Sycamore class

Summer term information

Welcome to our class page. Here you will find the updated information for this half term.

In English this term we will be exploring the book ‘Manfish’. This story is based on the true events and the life of Jacques Cousteau. This is presented through beautiful imagery that the children can interpret and apply their own knowledge to. We will be reading the book and producing the writing outcomes of an invention narrative and a biography. We will be expanding our knowledge of vocabulary and genres further in our daily Reading lessons. Each reading lesson we will be focusing on a different area of VIPERS (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Summary).

Our Maths focus for this term will be consolidating key Year 4 concepts which will be built on in Year 5. We will be exploring a range of key ideas and concepts such as further multiplication and division, perimeter, area and shapes. We will also be revisiting prior learning in our daily retrieval practice starter. Fluency in times tables (up to 12 x 12) will also be a large focus throughout the summer term. We will be focusing on a times table per week and undertaking daily 3 minute tests. Daily practice is encouraged. Quick recall of number facts enables children to solve problems and link mathematical ideas. The children will have the opportunity to explore the maths concepts through abstract, pictorial and concrete apparatus.

Science this term will focus on the topic of  ‘Animals including humans’ (Science will be taught on a Wednesday morning by Mrs Leader).

PE will continue to take place three timers per week for 45 minutes with Mr Mason. Children will be expected to be in the correct PE kit for this, however it is best if your child brings in their kit on a Monday and then takes it home on a Friday to wash. Please also ensure that your child has a water bottle. Sycamore’s PE sessions are: Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Homework (Maths, English and Spellings), will be set every Monday and is due back by Friday. Homework will now be set via the google classroom. The homework will be in the format of google forms. As part of the children’s weekly homework it is essential that children regularly spend time reading and practicing their times tables (1-12) at home. Please ensure your child reads regularly at home, writing in their reading record when they do so.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me or arrange for a time to have a phone call.

Many thanks,

Miss Leonard, Mrs Jones and Miss Brittleton.

Year 4 topic overview- Summer 2


Year 4 Maths and English overview:

MTP English Summer 2 2021

Foundation MTP Summer 2