Class 4

This half-term our topic is:

Wonderful World

I have provided the content for the half term on this page so you can access the material at a time that is convenient for you. You also have choice over what order you complete these activities. Please do continue to send me your work, I really do enjoy reading your writing and seeing pictures of what you have been doing.

Online safety

We have created a new online safety page which you can access from the black menu bar above. Each week this will be updated with new online safety activities to help you continue to stay safe online. The content realates to our continuing use of online technology, media and platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Writing

Over this half term we will be writing a non-chronological report on the ‘Big Cats’ of the Savannah. After completing that, we will start to write a narrative for the picture book Flood by Alvaro F. Villa. Click the buttons below the imagesto access the writing activities.

Maths

So far, if you have completed all the maths activities, you should have covered place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. This half term we are focusing on fractions, decimals (and percentages in year 5). The maths activities are set out into year groups based on the curriculum coverage and expectations for those year groups. However, I know some of you struggle with this area of maths and others are confident. Therefore please look at both year groups and choose the one that is right for you.

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Science

Over this half term we will:

  • Learn about the work of Louis Pasteur and how germs spread. Look at the importance of hand washing, and create your own superhero who will help remind people how to wash their hands properly;
  • Find out what is causing climate change;
  • Understand what is meant by ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’, give examples of each of these and suggest ways that you can make good decisions about your rubbish.
  • Become energy experts looking at non-renewable and renewable sources of energy. During this lesson we will have a go at making our own Turbines.
  • Investigate the impact climate change is having on animals around the World.
  • Learn how we can be water wise.

History and Geography: Africa

Over this half term we will:

  • Identify the Countries and Cities in Africa;
  • Locate key features
  • Discover and record key facts about Africa including: area, population, largest city, highest mountain, longest river, largest lake, highest waterfall, etc.
  • Find out about the different environments across the continent of Africa including: Grasslands (including the Savannah); Deserts and Oasis’; Tropical Rain-forests. During these lessons we will also research the surface temperature changes between January and July and find out the approximate annual rainfall and compare it to England’s.
  • Discover who Nelson Mandela was and what he did.

Art and Design

During art lessons, we will try and replicate some of the African patterns and cave paintings, create a safari silhouette and try and create our own safari vehicles.

PSHE: Emotions

The video and books we will look at will help us think about our emotions and feelings, what makes us feel this way, knowing that it is ok to feel sad, and knowing what makes us happy.