Our geography-based topic for this term is ‘Have I Got News for you?’ and will have a current-affairs focus, based around refugees. We will investigate what being a refugee means, through the eyes of refugee children, and will explore what causes people to become refugees. We will also investigate the meaning of home, questioning why people may choose to live in one place rather than another, and will consider why people may be attracted to living in cities. The picture book My Name is Not Refugee will be central to our work. Our Jigsaw PSHCE sessions will link into our topic and will cover Celebrating Difference; this will help us to explore how to accept and include others with kindness, empathy and understanding.
In Design and Technology we will be planning and making story books for younger children. As part of this process we will consider how designers plan and adapt their work for their chosen audience and how they evaluate existing designs. We will write our own design specifications and use these to create working designs. Finally, we will then evaluate our end products and recommend improvements.
Science this term will explore sound through a range of practical activities. We will identify how sound is made and recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear. We will then investigate patterns between the pitch of sound and features of the object that made the sound. Finally, we will look at how sound is affected by distance.
Times tables will continue to be an area of focus for Year 4 throughout the year.
Please continue learning your times tables at home up to 12 x 12.