Tables continue to be a priority. Throughout this half term, there will be a tournament between the two Year 4 classes so please do make sure you are logging into Times Table Rockstars to compete! Parents can support their children's learning through reading and discussing the books daily, recording in reading journals and by supporting with times table practise. We will also be sending out spellings and maths related activities on a Friday, which are due the following Wednesday. Additionally, there will be a variety of homework activities to choose from at the start of the term relating to our overarching theme of Human Rights, Social Justice and Equity.

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Year 4 Autumn 1 2021 Curriculum Newslett... 10th Sep 2021 Download
Year 4 Autumn 2 2021 Curriculum Newslett... 08th Nov 2021 Download